Chambers UK:A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession2006/07 ranked nine WilmerHale lawyers and five of the firm's practices for exceptional work and reputation.
Among the outstanding WilmerHale lawyers recognized, Gary Born ranks in a class alone as a “Star Performer” in the field of International Arbitration. Mr. Born was described as the most highly-regarded practitioner in this area in the United Kingdom, for his “powerful advocacy” that “inspires the utmost confidence.” WilmerHale's international arbitration practice was lauded as a “select group” respected for their articulate, intelligent style in a wide range of subjects.
The following UK-based WilmerHale lawyers were recognized as leading practitioners in their respective areas of law. Each is listed by the practice area(s) and the region in which he/she is recommended, and alongside the tiered ranking as determined by Chambers' research:
Aviation: Regulatory & Commercial—London: Michael Holter (Tier 2)
Competition/European Law—London: Suyong Kim (Tier 1)
Corporate Finance—Oxford: Jonathan Loake (Tier 2), Susan Newell (Up-and-Coming)
Employment: Mainly Respondent—London: Henry Clinton-Davis (Tier 5)
Information Technology—London: Mark Haftke (tier 5)
Chambers UK 2006/07 also ranked WilmerHale in five practices including, Aviation: Regulatory & Commercial (Best of the UK—Tier 2); Litigation/Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (London—Tier 2); Employment: International (Best of the UK—Tier 3) and Corporate Finance (Thames Valley—Tier 3), and Competition/European Law (London—Tier 4).
Chambers and Partners determines its rankings through in-depth client and lawyer interviews. The guide ranks practices, solicitors and barristers in over 60 practice areas—inclusion in this section of the guide is based solely on the findings of its research team. Since the first edition was published in 1990, the Chambers UK guide has staked its claim as one of the most respected referral guides of leading law firms and individuals in the United Kingdom.