Women and Diversity in Law Summit and Awards

Our founder was named commercial lawyer of the year, 2023 at the Women and Diversity in Law Awards. Noted for her talent “in building practices from scratch” earlier in the year, it was evident that the next step would be to establish Allectus. Here’s a reminder, from Women and Diversity in Law Summit and Awards, of why she won:



In 2023, Angeli Arora, then of Mishcon de Reya LLP, was named Commercial Lawyer of the Year.

Angeli Arora’s legal career has taken her around the world, working in Hong Kong, South Africa and the UK – underscoring that women can pursue international careers at different stages of their personal lives (Arora was single when she went to Hong Kong and returned to work after her second child when she went to South Africa).

Her talent is in building practices from scratch, setting up Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office before launching Denton’s private equity practice in South Africa.

She also worked closely with the Law Society to launch its International Women in Law roundtables in South Africa and is currently developing metrics for law firms to measure gender equality. “An impressive career journey by someone who is also clearly active in the DEI space,” a judge noted.