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Chambers Global 2015 Results Confirm King & Spalding’s Standing as One of World’s Top International Law Firms


25 Mar 2015
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ATLANTA, March 25, 2015 —  Chambers Global has recognized King & Spalding with 43 practice-level and 110 individual lawyer rankings in its 2015 guide to the world’s leading lawyers, reinforcing the firm’s place among the world’s top international law firms.

King & Spalding earned Global-wide rankings in Arbitration (International), Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Dispute Resolution, International Trade/WTO, Projects & Energy, and Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, as well as rankings in multiple other practice areas in five large geographic regions and 17 countries.

The firm’s International Arbitration team had a particularly strong showing, moving into Band 1 in the Global-wide and Singapore rankings, advancing to Band 3 in the Europe-Wide rankings, and maintaining its strong rankings in Latin America (Band 1), the Asia-Pacific region (Band 2), France (Band 3), the UK (Band 3) and the USA (Band 2).

In addition, the firm saw its rankings advance in India Projects & Energy: Desks Based Abroad (Band 1), Russia Energy & Natural Resources (Band 3), and USA Electricity Regulatory & Litigation (Band 2). The firm earned first-time rankings in Global-wide Dispute Resolution (Band 4), Middle East-Wide Capital Markets (Band 3), Saudi Arabia Banking & Finance (Band 3), UAE Capital Markets (Band 3), and UAE Dispute Resolution (Band 5).

Chambers annually researches the legal markets in more than 180 countries, identifying the leading law firms and practitioners around the world. Rankings are based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/ astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients.

The King & Spalding practices and lawyers who received the rankings in this year’s guide are:

GLOBAL-WIDE
Arbitration (International) (Band 1)
  • Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez (Band 1) (Most In-Demand Arbitrators)
  • Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez (Band 2)
  • Doak Bishop (Band 1)
  • John Bowman (Band 4)
  • Edward Kehoe (Band 4)
  • John Savage (Band 2)
  • Eric Schwartz (Band 3)

Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance (Band 2)
Dispute Resolution (Band 4)
International Trade/WTO (Band 3)
Projects & Energy (Band 4)
Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas (Band 2)
Public International Law

  • Doak Bishop (Band 4)

AFRICA-WIDE
Projects

  • Mehdi Haroun (Band 3)

Algeria
Corporate/Commercial

  • Mehdi Haroun (Expert Based Abroad)

Asia-Pacific Region
Arbitration (International) (Band 2)

  • John Savage (Band 1)

Energy & Natural Resources (Band 3)

  • Dan Rogers (Band 2)
  • Merrick White (Band 2)

Australia
Dispute Resolution

  • Peter Megens (Expert Based Abroad)

Europe-Wide
Arbitration (International) (Band 3)

  • Eric Schwartz (Band 1)
  • Tom Sprange (Band 4)

International Trade/WTO (Band 3)

  • Daniel Crosby (Band 2)
  • Iain MacVay (Band 3)
  • Jasper Wauters (Band 3)

France
Corporate/M&A

  • Mehdi Haroun (Foreign Expert: Algeria, Libya, Morocco)

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (Band 3)

  • Eric Schwartz (Band 1)
  • Eric Schwartz (Band 2) (Most In-Demand Arbitrators)
  • James Castello (Band 3)

Projects: International

  • Mehdi Haroun (Band 3)
  • Mehdi Haroun (Foreign Expert: Africa-Wide)

Germany
Banking & Finance

  • Werner Meier (Band 4)

Capital Markets

  • Markus Bauman (Expert Based Abroad)

Dispute Resolution

  • Jan Schaefer (Band 3)
  • Jan Schaefer (Foreign Expert: The Netherlands)

India
Corporate/M&A (Band 4)(Desk Based Abroad)

  • Rahul Patel (Expert Based Abroad)

Projects & Energy (Band 1)(Desk Based Abroad)

  • Dan Rogers (Expert Based Abroad)

Indonesia
Projects

  • Merrick White (Expert Based Abroad)

LATIN AMERICA-WIDE
Arbitration (International) (Band 1)

  • Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez (Band 1)
  • Roberto Aguirre Luzi (Band 3)
  • Doak Bishop (Band 1)
  • Henry Guy Burnett (Band 3)
  • Craig Miles (Band 4)

Corporate/M&A (Recognized Practitioner)
Energy & Natural Resources (Band 3)
Projects (Band 4)

  • Ken Culotta (Band 4)

Libya
General Business Law (Desk Based Abroad)

  • Mehdi Haroun (Expert Based Abroad)

MIDDLE EAST-WIDE
Capital Markets (Band 3)

  • Rizwan Kanji (Band 2)

Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

  • Nabil Issa (Band 4)

Investment Funds (Band 1)

  • Nabil Issa (Band 1)
  • Benjamin Newland (Band 3)

Islamic Finance (Band 2)

  • Jawad Ali (Band 2)
  • Isam Salah (Band 3)

Projects & Energy (Band 3)

  • Tim Burbury (Band 3)
  • Leroy Levy (Band 3)

Morocco
General Business Law

  • Mehdi Haroun (Expert Based Abroad)

Netherlands
Dispute Resolution

  • Jan Schaefer (Expert Based Abroad)

Russia
Banking & Finance

  • Maya Melnikas (Band 3)

Energy & Natural Resources (Band 3)

  • Jennifer Josefson (Band 1)

