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K&L Gates, Lawyers Earn Honors in Chambers Global, Regional Guides

26 May 2016

Pittsburgh - Chambers and Partners has ranked K&L Gates LLP and more than 60 of its lawyers as global or regional leaders in their fields of practice in the 2016 editions of the annual Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Europe, and Chambers UK guides. Collectively, the four guides have ranked the firm and its lawyers in nearly 55 categories across 17 countries and regions, including new and improved band rankings in more than three dozen firm and individual areas.


Chambers Global specifically ranks firms and individuals with international practices, as well as lawyers who work across continents to serve client needs, while the Europe, Asia-Pacific, and UK guides rank lawyers and firms in various jurisdictions across those respective regions. Published annually, the rankings are based on thousands of in-depth interviews conducted with lawyers and clients to assess the reputations and experience of business lawyers around the world.


Chambers Global 2016


K&L Gates, as a firm, was recognized in the following Chambers Global categories:

Aviation: Finance, Asia-Pacific Region 
Banking & Finance, United Arab Emirates
Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance & Syndicated Lending, Germany
Banking & Finance: International Firms, Japan
Capital Markets, Taiwan
Capital Markets: Equity, Poland
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption, China
Corporate/Commercial, Qatar
Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts, United Arab Emirates
Corporate/M&A, Italy, Poland, United Arab Emirates
Dispute Resolution, Poland, United Arab Emirates
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Singapore
Dispute Resolution: International, Qatar
Dispute Resolution: International Firms, Japan
Employment, United Arab Emirates
Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, United Kingdom
Intellectual Property, Australia and Poland
Outsourcing, United States

K&L Gates lawyers recognized by Chambers Global, and the regions and categories in which each were ranked, are:

Global-wide 
Frank Thomas (Frankfurt), Rail: Finance 

Asia-Pacific Region 
Robert Melson (Tokyo and Singapore), Aviation: Finance 

Belgium
Francesco Carloni (Brussels and Milan), Competition/European Law (Foreign Expertise - Italy)

China 
Amy Sommers (Shanghai and Seattle), Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption 

France 
Louis Degos (Paris), Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration

Indonesia 
Siew Kam Boon (Singapore and Shanghai), Corporate/M&A (International Firms) - Singapore (Experts Based Abroad)
Lian Yok Tan (Singapore), Projects & Energy (International Firms) (Experts Based Abroad)

Italy 
Chiara Del Frate (London), Banking & Finance - UK 
Giampaolo Salsi (Milan), Corporate/M&A 

Japan 
Robert Melson (Tokyo and Singapore), Banking & Finance - Singapore; and Banking & Finance: International Firms: Asset Finance
Haig Oghigian (Tokyo), Dispute Resolution: International Firms 

Poland 
Maciej Jamka (Warsaw), Dispute Resolution; and Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
Andrzej Mikosz (Warsaw), Capital Markets: Equity and Corporate/M&A
Rafał Morek (Warsaw), Dispute Resolution; and Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
Władek Rzycki (Warsaw), Corporate/M&A 
Wojciech Sadowski (Warsaw), Dispute Resolution
Oskar Tułodziecki (Warsaw), Intellectual Property 

Qatar 
Amjad Hussain (Doha), Corporate/Commercial 
Matthew Walker (Doha), Dispute Resolution: International 

Singapore 
Siew Kam Boon (Singapore and Shanghai), Corporate/M&A - Indonesia
Raja Bose (Singapore), Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
Nicholas Hanna (Singapore), Capital Markets - UK; and Capital Markets: International 
Robert Melson (Tokyo and Singapore), Banking & Finance - Japan 
Lian Yok Tan (Singapore), Projects & Infrastructure: International

Taiwan 
James Chen (Taipei and Singapore), Capital Markets; and Corporate/M&A

United Kingdom
Jane Harte-Lovelace (London), Insurance: Mainly Policyholders 
Jonathan Lawrence (London), Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance 
Frank Thompson (London), Insurance: Mainly Policyholders
Sarah Turpin (London), Insurance: Mainly Policyholders

