LONDON, May 11, 2012 – The 2012 results of Chambers Europe’s research reaffirm King & Spalding’s rapid international growth, with nine of the firm’s lawyers earning 14 individual recognitions in the guide. In addition, four of the firm’s European practices have been recognized among the best in the continent.
King & Spalding’s international trade/ WTO practice was again recognized as one of the finest in Europe, as was the group’s Geneva-based senior partner Daniel C. Crosby. The Geneva team was also recognized as one of Switzerland’s leading trade practices, with counsel Jasper M. Wauters joining Crosby in Chambers’ list of leading practitioners.
The firm’s Frankfurt office continues to build steam as well. Office managing partner Mario Leissner, who was again identified as a leading practitioner in German real estate, also earned a spot in the investment funds section of the guide. As a result, King & Spalding achieved its first practice ranking for German investment funds work, with Chambers commending the firm for having “quickly established itself as a leader” in the area. Partner Jan K. Schäfer, who joined King & Spalding in January 2012 to establish a Frankfurt-based international arbitration team, was also recognized as one of Germany’s preeminent lawyers.
Paris partner Eric Schwartz continues his run as one of Europe’s most decorated international arbitration experts, earning four rankings this year. He appears in the Europe-wide arbitration (international) and most in demand arbitrators categories and the France dispute resolution and most in demand arbitrators sections, and is described by interviewees as “up there with the best-prepared arbitrators”. Schwartz is joined in the French results by top-ranked real estate partners Benoît Marcilhacy and Pascal Schmitz, who joined King & Spalding in early May.
Less than a year after the establishment of King & Spalding’s Moscow office , it is already making a mark on the Russian market. Partner Jennifer Josefson is included in the energy and natural resources rankings, where she is described as “fantastic in gas field matters.” In addition, partner Olga M. Kozyr was listed in the Russia real estate category, where she is praised for her impressive portfolio of real estate transactions and ability to “make deals happen”.
Consistent with its established global reputation, King & Spalding was again recognized as one of the UK’s premier law firms advising on Islamic finance matters as well.
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Each year, Chambers researches the legal markets in more than 180 countries, identifying the leading law firms and practitioners worldwide through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Rankings are assessed based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients.
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