The Lawyer European Awards 2010: Shortlist

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, it’s no exaggeration to say that interest in The Lawyer European Awards 2010 has exploded.

Distinct from The Lawyer’s long-established awards for UK firms, their European cousin celebrates the achievements of firms based on the Continent. On 23 September, Europe’s finest firms will gather in Berlin to celebrate the outstanding work they have produced over the previous year.

This year’s event saw every ­category oversubscribed, with entries up more than 70 per cent on last year. Our 10-strong judging panel, made up of in-house heads of legal and ­private practice, spent weeks sifting through the categories, the results of which can be seen in the shortlist below. More importantly, the quality impressed too, with one judge ­praising the “excellent” standard of the submissions.

This year sees the addition of two new awards: Law Firm Network of the Year and Emerging Law Firm of the Year. The former focuses on the important work of law firm referral networks, celebrating the value they provide for their members in this vast market. The latter recognises firms that have clearly demonstrated their potential and outperformed their size, through their mandates, performance and strategy.

Thank you to all firms that entered and congratulations to all those that made the shortlist.

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Law Firm of the Year: Austria
CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Dorda Brugger Jordis
Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners
Schoenherr
Wolf Theiss

Law Firm of the Year: Benelux
Altius
Arendt & Medernach
Houthoff Buruma
Lydian
NautaDutilh
Stibbe

Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Kinstellar
Konečná & Šafář
Nagy és Trócsányi
Salans
Schoenherr
Wolf Theiss

Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe & The Balkans
Kalo & Associates
Kinstellar
Nestor Nestor Diculescu
Kingston Petersen
Potamitisvekris
Schoenherr
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii
Wolf Theiss

Law Firm of the Year: France
Bredin Prat
Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier
Fidal
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Salans

Law Firm of the Year: Germany
Buse Heberer Fromm
CMS Hasche Sigle
Gleiss Lutz
Hengeler Mueller
Noerr
Oppenhoff & Partner

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Law Firm of the Year: Iberia
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Garrigues
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Lener
PLMJ
Uría Menéndez
Vieira de Almeida & Associados

Law Firm of the Year: Italy
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo
Chiomenti Studio Legale
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners
Legance Studio Legale Associato
NCTM
Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale

Law Firm of the Year: Switzerland
Bär & Karrer
CMS von Erlach Henrici
Homburger
Lenz & Staehelin
Niederer Kraft & Frey
Schellenberg Wittmer

Law Firm of the Year: Republic of Ireland
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Matheson Ormsby Prentice
McCann Fitzgerald
William Fry

Law Firm of the Year: Russia & The CIS
Alrud
Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners
Magisters
Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners
Salans
Sayenko Kharenko

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Law Firm of the Year: Scandinavia & The Baltic States
Borenius & Kemppinen
Castren & Snellman
Haavind
Lawin
Magnusson
Mannheimer Swartling
Plesner

Law Firm Network of the Year
CMS Legal Services
International Lawyers Network
Lex Mundi
Meritas
World Law Group
World Services Group

European Managing Partner of the Year
Carine Van Regenmortel, Altius
Dimitry Afanasiev, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Florentin Tuca, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii
José Antonio Soler, Maniega & Soler
Luís Sáragga Leal, PLMJ
Manuel Martín, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Paolo Montironi, NCTM

European Niche Law Firm of
the Year

Alber & Geiger
Assistenza Legale
Cocuzza & Associati Studio Legale
Grau & Angulo
LABLAW
Schultze & Braun
Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati

Best Overseas Office
Bird & Bird, Spain
Eversheds, Paris
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins, Italy
Watson Farley Williams, Greece
Weil Gotshal & Manges, Hungary

Emerging Law Firm of the Year
Chosen from the submissions, this award recognises a firm that has impressed the judges through its performance, ambition and competitive mandates that pitch it against larger firms in its region

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.

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JUDGES
Alessia Oddone, Indesit
Thomas Werlen, Novartis
Jane Douglas, DP World
Simon Johnston, Nabarro
Claude Bahoshy, Anheuser-Busch InBev
David Isenegger, Shell UK
James Furber, Farrer & Co
Charles Martin, Macfarlanes
Chris Carroll, Travers Smith
Wolf von Kumberg, Northrop Grumman