LONDON (April 1, 2016) - McDermott Will & Emery’s international Private Client practice has been top-ranked by Chambers Global 2016 guide, which places the practice in its Band 1 category globally. The Firm also drew accolades across 10 other practice areas.
McDermott’s much-acclaimed Private Client practice moved up from Band 2 to Band 1 for the first time, joining an international elite of top advisers to High and Ultra High-Net-Worth individuals.
Chambers recognized McDermott for its “stalwart wealth management practice in the USA with an expanding UK platform.” It was noted that the Firm “has notable expertise in global wealth audits and tax controversy issues” with clients describing McDermott lawyers as “top-flight,” “tremendously talented” and “very international, very strong and well thought of.”
Henry (Terry) Christensen III who heads the Firm’s International Private Client Practice and co-heads the New York Private Client Practice, Washington-based Leigh-Alexandra Basha and Read Moore from the Firm’s Chicago and Silicon Valley offices were cited as McDermott’s notable Private Client practitioners.
McDermott continued to receive recognition with 10 other practice rankings and maintained an international presence in the guide with 44 lawyer rankings and recommendations across multiple regions including Africa, Europe, Canada, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, UK, USA and China (listed in Chambers as MWE China Law). Aside from Private Client, McDermott received new rankings for its global Tax practice as well as Outsourcing practice in the United States, and an improved recommendation for its Corporate M&A capability in Italy.
McDermott co-chairs Jeffrey Stone and Peter Sacripanti said: “Year on year, McDermott continues to receive new and improved rankings across all major global directories. This year’s results in Chambers Global are another testament to our ongoing focus on bringing value to our clients. This has always been our fundamental goal, and we are delighted to see our commitment recognized by both our clients and the wider legal community.”
Five McDermott partners were ranked in Band 1 in the Chambers Global 2016 guide:
Henry Christensen - global-wide: International Private Client
Joel Freed – USA: Intellectual Property: Patent
David Guedry – USA: Outsourcing
Jean-Claude Petilon – Africa-wide: Projects & Energy
Lowell Yoder – USA: International Tax
Another five received new or improved rankings and recommendations:
Leigh-Alexandra Basha - global-wide: International Private Client
Mélanie Bruneau – Belgium: Competition/EU Law - Foreign Expert for France
Marco Cerritelli - Italy: Project Finance
Jason Krieser – USA: Outsourcing
Massimo Trentino - Italy: Corporate/M&A
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About Chambers Global
Chambers Global covers over 190 countries across the world. It also includes region-wide and global-wide sections. These tables rank those firms and individuals with truly international practices. Note: Chambers Global 2016, amalgamates the information previously released in Chambers USA and Chambers UK and forthcoming Chambers Europe.
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.