In recently released Chambers Europe 2015 Guide, McDermott achieved recognition in a total of 15 practice areas, which is up from 12 last year. The Firm gained two new practice area rankings for: France-Private Equity: Buyouts (Acting for Management), following a Private Equity team joining McDermott Will & Emery from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in April 2015, as well as Germany-Tax, and was recognised for Italy-Energy & Natural Resources in ‘other noted firms’ table. This year’s results show continuous improvement in the Firm’s practice rankings over the last four years, across key European practices with recognition in the Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Europe-wide chapters.
In addition to Firm rankings McDermott received 31 individual lawyer recognitions across multiple practice areas, seven of which are new and include: Jacques Buhart (COR-PAR) -‘Recognised Practitioner’ – Competition/European Law; Carole Degonse (COR-PAR) -‘Up & Coming’ – Private Equity; Jana Grieb (HTH-MUN) – Band 4 – Healthcare; Jacob Grierson (TRI-PAR) -‘Up & Coming’ – Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration; Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues (COR-PAR) – Band 2 – Private Equity; Massimo Trentino (COR-ROM) – Band 5 – Corporate M&A; Nikolaus von Jacobs (COR-MUN) – Band 5 – Private Equity.
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Firm Practice Ranking Highlights:
–Competition/European Law – Band 5
–International Trade/WTO – Band 4
Europe-wide: –International Trade/WTO – Band 4
France: — Private Equity: Buyouts (Acting for Management) – Band1 – NEW
–Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market – Band 1 for the fourth consecutive year
–Healthcare – Band 2 for the fourth consecutive year
–Life Sciences – Band 4
–Real Estate – Band 4 – UP –Tax – Band 6 – NEW –TMT: Information Technology – Band 3
–TMT: Media – Band 2 for the fourth consecutive year
Italy: –Competition/European Law – Band 4
–Corporate/M&A – Band 5
–Energy & Natural Resources – Other Noted Firms – NEW –Tax – Band 3
Full Chambers Europe 2015 Guide is available here.
*Other Noted Firms are firms that are active in this practice area but have not yet been ranked