This year we see 183 litigation partners and non-partners aged 45 or younger recognised for their outstanding litigious work.
Most Highly Regarded
Hans-Patrick Schroeder has extensive experience in handling complex litigation matters with broad expertise in complex commercial disputes and knowledge of multiple regions Germany, Switzerland, the Nordic countries and Poland.
Craig Montgomery is a top-notch litigator, highly recommended by sources thanks to his deep knowledge of regulated industries, and restructuring and insolvency proceedings.
Moritz Becker is a well-respected lawyer, applauded for his first-rate work assisting clients in corporate, insurance and energy-related disputes.
Stefan Leimgruber is the “first choice lawyer to go for any banking related dispute” remark sources who add that “he should definitively be included” for his impressive experience in domestic and international litigation.
Louis Burrus is well-thought of among sources thanks to his expansive skill-set and is widely known as an “excellent practitioner in asset recovery” litigation.
Philipp Hanfland frequently represents clients in high-value disputes and a broad spectrum of contentious proceedings including corporate, energy and insolvency-related litigation.
Antonia Hösch is a distinguished practitioner admired for her pragmatic approach in complex corporate litigation. She is adept in handling matters related to antitrust as well as disputes which concern banking liability and claims against insurers.
Chris Yates wins praise from peers for his “strong securities experience” as well as his deep expertise in matters relating to cross-border commercial and corporate litigation.
Matthew Scully is a corporate litigation expert who possesses significant experience in banking, corporate, antitrust and fraud disputes.
Other leading individuals
Osborne Clarke’s Andrew Bartlett comes highly recommended by sources who note that he has experience beyond his years and “all the abilities of a more senior partner”.
Adam Zoubir at Harcus Parker is hailed as “very responsive and reliable” by sources one of whom notes, “He is the first person I go to for English litigation – he’s great.”
Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Clément Dupoirier is held in high esteem by sources who applaud “his ability to synthesise complex French legal issues into simple and easy to understand explanations”.
At Neuwerk Rechtsanwälte, Johannes Deiß ranks highly among peers thanks to his adept handling of complex liability claims and related corporate disputes.
Andrea Leufgen at Gleiss Lutz is highly thought of in the German market for her strong experience in cross-border corporate and transactional disputes.
Claire McLoughlin at Matheson is singled out by market sources who note she has “very good experience of large-scale commercial trials”.
Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte’s Michael Lazopoulos ranks highly among peers for his impressive representation of Swiss and international clients in a range of litigious matters before Swiss courts.
At Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte Michael Bösch is a highly regarded practitioner who draws praise for his expert handling of complex commercial and civil litigation.
Léonard Stoyanov of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal is “a fantastic litigator” who focuses his dynamic practice on disputes across various industry sectors including banking, automotive and pharmaceuticals.
Olivier Luc Mosimann at Kellerhals Carrard Basel is lauded as a “an outstanding lawyer”, endorsed for his “honest and diligent approach” and his “professionalism in handling cases”.
Valerie Meyer Bahar of Niederer Kraft Frey wins praise for her strong track record of litigating on behalf of Swiss and international clients in a range of corporate and commercial disputes.
Aurélie Conrad Hari at Bär & Karrer is an “up and coming” name in the field, applauded by sources for her adept handling of multi-jurisdictional financial, banking and commercial disputes.
Niklaus Zaugg at CMS von Erlach Poncet is “highly recommended” for his “skills and professionalism” in litigation proceedings, as well as his “ability to explain complex matters in a simple and convincing way”.
Most Highly Regarded
Leading firms and sets
Nehali Shah at is a trusted and highly regarded litigator, who has extensive experience in all levels of the English Courts tribunals.
Sandy Phipps gains plaudits for her excellent advocacy skills and is known for her deep expertise in the banking and finance sectors.
Emily Wood possesses considerable experience conducting litigation relating to contentious commercial proceedings, as well as art and cultural property disputes.
Tom Ford is a talented litigator with a focus on corporate disputes, ranging from contractual and civil fraud claims to banking and finance disputes.
Simon Vorburger is “strongly recommended” as “an exemplary attorney who consistently exhibits great skill and initiative combined with effective and determined advocacy in his litigation practice”.
Odysseas Repousis is lauded for his “meticulous attention to detail and ability to grasp, strategize, and respond to an ever increasingly complex litigation landscape”. He is also endorsed for his “great communication skills and convincing arguments.”
Other leading individuals
Laura John of Fountain Court Chambers is recognised “a top banking junior” who stands out for her expert handling of complex commercial disputes.
At Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Jonathon Egerton-Peters is renowned for his “excellent organisational skills” and his “extremely high professional standards”. Sources note that he is a “great collaborator” who “ demonstrates a keen and crystal-clear expression of the issues”.
