Press Release

McGuireWoods Earns Top Rankings in Legal 500 UK 2016 Guide

September 16, 2016

McGuireWoods London is recognized in The Legal 500 UK 2016 guide as a leading law firm in seven practice areas, marking the firm’s strongest showing to date in the highly esteemed guide to the United Kingdom’s leading law firms.

Based on feedback from clients and the work of the firm's lawyers, McGuireWoods earned a Tier 1 ranking – the highest possible – in Corporate and Commercial M&A for deals up to £50 million. The recognition bolsters McGuireWoods’ global corporate and M&A rankings in The Legal 500 United States 2016 guide and The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 guide, which describes McGuireWoods as “an efficient and available business partner” in this practice area.

The firm’s Private Wealth Services team was recognized in The Legal 500 UK’s Private Client-Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category for the first time. The guide describes the team as having a “very high level of expertise.” This is the most recent honor for the team, which has a longstanding Band 1 nationwide ranking in the widely respected Chambers USA guide and a top ranking in the new global Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

McGuireWoods also achieved high rankings in the categories of Real Estate-Commercial Property; Crime, Fraud and Licensing-Corporate Crime; Dispute Resolution-Commercial Litigation; Finance/Bank Lending-Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans; and Human Resources-Employment: Employers.

Also, for their work in those areas, the guide singled out London lawyers Hed Amitai, Martin Barrett, Patrick De Ridder, Mehboob Dossa, Marc Isaacs, Daniel Peyton, Vivian Robinson QC, Oliver Sharp, and Michael Tackley. Partner Hardeep Nahal was recognized as an elite “Leading Individual” in Commercial Litigation for the fourth time.

The Legal 500 UK notes McGuireWoods provides “excellent service” and describes the firm’s lawyers as “responsive,” “experienced,” “approachable,” and “knowledgeable.”

This latest recognition follows McGuireWoods’ high marks in The Legal 500 United States 2016 and The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 guides, underscoring the firm’s reputation as a leading law firm in the global marketplace. Fourteen McGuireWoods practices and 30 lawyers earned nationwide recognition in the U.S. guide, and the firm was honored as a leading law firm in three corporate practice areas and three major industry sectors in the Europe guide.

The Legal 500 UK provides an impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers across the region. Rankings are based on client feedback and The Legal 500’s independent research. 

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