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Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2021: winners announced

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The Rising Stars Awards has released the list of winners for the 2021 Europe, Middle East and Africa awards

The Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2021 has announced its winners for the 2021 EMEA awards, celebrating over 150 rising stars from across 28 practice area specialisms throughout the region.

Also being recognised are emerging leaders from in-house teams.

The Rising Stars Awards aims to recognise the outstanding work being done by the region’s emerging leaders. These individuals are associates, of counsel, and recently promoted partners who have been rising to prominence within their chosen specialisms.  

It is our privilege to acknowledge the astounding work being accomplished by lawyers who may well be the next generation of leaders in their fields.

Sadly, as travel restrictions in the region have yet to be lifted and as our list of multinational winners are located across multiple continents, we are unable to host our all-inclusive gala dinner and ceremony this year.  

Instead, the Rising Stars team is delighted to be able to present to you the list of this year’s most distinguished up-and-coming talent. Please join us as we celebrate the achievements of the Rising Stars for 2021.

We hope to see you all in person in 2022, things being well. Until then, stay safe and keep up the incredible work.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact our lead researcher John Harrison

We are keen to fulfil any promotions that firms would like to undertake on the back of their success, and request that you contact Nick Heath with any queries.

Without further ado, the winners are…

In-House Awards

Aviation

Alma Forgo – Airbus

Katharine Price – Airbus

Mustafa Kemal Balta – Corendon Airlines

Yvonne Moynihan – Vueling

Banking & finance

Alexander Roesch – Rothschild & Co Bank

Mikko Haataja – OP Financial Group

Rita Santos – Banco Atlantico

Stefan Sveholm – Handelsbanken

Stephan Leissing – LGT

Susanna Puumala – Finnvera

Tamer Dürr – Zürcher Kantonalbank

Vesa Vuorio – Nordea

Corporate

Philip Horber – Coca-Cola Company

Energy & natural resources

Alexios Kirillov – Guinea Alumina Corporation

Ana Oliveira Rocha - Astronergy

Flavia Bieri Bürge – Axpo Group

Othman El Malih – Maurel & Prom

Paola Merati – Sonnedix

Teresa Arnoni – Alleans Renewables

Labour & employment

Bérengère Murigneux – Heineken

 Life Sciences

Anna Jacobs – Amgen

Caroline Gutmann – Lilly Deutschland

Dider Pomeranc – F Hoffmann-La Roche

Isabel Burnham - Mundipharma

Jose Antonio Pontijas – After S.L

Julia Polly – Gilead

Katarzyna Kęska – Polpharma

Marion Bickmann – GlaxoSmithKline

Marta Tuzimek-Wisniewska – Roche

Ruth Franken – Kiadis

Shohta Ueno – Regeneron Phramaceuticals, Inc.

Zofia Ignatowicz – Adamed Pharma

Privacy & data protection

Charlotte Suffys – Facebook

Caroline Hooper – Netflix

Maarten Goudsmit – Booking.com

Sylvie de Oliveira - L'Oréal

Real estate

Anna-Liisa Asujamaa – OP Real Estate Asset Management Ltd

Julien Nataf – Gecina

Tax

Roos Bareman – Bareman Fiscaal Advies

Technology, media & telecommunications

Emma Keating – Liberty Global

Tiago Mota – The Walt Disney Company

Zacharie Gabail – Dassault Systèmes

Practice Area Awards

Aviation

Annabelle Wheeler – Norton Rose Fulbright

Dhruv Paul – Watson Farley & Williams

Stephen Gardiner – Matheson

Banking & finance

Alon Peled – Gornitzky & Co

Amy Kennedy – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Mariella Både-Landell – Castrén & Snellman

Capital markets (debt & equity)

Andrew McCann – Clifford Chance

Inbar Eitan-Goldstein – Shibolet & Co

Peter Crossan – Allen & Overy

Commercial arbitration

Anne-Marie Lacoste – Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Emilie Gonin – Doughty Street Chambers

Sebastiano Nessi – Schellenberg Wittmer

Competition & antitrust

Christon Shenolikar – Herbert Smith Freehills

Philipp Kirst – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Samantha Sinden – Werksmans Attorneys

Corporate / M&A

Anne-Caroline Payelle – Allen & Overy

Deirdre Ní Annracháin – Niederer Kraft Frey

Martyn Jones – Herbert Smith Freehills

Energy & natural resources

João Marques Mendes – PLMJ

Nadine Amr – Vinson & Elkins

Valentina Canalini – Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici

Environment

Adam Hedley – Reed Smith

Iikka Väänänen – Castrén & Snellman

Madalena Bernardes Coelho – Abreu Advogados

Insurance & reinsurance

Aurélie Garaudet – Hascoet & Associes

Ciara Jackson – Kennedys

Sam Tacey – Cooley

International trade

Eva Monard – Jones Day

Nicoleta Tuominen – Dentons

Victoria Mykuliak – Sayenko Kharenko

Investment funds

Hamish Annandale – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Macky O'Sullivan – King & Spalding

Marie Préat – Clifford Chance

Labour & employment

Matthias Köhler – Baker McKenzie

Nadège Owen – Orrick Rambaud Martel

Nick Wright – Herbert Smith Freehills

Life sciences

Joel Coles – Powell Gilbert

Matthias Schweiger – Hogan Lovells

Nicolas Carbonnelle – Bird & Bird

Litigation

Carla Góis Coelho – PLMJ

Ciarán Ó Conluain – A&L Goodbody

Shail Patel – 4 New Square

Patent

Abdelaziz Khatab – August Debouzy

Beatrix Metelski – Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Sarah Naisby – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Privacy & data protection

