McDermott’s European Practices Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 for Client Commitment, Deep Knowledge and Reliability


McDermott has once again been recognized in Legal 500 EMEA 2022 as one of the leading firms in its European jurisdictions, with 34 practice rankings and 81 lawyers recommended – the highest number of the Firm’s lawyers listed in the guide to date.

McDermott’s teams across Belgium, France, Germany and Italy received enthusiastic reviews from clients who praise them for being “very reliable” and “dedicated and experienced,” as well as offering “great expertise,” “extraordinary customer orientation” and “excellent international experience.”


Competition team is newly ranked in Belgian Law in Tier 3, and moved up in rankings to Tier 4 in EU and Global. A commentator notes that “what makes the team unique is the combination of knowledge of Belgian and European law. Our sector is heavily EU regulated, so we really need that combination.”

Healthcare and Life Sciences team preserved a strong Tier 1 position, with the team praised for “undeniable competence, a commitment beyond expectations, and a permanent availability.” Emmanuelle Trombe and Anthony Paronneau continue to be recognized as ‘Leading Individuals.’

Private equity: LBO team preserved their Tier 2 ranking. It is noted that the team was bolstered by the arrival of Guillaume Kellner, strengthening our capabilities in infrastructure deals and investment funds mandates. Grégoire Andrieux is once again recognized as a ‘Leading Individual.’

Real Estate team maintained a strong Tier 1 position and is described as “excellent in competence, customer friendliness, sovereignty, accuracy, speed, thoroughness and reliability.” Jens Ortmanns is again recognized as a ‘Leading Individual.’ Furthermore, McDermott is also newly listed as a “Firm to Watch” in Real Estate Finance.

Healthcare and Life Sciences team preserved Tier 2 ranking and is noted for “outstanding quality of legal advice, creative and agile solutions.” Stephan Rau is once again recognized as a ‘Leading Individual’ and Deniz Tschammler as a ‘Rising Star.’

Restructuring team moved up to Tier 3 and is noted for being “always precise and uncomplicated when it comes to implementation,” providing “high economic competence and fast, careful work.”

Tax team maintained a Tier 3 ranking and is noted for “excellent international experience and client service, as well as an excellent knowledge of different industries and proximity to business processes.” Carlo Paolella is once again listed in the ‘Hall of Fame’ and Andrea Tempestini is newly recognized as a ‘Leading Individual’.

Private Equity team moved up to Tier 3 and is described as “very helpful, open, flexible and helping customers to think about issues that are not always obvious.”


• NEW Competition: Belgian Law – Tier 3
Recurring recommended lawyers: Jacques Buhart and Hendrik Viaene.
NEW Recommended lawyers: Karolien Van der Putten.

• Healthcare and Life Sciences – Tier 1
• Private Equity: LBO – Tier 2
• Administrative and Public Law – Tier 3
• Banking and Finance: Transactional work – Tier 3
• Capital Markets: Equity Capital Markets – Tier 3
• Data Privacy and Data Protection – Tier 3
Leading individuals: Grégoire Andrieux, Emmanuelle Trombe and Anthony Paronneau.

• Real Estate – Tier 1
• Healthcare and Life Sciences – Tier 2
• Commercial Administrative Law – Tier 3
• NEW Information Technology: IT Transactions and Outsourcing – Tier 3
• Media: Entertainment – Tier 3
• Restructuring – Tier 3 UP
• Telecoms – Tier 3
Leading individuals: Jens Ortmanns, Dirk Pohl and Stephan Rau.
Rising stars: Deniz Tschammler and Antje Weiss.
NEW Next Generation Partners: Alexa Ningelgen.

• Private Equity – Tier 3 UP
• Tax – Tier 3
Leading individuals: Giancarlo Castorino and Andrea Tempestini.
NEW Hall of Fame: Carlo Paolella.

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