Three WLG member firms were recognized in Firm of the Year Categories at the Chambers Europe Awards in a virtual ceremony held on Thursday, April 22nd.
Arendt & Medernach was recognized as Luxembourg firm of the Year. Chambers states that Arendt & Medernach leads the market in a range of practice areas, such as Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Investment Funds, Real Estate and Tax. The past year also saw Gilles Dusemon enter the top tier for Investment Funds lawyers. A client appreciates that the lawyers “know how to explain all these complex matters in a way which is understandable for a client with no experience in these subjects.” Another interviewee states: “My number-one pick is Arendt & Medernach.”
CMS (member firm for Austria, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands) was recognized as Central & Eastern European Firm of the Year. According to Chambers, CMS is a CEE powerhouse advancing in the Real Estate rankings this year in addition to its top ranking in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance and Projects & Energy. CMS provides an exceptional physical coverage of the region with office presence in most CEE jurisdictions operating seamlessly together as showcased in its representation of Advent International and its portfolio company Zentiva in their acquisition of Alvogen’s CEE business led by Prague-based Helen Rodwell, who oversaw a team comprising lawyers from 7 different jurisdictions in the region. Clients attest to its excellently coordinated service, with one stating: "CMS is the go-to firm for cross-border work, because of their geographical reach and seamless advice."
Gianni & Origoni was recognized as Italy Firm of the Year. Chambers states that Gianni & Origoni has established itself as a serious player in the legal market. The firm boasts top rankings across an impressive six practice areas, including Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and Restructuring/Insolvency. Clients include the Italian state- and privately-owned companies as well as international and newly established foreign branches of Asian firms, who increasingly seek Gianni & Origoni’s expertise on complex corporate and transactional issues. Clients highlight its “exceptional market experience, total command of the issues we present to them; the team is a war machine, regarding matters concerning multiple disciplines the firm was able to cross-reference the relevant departments to ensure excellent coverage.”
About the Chambers Europe Awards
The awards recognize a law firm’s pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the region. They also reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. They honor the work of national and international law firms across the region based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers Europe.
Congratulations to our member firms and to all the EMEA winners! Learn more about the awards and see a complete list of winners.
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