The 2020 edition of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration has recognized 22 WilmerHale lawyers for their industry-leading experience in international arbitration.
Partners Gary Born, Steven Finizio, Rachael Kent, John Pierce and Franz Schwarz; Senior Counsel James Carter; Special Counsel Professor Dr. Paul Oberhammer and Professor Dr. Maxi Scherer; and Counsel Dr. Sarah Ganz were all recognized in the 2020 edition as leading practitioners. In addition, Born, Carter, Finizio, Kent, Oberhammer, Pierce, Scherer and Schwarz were recognized as “Thought Leaders,” a category reserved for the highest number of peer nominations globally, with Born and Scherer applauded as “Global Elite Thought Leaders.”
In its “Arbitration 2020: Analysis,” Who's Who Legal: Arbitration lauds WilmerHale as among the leading firms in EMEA for international arbitration and highlights the work of four lawyers from the firm's London office:
- Gary Born is a “perennial selection as a Global Elite Thought Leader, continually securing endorsements from market commentators as ‘probably the best US arbitration lawyer in Europe’ with ‘excellent knowledge and vast experience’.”
- Steven Finizio is “a superb overall counsel” and a “distinguished practitioner in the arbitration field.” “He is well versed in acting as counsel and arbitrator in oil and gas, financial services, and shareholder disputes.”
- Maxi Scherer, is “one of the greatest and most complete arbitrators of her generation” and “one of the most sought-after currently practising.” She is a “brilliant scholar and lawyer” with “wide-ranging experience in both commercial and investment arbitrations.”
- Franz Schwarz is “an excellent lawyer and arbitrator” who is “very creative, fair and balanced” in his approach. “He has extensive experience as both counsel and arbitrator in joint venture, M&A and project finance disputes.”
We are particularly proud to announce that Partners Charlie Caher and Duncan Speller; Counsel Santiago Bejarano, Michelle Bock, Olga Braeuer, Daniel Costelloe, Michael Howe, Helmut Ortner, Polina Permyakova, and Amélie Skierka; and Senior Associates Jonathan Lim, Dharshini Prasad and Marija Scekic were singled out as “Future Leaders” who “stand out as among the best of their generation.” Duncan Speller wins high praise as “a smart, hard-working and very impressive advocate,” while Michael Howe is viewed as “thoughtful and detail-oriented.” Daniel Costelloe is described as “brilliant” and “dedicated” and Helmut Ortner is described as “highly experienced” and “impressive,” while Marija Scekic is applauded as “absolutely phenomenal” with “a great reputation.”