The Legal 500 UK
recognized McGuireWoods London as a leading law firm in seven practice
areas, continuing the firm’s strong showing in the esteemed guide to the
top firms in the United Kingdom.
For the second year in a row, McGuireWoods London earned the highest
possible ranking — Tier 1 — in Corporate and Commercial M&A for deals
up to £50 million. The guide noted the firm’s role in several major deals
over the past year, including Highlander Partners’ acquisition of Fuerst
Day Lawson Holdings and Arlington Investors’ purchase of two college
student residence portfolios.
Recognition in Legal 500 UK, based on feedback from clients and firm
lawyers’ work, further affirms McGuireWoods’ corporate and M&A rankings
earlier this year in Legal 500 U.S. and
Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Also, for the second consecutive year, Legal 500 UK ranked the firm for its
highly regarded Private Wealth Services Group. The ranking in the UK
guide’s Private Client-Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category comes
after the firm earned the top U.S. ranking in Chambers and Partners’ High Net Worth Guide
in back-to-back years.
Legal 500 UK also ranked McGuireWoods London in Dispute
Resolution-Commercial Litigation; Finance-Bank Lending (investment grade
debt and syndicated loans); Employment-Employers and Senior Executives;
Real Estate-Commercial Property; and Risk Advisory-Regulatory
Investigations and Corporate Crime.
was singled out for inclusion on the exclusive Legal 500 UK list of “Leading Individuals” for his dispute resolution work. “Hardeep Nahal is ‘a first-rate lawyer
with good strategic vision,’ ” said a client, as noted in the guide..
Nahal was one of 19 McGuireWoods London lawyers recommended individually in
the 2017 guide. Recognized in the top-tier in the Corporate M&A
category were Jeremy Davis,
Patrick De Ridder,
Robert Rakison and
Walter White Jr.
Michael O. Tackley was recommended in Dispute Resolution. Jennifer Kafcas and
were recommended in Finance-Bank Lending. In Human Resources-Employment,
Daniel Peyton and
Sarah Thompson were recommended.
Hed Amitai was recommended in both Private Client and Corporate M&A.
Oliver Sharp was recommended in Private Client.
Martin Barrett was recommended in Real Estate-Commercial Property.
David Kirk and
Vivian Robinson were recommended in Risk Advisory-Investigations and Corporate Crime.
The recognition in the UK guide follows the firm’s strongest showing ever
in the Legal 500 U.S., which recognized McGuireWoods as a leading firm in
24 practice areas across a range of industry sectors as well as U.S.
lawyers 96 times.
The Legal 500 UK provides impartial, third-party opinions on leading
lawyers and law firms across the region.