Holland & Knight Aviation Lawyer Victoria Koob Honored with "Women in Business Law" Award
LONDON (September 23, 2020) – Victoria Koob, a partner in Holland & Knight's London office, was named "Best in Aviation" by Euromoney Legal Media Group at its Women in Business Law 2020 Europe Awards virtual ceremony on September 10. The best in practice awards recognize the outstanding achievements of women in more than 30 different practice areas in business law from across Europe. These are individuals who stand out as leaders among their peers and who have been instrumental to innovative approaches in their field.
A member of Holland & Knight's Asset Finance Group, Ms. Koob is well versed in cross-border asset finance and leasing structures. She has represented leasing companies, international financial institutions and airlines in a broad range of transactions, including aircraft acquisitions and sales, finance lease transactions, operating leases, aircraft financing and delivery arrangements, and fleet purchase contracts.
London Partner Gwyn O'Flynn also was shortlisted as a finalist for the "Best in Aviation" category. In addition, Holland & Knight was a finalist in three firmwide award categories:
- Jurisdiction Awards, UK (International Firms)
- Firm of the Year, Work-Life Balance – International Firm
- Firm of the Year, Women in Business Law – International Firm
Winners of the Women in Business Law 2020 Europe Awards were selected based on research by the Euromoney Legal Media Group staff. They spoke with leading female practitioners across multiple areas of the law and jurisdictions in both face-to-face and phone interviews, gathering information about candidates and incorporating other research from surveys and legal directories. Individual winners were judged on their professional accomplishments between January 1 and December 31, 2019, as well as their advocacy and influence within their area of practice.
The firmwide awards celebrate the progressive and innovative work being done by firms to promote diversity and inclusion policies into the framework of their business, including initiatives that aim to help women come to an equity standing within a traditionally male-dominated industry. Criteria include the ratio of women to men lawyers (at all levels of seniority), the retention of women associates to partner level and any relevant diversity initiatives.