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Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2018 - shortlist announced

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The shortlist for the eighth annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards has been announced. For the 2018 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 14 at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London. To reserve your place, please email Melanie Petch at mpetch@euromoneyplc.com, or call +44 207 779 8836.

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 npettifer@euromoneyplc.com


PRACTICE AREA NOMINEES

Best in aviation

Sue Barham, HFW

Maria Cetta, Clyde & Co

Catherine Deane, McCann FitzGerald

Catherine Duffy, A&L Goodbody

Catherine Erkelens, Erkelens Law

Vonnick Le Guillou, DLA Piper

Georgina O'Riordan, McCann Fitzgerald

Laura Pierallini, Studio Legale Pierallini

Best in banking & finance

Penny Angell, Hogan Lovells

Cathy Bell-Walker, Allen & Overy

Libby Garvey, Eugene F. Collins

Denise Gibson, Allen & Overy

Annette Kurdian, Linklaters

Ana García Rodríguez, Baker McKenzie

Jayanthi Sadanandan, Latham & Watkins

Anita Schläpfer, Schellenberg Wittmer

Anda Todor, Dentons

Best in capital markets: Debt

Farmida Bi, Norton Rose Fulbright

Vanessa Blackmore, Sullivan & Cromwell

Melissa Butler, White & Case

Dorothee Fischer-Appelt, Greenberg Traurig

Elaine Keats, Linklaters

Paola Leocani, Simmons & Simmons

Sharon Lewis, Hogan Lovells

Lene Malthasen, Latham & Watkins

Best in capital markets: Equity

Vanessa Blackmore, Sullivan & Cromwell

Delphine Currie, Reed Smith

Lena Hodge, Brown Rudnick

Merja Kivelä, Castrén & Snellman

Claudia Parzani, Linklaters

Annelies van der Pauw, Allen & Overy

Anda Todor, Dentons

Natalie Walter, Covington & Burling

Best in commercial arbitration

Tanya Landon, Sidley Austin

Wendy Miles QC, Debevoise & Plimpton

Karyl Nairn QC, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sherina Petit, Norton Rose Fulbright

Anne Véronique Schlaepfer, White & Case

Dorothee Schramm, Sidley Austin

Nathalie Voser, Schellenberg Wittmer

Best in competition & antitrust

Miranda Cole, Covington & Burling

Cani Fernández, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Ros Kellaway, Eversheds Sutherland

Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case

Kristina Nordlander, Sidley Austin

Daniela Seeliger, Linklaters

Anne Wachsmann, Linklaters

Elaine Whiteford, Covington & Burling

Livia Zamfiropol, DLA Piper

Best in copyright

Géraldine Arbant, Bird & Bird

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, Hogan Lovells

Isabelle Leroux, Dentons

Darya Ermolina, Baker McKenzie

Lisa Peets, Covington & Burling

Constanze Ulmer-Eilfort, Baker McKenzie

Best in corporate governance

Beatriz Pessoa de Araújo, Baker McKenzie

Marta Frąckowiak, DLA Piper

Myra Garrett, William Fry

Farah Ispahani, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Maura McLaughlin, Arthur Cox

