The inaugural The Lawyer European Awards ceremony is fast approaching and we can now reveal the firms and partners that have made the shortlist.
The response to the awards has been fantastic - nearly 100 entries from 25 countries have been submitted by law firms in markets that range from the well-established in Western Europe to emerging nations in the East and South.
Despite the vast difference in their respective markets, all the entries had one thing in common: quality.
The judging process has taken months. A panel that includes six general counsel at multinational companies and managing partners at three UK law firms gave their informed views on all the submissions.
The Lawyer team finalised the shortlist and the winners will be announced at a glittering awards night at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona on 4 November.
Such was the high number and quality of the submissions, there were inevitably some firms that did not make the shortlist. A big thank you to all those that entered and good luck to the ones that made the cut. Law Firm of the Year: Austria CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Graf & Pitkowitz Schoenherr Wolf Theiss Law Firm of the Year: Benelux Alber & Geiger Altius Houthoff Buruma NautaDutilh Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe Kinstellar Schoenherr Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Weinhold Legal Wolf Theiss Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe & The Balkans Gide Loyrette Nouel Kalo & Associates Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Potamitisvekris Schoenherr Wolf Theiss Law Firm of the Year: France De Pardieu Brocas Maffei Fidal Flichy Grangé Avocats Gide Loyrette Nouel Law Firm of the Year: Germany Buse Heberer Fromm CMS Hasche Sigle Gleiss Lutz Hengeler Mueller Law Firm of the Year: Iberia Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira Garrigues Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Lener Perez-Llorca Uría Menéndez Law Firm of the Year: Italy LABLAW - Studio Legale Failla Rotondi & Partners NCTM Studio Legale Associato Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati Law Firm of the Year: Switzerland Bär & Karrer Homburger Lenz & Staehelin Schellenberg Wittmer Law Firm of the Year: Republic of Ireland A&L Goodbody Arthur Cox Matheson Ormsby Prentice William Fry Law Firm of the Year: Russia & The CIS Alrud Law Firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Gide Loyrette Nouel Magisters Sayenko Kharenko Law Firm of the Year: Scandinavia & The Baltic States Attorneys at law Borenius & Kemppinen Lawin Mannheimer Swartling Plesner European Managing Partner of the Year Dimitri Afanasiev, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Andreas Neocleous, Andreas Neocleous & Co Padraig O'Riordain, Arthur Cox Jose Antonio Soler, Maniega & Soler European Niche Law Firm of the Year Alber & Geiger Ehlers Ehlers & Partner Grau & Angulo LABLAW - Studio Legale Failla Rotondi & Partners Patrikios Pavlou & Co Sérvulo & Associados Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati Best Overseas Office Garrigues, Warsaw Herbert Smith, Moscow Mayer Brown, Brussels Schoenherr, Bucharest Weil Gotshal & Manges, Budapest Wolf Theiss, Bidapest
European Law Firm of the Year The winner of this category will be selected from the above shortlists and awarded on the night of the ceremony at the Hotel Arts Barcelona
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