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Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2016 – shortlist announced

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The shortlist for the sixth annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards has been announced. For the 2016 nominees, please see below.

The individual practice area awards recognise the best lawyer in each practice area. The firm awards will celebrate the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, minority women, mentoring, work-life balance, pro bono work and talent management, as well as best in country/region.

Euromoney Legal Media Group will reward the best in-house teams as well as individual in-house women lawyers. Other awards that will be announced at the dinner include Outstanding Practitioner and Lifetime Achievement Awards as well as women rising stars and editor's choice awards.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 16 at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London. To reserve your place, please email Alissa Rozen at arozen@euromoneyny.com, or call +1-212-224-3673.

The individuals and firms nominated are based on preliminary research and submissions. If you would like to discuss the nominations with one of the Euromoney Legal Media Group team, please email LMGAwards@euromoneyplc.com.

Practice Area Nominees

Best in aviation

Sue Barham, Holman Fenwick Willan

Catherine Deane, McCann FitzGerald

Catherine Duffy, A&L Goodbody

Catherine Erkelens, Bird & Bird

Vonnick Le Guillou, DLA Piper

Laura Pierallini, Studio Legale Pierallini

Best in banking & finance

Penny Angell, Hogan Lovells

Cathy Bell-Walker, Allen & Overy

Libby Garvey, Matheson

Ana López, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jay Sadanandan, Latham & Watkins

Anda Todor, Dentons

Catia Tomasetti, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

Best in capital markets: Debt

Vanessa Blackmore, Sullivan & Cromwell

Véronique Delaittre, Linklaters

Kathryn Campbell, Sullivan & Cromwell

Jennifer Engelhardt, Latham & Watkins

Elaine Keats, Linklaters

Lene Malthasen, Latham & Watkins

Petra Zijp, NautaDutilh

Best in capital markets: Equity

Vanessa Blackmore, Sullivan & Cromwell

Delphine Currie, King & Wood Mallesons

Lena Hodge, Brown Rudnick

Claudia Parzani, Linklaters

Annelies van der Pauw, Allen & Overy

Anda Todor, Dentons

Natalie Walter, Covington & Burling

Best in commercial arbitration

Emmanuelle Cabrol, Herbert Smith Freehills

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Tanya Landon, Sidley Austin

Wendy Miles QC, Boies Schiller & Flexner

Karyl Nairn QC, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sylvia Noury, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Anne Véronique Schlaepfer, White & Case

Nathalie Voser, Schellenberg Wittmer

Best in competition & antitrust

Fiona Carlin, Baker & McKenzie

Miranda Cole, Covington & Burling

Cani Fernández, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case

Kristina Nordlander, Sidley Austin

Daniela Seeliger, Linklaters

Agnieszka Stefanowicz-Baranska, Dentons

Anne Wachsmann, Linklaters

Best in copyright

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, Hogan Lovells

Isabelle Leroux, Dentons

Dulce María Miranda, Deloitte

Lisa Peets, Covington & Burling

Virginie Ulmann, Baker & McKenzie

Constanze Ulmer-Eilfort, Baker & McKenzie

Best in corporate governance

Amélie Champsaur, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Marta Frąckowiak, DLA Piper

Myra Garrett, William Fry

Farah Ispahani, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Maura McLaughlin, Arthur Cox

Annelies van der Pauw, Allen & Overy

Marieke Wyckaert, Eubelius

Best in energy, natural resources & mining

Danielle Beggs, Dentons

Nina Bowyer, Herbert Smith Freehills

Jennifer Josefson, King & Spalding

Aigoul Kenjebayeva, Dentons

Anne Lapierre, Norton Rose Fulbright

Tessa Lee, Linklaters

Rebecca Major, Herbert Smith Freehills

Best in environment

Anna Gergely, Steptoe & Johnson

Vanessa Havard-Williams, Linklaters

Françoise Labrousse, Jones Day

Caroline May, Norton Rose Fulbright

Louise Moore, Hogan Lovells

Ursula Schliessner, Jones Day

Annelies Verlinden, DLA Piper

Best in financial regulation

Gloria Hernández Aler, Deloitte

Charlotte Hill, Covington & Burling

Rebecca Jarvis, Linklaters

Orla O'Connor, Arthur Cox

Helen Marshall, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Anita Schläpfer, Schellenberg Wittmer

Nadia Swann, Linklaters

Rachpal Thind, Sidley Austin

Best in insolvency & restructuring

Alexandra Bigot, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Katrina Buckley, Allen & Overy