Restructuring/Insolvency

  • Maya Melnikas (Band 3)

Saudi Arabia
Banking & Finance (Band 3)
Corporate/Commercial (Band 3)

  • Nabil Issa (Expert Based Abroad)

Singapore
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Band 1)

  • Peter Megens (Foreign Expert: Australia)
  • Peter Megens (Band 2)
  • John Savage (Band 1)

Energy & Natural Resources: International (Band 1)

  • Kelly Malone (Band 4)
  • Dan Rogers (Band 1)
  • Merrick White (Band 1)

Projects & Infrastructure: International (Band 3)

  • Kelly Malone (Band 3)
  • Dan Rogers (Foreign Expert: India, USA)
  • Merrick White (Foreign Expert: Indonesia)

Switzerland
International Trade/WTO (Band 2)

  • Daniel Crosby (Band 2)
  • Charles Julien (Band 3)
  • Jasper Wauters (Band 2)

Turkey
Capital Markets

  • Tom O’Neill (Expert Based Abroad)

UAE
Banking & Finance (Band 4)

  • Jawad Ali (Band 2)
  • Isam Salah (Expert Based Abroad)

Capital Markets (Band 3)

  • Rizwan Kanji (Band 3)

Corporate/Commercial

  • Nabil Issa (Foreign Expert: Saudi Arabia)
  • Benjamin Newland (Expert Based Abroad)

Corporate/M&A: High-End Cross Border (Band 3)

  • Nabil Issa (Band 3)

Dispute Resolution (Band 5)
Real Estate & Construction: Construction (Band 2)

  • Tim Burbury (Band 1) (Non –Contentious)
  • Adrian Cole (Band 1) (Contentious)
  • Adrian Cole (Band 2) (Non-Contentious)

Real Estate & Construction: Real Estate (Band 2)

  • Stephen Kelly (Band 3)
  • Moustafa Said (Up and Coming)

UK
Banking & Finance

  • Michael Rainey (Band 2)

Capital Markets

  • Tom O’Neill (Foreign Expert: Turkey)

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (Band 3)

  • Tom Sprange (Band 3)

Energy & Natural Resources (Band 3)

  • Garry Pegg (Band 2)

USA
Antitrust: Cartel (Band 1)

  • Jim Griffin (Band 1)
  • Grace Rodriguez (Band 2)

Banking & Finance

  • Isam Salah (Foreign Expert: UAE)

Competition/Antitrust

  • Jeff Cashdan (Band 3)

Corporate/M&A

  • Rahul Patel (Foreign Expert: India)

Energy: Electricity Regulatory & Litigation (Band 2)

  • Neil Levy (Band 1)
  • Bruce Richardson (Band 4)
  • David Tewksbury (Band 2)

Energy: Oil & Gas Regulatory & Litigation (Band 3)

  • Jim Bowe (Band 2)
  • Neil Levy (Band 3)

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Dan Rogers (Expert Based Abroad)
  • Vera de Gyarfas (Foreign Expert: Venezuela)

International Arbitration (Band 2)

  • Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez (Band 1)
  • Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez (Band 2)
  • Doak Bishop (Band 1)
  • John Bowman (Band 3)
  • Henry Guy Burnett (Band 5)
  • Henry Guy Burnett (Foreign Expert: Latin America-Wide)
  • Ed Kehoe (Band 2)
  • Craig Miles (Band 5)

International Trade (Band 4)

  • Joe Dorn (Band 1)
  • Gil Kaplan (Band 2)
  • Steve Orava (Band 3)

Litigation

  • Chilton Varner (Band 2) (Trial Lawyers)
  • Ronni Solomon (Band 3) (E-Discovery)
  • Dan Willoughby (Band 4) (E-Discovery)
Projects: Oil & Gas (Band 3)
  • Ken Culotta (Band 2) (LNG)
  • Ken Culotta (Band 3)
  • Philip Weems (Band 1) (LNG)

To view the results and commentary in full, click here.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.

PEOPLE
Roberto J Aguirre Luzi  
Jawad I Ali  
Christopher J Bailey  
Markus K. Bauman  
R Doak Bishop  
James F Bowe Jr.  
John P Bowman  
Tim M Burbury  
Henry Burnett  
Jeffrey S Cashdan  
James Castello  
Adrian Cole  
Daniel C Crosby  
Kenneth S Culotta  
Vera De Brito de Gyarfas  
James M Griffin  
Mehdi Haroun  
Nabil A Issa  
Jennifer A Josefson  
Rizwan H Kanji  
Gilbert B Kaplan  
Edward G Kehoe  
Stephen J Kelly  
Leroy Levy  
Neil L Levy  
Iain MacVay  
Kelly Malone  
Craig S Miles  
Stephen J Orava  
Rahul Patel  
Garry J Pegg  
Michael Rainey  
Bruce L Richardson  
Graciela M Rodriguez  
Daniel R Rogers  
Moustafa K Said  
Isam Salah  
John Savage QC  
Jan K Schaefer  
Eric A Schwartz  
Ronni D Solomon  
Thomas K Sprange QC  
David G Tewksbury  
Chilton Davis Varner  
Philip R Weems  
Merrick White  
Dan H Willoughby Jr.  

OFFICES
Abu Dhabi  
Atlanta  
Dubai  
Frankfurt  
Houston  
London  
Moscow  
New York  
Paris  
Riyadh  
Singapore  
Washington, D.C.