September 30, 2013 - McDermott Will & Emery LLP achieved a total of 12 Firm rankings in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 UK, and 16 of its lawyers were recommended within the guide’s editorial commentary. The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers.
Firm partner David Birchall was notably distinguished within the guide’s elite “leading lawyers” table for Commodities: Derivatives and Commodities (Physicals).
Highlights of McDermott's practice and individual accomplishments include:
-- Finance - Commodities (Derivatives): David Birchall
-- Private Client - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate: Andrew Vergunst, Astrid Owen, Dhana Sabanathan, Martyn Gowar
-- Projects, Energy and Natural Resources - Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables): David Birchall
Other London Rankings
-- Corporate and Commercial - Corporate Tax: James Ross, Tom Scott
-- Corporate and Commercial - M&A (Mid-market): Hugh Nineham, Nick Azis
-- Finance - Commodities (Physicals): David Birchall
-- Human Resources - Employment (Employers and Senior Executives): Katie Clark
-- Projects, Energy and Natural Resources - Oil and Gas: Andrew Watson, David Birchall
-- TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) - Data Protection: Rohan Massey
-- TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) - Intellectual Property: Rohan Massey
-- TMT (Technology, Media and Telecoms) - Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Rohan Massey
The Legal 500’s rankings and editorial commentary are based on independent research and interviews with clients and lawyers. Used by commercial and private clients, corporate counsel, CEOs, CFOs and professional advisers - as well as by other referrers of work both nationally and internationally - the series is widely chosen for its definitive judgment of law firm capabilities