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Rising Stars Awards Europe 2020: shortlist revealed

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The Rising Stars Awards Europe provides law and professional services firms the recognition they deserve for the efforts of their up and coming practitioners in the legal profession.

The awards recognise some of the most promising emerging talents in specialist practice areas, including tax, litigation, IP and corporate financing, in key markets across Europe. The individuals shortlisted have been widely praised by peers and clients in their markets, as well as having played key roles on influential projects and transactions during 2020. They are among the next generation of partners at law and professional services firms.

The full shortlist for the Rising Stars Awards Europe 2020 is below. A methodology for the awards can be found here

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The virtual award ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 18 2021, when the winners of the categories below will be presented, along with the rising star jurisdictional winners across key European markets. Register Here.


Practice Area

Aviation

Ashleigh Standen - Reed Smith

Chris Knight - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Dan Cowdy - Norton Rose Fulbright

Donal Keane - Allen & Overy

James Collins - Stephenson Harwood

John Pearson - Vedder Price

Kevin Mahony - Matheson

Nicholas Harding - Clyde & Co

Rakhi Savjani - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Stephen Gardiner - Matheson

Banking and finance

Adrian Koller - Niederer Kraft Frey

Alon Peled - Gornitzky & Co

David Borer - Homburger

Lyn Brennan - William Fry

Nienke van Stekelenburgh - Clifford Chance

Nikki Johnstone - Allen & Overy

Philip Spoerlé - Baker McKenzie

Sarbajeet Nag - Milbank

Stanislav Schmidt - Bird & Bird

Capital markets (debt & equity)

Alexander Retsch - Glade Michel Wirtz

Alexander von Jeinsen - Advestra

Géraldine Bourguignon - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Hasan Yasar - Pekin & Pekin

Jacqueline Heng - Norton Rose Fulbright

Maria Soares do Lago - MLGTS

Richard Kelly - Matheson

Soline Louvigny - Allen & Overy

Yves Mauchle - Baker McKenzie

Yvette Voermans - Hogan Lovells

Commercial arbitration

Anna Masser - Allen & Overy

Anya George - Schellenberg Wittmer

Emily Fox - Herbert Smith Freehills

Johannes Landbrecht - Gabriel Arbitration

Philip Devenish - Jones Day

Sabrina Janzik - Clyde & Co

Sarah Ganz - WilmerHale

Simon Vorburger - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Vincent Bouvard - Herbert Smith Freehills

Competition and antitrust

Athanasia Gavala - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Christian Ritz - Hogan Lovells

David Little - Latham & Watkins

Elena Wiese - Hogan Lovells

Joséphine Fourquet - Paul Hastings

Lukas Rengier - Allen & Overy

Mark English - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Michael Mayr - Cerha Hempel

Paul Johnson - Baker McKenzie

Ricky Versteeg - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Corporate and M&A (including private equity)

Adam Runcorn - Sidley Austin

Anne-Caroline Payelle - Allen & Overy

Benjamin Bade - Castrén & Snellman

Christopher Winn - Dentons

James Heller - Baker McKenzie

Martin Allan Christensen - Bech-Bruun

Michelle Tong - Goodwin

Øyvind Mork Karlsen - Advokatfirmaet Thommessen

Raquel Azevedo - PLMJ

Tamara Young - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Energy and natural resources

Alexandra Rotar - Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Daniel Zimmer - Hengeler Mueller

David Antón - Hogan Lovells

Iikka Väänänen - Castrén & Snellman

Jörg Meinzenbach - Hengeler Mueller

Maksym Sysoiev - Dentons

Nicholas Antonas - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Rob Butler - Baker Botts

Rúben Brigolas - PLMJ

Insurance and reinsurance

Luc Bigel - DLA Piper

Marika Oksaar - NOVE

Martin Karwatzki - Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Patrick R van der Vorst - VanNiekerkCieremans

Sam Tacey - Cooley

Sinéad Lynch - A&L Goodbody

Virginia Martínez - Hogan Lovells

International trade

Eva Monard - Jones Day

Florian Wolf - Blomstein

Jennifer Paterson - Herbert Smith Freehills

Katja Göcke - GvW | Graf von Westphalen

Maria Krestiyanova - Dentons

Nicoleta Tuominen - Dentons

Victoria Mykuliak - Sayenko Kharenko

Yongqing Bao - Steptoe & Johnson

Investment funds

Claire Bentley - Dechert

James Board - Kirkland & Ellis

Laura Butler - A&L Goodbody

Marie Préat - Clifford Chance

Robert Nield - Sidley Austin

Tim de Wit - Finnius

Labour and employment

Ana Rita Nascimento - Pinto Ribeiro Advogados

Dino Kalamujic - DLA Piper

Johan Zetterström - Baker McKenzie

Matthias Köhler - Baker McKenzie

Tiago Cochofel de Azevedo - Vieira de Almeida

Victoria Truchuelo

Zuzana Ferianc - Baker McKenzie

Life sciences

Agnieszka Sztoldman - Taylor Wessing

Deniz Tschammler - McDermott Will & Emery

Eszter Takacsi-Nagy - Kinstellar

Ewan Townsend - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Ignacio Pontijas - Grau & Angulo

