The Legal 500 UK Recognizes WilmerHale’s London Office

The Legal 500 UK Recognizes WilmerHale’s London Office


The Legal 500 UK has ranked WilmerHale in five separate categories for outstanding work and reputation, and recognized nine lawyers in their respective practice areas.

The firm was selected in the following categories: dispute resolution - international arbitration; corporate and commercial - M&A: lower mid-market, £50m-£250m; corporate and commercial - venture capital; dispute resolution - public international law; and transport - aviation.

Notably, two partners-Gary Born and Steven Finizio-were all named leading individuals in the dispute resolution - international arbitration category, with Born earning additional individual recognition in dispute resolution - public international law.

In addition, the following London-based lawyers were recognized as leading practitioners in their respective areas of law. Each is listed below by the category in which he or she is recommended:

Corporate and commercial - M&A: lower mid-market, £50m-£250m

The Legal 500 UK said:

“Michael Holter is an 'excellent, very thorough and thoughtful' lawyer.”

“Timothy Corbett is also highly rated.”

Corporate and commercial - Venture capital

The Legal 500 UK said:

Joe Pillman handles venture capital work as part of his remit as head of the firm's London corporate practice.”

Dispute resolution - International arbitration

The Legal 500 UK said:

Gary Born's 'talent as an advocate is widely acclaimed.'”

Steven Finizio and Franz Schwarz are key contacts.”

Dispute resolution - Public international law

The Legal 500 UK said:

“Led by Gary Born, the team at WilmerHale has broad experience in matters involving public international law, foreign states and state-owned entities.”

Transport - Aviation

The Legal 500 UK said:

“WilmerHale's team focuses on handling aviation-related corporate work, led by Michael Holter, and major disputes, led by Duncan Speller. … Both Holter and Speller are highly recommended.”

Legal 500 is a guide to the legal market offering recommendations of law firms and lawyers worldwide. Please click here to view the 2011 edition of The Legal 500 UK.