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14 April 2016

Spectacular coup in the Legal 500 EMEA 2016

We are delighted to announce that our teams in Paris, Bahrain, Luxembourg, Qatar and Switzerland have been commended for their excellent work in the prestigious Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2016. We received 10 recommendations as a firm including a big scoop for our Bahrain office that has been ranked as a top-tier firm in the Banking and Finance category. Plus, six of our lawyers were distinguished with individual recommendations. We are honoured to receive the much-coveted industry-wide recognition from such a respectable and eminent legal ranking body.

Since 1991, the Legal 500 EMEA has been providing readers with an annually updated, impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers in countries across the region, and the coverage extends to the Caucasus and Central Asia.

The EMEA guide provides researched coverage of 81 countries and over 2,700 ranked law firms. Law firms pay nothing to participate and so we are free to make ranking decisions on merit alone. Notably, the rankings are based on the feedback from 250,000 clients globally. The 2016 edition introduces coverage of Burundi, Cameroon, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Tajikistan and Zambia – a welcome addition given our increasing legal footprint in Africa.

This prestigious industry-wide accolade is an undisputed recognition of the remarkable talent, skill and professional integrity that distinguishes Charles Russell Speechlys’ professionals, positioning us as one of the top law firms in the EMEA.

Congratulations to:

Company rankings:

Charles Russell Speechlys

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dispute resolution Islamic finance Projects and energy Real estate and construction

Charles Russell Speechlys, French office

Private equity - LBO

Charles Russell Speechlys, Luxembourg office

Investment funds

Charles Russell Speechlys, Qatar office

Top-Tier Firm in Banking and Services

Foreign firms

Charles Russell Speechlys, Switzerland office

Private client

Individual rankings:


Dispute resolution

Patrick Gearon

Islamic finance

Wesam Al Shafei

Projects and energy

Paula Boast

Real estate and construction

Paula Boast

Simon Green


Investment funds

David Louis


Foreign firms

Paula Boast

Simon Green


Private client

Mark Summers