Chambers Global 2016 Ranks Akin Gump Lawyers and Practices

(Washington, D.C.) — Chambers & Partners, in its Chambers Global 2016 guide, has recognized 50 Akin Gump lawyers as leaders in their respective areas of practice. Chambers Global covers more than 190 countries across the world.

In the Asia-Pacific region, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:

International Trade/WTO

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

In China, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:

Corporate/M&A

  • Gregory Puff 

International Trade/WTO

  • Stephen Kho

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Europe-wide, the firm is ranked in Restructuring/Insolvency. London-based Anthony Renzi was recognized for his work in capital markets in Norway.

In Russia, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate/M&A

Dispute Resolution

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Natalia R Baratiants

In Switzerland, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel

  • Michael Stepek 

International Trade/WTO

In the UK, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:

Capital Markets: Debt

Capital Markets: Securitization — UK

Competition Law

Corporate/M&A

  • Daniel G. Walsh (Foreign expert – Russia)

Dispute Resolution

Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas and Power

Restructuring/Insolvency

Tax

The firm and Abu Dhabi-based Shawn Davis are both recognized in General Business Law in Iraq and Projects & Energy in the Middle East.

In the UAE, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:

Construction

Corporate/M&A

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts

Corporate Investigations

In Latin America, Los Angeles-based Dino Barajas is ranked in the categories of Energy & Natural Resources and Projects.

In the United States, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

International Trade

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

Outsourcing

  • Michael James Brito 

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

  • Dino Barajas (Foreign Expert – Latin America-wide)
  • David Burton
  • Edward W. Zaelke

Globally, the ranked practice areas are:

  • International Trade/WTO
  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Restructuring/Insolvency

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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