The Lawyer European Awards Shortlist

The inaugural The Lawyer European Awards ceremony is fast approaching and we can now reveal the firms and partners that have made the shortlist.

Chris Carroll

Chris Carroll

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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