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King & Spalding’s Growing Global Profile on Display in Chambers Global 2016 Results


24 Mar 2016
RECOGNITION

LONDON, March 24, 2016 — Chambers Global 2016 has again recognized King & Spalding as one of the world’s top international law firms, ranking 52 of the firm’s practices among the best in jurisdictions around the globe.

In the prestigious Global-Wide rankings, King & Spalding was recognized for Arbitration (International), Banking & Finance (Islamic Finance), Dispute Resolution, International Trade/WTO, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas and Public International Law. In addition, the firm earned multiple practice rankings in the Africa-Wide, Asia-Pacific, Europe-Wide, Latin America-Wide and Middle East-Wide regions and in 20 individual countries.

The firm maintained Band 1 rankings across multiple categories, including Global-Wide Arbitration (International), Latin America-Wide Arbitration (International), Middle East-Wide Investment Funds, India Projects & Energy, Singapore Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Singapore Energy & Natural Resources and USA Projects: LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).

Chambers annually researches legal markets in more than 190 countries, interviewing thousands of clients and lawyers and 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 full editorial writeup can be found here.

The King & Spalding practices and lawyers recognized in Chambers Global 2016 are:

Africa-Wide
Projects & Energy (Band 4)

  • Mehdi Haroun (Band 3)

Algeria
Corporate/Commercial (Desk Based Abroad)

  • Nora Djeraba (Expert Based Abroad)
  • Mehdi Haroun (Expert Based Abroad)

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

Energy & Natural Resources (Band 2)

Projects & Infrastructure (Band 4)

Europe-Wide
Arbitration (International) (Band 3)

  • Eric Schwartz (Band 1)
  • Eric Schwartz (Band 2 -Most in Demand Arbitrators)
  • Tom Sprange (Band 3)

International Trade/WTO (Band 3)

  • Daniel Crosby (Band 2)
  • Charles Julien (Band 4)
  • Iain MacVay (Band 3)
  • Jasper Wauters (Band 2)

France
Corporate/Commercial

  • Mehdi Haroun (Foreign Expert – Algeria)
  • Mehdi Haroun (Foreign Expert – Libya)
  • Mehdi Haroun (Foreign Expert – Morocco)

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (Band 3)

  • James Castello (Band 3)
  • Eric Schwartz (Band 1)
  • Eric Schwartz (Band 2 – Most in Demand Arbitrators)

Projects: International

  • Mehdi Haroun (Band 3)
  • Mehdi Haroun (Foreign Expert – Africa Wide)

Germany
Banking & Finance

  • Werner Meier (Band 4)
  • Sebastian Kaufmann (Foreign Expert – USA)

Capital Markets

  • Markus Bauman (Expert Based Abroad)

Dispute Resolution

  • Jan Schaefer (Band 4)
  • Jan Schaefer (Foreign Expert – Netherlands)

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 3)

Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas (Band 2)

Public International Law (Band 4)

  • Doak Bishop (Band 4)

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

  • Rahul Patel (Band 3 – Expert Based Abroad)

Projects & Energy (Band 1 Desk Based Abroad)

  • Daniel Rogers (Band 1 – Expert Based Abroad)

Indonesia
Dispute Resolution

  • John Savage (Expert Based Abroad)

Projects & Energy

  • Richard Nelson (Expert Based Abroad)
  • Merrick White (Expert Based Abroad)

Japan
Dispute Resolution

  • Christopher Bailey (Band 3)

Projects & Energy: International (Band 3)

  • Rupert Lewi (Foreign Expert – South Korea)
  • John McClenahan (Band 1)
  • John McClenahan (Foreign Expert – South Korea)

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 (Recognised Practitioner)

Energy & Natural Resources (Band 3)

  • John Crespo (Band 4)
  • Ken Culotta (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 2)

  • Rizwan Kanji (Band 3)

Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

  • Nabil Issa (Band 3)

Dispute Resolution

  • Adrian Cole (Band 4)

Investment Funds (Band 1)

  • Nabil Issa (Band 1)
  • Benjamin Newland (Band 3)
  • Phillip Sacks (Up and Coming)

Islamic Finance (Band 2)

  • Jawad Ali (Band 2)
  • Isam Salah (Eminent Practitioner)

Projects & Energy (Band 3)

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

Morocco
General Business Law           

  • Mehdi Haroun (Expert Based Abroad)

Myanmar
General Business Law

  • Richard Nelson (Expert Based Abroad)

Netherlands
Dispute Resolution

  • Jan Schaefer (Expert Based Abroad)

Russia
Banking & Finance

  • Maya Melnikas (Band 4)

Corporate/M&A (Band 4)

Energy & Natural Resources (Band 3)

  • Jennifer Josefson (Band 1)

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining & Metals (Recognised Practitioner)