Cécile Dupoux, Hogan Lovells

Rebecca Jarvis, Linklaters

Jennifer Marshall, Allen & Overy

Yen Sum, Linklaters

Louise Verrill, Brown Rudnick

Best in insurance & reinsurance

Elizabeth Bothwell, Arthur Cox

Dorothy Cory-Wright, Sidley Austin

Sharon Daly, Matheson

Victoria Sander, Linklaters

Małgorzata Surdek, CMS Cameron McKenna

Best in international trade

Lourdes Catrain, Hogan Lovells

Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case

Ursula O'Dwyer, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Paulette Vander Schueren, Mayer Brown

Katharina Spenner, Baker McKenzie

Best in investment funds

Sarah Cunniff, Arthur Cox

Tara Doyle, Matheson

Joëlle Hauser, Clifford Chance

Tara O'Reilly, William Fry

Catherine Sear, Proskauer Rose

Cindy Valentine, King & Wood Mallesons

Best in labour & employment

Mirjam de Blécourt, Baker & McKenzie

Catherine Drinnan, Latham & Watkins

Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek, Dentons

Emanuela Nespoli, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo

Paola Pucci, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo

Nicola Rabson, Linklaters

Karen Seward, Allen & Overy

Anu Waaralinna, Castrén & Snellman

Best in life sciences

Cécile Derycke, Hogan Lovells

Marjan Noor, Simmons & Simmons

Laura Orlando, Simmons & Simmons

Lucinda Osborne, Covington & Burling

Marianne Schaffner, Dechert

Laura Scott, William Fry

Constanze Ulmer-Eilfort, Baker & McKenzie

Best in litigation

Yvette Borrius, Höcker Advocaten

Christine Gateau, Hogan Lovells

Natasha Harrison, Boies Schiller & Flexner

Marieke van Hooijdonk, Allen & Overy

Laura Orlando, Simmons & Simmons

Carol Plunkett, William Fry

Sue Thackeray, Howard Kennedy

Nathalie Voser, Schellenberg Wittmer

Best in mergers & acquisitions

Oxana Balayan, Hogan Lovells

Aedamar Comiskey, Linklaters

Anne-Sophie Coustel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Sharon Izaguirre, Deloitte

Maura McLaughlin, Arthur Cox

Louise Nash, Covington & Burling

Annelies van der Pauw, Allen & Overy

Anda Todor, Dentons

Best in offshore

Sally Edwards, Ogier

Emily Haithwaite, Bedell

Zillah Howard, Bedell

Shan Warnock Smith QC, 5SB Law

Elspeth Talbot-Rice QC, XXIV

Best in patent

Sabine Agé, Véron & Associés

Zoë Butler, Powell Gilbert

Eva Geschke, Wildanger

Penny Gilbert, Powell Gilbert

Morag MacDonald, Bird & Bird

Morag Peberdy, Covington & Burling

Carol Plunkett, William Fry

Best in private equity

Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine, King & Wood Mallesons

Margaret Chamberlain, Travers Smith

Emma Danks, Taylor Wessing

Wendy Harrison, DLA Piper

Lena Hodge, Brown Rudnick

Annelies van der Pauw, Allen & Overy

Best in product liability

Ina Brock, Hogan Lovells

Alison Brown, Arnold & Porter

Cécile Derycke, Hogan Lovells

Isabel Foley, Arthur Cox

Vonnick Le Guillou, DLA Piper

Francesca Rolla, Hogan Lovells

Best in real estate

Teresa Edmund, Bristows

Natalia Kochergina, DLA Piper

Françoise Maigrot, Linklaters

Imogen Moss, Allen & Overy

Jackie Newstead, Hogan Lovells

Malgorzata Pietrzak-Paciorek, Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka

Hilary Prescott, Covington & Burling

Mairead Sherlock, A&L Goodbody

Best in shipping & maritime

Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Stone Chambers

Ann Fenech, Fenech & Fenech

Siobán Healy QC, 7KBW

Lindsey Keeble, Watson Farley & Williams

Vivienne Pitroff, Holman Fenwick Willan

Alison Vassallo, Fenech & Fenech

Best in structured finance (incl securitisation & derivatives)

