The Legal 500 UK 2014 Recognizes Akin Gump Attorneys and Practices

(London) – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 has recognized a number of Akin Gump practices and individuals in the firm’s London office as being among the leaders in their respective fields. The Legal 500 United Kingdom ranks individual practices and attorneys, as well as provides editorial analysis of law firms working in the United Kingdom.

For corporate and commercial work, Akin Gump is ranked in the following practice areas:

  • Equity capital markets
    • Akin Gump is recommended for its work in the energy sector and for its emerging market capabilities.
    • Partners Harry Keegan, Sebastian Rice and Daniel Walsh are recommended.
  • Investment funds
    • Akin Gump is “well regarded” for its hedge fund practice.
    • Partner Christopher Gorman-Evans is recommended and noted as a “key figure.”
    • Partners Ian Meade and Tim Pearce are recommended, as is investment funds tax principal Jon Hanifan.
  • M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+
    • Sebastian Rice and Daniel Walsh are recommended.
  • Private equity: transactions
    • Partners Harry Keegan, Sebastian Rice and Daniel Walsh are recommended.

For dispute resolution, Akin Gump is ranked in the following practice areas:

  • Commercial litigation
    • Partner Justin Williams is recommended and noted as an “excellent strategic thinker.”
  • International arbitration
    • Partner Justin Williams is recommended and noted as being “highly experienced.”

For finance, Akin Gump is ranked in the following practice areas:

  • Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
    • Partners Robert Aulsebrook, Lisa Hearn and Fred Heller are recommended.
  • Emerging markets
    • Partners Robert Aulsebrook, Lisa Hearn and Fred Heller are recommended.

For projects, energy and natural resources, Akin Gump is ranked in the following practice areas:

  • Oil and gas
    • Akin Gump is noted as being “one of the best specialized oil and gas firms.”
    • Partners Marc Hammerson and John LaMaster and associate Caroline Lucy-Moran are recommended.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom is an annual, independent guide to leading law firms across the United Kingdom.

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

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