Saudi Arabia
Banking & Finance (Band 3)

Corporate/Commercial (Band 2)

  • Nabil Issa (Expert Based Abroad)

Singapore
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Band 1)

  • John Savage (Band 1)
  • Simon Dunbar (Up and Coming)

Energy & Natural Resources: International (Band 1)

  • Kelly Malone (Band 4)
  • Richard Nelson (Band 1)
  • Daniel Rogers (Band 1)
  • Merrick White (Band 1)

Projects & Infrastructure: International (Band 3)

  • Kelly Malone (Band 3)

Switzerland
International Trade/WTO (Band 2)

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

Tunisia
General Business Law

  • Mehdi Haroun (Expert Based Abroad)

UK
Banking & Finance

  • Michael Rainey (Band 2 – Islamic Finance)

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (Band 3)

  • Tom Sprange (Band 3)

Employment

  • Jules Quinn (Band 2)

Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (Band 3)

  • Garry Pegg (Band 2)

Tax

  • Daniel Friel (Band 4)

UAE
Banking & Finance (Band 3)

  • Jawad Ali (Band 2)
  • Rizwan Kanji (Band 3)
  • Isam Salah (Expert Based Abroad)

Capital Markets (Band 3)

  • Rizwan Kanji (Band 3)

Construction (Band 2)

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

Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

  • Nabil Issa (Band 3)
  • Nabil Issa (Foreign Expert – Saudi Arabia)
  • Benjamin Newland (Expert Based Abroad)

Dispute Resolution (Band 5)

Real Estate (Band 2)

  • Stephen Kelly (Band 2)
  • Moustafa Said (Band 3)

USA
Antitrust: Cartel (Band 2)

  • James Griffin (Band 1)
  • Graciela Rodriguez (Band 2)

Banking & Finance

  • Isam Salah (Foreign Expert – UAE)

Corporate/M&A

  • Rahul Patel (Foreign Expert – India)

Corporate Crime & Investigations (Band 3)

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (Band 2)

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

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

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

Energy & Natural Resources - Foreign Expertise 

  • Vera De Brito de Gyarfas (Foreign Expert – Venezuela)
  • Daniel Rogers (Expert Based Abroad)

International Arbitration (Band 2) 

  • Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez  (Band 1 - Arbitrators)
  • Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez (Band 3)
  • Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez  (Foreign Expert – Latin America Wide)
  • Doak Bishop (Band 1)
  • John Bowman (Band 3)
  • Henry Guy Burnett (Band 5)
  • Henry Guy Burnett (Foreign Expert – Latin America Wide)
  • Edward Kehoe (Band 2)
  • Craig Miles (Band 5)
  • Wade Coriell (Up and Coming

International Trade (Band 3)

  • Gilbert Kaplan (Band 2)
  • Stephen Orava (Band 3)

Litigation 

  • Chilton Varner (Band 1 – Trial Lawyers)
  • Ronni Solomon (Band 3 – E-Discovery)
  • Dan Willoughby (Band 4 – E-Discovery)

Projects: LNG (Band 1)

Projects: Oil & Gas (Band 3) 

  • Ken Culotta (Band 2)
  • Ken Culotta (Band 3 – LNG)
  • Ken Culotta (Foreign Expert – Latin America-Wide)
  • Philip Weems (Band 1 – LNG)

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 130 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 more than 900 lawyers in 18 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
Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez  
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  
James Castello  
Adrian Cole  
Wade M Coriell  
Juan-Pablo Crespo  
Daniel C Crosby  
Kenneth S Culotta  
Vera De Brito de Gyarfas  
Nora Djeraba  
Simon Dunbar  
Daniel J. Friel  
James M Griffin  
Mehdi Haroun  
Nabil A Issa  
Jennifer A Josefson  
Charles Julien  
Rizwan H Kanji  
Gilbert B Kaplan  
Sebastian F. C. Kaufmann  
Edward G Kehoe  
Stephen J Kelly  
Leroy Levy  
Neil L Levy  
Rupert G Lewi  
Iain MacVay  
Kelly Malone  
John H McClenahan  
Werner Meier  
Maya Melnikas  
Craig S Miles  
Richard Nelson  
Benjamin R Newland  
Stephen J Orava  
Rahul Patel  
Garry J Pegg  
Jules Quinn  
Michael Rainey  
Graciela M Rodriguez  
Daniel R Rogers  
Moustafa K Said  
Isam Salah  
John Savage  
Jan K Schaefer  
Eric A Schwartz  
Ronni D Solomon  
Thomas K Sprange QC  
Chilton Davis Varner  
Philip R Weems  
Merrick White  
Dan H Willoughby Jr.  

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Dubai  
Frankfurt  
Geneva  
Houston  
London  
Moscow  
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Paris  
Riyadh  
Singapore  
Tokyo  
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