McDermott’s European Practices Recognized by Legal 500 EMEA 2023 for Their Professionalism and Tailored Client Service - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott’s European Practices Recognized by Legal 500 EMEA 2023 for Their Professionalism and Tailored Client Service


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has once again been recognized in Legal 500 EMEA 2023 as one of the leading firms in its European jurisdictions, with 37 practice rankings and 96 lawyers recommended, which is the highest number of the Firm’s lawyers listed in the guide to date.

The Firm received six improved practice rankings and five new practice area recognitions across France and Germany. 18 lawyers were ranked in special categories such as “Leading Individuals,” “Next Generation Partners” and “Rising Stars.”

McDermott’s teams received outstanding commentaries from clients and were praised for their “attentiveness, speed, approachability,” for being “pragmatic,” “proactive,” “extremely efficient and client-oriented,” and for offering “comprehensive and tailor-made advice” and “great value.”



  • Competition: Belgian Law – Tier 3
  • Competition: EU and Global – Tier 4

NEW Recommended Lawyers: Stéphane Dionnet, Mélissa Hui and Elisabeth Vanden Kerchove.

Recurring Recommended Lawyers: Jacques Buhart and Hendrik Viaene


  • Healthcare and Life Sciences – Tier 1
  • Administrative and Public Law – Tier 2 (UP)
  • Private Equity: LBO – Tier 2
  • Banking and Finance: Transactional – Tier 3
  • Capital Markets: Equity Capital Markets – Tier 3
  • Data Privacy and Data Protection – Tier 3
  • Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation – Tier 3 (UP)
  • Insolvency – Tier 3 (UP)Tax – Tier 3 (UP)
  • Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Designs – Tier 4 (NEW)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions – Tier 4
  • EU, Competition and Distribution – Firms to Watch (NEW)
  • Private Equity: Fund Formation – Firms to Watch (NEW)

Leading Individuals: Grégoire Andrieux, Timothée Gagnepain (NEW), Emmanuelle Trombe, Anthony Paronneau and Romain Perray (NEW)

NEW Next Generation Partners: Diana Hund

NEW Recommended Lawyers: Jacques Buhart , Adrien Gros, Côme de Saint Vincent, Shirin Deyhim, Aurélien Jugand, Laura Morelli, Guillaume Panuel, Fabrice Piollet, Frédéric Pradelles and Charles de Raignac.


  • Healthcare and Life Sciences – Tier 2
  • Media: Entertainment – Tier 2 (UP)
  • Real Estate – Tier 2
  • Commercial Administrative Law – Tier 3
  • Information Technology: IT Transactions and Outsourcing – Tier 3
  • Restructuring – Tier 3
  • Telecoms – Tier 3
  • Compliance: Internal Investigations – Tier 4 (NEW)
  • Corporate M&A: Corporate (Main Table) – Tier 4
  • Information Technology and Digitalization – Tier 4
  • Real Estate Finance – Tier 4 (UP)
  • Private Equity Transactions: Mid-Sized Deals (€100m-€500m) – Tier 4 (NEW)
  • Arbitration (incl. International Arbitration) – Tier 5
  • Corporate and M&A: Mid-Sized Deals (sub-€500M) – Tier 5
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – Tier 5
  • Private Equity Transactions: Large Deals (€500m+) – Tier 5
  • Employment – Tier 6
  • Tax – Tier 6

Leading Individuals: Alexa Ningelgen (NEW), Jens Ortmanns, Dirk Pohl and Stephan Rau

Rising stars: Deniz Tschammler and Antje Weiss.

NEW Next Generation Partners: Maximilian Clostermeyer

NEW Recommended Lawyers: Christoph Coenen, Holger Ebersberger, Johannes Honzen, Rolf Hünermann, Heiko Kermer, Florian Schiefer, Dustin Schwerdtfeger, Philip Schmidt and Kian Tauser.


  • Tax – Tier 3
  • Banking and Finance (Lender and Arranger Side) – Tier 4
  • Private Equity – Tier 4
  • Dispute Resolution – Tier 5

Leading Individuals: Andrea Tempestini (NEW).

Hall of Fame: Giancarlo Castorino (NEW) and Carlo Paolella

NEW Next Generation Partner: Fabio Cozzi

NEW Rising Stars: Alessio Persiani

NEW Recommended Lawyers: Diego Avolio, Giovanni Barbagelata, Giuseppe Mazzarella and Nicolò Perricone.

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