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Rising Stars Awards Europe 2020: Winners announced

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Revealed: Europe’s leading up-and-coming lawyers across 25 practice areas and 33 jurisdictions.

The Rising Stars Awards Europe has just unveiled its winning 148 rising star lawyers of 2020 from across 25 practice areas and 33 jurisdictions.

The awards was unable to hold an in-person event at the end of 2020, which would have brought this promising next generation together in one room. However, the team is pleased to be able to provide a virtual winners’ presentation detailing the highlights of some of the winners. The full list of winners can be found below.

Credit must also go to the law firms that have nurtured the talent, so congratulations to Hogan Lovells and Allen & Overy, which topped the list with the most rising stars in their teams.

To learn more about how we chose the winners, please look at our methodology for the 2020 awards programme. Thank you for your continued interest and support for these awards and CONGRATULATIONS to all of the 2020 Rising Stars.

 

 

Practice Area Awards

Aviation

Ashleigh Standen - Reed Smith

James Collins - Stephenson Harwood

Nicholas Harding - Clyde & Co

Rakhi Savjani - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Banking and finance

Adrian Koller - Niederer Kraft Frey

Lyn Brennan - William Fry

Nienke van Stekelenburgh - Clifford Chance

Nikki Johnstone - Allen & Overy

Sarbajeet Nag - Milbank

Capital markets (debt and equity)

Alexander von Jeinsen - Advestra

Géraldine Bourguignon - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Jacqueline Heng - Norton Rose Fulbright

Richard Kelly - Matheson

Soline Louvigny - Allen & Overy

Commercial arbitration

Anna Masser - Allen & Overy

Emily Fox - Herbert Smith Freehills

Philip Devenish - Jones Day

Sarah Ganz - WilmerHale

Vincent Bouvard - Herbert Smith Freehills

Competition and antitrust

Athanasia Gavala - Arnold & Porter

Christian Ritz - Hogan Lovells

Elena Wiese - Hogan Lovells

Lukas Rengier - Allen & Overy

Mark English - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Corporate / M&A

Adam Runcorn - Sidley Austin

Christopher Winn - Dentons

James Heller - Baker McKenzie

Øyvind Mork Karlsen - Advokatfirmaet Thommessen

Tamara Young - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Energy and natural resources

Alexandra Rotar - Morgan Lewis & Bockius

David Antón - Hogan Lovells

Iikka Väänänen - Castrén & Snellman

Nicholas Antonas - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Rúben Brigolas - PLMJ

Insurance and reinsurance

Luc Bigel - DLA Piper

Martin Karwatzki - Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Virginia Martínez - Hogan Lovells

International trade

Florian Wolf - Blomstein

Maria Krestiyanova - Dentons

Yongqing Bao - Steptoe & Johnson

Investment funds

Laura Butler - A&L Goodbody

Robert Nield - Sidley Austin

Labour and employment

Dino Kalamujic - DLA Piper

Tiago Cochofel de Azevedo - VdA

Victoria Truchuelo

Life sciences

Agnieszka Sztoldman - Taylor Wessing

Deniz Tschammler - McDermott Will & Emery

Ignacio Pontijas - Grau & Angulo

Joel Coles - Powell Gilbert

Litigation

Bibi Sarraf-Yazdi - Winston & Strawn

Delphine Dendievel - Apostrophe Avocats

Léonard Stoyanov - Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Avocats

Richard Hoyle - Essex Court Chambers

Yindi Gesinde - Baker McKenzie

Patents

Bolko Ehlgen - Linklaters

Christopher de Mauny - Bird & Bird

Dirk-Jan Ridderinkof - Hogan Lovells

Jelle Drok - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Privacy and data protection

Chantal van Dam - Hogan Lovells

Gita Shivarattan - Ashurst

Jan Brölmann - Van Benthem & Keulen

Joke Bodewits - Hogan Lovells

Product liability

Karen Jelsma - Hogan Lovells

Sarah-Jane Dobson - Kennedys

Real estate

Alexandra Ionita - PeliPartners

Leif Laitinen - HPP Attorneys

Restructuring and insolvency

Clare Cottle - Weil Gotshal & Manges

Fredrik Thor - Wistrand

Nick Charlwood - Allen & Overy

Structured finance and securitisation

Christine Hohl - Niederer Kraft Frey

Helen Jones - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Shanthi Maria Vignasen - Allen & Overy