Pauliina Tenhunen, Castrén & Snellman

Marieke Wyckaert, Eubelius

Best in energy, natural resources & mining

Lorraine Bayliss, Allen & Overy

Danielle Beggs, Dentons

Nina Bowyer, Herbert Smith Freehills

Jennifer Josefson, King & Spalding

Agnieszka Klich, Covington & Burling

Anne Lapierre, Norton Rose Fulbright

Tessa Lee, Linklaters

Rebecca Major, Herbert Smith Freehills

Best in environment

Vanessa Havard-Williams, Linklaters

Françoise Labrousse, Jones Day

Caroline May, Norton Rose Fulbright

Louise Moore, Hogan Lovells

Ewa Rutkowska-Subocz, Dentons

Ursula Schliessner, Jones Day

Cate Sharp, Greenberg Traurig

Annelies Verlinden, DLA Piper

Best in financial regulation

Charlotte Hill, Covington & Burling

Floortje Nagelkerke, Norton Rose Fulbright

Orla O'Connor, Arthur Cox

Anita Schläpfer, Schellenberg Wittmer

Rachpal Thind, Sidley Austin

Sarah Wallace, Irwin Mitchell

Best in insolvency & restructuring

Katrina Buckley, Allen & Overy

Rebecca Jarvis, Linklaters

Mei Lian, Shearman & Sterling

Charlotte Møller, Reed Smith

Sarah Mook, Linklaters

Urszula Nartowska, Gleiss Lutz

Liz Osborne, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Yen Sum, Sidley Austin

Best in insurance & reinsurance

Elizabeth Bothwell, Arthur Cox

Dorothy Cory-Wright, Sidley Austin

Sharon Daly, Matheson

Séverine Hotellier, Dentons

Victoria Sander, Linklaters

Małgorzata Surdek, CMS Cameron McKenna

Best in international trade

Lourdes Catrain, Hogan Lovells

Miriam Gonzalez, Dechert

Ursula O'Dwyer, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Katharina Spenner, Baker McKenzie

Paulette Vander Schueren, Mayer Brown

Best in investment funds

Sarah Cunniff, Arthur Cox

Caroline Clemetson, Schellenberg Wittmer

Tara Doyle, Matheson

Joëlle Hauser, Clifford Chance

Tara O'Reilly, Arthur Cox

Michelle Ridge, Matheson

Kate Simpson, Proskauer Rose

Cindy Valentine, Simmons & Simmons

Best in labour & employment

Mirjam de Blécourt, Baker McKenzie

Catherine Drinnan, Latham & Watkins

Naomi Feinstein, Greenberg Traurig

Emanuela Nespoli, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo

Andrea Panzer-Heemeir, Arqis

Paola Pucci, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo

Emma Röhsler, Herbert Smith Freehills

Karen Seward, Allen & Overy

Best in life sciences

Laëtitia Bénard, Allen & Overy

Selin Sinem Erciyas, Gün + Partners

Penny Gilbert, Powell Gilbert

Ella Mikkola, Bird & Bird

Marjan Noor, Allen & Overy

Laura Orlando, Simmons & Simmons

Lucinda Osborne, Covington & Burling

Marianne Schaffner, Dentons

Best in litigation

Sara Biglieri, Dentons

Louise Freeman, Covington & Burling

Christine Gateau, Hogan Lovells

Marieke van Hooijdonk, Allen & Overy

Laura Orlando, Simmons & Simmons

Carol Plunkett, William Fry

Nathalie Voser, Schellenberg Wittmer

Mona Vaswani, Allen & Overy

Best in mergers & acquisitions

Fiona Adams, Greenberg Traurig

Oxana Balayan, Hogan Lovells

Michal Berkner, Cooley

Linda Davies, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Tracey Lochhead, Linklaters

Louise Nash, Covington & Burling

Anda Todor, Dentons

Sarah Wiggins, Linklaters

Best in patent

Zoë Butler, Powell Gilbert

Nicola Dagg, Allen & Overy

Laëtitia Bénard, Allen & Overy

Penny Gilbert, Powell Gilbert

Christine Kanz, Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Morag MacDonald, Bird & Bird

Morag Peberdy, Covington & Burling

Carol Plunkett, William Fry

Best in privacy and data protection

Ruth Boardman, Bird & Bird

Kate Brimsted, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Georgina Kon, Linklaters

Elisabeth Thole, Van Doorne

Henriette Tielemans, Covington & Burling

Best in private equity

Katja Butler, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Graciela Llaneza, Hogan Lovells

