Well now the shortlists are out.
The 15-award list includes law firms, in-house lawyers, and legal departments in the Middle East.
John Malpas, Legal Week publisher, said in an announcement that entries for this year’s awards were up by almost a third on last year’s inaugural awards.
A judging panel is due to meet in late April 2013 to pick the winners.
The chosen few will be revealed at a ceremony in Dubai on May 16 2013.
(pictured: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)