European Awards: firms of all sizes in the running

Niche practices are ­battling it out with Europe’s largest firms for this year’s European Awards.

Whittled down from ­hundreds of entries, the shortlist features firms from across Europe. Quality and innovation rather than size is the key to inclusion.

The judging panel of top in-house counsel and UK private practice lawyers selected a mixture of both large and small firms for recognition.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner to be held in Geneva in September, where the winner of European Law Firm of the Year will also be unveiled.

New for this year is an award for the top law firm in Turkey, while the category of Scandinavia and the Baltic States has been split into two awards, for the Nordic and the Baltic regions.

Law Firm of the Year: Austria

Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte


Wolf Theiss

Law Firm of the Year: Benelux


Arendt & Medernach

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Nauta Dutilh


Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe


Konecna & Safar

Lakatos Köves & Partners

PRK Partners


Wolf Theiss

Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Borislav Boyanov & Co

Kalo & Associates



Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii

Law Firm of the Year: France

August & Debouzy

Bredin Prat

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Gide Loyrette Nouel


Law Firm of the Year: Germany

Buse Heberer Fromm

Glade Michel Wirtz

Gleiss Lutz

Oppenhoff & Partner

Schalast & Partner

Schultze & Braun

Law Firm of the Year: Iberia

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo



Uría Menéndez

Vieria de Almeida & Associados

Law Firm of the Year: Italy

AL Assistenza Legale

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners



Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale

Law Firm of the Year: Republic of Ireland

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

Eversheds O’Donnell Sweeney

Matheson Ormsby Prentice

McCann Fitzgerald

William Fry

Law Firm of the Year: Russia and the CIS


Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Goltsblat BLP

Gvozdiy & Oberkovych


Sayenko Kharenko

Law Firm of the Year: Switzerland

Bär & Karrer

CMS von Erlach Henrici

Niederer Kraft & Frey

Schellenberg Wittmer

Walder Wyss

Law Firm of the Year: the Baltics


Raidla Lejins & Norcous


Tark Grunte Sutkiene


Law Firm of the Year: the Nordics



Mannheimer Swartling




Law Firm of the Year: Turkey

Akol Avukatlik Bürosu

Bezen & Partners

Esin Law Firm

Kinstellar & CCAO

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Attorneys at Law

Best Overseas Office

Conyers Dill & Pearman, Moscow

DLA Piper, Kiev

Herbert Smith, Madrid

Latham & Watkins, Milan

Watson Farley & Williams, Hamburg

Weil Gotshal & Manges, Budapest

European Law Firm Network of the Year

Ius Laboris

Lex Mundi

Meritas – Law Firms Worldwide

MSI Global Alliance

The CIS Leading Counsel Network

World Law Group

 European Niche Law Firm of the Year

AL Assistenza Legale

Broseta Abogados

Cocuzza & Associati

Glade Michel Wirtz

Grau & Angulo



European Managing Partner of the Year

Carine Van Regenmortel, Altius

Christian H Pothe, Buse Heberer Fromm

Christoph Lindinger, Schoenherr

Florentin Tuca, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii

Luís Sáragga Leal, PLMJ

European Law Firm of the Year

Winner to be announced at the awards, selected from the winners of the regional law firm of the year categories