Parya Badie, Allen & Overy

Tamara Box, Reed Smith

Angela Clist, Allen & Overy

Lucy Oddy, Allen & Overy

Anita Schläpfer, Schellenberg Wittmer

Best in tax

Juliana Dantas, Baker & McKenzie

Irina Dmitrieva, White & Case

Sandra Hazan, Dentons

Sari Laaksonen, Castrén & Snellman

Nicole Looks, Baker & McKenzie

Sonya Manzor, William Fry

Svitlana Musienko, DLA Piper

Silvia Paternain, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Sonia Velasco, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Best in tax dispute resolution

Helen Buchanan, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Liesl Fichardt, Clifford Chance

Heather Gething, Herbert Smith Freehills

Sandra Hazan, Dentons

Sonia Velasco, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Best in technology, media & telecommunications

Zoë Butler, Powell Gilbert

Blanca Escribano, Olswang

Eva Fredrikson, Vinge

Marjolein Geus, Bird & Bird

Laura Liguori, Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Roelien van Neck, Bird & Bird

Lisbeth Savill, Latham & Watkins

Best in trade mark

Verena von Bomhard, Bombard IP

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, Hogan Lovells

Janne Glæsel, Gorrissen Federspiel

Natalia Gulyaeva, Hogan Lovells

Isabelle Leroux, Dentons

Carrollanne Lindley, Kilburn & Strode

Carol Plunkett, William Fry

Best in transfer pricing

Iwona Georgijew, Deloitte

Margreet Nijhof, Baker & McKenzie

Sabine Sardou, Bird & Bird

Caroline Silberztein, Baker & McKenzie

Ágata Uceda, KPMG Meijburg & Co

Best in trusts & estates

Zillah Howard, Bedell

Sue Laing, Boodle Hatfield

Nora Lillis, William Fry

Sara Maccallum, Boodle Hatfield

Susan O'Connell, O'Connell Brennen

Tina Wüstemann, Bär & Karrer

Best in white collar crime

Louise Delahunty, Cooley

Kathleen Harris, Arnold & Porter

Louise Hodges, Kingsley Napley

Clare Montgomery QC, Matrix Chambers

Alison Pople QC, Cloth Fair Chambers

Raffaella Quintana, DLA Piper

Judith Seddon, Clifford Chance

Natasha Wong, 187 Fleet Street

Rising star: Corporate

Annabelle Croker, Allen & Overy

Rebecca Emory, White & Case

Caroline-Lucy Moran, ‎Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Yulia Solomakhina, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Yoko Takagi, White & Case

Rising star: Finance

Jennie Dorsaint, Paul Hastings

Alexandra Hagelüken, Latham & Watkins

Alexandra Maia de Loureiro, SRS Advogados

Linda Taylor, Linklaters

Rising star: IP

Gail Crawford, Latham & Watkins

Pauline Debré, Linklaters

Miriam Gundt, Hogan Lovells

Bethan Hopewell, Powell Gilbert

Marta Koremba, Bird & Bird

Rising star: Litigation

Gemma Anderson, Morrison & Foerster

Natalia Gómez, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hannah Keever, Paul Hastings

Nathalie Allen Prince, Boies Schiller & Flexner

Jumana Rahman, Latham & Watkins

Rising star: Tax

Mounia Benabdallah, Baker & McKenzie

Sophie Donnithorne-Tait, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Kirstin Hoenderken, Loyens & Loeff

Maria Mera, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Susanne Schreiber, Bär & Karrer

In-house (over 50)

AXA

Deutsche Bank

eBay

Goldman Sachs

Google

Natixis

In-house (under 50)

