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Chambers Europe 2008 Recognizes Six WilmerHale Practices and Ranks 17 Individuals Among the Best in Their Fields

May 9, 2008

The second edition of Chambers Europe recognizes WilmerHale in six practice areas and names 17 of its lawyers as “Leaders in their Field.” Chambers bases its rankings on market research that helps determine the level of client service, commercial awareness, technical legal ability, professional conduct, commitment, and diligence as well as additional qualities in which clients view as valuable.

The following WilmerHale practices are acknowledged in Chambers Europe 2008 for exceptional standing in the region(s) listed alongside each practice area: Competition/European Law (Belgium, Germany and Europe-wide); Dispute Resolution: General (Europe-wide) and International Arbitration (Europe-wide and UK); International Trade/WTO (Europe-wide); Technology & Communications (Europe-wide) Telecommunication Media & Technology (Belgium); and Transportation: Aviation (Europe-wide).

Gary B. Born, WilmerHale partner and chair of the International Arbitration practice group was singled out by Chambers as a “Star Performer” in the areas of Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (UK and Europe-wide) and was listed among the “Most in Demand Arbitrators” (Europe-wide). WilmerHale counsel Jacques Bourgeois was ranked as a “Senior Statesman,” which Chambers describes as a lawyer who no longer works hands-on with the same intensity but who, by virtue of close links with major clients, remains pivotal to the firm's success.

The following list of WilmerHale lawyers—organized by the practice area(s) and the country in which he/she was recommended—are ranked as “Leaders in Their Field”:

Competition/European Law

(Belgium) Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, Christian Duvernoy, Thomas Mueller, John Ratliff, Sven Völcker 

(Germany) Stefan Ohlhoff,Ulrich Quack 

(UK) Suyong Kim

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration

(Europe-wide) Gary B. Born, Steven Finizio, Franz Schwarz 

(UK) Gary B. Born, Steven Finizio, Franz Schwarz 


(Germany) Anja Mengel 

International Trade/WTO

(Europe-wide) Jacques Bourgeois, Marco Bronckers, Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, Natalie McNelis

Telecommunications Media & Technology

(Belgium) Yves E. Van Gerven 

Chambers Europe’s research covers all major jurisdictions throughout Europe. The leading international law firms and leading individuals are ranked in the primary areas of law in each country. To learn more please visit