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Chambers Recognizes Top WilmerHale UK Lawyers and Practices

October 27, 2011

Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2012 ranked five WilmerHale lawyers and the firm’s International Arbitration Practice for outstanding work and reputation.

The following UK-based lawyers were recognized as leading practitioners in their respective areas of law. Each is listed by the practice area(s) and region in which he or she is recommended:

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration–London:

Chambers said:

Gary Born (named a Star Performer) “scarcely needs an introduction. ‘Simply a star,’ Born’s ‘pleadings are precise—he quickly gets to the central points and is extremely effective as a high-level advocate.’”

Franz Schwarz “also attracts praise as a ‘fantastic advocate’ who ‘masters the facts of a case very well.’ … Sources agree that Schwarz will be a ‘superstar’ of the future.”

Steven Finizio is “another of the firm’s ‘first-rate’ up-and-coming lawyers. He has experience of acting under the auspices of all the major international arbitration institutions.”

Public International Law–London:

Chambers said:

Gary Born is “a renowned international commercial arbitration lawyer, and is also developing a profile in broader public international law work. He successfully represented The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in its arbitration against the government of Sudan in a dispute over the delimitation of the Abyei Area.” 

Chambers UK 2012 also recognized WilmerHale’s International Arbitration Practice:

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration–London:

Chambers said: “This firm is one of the most prolific in the marketplace. It offers comprehensive expertise in all forms of international arbitration relating to joint venture, energy, construction and engineering, insurance, IP and telecoms disputes. Sources say: ‘These lawyers carefully prepare submissions and demonstrate excellent cross-examination techniques.’”

Chambers and Partners determines its rankings after thousands of interviews with lawyers and clients. The guide ranks solicitors in more than 70 specialty areas of law. Since its first publication in 1990, Chambers UK has established a reputation as a respected referral guide for leading law firms and individuals in the United Kingdom. For more information on Chambers and Partners, please click here.