McDermott Receives Stellar Recognition in Legal 500 EMEA 2021 with Clients Praising its Solution-Driven Approach - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Receives Stellar Recognition in Legal 500 EMEA 2021 with Clients Praising its Solution-Driven Approach


McDermott Will & Emery once again achieved excellent results and strong recognition in Legal 500 EMEA 2021. The Firm saw an increase both in the numbers of recognized lawyers, and the practice areas mentioned, with 30 practice rankings and 72 lawyers recommended, the highest number of McDermott lawyers listed to date.

The Firm continues to receive outstanding feedback from the market, with numerous clients describing its European teams as “friendly, professional, competent, easy to reach, problem-solving and international.” Quality and responsiveness of client service was highlighted as a particularly strong area, with comments including: “what characterizes the firm is its quality, responsiveness and promptness. We have been working with its professionals for many years, and the service has always been consistent and excellent. We know we can trust them and rely on them for their fair and clear advice.”

McDermott lawyers were also repeatedly praised for their pragmatic approach, “good legal advice with an economic background and a sense for operational business” and their “excellent technical competence combined with a creative approach to finding solutions.”

Practice highlights in summary:

McDermott again earned top rankings for Healthcare and Life Sciences in France and Real Estate in Germany, and gained new rankings for Patent Prosecution in Germany and Equity Capital Markets in France.

Notable practice area rankings include:

Band 1

  • France: Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Germany: Real Estate

Band 2

  • France: Private Equity – LBO
  • Germany: Healthcare and Life Sciences

Band 3

  • France: Administrative and Public Law
  • France: Banking and Finance
  • France: Capital Markets – Equity Capital Markets
  • France: Dispute Resolution – White Collar
  • Germany: Commercial Administrative Law
  • Germany: Media – Entertainment
  • Germany: Telecoms
  • Italy: Tax

The Firm’s leading lawyers include: 

Recommended lawyers: 

 Rising Stars: 

Next Generation Partner:

  • Italy: Simone Serretti (Corporate)

To view the full results and more client feedback please click here

About Legal 500 EMEA 

The Legal 500 Series is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. More than 300,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed globally each year. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, in which law firms, sets and individuals are recommended purely on merit. The Legal 500 Series’ analysis of law firm capabilities extends to 125 jurisdictions worldwide. 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 judgement of law firm capabilities.

To view the full Legal 500 EMEA 2021 rankings click here.

About McDermott

About McDermott

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—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,200 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.