Jenny Buchner at CMS Hasche Sigle is singled out by sources as “a great lawyer” and “definitely the next name to watch” in commercial litigation.
Advokatfirman Vinge’s Niklas Berntorp is an “experienced and knowledgeable” litigator, who is known for his profound ability when it comes to handling a range of corporate and commercial disputes.
Dominik Elmiger at Lalive receives wide ranging praise “passionate lawyer” and “specialist in domestic and cross-border litigation”. Sources note that “he is practical and solution focused” and “possesses the ability to provide calm guidance in the most complex situations”.
Marco Stacher of Walder Wyss is held in high esteem by sources who commend his impressive ability in complex dispute resolution and his experience before the Swiss law courts.
Most highly regarded
Arnold Bloch Leibler’s Justin Vaatstra is highly regarded by sources for his “thorough understanding of his brief and the relevant law” when appearing in litigation cases.
Carey Olsen’s Jeremy Lightfoot comes highly recommended by peers for his outstanding disputes work and is praised for being “responsive and understanding of what you are looking for”.
Lawrence Chan at Wilkinson & Grist is “very all-rounded in that he considers issues from both legal and commercial perspectives”. He is also “very good in insolvency and banking matters” and is praised for his “creative thinking” and “accurate advice”.
Vikram Nair of Rajah & Tann Singapore is praised for “his unmatched tenacity and steadfastness, even in what most might consider to be the direst of situations”.
Kelvin Poon is a distinguished litigator with vast experience in handling disputes arising from construction, commercial and insolvency issues.
Aik Hin Peh at Allen & Gledhill is held in high regard for his “commercial-mindedness combined with sound legal knowledge and the ability to render sound legal advice clearly and succinctly”.
Daniel Chia at Morgan Lewis Stamford is an “experienced commercial litigator” who is “diligent and handles every aspect of his matters with care”. He “provides valuable strategic advice to corporate clients which considers both legal and commercial realities”.
Navin Thevar of Davinder Singh Chambers is looked upon with enormous favour for his excellent commercial litigation practice. He is well versed in issues surrounding financial and economic crime.
Jonathan Chang SC is praised as “smart and sensible lawyer” and a “very pleasant opponent” who displays deep-seated knowledge of public law matters.
Bonnie Cheng gains plaudits from commentators who note that she is “a much talked about junior who silks love to have on their team”.
Wilson Leung is a “thoughtful and articulate” lawyer hailed as “an up-and-coming commercial junior with a bright future at the commercial Bar”.
Other leading individuals
Jose-Antonio Maurellet at Des Voeux Chambers is a highly regarded “accomplished commercial practitioner, with a particular emphasis on companies work”.
Jason Yu is highlighted for his superb litigation practice and strong expertise in company law, insolvency and IP disputes.
Sir Oswald Cheung’s Chambers’ Norman Nip is “a highly sought-after commercial junior with recognised expertise in securities and financial litigation”.
At Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, Shin Tada is a top-notch litigator who receives widespread plaudits for his profound ability handling corporate, product liability and labour disputes.
Most highly regarded
Guilherme Amaral at Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados is a well-regarded litigator with strong experience in complex class actions and cross-border litigation.
Samantha Mendes Longo is a standout name at Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados thanks to her leading work handling a range of civil and commercial disputes.
Sandra Barton at Gowling WLG is an outstanding litigator, distinguished for her expertise in complex commercial litigation, class action defence, and trademark and copyright disputes.
Matthew Milne-Smith of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg is held in high esteem by market commentators for his expertise in range civil litigation, commercial disputes and insolvency proceedings.
The “excellent” Shara Roy at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin is a “smart lawyer with good judgment” making her a go-to when it comes to high-stakes litigation.
Bennett Jones’ Ranjan Agarwal ranks highly among peers thanks to his adept ability in handling complex class actions and commercial disputes.
At IMK Audrey Boctor impresses peers with her leading litigation work. One source notes, “She is one of the top lawyers in town.”
At Campbells, Andrew Pullinger is “an incredibly bright operator” praised for his dynamic practice which has seen him act for clients in complex cross-border disputes.
Andrew Ehrlich at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison ranks highly among peers thanks to his expert handling of securities and bankruptcy-related litigation.
Stockwoods’ Carlo Di Carlo is a highly respected litigator, well known among peers and clients for his considerable disputes experience.
Peter Kendall of Walkers is endorsed for his “thorough knowledge of laws and precedents, his practical advice and his adept ability to think on his feet during court hearings”.
At DLA Piper Hernán Jordán enjoys a stellar reputation for his “very strong knowledge in his area of expertise” and for his “critical thinking, creativity and service orientation”.
Benjamin Graham at Williams & Connolly is singled out by sources who note that “he has acted as counsel in high-profile cases involving foreign governments”.