Tax

António Queiroz Martins - MLGTS

Filipa Simões Figueiredo - Garrigues

Isabelle Panis - Allen & Overy

Oliver Staatz - Jones Day

Technology, media and telecommunications

Jan Kleiner - Bär & Karrer

Laurie-Anne Ancenys - Allen & Overy

Sonia Cissé - Linklaters

Trademark

Ádám György - SBGK Attorneys at Law

Giles Parsons - Browne Jacobson

Patrick Schutte - Wild Schnyder

Sabin Tigu - Ploum

Transfer pricing

Lars Gläser - Glaeser Law Tax Boutique

Philip de Homont - NERA Economic Consulting

Tanja Keser - PwC

Trusts and estates

Barbara Albrecht - Loyens & Loeff

Emma Holland - Stewarts

Ragnar Baderschneider - Schmid v. Buttlar & Partner

White collar crime

Désirée Maier - Hogan Lovells

Karen Coppens - Dechert

Rui Costa Pereira - VdA


Jurisdiction Awards

Austria

Anna Wolf-Posch - Cerha Hempel

Bernhard Heinzl - Dorda

Lars Gläser - Glaeser Law Tax Boutique

Zeno Grabmayr - Wolf Theiss

Belgium

Athanasia Gavala - Arnold & Porter

Barbara Albrecht - Loyens & Loeff

Eva Monard - Jones Day

Isabelle Panis - Allen & Overy

Bulgaria

Hristina Dzhevlekova - Wolf Theiss

Valentin Bojilov - Djingov Gouginski Kyutchkov & Velichkov

Channel Islands

James Angus - Ogier

Czech Republic

Milan Rákosník - Clifford Chance

Zuzana Ferianc - Baker McKenzie

Denmark

Martin Allan Christensen - Bech-Bruun

Mette Hygum Clausen - Plesner

Estonia

Liina Käis - FORT Legal

Marika Oksaar - Nove Advokaadibüroo

Finland

Sari Rasinkangas - Roschier

France

Delphine Dendievel - Apostrophe Avocats

Emily Fox - Herbert Smith Freehills

Karen Coppens - Dechert

Nicolas Bouckaert - Kennedys

Sonia Cissé - Linklaters

Germany

Anna Masser - Allen & Overy

Désirée Maier - Hogan Lovells

Martin Karwatzki - Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Oliver staatz - Jones Day

Greece

Alexandros Tsagkalidis - Anagnostopoulos

Hungary

Ádám György - SBGK

Ireland

Eszter Takacsi-Nagy - Kinstellar

Kevin Mahony - Matheson

Laura Butler - A&L Goodbody

Lyn Brennan - William Fry

Richard Kelly - Matheson

Isle of Man

Garry Manley - Appleby

Israel

Alon Peled - Gornitzky & Co

Inbar Eitan-Goldstein - Shibolet & Co

Nir Lerer - Meitar Law Offices

Yifat Weiss - Amit Pollak Matalon & Co

Italy

Ermelinda Spinelli - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Fabio Cozzi - Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Fabrizio Alimandi - CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni

Maria Carmela Falcone - Chiomenti

Latvia

Ivo Maskalāns - Cobalt

Lithuania

Simona Liuimiene - Ellex Valiunas

Luxembourg

Maxime Budzin - Clifford Chance

Malta

Matthew Xerri - Ganado Advocates

Netherlands

Danielle Pinedo - Baker McKenzie

Joke Bodewits - Hogan Lovells

Sabin Tigu - Ploum

Yvette Voermans - Hogan Lovells

Norway

Agathe Løwenborg - Arntzen de Besche

Øyvind Mork Karlsen - Advokatfirmaet Thommessen

Sunniva Kinsella - Simonsen Vogt Wiig

Poland

Agnieszka Sztoldman - Taylor Wessing

Dominika Charabanska

Portugal

António Queiroz Martins - MLGTS

Filipa Simões Figueiredo - Garrigues

Maria Inês Assis - Abreu Advogados

Raquel Azevedo - PLMJ

Rúben Brigolas - PLMJ

Rui Costa Pereira - VdA | Vieira de Almeida

Romania

Alexandra Ionita - PeliPartners

Mateea Predescu - Muşat & Asociaţii

Mircea Ciocirlea - Wolf Theiss

Poliana Gogu-Naum - RTPR

Russia

Alexandra Rotar - Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Ella Omelchenko - Clifford Chance

Serbia

Vojimir Kurtic - Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Slovak Republic

Juraj Gyárfáš - Dentons

Spain

Diego de Miguel - CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

Ignacio Pontijas - Grau & Angulo

Victoria Truchuelo

Virginia Martínez - Hogan Lovells

Sweden

Dino Kalamujic - DLA Piper

Fredrik Thor - Wistrand

Viyan Hagi - Deloitte Sweden

Switzerland

Christine Hohl - Niederer Kraft Frey

David Borer - Homburger

Jan Kleiner - Bär & Karrer

Patrick Schutte - Wild Schnyder

Ülkü Cibik - Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Avocats

Turkey

Dicle Dogan - Gün + Partners

Hasan Yasar - Pekin & Pekin

UK

Ashleigh Standen - Reed Smith

Bibi Sarraf-Yazdi - Winston & Strawn

Christopher de Mauny - Bird & Bird

Christopher Winn - Dentons

Ciara Jackson - HFW

Emma Holland - Stewarts

Giles Parsons - Browne Jacobson

Gita Shivarattan - Ashurst

Helen Jones - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jacqueline Heng - Norton Rose Fulbright

James Board - Kirkland & Ellis

James Collins - Stephenson Harwood

James Heller - Baker McKenzie

Joel Coles - Powell Gilbert

Michelle Tong - Goodwin

Nicholas Antonas - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Nicholas Harding - Clyde & Co

Philip Devenish - Jones Day

Rakhi Savjani - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Richard Hoyle - Essex Court Chambers

Robert Nield - Sidley Austin

Sarah Ganz - WilmerHale

Sarah-Jane Dobson - Kennedys

Yindi Gesinde - Baker McKenzie

Ukraine

Bohdan Dmukhovskyy - Aequo

Maksym Maksymenko - Avellum

Maksym Sysoiev - Dentons

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