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July 1, 2020

Best Lawyers Recognizes Europe-based King & Spalding Lawyers in its 2021 Guides

LONDON, July 1, 2020 — Multiple King & Spalding lawyers based in Europe have garnered spots in Best Lawyers 2021 guides as leading practitioners in their respective jurisdictions:


  • James Castello (arbitration and mediation and international arbitration)
  • Mehdi Haroun (energy law and project finance and development)
  • Joëlle Herschtel (environmental law and regulatory – Lawyer of the Year)
  • Laurent Jaeger (arbitration and mediation and international arbitration and oil and gas law)
  • Marc-Olivier Langlois (international arbitration)


  • Sebastian Kaufmann (real estate)
  • Mario Leissner (real estate)
  • Jan Schaefer (arbitration and mediation, international arbitration and litigation – Lawyer of the Year)
  • Axel Schilder (tax) 


  • Alla Naglis (corporate law)
  • Olga Kozyr (environmental and real estate)
  • Sergey Komolov (M&A)
  • Iliya Zotkin (corporate)


  • Daniel Crosby (trade law)
  • Jonathan Ivinson (tax and wealth management)

United Kingdom

  • William Charnley (corporate finance)
  • Daniel Friel (M&A and tax)
  • Jules Quinn (employment)

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

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