WilmerHale Receives “Top Tier” Ranking in 2013 Legal 500 UK

WilmerHale Receives “Top Tier” Ranking in 2013 Legal 500 UK

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The Legal 500, the United Kingdom's guide to outstanding lawyers, has announced its annual rankings selecting WilmerHale as a top tier law firm in dispute resolution - international arbitration, and highly recommending the firm in nine other categories. The guide recognized four lawyers on its elite "leading lawyers" list, as well as 11 lawyers in the London offices.

WilmerHale was recognized for its work in the following categories: corporate and commercial - financial services - financial services (contentious); corporate and commercial - M&A: mid-market; corporate and commercial - venture capital; crime, fraud and licensing - corporate crime;  crime, fraud and licensing - fraud: civil; crime, fraud and licensing - fraud: white-collar crime; dispute resolution - public international law; human resources - employee share schemes, and; transport - aviation.

In addition, for another consecutive year, Partners Gary Born, Steven Finizio and Stephen Pollard were named "elite" individuals in various respective categories. Pollard was listed as a leading lawyer in corporate and commercial - financial services and crime, fraud and licensing - fraud categories, and Born in dispute resolution - public international law and dispute resolution - international arbitration, along with Finizio and Miles.

Please find below a further breakdown of WilmerHale lawyers who have been recognized in their respective areas:

Corporate and commercial - Financial services                                  
The Legal 500 UK said:

"The 'strategically focused and tactical' Stephen Pollard is 'simply the best man to have in a crisis', and is 'excellent at representing individuals'."

Corporate and commercial - M&A: mid-market
The Legal 500 UK said:

"Joe Pillman is recommended alongside Michael Holter and Tim Corbett."

Corporate and commercial - Venture capital
The Legal 500 UK said:

"The 'very responsive' Joe Pillman and 'pragmatic and commercial' Timothy Corbett are well regarded for their advice to investees in the life sciences, technology and e-commerce sectors."

Crime, fraud and licensing - Fraud: Corporate crime
The Legal 500 UK said:

"Stephen Pollard is a 'consummate professional'."

Crime, fraud and licensing - Fraud: white-collar crime
The Legal 500 UK said:

"Stephen Pollard is 'vastly experienced'. "

Dispute resolution - International arbitration
The Legal 500 UK said:

"Gary Born is 'simply amazing', and Franz Schwarz is 'tactically excellent'. Steven Finizio, Duncan Speller and Dr. Maxi Scherer are also recommended."

Dispute resolution - Public international law
The Legal 500 UK said:

"Gary Born is 'amazingly effective'."

Transport - Aviation
The Legal 500 UK said:

"Michael Holter and Duncan Speller are key figures in the practice."

The Legal 500 Series has become widely regarded as the world's largest independent legal referral guide. Law firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. Researchers surveyed and interviewed more than 250,000 corporate counsel globally over the course of 12 months. The 2013 edition of The Legal 500 UK can be found on their website.


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