Fatema Orjela, Sidley Austin

Joanne Owen, Proskauer Rose

Gemma Roberts, Goodwin Procter

Annelies van der Pauw, Allen & Overy

Best in product liability

Cécile Derycke, Hogan Lovells

Isabel Foley, Arthur Cox

Christine Gateau, Hogan Lovells

Vonnick Le Guillou, DLA Piper

Francesca Rolla, Hogan Lovells

Best in real estate

Jennifer Halpin, McCann Fitzgerald

Natalia Kochergina, DLA Piper

Françoise Maigrot, Linklaters

Emma Matebalavu, Clifford Chance

Lina Nemchenko, Baker McKenzie

Joanne Owen, Proskauer Rose

Hilary Prescott, Covington & Burling

Best in shipping & maritime

Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Stone Chambers

Ann Fenech, Fenech & Fenech

Siobán Healy QC, 7KBW

Lindsey Keeble, Watson Farley & Williams

Vivienne Pitroff, HFW

Alison Vassallo, Fenech & Fenech

Best in structured finance (incl securitisation & derivatives)

Tamara Box, Reed Smith

Angela Clist, Allen & Overy

Judith Lawless, McCann Fitzgerald

Sharon Lewis, Hogan Lovells

Lucy Oddy, Allen & Overy

Maria João Ricou, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Corinne Schot, Baker McKenzie

Best in tax

Fulvia Astolfi, Hogan Lovells

Irina Dmitrieva, White & Case

Sandra Hazan, Dentons

Nicole Looks, Baker McKenzie

Sonya Manzor, William Fry

Véronique Millischer, Baker McKenzie

Silvia Paternain, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Caroline Silberztein, Baker McKenzie

Best in tax dispute resolution

Helen Buchanan, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Ariane Calloud, Baker McKenzie

Liesl Fichardt, Clifford Chance

Heather Gething, Herbert Smith Freehills

Sandra Hazan, Dentons

Sonia Velasco, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Best in technology, media & telecommunications

Shruti Ajitsaria, Allen & Overy

Zoë Butler, Powell Gilbert

Marjolein Geus, Bird & Bird

Karyn Harty, McCann Fitzgerald

Laura Liguori, Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Sue McLean, Baker McKenzie

Alexandra Neri, Herbert Smith Freehills

Lisbeth Savill, Latham & Watkins

Best in trade mark

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, Hogan Lovells

Margarita Divina, Baker McKenzie

Natalia Gulyaeva, Hogan Lovells

Julia Holden, Trevisan & Cuonzo

Isabelle Leroux, Dentons

Carrollanne Lindley, Kilburn & Strode

Sofia Martínez-Almeida Alejos-Pita, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Carol Plunkett, William Fry

Best in transfer pricing

Elvira Barriga Allvin, Deloitte Sweden

Iwona Georgijew, Deloitte

Sanna Laaksonen, KPMG

Margreet Nijhof, Baker McKenzie

Caroline Silberztein, Baker McKenzie

Ágata Uceda, KPMG Meijburg & Co

Best in trusts & estates

Natasha Hassall, Boodle Hatfield

Zillah Howard, Bedell Cristin

Sue Laing, Boodle Hatfield

Nora Lillis, William Fry

Susan O'Connell, O'Connell Brennen

Siobhan Riley, Carey Olsen

Tina Wüstemann, Bär & Karrer

Best in white collar crime

Susannah Cogman, Herbert Smith Freehills

Louise Delahunty, Cooley

Kathleen Harris, Arnold & Porter

Louise Hodges, Kingsley Napley

Elizabeth Robertson, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Raffaella Quintana, DLA Piper

Judith Seddon, Ropes & Gray

Agnieszka Wardak, Dentons

Rising star: corporate

Claire Coppel, Allen & Overy

Mara Ghiorghies, Baker McKenzie

Ani Kusheva, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Madeline McDonnell, Matheson

Marta Sassella, Linklaters

Victoria Simonova, Dentons

Rising star: finance

Laura Gleeson, Matheson

Sarah Lewis, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Heather Rees, White & Case