Colgate

Daimler

Mars


Country/Regional Nominees

Austria

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach

Schönherr

Wolf Theiss

Baltics

Cobalt

Sorainen

Tark Grunte Sutkiene

Belgium

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Dentons

DLA Piper

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

NautaDutilh

Sidley Austin

White & Case

Bulgaria

Boyanov & Co

Dinova Rusev & Partners

Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Croatia

Wolf Theiss

Žurić i Partneri

Cyprus

Andreas Neocleous & Co

Antis Triantafyllides

Chrysses Demetriades & Co

Czech Republic

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Dentons

DLA Piper

Glatzová & Co

White & Case

Wolf Theiss

Denmark

Bech-Bruun

Bird & Bird

Gorrissen Federspiel

Plesner

Kromann Reumert

Finland

Borenius Attorneys

Bird & Bird

Castrén & Snellman

White & Case

France

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Dentons

DLA Piper

Herbert Smith Freehills

Latham & Watkins

White & Case

Taj

Germany

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Dentons

Hengeler Mueller

King & Wood Mallesons

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

White & Case

Greece

A & K Metaxopoulous

Karatzas & Partners Law Firm

KGDI

M & P Bernitsas Law Offices

Hungary

Bird & Bird

bpv Jádi Németh Attorneys at Law

CMS Cameron McKenna

Dentons

DLA Piper

Kinstellar

Ireland

A&L Goodbody

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

Matheson

McCann FitzGerald

William Fry

Israel

Agmon & Co Rosenberg Hacohen & Co

Herzog Fox & Neeman

S Friedman & Co

Shibolet & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co

Italy

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

DLA Piper

Linklaters

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Simmons & Simmons

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci

White & Case

Kazakhstan

Dentons

Linkage & Mind

White & Case

Luxembourg

Allen & Overy

Arendt & Medernach

Bonn & Schmitt

Hogan Lovells

Linklaters

King & Wood Mallesons

Simmons & Simmons

Malta

Camilleri Preziosi

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Netherlands

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Hogan Lovells

Houthoff Buruma

NautaDutilh

Simmons & Simmons

Norway

Thommessen

Wiersholm

Wikborg Rein

Poland

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski | Wspólnicy

Bird & Bird

Clifford Chance

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

White & Case

Portugal

Abecasis Azoia Moura Marques & Associados

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados

PLMJ

Viera de Almeida & Associados

Romania

DLA Piper

Muşat & Asociaţii

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Wolf Theiss

Russia

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

White & Case

Slovak Republic

Bird & Bird

Čechová & Partners

CMS Ružička Csekes

DLA Piper

White & Case

Spain

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

DLA Piper

Herrero & Asociados

King & Wood Mallesons

Simmons & Simmons

Uría Menéndez

White & Case

Sweden

Advokatfirman Lindahl

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Mannheimer Swartling

Vinge

White & Case

Switzerland

Bär & Karrer

Lenz & Staehelin

Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Schellenberg Wittmer

White & Case

Turkey

Baker & McKenzie

Dentons

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Pekin & Pekin

White & Case

YükselKarkinKücük – DLA Piper

Ukraine

Asters

Dentons

DLA Piper

Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm

UK (national firm)

Boodle Hatfield

Irwin Mitchell

Kennedys

Powell Gilbert

Shoosmiths

UK (international firm)

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Clifford Chance

CMS Cameron McKenna

Dentons

DLA Piper

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hogan Lovells

King & Wood Mallesons

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Slaughter and May

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case

Middle East

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Clifford Chance

DLA Piper

Herbert Smith Freehills

Latham & Watkins

White & Case


Firm of the Year Nominees

Best gender diversity initiative by national firm

Arthur Cox

Bär & Karrer

Cuatrecasas Gonҫalves Pereira

Gleiss Lutz

Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Vinge

Wolf Theiss

Best gender diversity initiative by international firm

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

King & Wood Mallesons

Slaughter and May

Sidley Austin

White & Case

Best national firm for minority women lawyers

Advokatfirman Lindahl

Boodle Hatfield

Borenius Attorneys

Castrén & Snellman

Best international firm for minority women lawyers

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Clifford Chance

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Simmons & Simmons

Most innovative international firm

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sidley Austin

White & Case

Best national firm mentoring programme

Arthur Cox

Borenius Attorneys

Hengeler Mueller

Matheson

Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo e Soci

Best international mentoring programme

Baker & McKenzie

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Reed Smith

Sidley Austin

Slaughter and May

White & Case

Best national firm for work-life balance

Arthur Cox

Boodle Hatfield

Borenius Attorneys

Cuatrecasas Gonҫalves Pereira

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo e Soci

Vieira de Almeida

Wolf Theiss

Best international firm for work-life balance

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Reed Smith

Sidley Austin

White & Case

Best national firm for pro bono work

Abecasis Azoia Moura Marques & Associados

Arthur Cox

Bär & Karrer

Cuatrecasas Gonҫalves Pereira

Wolf Theiss

Best international firm for pro bono work

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Linklaters

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case

Best national firm for talent management

Advokatfirman Lindahl

Boodle Hatfield

Castrén & Snellman

Cuatrecasas Gonҫalves Pereira

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Schellenberg Wittmer

Best international firm for talent management

Baker & McKenzie

Dentons

DLA Piper

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sidley Austin

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case

Best national firm for women in business law

Arthur Cox

Boodle Hatfield

Borenius Attorneys

Cuatrecasas Gonҫalves Pereira

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo e Soci

Wolf Theiss

Best international firm for women in business law

Allen & Overy

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sidley Austin

Simmons & Simmons

Slaughter and May

White & Case

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