Akin Gump Lawyers, Practices Recognized in The Legal 500 EMEA

(Washington, D.C.) – The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 has singled out a number of Akin Gump practices and lawyers in the firm’s London, Geneva, Moscow, Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices for recognition as leaders in their respective fields.

The Legal 500 EMEA provides ranking and analysis of law firms working in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

AFRICA

Akin Gump is ranked and noted as providing “excellence across the board.” Partners John LaMaster, Sebastian Rice and Thomas Trimble are recommended.

IRAQ

Akin Gump is ranked, and Dubai-based partner Marc Hammerson and Abu Dhabi-based senior counsel Shawn Davis are recommended.

RUSSIA

For Russia, Akin Gump is recommended in the following practice areas, and the noted partners are singled out for recommendation:

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy and natural resources
    • Partners Natalia Baratiants, Alexey Kondratchik and Ilya Rybalkin are recommended.
    • Baratiants, who is partner in charge of Akin Gump’s Moscow office, is also singled out as a “leading individual.”
  • Real estate and construction
    • Suren Gortsunyan and Vladimir Kouznetsov are recommended.
  • Tax
    • Ilya Rybalkin is recommended.
  • TMT

SWITZERLAND

  • Dispute resolution
    • Partner Michael Stepek is recommended.
  • Tax
  • WTO

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

For the UAE, where the firm maintains offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Akin Gump is recommended in the following practice areas, and the noted lawyers are singled out for recommendation:

  • Banking and finance
  • Construction
    • Partners Marc Hammerson and Natasha Kohne and senior counsel Shawn Davis are recommended
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Energy and infrastructure
    • Marc Hammerson and Shawn Davis are recommended.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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