McDermott Scoops Highest Accolades by the Trophées du Droit, Décideurs 100 and Décideurs Leaders League


PARIS (March 17, 2017) – McDermott Will & Emery’s Paris practice has been honored with several prestigious awards including Trophées du Droit 2017; the Firm’s Private Equity practice won the Gold Award as Best Specialized Team in LBO Small & Mid-cap category and the Life Sciences Practice won the Silver Award as the most successful Legal Advisor in Pharma/Life Sciences category.

These awards follow a recent release of Décideurs 100 2016 where McDermott’s Paris practice was further distinguished, soaring to the top 10 of ranked firms. McDermott moved into the 6th spot in 2016 from its 22nd position in 2015 – one of the greatest increases on the table. The rankings, which are produced annually, list the firms which have been most active in the French market over the last calendar year.

Furthermore, McDermott’s Paris Practice has achieved the highest tier in Décideurs Health Care 2017 in the area of Health Care: Capital operations, Joint-ventures and Corporate. The league table, compiled annually, distinguishes McDermott among the best law firms in France with a designation of “Leading” which is the highest tier that can be achieved by a firm. Only three other global players are included in this elite group.

McDermott received further notable rankings in Décideurs Leaders League tables in the following areas:

  • Health, Pharma & Medical Devices Regulatory Law – ‘Excellent’
  • Healthcare – Capital-venture – ‘Excellent’
  • International Arbitration – ‘Highly Recommended’
  • Electronic Health – ‘Recommended’
  • Healthcare – Competition & Distribution law – ‘Recommended’

To view further details on Les Trophées du Droit, please click here.

To view the full Décideurs 100 rankings, please click here.

To view the full Décideurs Leaders League rankings, please click here.


The awards are organised by Leaders League Group and Décideurs Magazine. Since their inception in 2013, these awards have been alternately honoring legal and litigation professionals, and legal and financial professionals. The awards recognize the most successful practitioners of business law for their excellence in services provided within particular specialties.


Leaders League Group is a media and rating agency for top executives at the international level. Leaders League delivers up-to-date news, in-depth analysis and business insights through a range of formats, from Décideurs Magazine, market intelligence reports, top company rankings and directories to professional events and digital products. The Décideurs 100 rankings are produced annually by Décideurs Magazine, a publication which tracks and charts current trends and developments within the world of business. The magazine has a readership of some 52k both in France and internationally and is overseen by the Leaders’ League Group.