Benchmark Litigation 2019 Europe Awards: Winners and Photos

The inaugural Benchmark Europe awards ceremony was held last night (Wednesday, May 15 2019) at The Mandarin Oriental, London. Over 100 private practice, in-house and other guests attended, and photographs from the evening are available here.

Kirkland & Ellis took home the trophy for United Kingdom Firm of the Year, while Debevoise & Plimpton, Garrigues, Gleiss Lutz and McCann FitzGerald were all rewarded for working on the Impact Cases of the Year.


Photos from the event can be viewed HERE

Congratulations to the winners, all of which are listed below:


NATIONAL AWARDS

AUSTRIA
Firm of the Year

Wolf Theiss

Lawyer of the Year

Clemens Trauttenberg

Wolf Theiss


BELGIUM

Firm of the Year

Stibbe

Lawyer of the Year

Oliver Stevens

Stibbe


CROATIA
Firm of the Year

Wolf Theiss

Lawyer of the Year

Dalibor Valinčić

Wolf Theiss


CYPRUS
Firm of the Year

Elias Neocleous & Co

Lawyer of the Year

Chrysanthos Christoforou

Elias Neocleous & Co


CZECH REPUBLIC
Firm of the Year

Peterka & Partners

Lawyer of the Year

Jiří Černý

Peterka & Partners


DENMARK
Firm of the Year

Gorrissen Federspiel

Lawyer of the Year

Henriette Gernaa

Gorrissen Federspiel


ESTONIA
Firm of the Year

Ellex Raidla

Lawyer of the Year

Arne Ots

Ellex Raidla


FINLAND
Firm of the Year

Castrén & Snellman

Lawyer of the Year

Anders Forss

Castrén & Snellman


FRANCE
Firm of the Year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Lawyer of the Year

Claudia Annacker

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton


GERMANY
Firm of the Year

Gleiss Lutz

Lawyer of the Year

Markus Meier

Hengeler Mueller


GREECE
Firm of the Year

Bernitsas Law

Lawyer of the Year

Christos Paraskevopoulos

Bernitsas Law


HUNGARY
Firm of the Year

Wolf Theiss

Lawyer of the Year

Zoltán Faludi

Wolf Theiss


ICELAND
Firm of the Year

Lagahvoll

Lawyer of the Year

Jóhann Tómas Sigurðsson

Lagahvoll


IRELAND
Firm of the Year

McCann FitzGerald

Lawyer of the Year

Sharon Daly

Matheson


ITALY
Firm of the Year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Lawyer of the Year

Ferdinando Emanuele

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton


LATVIA
Firm of the Year

Cobalt

Lawyer of the Year

Sintija Radionova

Primus Derling


LITHUANIA
Firm of the Year

Ellex Valiunas

Lawyer of the Year

Andrius Smaliukas

Ellex Valiunas


LUXEMBOURG
Firm of the Year

Loyens & Loeff

Lawyer of the Year

Véronique Hoffeld

Loyens & Loeff


NETHERLANDS
Firm of the Year

Houthoff

Lawyer of the Year

Richard Le Grand

Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh


NORWAY
Firm of the Year

BAHR

Lawyer of the Year

Jan Jansen

BAHR


POLAND
Firm of the Year

Dentons

Lawyer of the Year

Paweł Pietkiewicz

Greenberg Traurig


PORTUGAL
Firm of the Year

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados

Lawyer of the Year

Francisco Cortez

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados


ROMANIA
Firm of the Year

Suciu Popa

Lawyer of the Year

Luminita Popa

Suciu Popa


RUSSIA
Firm of the Year

Peterka & Peterka

Lawyer of the Year

Vlad Rudnitskiy

Peterka & Peterka


SPAIN
Firm of the Year

Uría Menéndez

Lawyer of the Year

Patricia Vidal

Uría Menéndez


SWEDEN
Firm of the Year

Roschier

Lawyer of the Year

Rikard Wikström-Hermansen

Roschier


SWITZERLAND
Firm of the Year

Homburger

Lawyer of the Year

Balz Gross

Homburger


TURKEY
Firm of the Year

Gün + Partners

Lawyer of the Year

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Gürkaynak Attorneys at Law


UKRAINE
Firm of the Year

Asters

Lawyer of the Year

Oleksiy Didkovskiy

Asters


UNITED KINGDOM
Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis

Lawyer of the Year

Steven Baker

White & Case



PRACTICE AREA FIRM AWARDS

Commercial & Transactions Firm of the Year

McCann Fitzgerald


Competition Firm of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills


Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

Hogan Lovells


International Arbitration Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis


White Collar Crime Firm of the Year

Schellenberg Wittmer



PRACTICE AREA LAWYER AWARDS

Commercial & Transactions Lawyer of the Year

Damian Byrne Hill

Herbert Smith Freehills


Competition Lawyer of the Year

Sven Völcker

Latham & Watkins


Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year

Laëtitia Bénard

Allen & Overy


International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year

Christopher Colbridge

Kirkland & Ellis


White Collar Crime Lawyer of the Year

Peter Burckhardt

Schellenberg Wittmer



Impact Cases of the Year

Goldman Sachs in Supreme Court hearing against Novo Banco

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft


Google abuse of dominance

Herbert Smith Freehills


Comcast

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Johnson & Johnson

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Intel - Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice

Ashurst


Google v Kelkoo

Herbert Smith Freehills


Daimler

Gleiss Lutz


C-20/15P Commission v World Duty Free Group and C-21/15P Commission v Banco Santander and Santusa Holding

Garrigues


DOCERAM v CeramTec

Hogan Lovells


Government of the United States of America, Commercial Court proceedings by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner against Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems

McCann FitzGerald


Royal Dutch Shell and The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria

Debevoise & Plimpton


Credit Suisse

Schellenberg Wittmer


The Popplewell Proceedings

Holman Fenwick Willan


Rolls Royce in its Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the UK Serious Fraud Office

Debevoise & Plimpton