McDermott Receives Numerous Practice Recognitions by Legal 500 UK 2014 and is Shortlisted for Private Client Firm of the Year Legal 500 UK Awards 2014


McDermott Will & Emery has received numerous rankings by The Legal 500 UK 2014. The Firm’s London practice has also been shortlisted for Legal 500 UK Awards 2014 Firm of the Year in: ‘Private client – Personal tax, trusts and probate’.

Ranking highlights of our London practice include:

Private client – Personal tax, trusts and probate
The Private Client practice is noted as having ‘a very high-quality offering’ … ‘with large clients becoming increasingly global, having a firm with a global presence and in-depth capability is invaluable’. Two of the practice lawyers are listed in the elite “Leading lawyers” list: Martyn Gowar in Private client – Personal tax, trusts and probate, is also described as ‘very experienced and extremely client friendly’, and Ziva Robertson in Private client – Contentious trusts and probate. Astrid Owen is noted as having ‘key strength is cross-border planning with an emphasis on UK/US issues’.

Corporate and Commercial: M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m
Rupert Weber and Stuart Mathews are mentioned, as new hires strengthening the Firm’s Africa offering.

Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions: Mid Cap Deal Capability
Mark Davis is mentioned as having ‘crafted a solid foothold in private equity for McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP’s London office, particularly in the luxury goods sector.’

Finance – Commodities: physicals
The Firm continues to be recognised as having ‘a strong, well-coordinated international energy practice’. The London Practice is also noted as ‘particularly strong in energy markets’ in Finance – Commodities: derivatives. David Birchall is listed in the elite “Leading lawyers” list, and his trading and regulatory expertise is noted.

Corporate and commercial – Corporate tax
The team is recognised as ‘client-service-oriented’ and is lauded for its ‘great responsiveness, diligence and constant drive to move projects forward’. Tom Scott is praised for his ‘deep knowledge of the corporate world’. James Ross’s work for a range of international start-ups on their international holding structures, is noted and reflects the practice’s standalone advisory strengths.

Human Resources – Employment: employers and senior executives
The Employment practice is ranked and highlighted as giving ‘responsive and pragmatic advice’. Katie Clark is noted as ‘pragmatic and commercial’.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) – Data protection
Rohan Massey has recently led advice on data sharing and transfer arrangements as well as security breach investigations.

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