McDermott’s European Lawyers Earn Best Lawyers™2020 Status - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott’s European Lawyers Earn Best Lawyers™2020 Status


LONDON (July 4, 2019) – Leading international law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that 47 of its lawyers have been listed in the Best Lawyers European editions for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the UK as leading practitioners.

The Best Lawyers list is based on a peer-review survey, those named are among the most respected lawyers in their fields.

The 2020 list recognised the firm’s work in Real Estate Law in Germany; Jens Ortmanns was named “Lawyer of the Year” for receiving the strongest overall feedback in the peer review compared to other listed lawyers, while the Dϋsseldorf-based practice received a distinction for the most lawyers listed.

With 18 new names featuring in the list (*), the following McDermott practitioners have been named in the 2020 edition:



  • Philip Bentley
  • Wilko van Weert







Stephan Rau (Health)

Intellectual Property








Private Client

  • Astrid Owen
  • Andrew Vergunst


  • Michael Holter
  • Gary Howes
  • Rachel Kelly*
  • Richard Mitchell

For McDermott’s full Best Lawyers ranking results, please click here.

About Best Lawyers™

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.

About McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.