McDermott’s London Practice Recognized in Chambers for Client-Centric Approach and Excellent Service - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott’s London Practice Recognized in Chambers for Client-Centric Approach and Excellent Service


LONDON, October 25, 2022 – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has been once again recognized in Chambers as a leading firm in the UK. The Private Client practice continued to maintain rankings in Chambers HNW with a strong Band 2 ranking in Private Wealth Disputes and a Band 4 ranking in Private Wealth Law. The team is described as “stellar performers” and is noted for being “responsive, always available and taking e a commercial and pragmatic approach while protecting their client at all costs.” 

The Healthcare practice maintained a Band 5 ranking in Chambers UK and the team is noted for “excellent understanding of commercial issues” and “proactive approach.” The Employment practice also maintained its Band 5 ranking in Chambers UK. The team is described as “competent and knowledgeable,” and “always well prepared and thorough in their responses. The Tax practice received its first time ranking in Band 6 in Chambers UK. One client noted: “I have been consistently impressed with the quick forensic analysis and advice provided on complex matters.” 



  • Katie Clark – Employment: Employer – Band 3. Katie is noted for “her expertise advising employers from a broad range of industries on all aspects of employment work.”
  • Paul McGrath – Employment: Employer – Band 5. Paul is “knowledgeable, understands the way we work and our challenges, and is straight-talking and realistic.”

Healthcare & Life Sciences

  • Gary Howes – Life Sciences: Transactional – Band 3. Gary is “a pleasure to work with and is always receptive to questions and requests.”
  • Sharon Lamb – Healthcare: Regulatory – Band 2. Sharon is “an amazing lawyer. She has a real depth of knowledge of the healthcare industry and has her finger on the pulse.”
  • Hamid Yunis – Healthcare: Corporate/Commercial – Band 3. Hamid is “commercially focused and always looking to connect and help build productive partnerships.”


  • Simon Airey – Financial Crime: Corporates – Band 4. Simon is “whip-smart, committed and savvy,” as well as “a clever tactician and deeply committed to his clients.”

Private Client

  • Simon Goldring – Private Wealth Law – Band 4. Simon is “very professional, responsive and is always a pleasure to deal with.”
  • Nicholas Holland – Private Wealth Disputes – Band 1 (UP). Nicholas is a “true strategist, he delivers sound advice, is truly unflappable and provides great comfort to his clients.”
  • Astrid B. Owen – Private Wealth Law – Band 4. Astrid is “very thorough, very incisive and brilliant on the most difficult and complex cases.”
  • Ziva Robertson – Private Wealth Disputes – Band 2. Ziva is “a tenacious litigator” and “rightly very highly thought of, she fights her client’s corner and remains unfazed even in the nastiest of disputes.”
  • Andrew Vergunst – Private Wealth Law – Band 4. Andrew has “enormous international experience which is very valuable to us. He has a great attention to detail and coordinates global advice very well.”


  • Kevin Cummings – Tax – Band 5 (NEW). Kevin is “an experienced and sophisticated tax practitioner who is well versed in many areas of UK tax law.”
  • Sarah Gabbai – Tax – Associate to watch (NEW). Sarah “stands out for the quality and level of sophistication of her advice but above all for her unfailingly flawless service levels.”


  • Arvin Abraham – FinTech Legal – Band 5 (NEW). Arvin is “very hands-on and able to guide the client through all phases of a project. His prior experience as a major bank’s COO is very helpful to clients.”
  • Mark Fennessy – Restructuring/Insolvency – Band 6. Mark is “respected across the industry…[and is] an excellent strategist backed up by his sound academic and technical knowledge.”
  • Mark Fine – Banking & Finance: Mid-Market – Band 5. Mark is “consistently offers informed advice that leverages deep market knowledge with a problem-solving approach.”
  • Garrett Hayes – Telecommunications – Band 4 (NEW). Garrett is “both technically excellent and commercially minded…[and] his clients trust his judgement.”
  • Nicholas Jupp – Banking & Finance: Mid-Market – Associate to watch. Nicholas is “knowledgeable, very communicative, responsive and organised.”
  • Aymen Mahmoud – Banking & Finance: Mid-Market – Band 5 (NEW). Aymen is described as “extremely commercial and pragmatic…able to separate the ‘must haves’ and the ‘nice to haves’ to keep deal momentum and maximise chances of closing.”
  • Tom Whelan – Private Equity: Buyouts: Mid-Market – Band 2 (UP). Tom is “a highly effective lawyer with decades of experience and great client skills.”


Chambers and Partners launched its first Chambers UK Guide in 1990 and today fields a 300-member research team, the largest research team of any legal directory. The New York Times has described the Chambers and Partners research methodology as the “gold standard.” Private Client rankings can be found in Chambers High Net Worth guide.

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