McDermott Ranked Among Top 25 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe by Financial Times - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Ranked Among Top 25 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe by Financial Times


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a Top 25 Most Innovative Law Firm as part of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2023.

In addition, the Firm was recognized as a standout firm for Practice of Law: Impact and Environmental, Social and Governance and highly commended for Business of Law: Digital Solutions.

  • Standout | Practice of Law: McDermott’s Impact Finance team, led by Ranajoy Basu and supported by Priya Taneja and Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan, acted as lead counsel to the United Nations in launching a landmark Global Fund for Refugees – an innovative, first-of-its-kind USD 500,000,000 Shariah-compliant global fund, established to address the developmental and humanitarian needs of millions of forcibly displaced people.
  • Highly Commended | Business of Law: Spearheaded by McDermott’s German Legal Tech team and led by Dr. Thomas Hauss, the Firm’s Check of Regulatory Authorizations (CORA) tool was launched to help navigate the highly complex landscape of German and European financial regulatory laws.

“We function seamlessly within the Firm’s extensive international network to deliver innovative strategies and solutions tailored to our client’s needs,” says Hamid Yunis, McDermott’s London office managing partner. “The work led by our Impact Finance team is a wonderful example of how we combine personal passions with industry and legal prowess to positively impact millions of people.”

“Innovation is a mindset that exists throughout McDermott, guiding the way our professionals think about delivering services, and informing how we seek opportunities to expand our offerings,” says Dr. Jens Ortmanns, managing partner of McDermott’s Germany offices. “I’m incredibly proud of our German Legal Tech team for embracing the Firm’s vision and introducing tools that help our clients navigate both local and European laws.”

The 2023 Innovative Lawyers Europe report highlights the firms and in-house teams that are digitally advanced and using innovative approaches to deliver exceptional value to business and society. You can read the Innovative Lawyers Europe report here.

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McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices and industries to deliver highly effective solutions that propel success. More than 1,400 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

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