Chambers Europe 2015 Spotlights Akin Gump Practices, Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) –Chambers & Partners, in its Chambers Europe 2015, has recognized a number of practices and individuals in Akin Gump’s European offices as being among the leaders in their respective fields, including Tier 1 rankings in energy and restructuring/insolvency.

Client comments quoted in Chambers Europe focused on the firm’s client orientation:

  • Very quick and client-oriented - the lawyers understand us and our needs.
  • I don't have to push at all: the answers precede the possible questions and the lawyers lead us, which is very refreshing.


  • I’ve worked with the great and the good - when I sat down with Akin, it was the best. They have a can-do attitude, and are very practical, hard-working and hands-on.
  • As a team, they are the absolute leaders in bondholder work.

business orientation:

  • In addition to being very good lawyers, they are very focused on the transaction and very commercial.
  • We find them to be incredibly responsive, thoughtful and creative in terms of insuring the right balance of great advice, but also understanding of our business.

Europe-wide, Akin Gump is recommended in restructuring/insolvency.

For Russia, Akin Gump is recommended in the following areas of practice:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Private Equity
  • Tax
  • TMT [telecommunications, media and technology].

For Germany, the firm is recommended in Restructuring/Insolvency.

For Switzerland, the firm is recommended in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration.

For the U.K., Akin Gump is recommended in the following areas of practice:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Restructuring/Insolvency.

A number of partners are named among the “notable practitioners” in their areas of practice, including:


James Roome (Restructuring/Insolvency)

In Moscow:

Robert Aulsebrook [London] (Banking & Finance; Capital Markets)

Natalia Baratiants (Corporate/M&A; Energy & Natural Resources)

Suren Gortsunyan (Corporate/M&A)

Alexey Kondratchik (Corporate/M&A)

Vladimir Kouznetsov (Corporate/M&A; TMT – Up and coming)

Ilya Rybalkin (Corporate M&A; Tax)

Anna Semashko (Private Equity – Associate to watch; TMT – Associate to watch)

Dmitry Shiryaev (Banking & Finance)

Anthony Walker (Corporate/M&A – Up and coming)

In addition, Daniel Walsh is ranked as a notable practitioner in Russia for Corporate/M&A: Lawyers based abroad.

In Geneva:

Michael Stepek (Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel).

In London:

Davina Garrod (Competition)

Fred Heller (Banking & Finance)

Ian Meade (Investment Funds – Hedge Funds)

Tim Pearce (Investment Funds – Hedge Funds)

James Roome (Restructuring/Insolvency: Elite)

Barry Russell (Capital Markets; Restructuring/Insolvency: Elite)

Stuart Sinclair (Tax)

James Terry (Restructuring/Insolvency: Elite)

Daniel Walsh (Corporate/M&A).

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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