Winner: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
In a crowded field with the largest number of entered contestants, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker wins our 2005 medal for having the top Japanese language website for a U.S. law firm. Not merely a translated extension of the primary English site, this excellent Japanese version is loaded with an abundance of relevant information tailored for the Japanese legal market. Perhaps best of all are the detailed descriptions of 18 practice specialties including M &A, environmental law, and real estate among others. We noted that news is frequently updated giving visitors added reason to revisit this dynamically generated, innovative website.
In terms of content, layout and writing style, we believe this website represents a stronger web presence than even many of Japan's leading domestic law firms. We thought the subtle placement of a Japanese flag displayed in the upper right corner of the Paul Hastings English homepage is effective and helps quickly direct Japanese readers to the Japanese version of the website.