Janine Reudt-Demont - Niederer Kraft Frey

Joel Coles - Powell Gilbert

Róise Nic Ghráinne - A&L Goodbody

Sarah-Jane Dobson - Kennedys

Litigation

Bibi Sarraf-Yazdi - Winston & Strawn

Cécile Burgess - Addleshaw Goddard

Delphine Dendievel - Apostrophe Avocats

Ilona Karppinen - Castrén & Snellman

Jonas Oggier - Niedermann

Julie Metois - Allen & Overy

Léonard Stoyanov - Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Avocats

Lisa Janaszewicz - Bougartchev Moyne Associés

Richard Hoyle - Essex Court Chambers

Yindi Gesinde - Baker McKenzie

Patents

Bolko Ehlgen - Linklaters

Christopher de Mauny - Bird & Bird

Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof - Hogan Lovells

Jelle Drok - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Marthe Riewald - Taylor Wessing

Sarah Saisby - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Privacy and data protection

Chantal van Dam - Hogan Lovells

Francesca Blythe - Sidley Austin

Gita Shivarattan - Ashurst

Jan Brölmann - Van Benthem & Keulen

Joke Bodewits - Hogan Lovells

Lore N Lieve Leitner - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Olivia Santantonio - Lydian

Product liability

Karen Jelsma Hogan Lovells

Margarita Morales - Hogan Lovells

Mary Cooney - William Fry

Sarah-Jane Dobson - Kennedys

Tobias Ackermann - Hogan Lovells

Real estate

Alexandra Ionita - PeliPartners

Leif Laitinen - HPP Attorneys

Nir Lerer - Meitar Law Offices

Sabrina Handke - Hogan Lovells

Restructuring and insolvency

Brian O'Malley - A&L Goodbody

Catarina Guedes de Carvalho - PLMJ

Clare Cottle - Weil Gotshal & Manges

Fredrik Thor - Wistrand

Nick Charlwood - Allen & Overy

Robert Peldán - Borenius

Simon Le Wita - De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

Structured finance and Securitisation

Christine Hohl - Niederer Kraft Frey

Claire Bridcut - Milbank

Helen Jones - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Leona McManus - Shearman & Sterling

Shanthi Maria Vignasen - Allen & Overy

Ulkü Cibik - Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Avocats

Tax

Andreia Gabriel Pereira - MLGTS

António Queiroz Martins - MLGTS

David López - Uría Menéndez

Filipa Simõe Figueiredo - Garrigues

Gregory von Gunten - Lenoir Delgado & Associés

Isabelle Panis - Allen & Overy

Oliver Staatz - Jones Day

Viyan Hagi - Deloitte Sweden

Yifat Weiss - Amit Pollak Matalon & Co

Technology, media and telecommunication

Bernhard Heinzl - DORDA

Jan Kleiner - Bär & Karrer

Laurie-Anne Ancenys - Allen & Overy

Maríla Frias - VdA | Vieira de Almeida

Marta Lahuerta Escolano - Jones Day

Sonia Cissé - Linklaters

Vera Lukic - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Trademark

Ádám György - SBGK Attorneys at Law

Alicja Zalewska - CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm

Giles Parsons - Browne Jacobson

Giulia Varallo - Trevisan & Cuonzo

Natalia Kirichenko - DLA Piper

Patricia Collis - Bird & Bird

Patrick R Schutte - Wild Schnyder

Sabin Tigu - Ploum

Vironika Pilyugina - Hogan Lovells

Transfer pricing

Amanda Pletz - NERA Economic Consulting

Janine Müller - KPMG

Lars Gläser - Schindler Attorneys

Philip de Homont - NERA Economic Consulting

Simon Renaud - PwC

Tanja Keser - PwC

Trusts and estates

Alexander Greter - Lenz & Staehelin

Andrea Dorjee-Good - Schellenberg Wittmer

Barbara Albrecht - Loyens & Loeff

Caroline Belam - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Emma Holland - Stewarts

Kate Salter - Kingsley Napley

Louise Lutz Sciamanna - CMS von Erlach Poncet

Ragnar Baderschneider - Schmidt v Buttlar & Partner

White collar crime

Alexandros Tsagkalidis - Anagnostopoulos

Christina Hund - Norton Rose Fulbright

Désirée Maier - Hogan Lovells

José Maria Formosinho Sanch - PLMJ

Karen Coppens - Dechert

Ricarda Christine Schelzke - Klinkert Rechtsanwälte

Rui Costa Pereira - VdA | Vieira de Almeida

Sophie Levy - Clifford Chance

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