Kate Sumpter, Allen & Overy

Rising star: IP

Gail Crawford, Latham & Watkins

Pauline Debré, Linklaters

Mine Güner, Baker McKenzie

Marta Koremba, Bird & Bird

Rising star: litigation

Gemma Anderson, Morrison & Foerster

Genevra Forwood, White & Case

Maria Kennedy, Matheson

Dominika Wolf-Jezierska, DLA Piper

Rising star: tax

Deirdre Barnicle, McCann Fitzgerald

Kirstin Hoenderken, Loyens & Loeff

Maria Mera, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Natalie Psaila, Hogan Lovells

Marina Tokunova, Baker McKenzie



COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINEES

Austria

Dorda Rechtsanwälte

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach

Schönherr

Wolf Theiss

Baltics

Cobalt

Sorainen

TGS Baltic

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

Krehić & Staničić

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

Kromann Reumert

Plesner

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

Arqis

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

DLA Piper

Gleiss Lutz

Hengeler Mueller

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

White & Case

Greece

A & K Metaxopoulos

Bernitsas Law

Karatzas & Partners Law Firm

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

Hungary

Bird & Bird

bpv Jádi Németh Attorneys at Law

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Dentons

DLA Piper

Kinstellar

Ireland

A&L Goodbody

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

Matheson

McCann FitzGerald

William Fry

Israel

Agmon & Co Rosenberg Hacohen & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Herzog Fox & Neeman

S Friedman & Co

Shibolet & Co

Tadmor & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co

Italy

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Dentons

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

Dentons

Hogan Lovells

Linklaters

Simmons & Simmons

Malta

Camilleri Preziosi

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Netherlands

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

NautaDutilh

Simmons & Simmons

Norway

DLA Piper

Selmer

Thommessen

Wiersholm

Wikborg Rein

Poland

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski | Wspólnicy

Bird & Bird

Clifford Chance

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

White & Case

Wolf Theiss

Portugal

Abecasis Azoia Moura Marques & Associados

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Linklaters

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados

PLMJ

Vieira de Almeida & Associados

Romania

Dentons

DLA Piper

Muşat & Asociaţii

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociati

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

Dentons

DLA Piper

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Simmons & Simmons

Uría Menéndez

White & Case

Sweden

Advokatfirman Lindahl

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Mannheimer Swartling

Vinge

White & Case

Switzerland

Bär & Karrer

Lenz & Staehelin

Niederer Kraft & Frey

Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Schellenberg Wittmer

White & Case

Turkey

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Pekin & Pekin

White & Case

Ukraine

Asters

Baker McKenzie

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

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Slaughter and May

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case

Middle East

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Clifford Chance

Dentons

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

Niederer Kraft & Frey

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci

Vinge

Best gender diversity initiative by international firm

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sidley Austin

White & Case

Best national firm for minority women lawyers

A&L Goodbody

Advokatfirman Lindahl

Arthur Cox

Boodle Hatfield

Borenius Attorneys

Castrén & Snellman

Best international firm for minority women lawyers

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case

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

Dorda

Hengeler Mueller

Matheson

Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo e Soci

Wolf Theiss

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

Borenius Attorneys

Cuatrecasas Gonҫalves Pereira

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Schellenberg Wittmer

Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo e Soci

Vieira de Almeida

Vinge

Best international firm for work-life balance

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Sidley Austin

White & Case

Best national firm for pro bono work

Abecasis Azoia Moura Marques & Associados

Arthur Cox

Bär & Karrer

Cuatrecasas Gonҫalves Pereira

Thommessen

Vieira de Almeida

William Fry

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

Arqis

Bär & Karrer

Cuatrecasas Gonҫalves Pereira

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Schellenberg Wittmer

Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo e Soci

Vinge

Best international firm for talent management

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Dentons

DLA Piper

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sidley Austin

White & Case

Best national firm for women in business law

Arthur Cox

Bär & Karrer

Borenius Attorneys

Cuatrecasas Gonҫalves Pereira

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale

Schellenberg Wittmer

Toffoletto de Luca Tamajo e Soci

Vinge

Best international firm for women in business law

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Dentons

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sidley Austin

White & Case

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