Hannah Crowther - Bristows

Jan Spittka – Clyde & Co

Olivia Santantonio – Lydian

Product liability

Mary Cooney – William Fry

Olya Melnitchouk – DAC Beachcroft

Tobias Ackermann – Hogan Lovells

Project finance

Adite Aloke – Afridi & Angell

Kilian de Cintré – Milbank

Tomer Ben Horin – Tadmor Levy & Co

Real estate

Cléopha Thomann – Gide Loyrette Nouel

Hayden Cameron – Allen & Overy

Nir Lerer – Meitar Law Offices

Restructuring & insolvency

Lindsay Hingston – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Marjolaine Jakob – CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd

Simon Le Wita – De Prdieu Brocas Maffei

Shipping & maritime

Ida Dahlborg – Wistrand

Michael Ritter – HFW

Will Trustram – Clyde & Co

Structured finance & securitisation

Claire Bridcut – Milbank

Inês Perez Sanchez – VdA

Ülkü Cibik – Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Avocats

Tax

Caroline Austin – Matheson

Marcin Czajkowski – Dentons

Serena Lee – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Technology, media & telecommunications

Marília Frias – VdA

Marta Lahuerta Escolano – Jones Day

Sophie Goossens – Reed Smith

Trademark

Karla Hughes – Allen & Overy

Mathis Breuer – Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy – Baker McKenzie

Transfer pricing

Alexis Bernard – CMS Francis Lefebvre

Hendrik Handte – Deloitte Germany

Olga Shambaleva – EY

Trusts & estates

Andrea Dorjee-Good – Schellenberg Wittmer

Katie Baxter – Ogier

Robert Gibson – Taylor Wessing

White collar crime

Marine Gourlet – Allen & Overy

Christina Hund – Norton Rose Fulbright

Katie Palms – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jurisdiction Awards

Austria

Eric Leikin – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Heidrun Halbartschlager – Konrad Partners

Belgium

Nicolas Carbonnelle – Bird & Bird

Olivia Santantonio – Lydian

Bulgaria

Hristina Dzhevlekova – Wolf Theiss

Channel Islands

Daniel Read – Walkers

Katie Baxter – Ogier

Czech Republic

Andrea Jarolímková – Bird & Bird

Milan Rakosnik – Clifford Chance

Denmark

Martin Allan Christensen – Bech-Bruun

Mette Hygum Clausen – Plesner

Estonia

Liina Käis – FORT Legal

Marika Oksaar – NOVE

Finland

Iikka Väänänen – Castrén & Snellman

Mariella Både-Landell – Castrén & Snellman

France

Abdelaziz Khatab – August Debouzy

Anne-Caroline Payelle – Allen & Overy

Germany

Beatrix Metelski – Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Hendrik Handte – Deloitte Germany

Greece

Alexandros Tsagkalidis – ANAGNOSTOPOULOS

Dimitris Kalyvas – Koutalidis Law Firm

Hungary

András Peisch – Dentons Réczicza Law Firm

Eszter Takacsi-Nagy – Kinstellar

Ireland

Caroline Austin – Matheson

Ciarán Ó Conluain – A&L Goodbody

Israel

Inbar Eitan-Goldstein – Shibolet & Co

Nir Lerer – Meitar Law Offices

Italy

Ermelinda Spinelli – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Valentina Canalini – Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici

Lithuania

Simona Liuimiene – Ellex

Luxembourg

Benjamin Tempelaere – Arendt & Medernach

Julie Carbiener – Simmons & Simmons

Malta

Lorraine Poole – Ganado Advocates

Matthew Xerri – Ganado Advocates

Netherlands

Menno Baks – Linklaters

Olga Shambaleva – EY

Norway

Sunniva Kinsella – Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Yngve Øyehaug Opsvik – GjessingReimers

Poland

Agnieszka Majka – NGL Legal

Marcin Czajkowski – Dentons

Portugal

João Marques Mendes – PLMJ

Madalena Bernardes Coelho – Abreu Advogados

Romania

Roxana Ionescu – RTPR

Ştefan Diaconescu – Mușat & Asociații

Russia

Olga Ponomarenko – Latham & Watkins

Sergey Blinov – Allen & Overy

Slovakia

Petra Štrbová – Dentons

Tomáš Melišek – Kinstellar

South Africa

Fiorella Noriega del Valle – Herbert Smith Freehills

Samantha Sinden – Werksmans Attorneys

Spain

Jesús Andrés Sedano – Uría Menéndez

Luis Cuesta Cuesta – Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Sweden

Amanda Granqvist – Sandart & Partners

Ida Dahlborg – Wistrand

Switzerland

Deirdre Ní Annracháin – Niederer Kraft Frey

Sebastiano Nessi – Schellenberg Wittmer

Turkey

Dicle Doğan – Gün + Partners

Hasan H Yasar – Pekin & Pekin

UK

Amy Kennedy – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Peter Crossan – Allen & Overy

Ukraine

Krystyna Khripkova - Integrites

Victoria Mykuliak – Sayenko Kharenko

United Arab Emirates

Dhruv Paul – Watson Farley & Williams

Macky O'Sullivan – King & Spalding

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