United Arab Emirates
Natalie Boyd (Dubai), Banking & Finance  
Owen Waft (Dubai), Capital Markets: Equity; and Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts

United States
John Howell (Dallas), Outsourcing
Donald Kaplan (Washington, D.C.), Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

K&L Gates, as a firm, was recognized in the following Chambers Asia-Pacific categories:

Aviation: Finance, Asia-Pacific
Banking & Finance: International Firms, Japan
Capital Markets: International, Singapore
Capital Markets, Taiwan
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption, China
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Singapore
Dispute Resolution: International Firms, Japan
Employment, Australia
Intellectual Property, Australia
Investment Funds, Australia
Restructuring/Insolvency, Australia
TMT: IT & Telecommunications, Australia

K&L Gates lawyers recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific, and the regions and categories in which each were ranked, are:

Asia-Pacific
Robert Melson (Tokyo and Singapore), Aviation: Finance

Australia 
Richard Arrage (Sydney), Shipping
Alice DeBoos (Sydney), Employment
Elizabeth Hastilow (Sydney), Financial Services Regulation; and Investment Funds
Betsy-Ann Howe (Sydney), Tax
Nick Humphrey (Sydney), Private Equity
Gerard Phillips (Sydney), Employment
Nick Ruskin (Melbourne), Employment
Diane Skapinker (Sydney), Real Estate
Stephen Thompson (Sydney), Shipping  

China 
Neil Campbell (Hong Kong), Capital Markets: Securitization (International Firms)
Amy Sommers (Shanghai and Seattle), Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption

Indonesia 
Siew Kam Boon (Singapore and Shanghai), Corporate/M&A (International Firms) - Indonesia (Experts Based Abroad): Singapore

Japan
Robert Melson (Tokyo and Singapore), Banking & Finance: International Firms: Asset Finance
Haig Oghigian (Tokyo), Dispute Resolution: International Firms

Singapore 
Raja Bose (Singapore), Dispute Resolution: Arbitration 
Nicholas Hanna (Singapore), Capital Markets: International
Lian Yok Tan (Singapore), Projects & Infrastructure: International; and Projects & Energy (International Firms): Expertise Based Abroad - Indonesia

Taiwan 
James Chen (Taipei and Singapore), Capital Markets: Taiwan; and Corporate/M&A

Chambers Europe 2016

K&L Gates, as a firm, was recognized in the following Chambers Europe categories:

Banking & Finance, Germany
Capital Markets: Equity, Poland
Construction, Poland
Corporate/M&A, Italy and Poland
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, Germany
Dispute Resolution, Poland
Employment, Poland
Energy & Natural Resources, Poland
Intellectual Property, Poland
Litigation: Highly Regarded, United Kingdom
Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP, Germany 
Real Estate, Germany
Restructuring/Insolvency, Poland
TMT: Media, Germany
Transportation: Rail & Aviation Asset Finance, Germany

K&L Gates lawyers recognized by Chambers Europe, and the regions and categories in which each were ranked, are:

France 
Louis Degos (Paris), Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
Etienne Drouard (Paris), Data Protection

Germany 
Martin von Albrecht (Berlin), TMT: Media  
Annette Mutschler-Siebert (Berlin), Public Law: Public Procurement/PPP 
Rainer Schmitt (Frankfurt), Tax
Frank Thomas (Frankfurt), Transportation: Rail & Aviation Asset Finance

UK 
Jonathan Lawrence (London), Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance 
Scott Megregian (London), Competition Law 

Italy 
Francesco Peruffo (Milan), Corporate/M&A
Andrea Pinto (Milan), Restructuring/Insolvency  
Giampaolo Salsi (Milan), Corporate/M&A  
Vittorio Salvadori di Wiesenhoff (Milan), Tax
Francesco Sanna (Milan), Real Estate

Poland 
Lech Giliciński (Warsaw), Restructuring/Insolvency
Maciej Jamka (Warsaw), Dispute Resolution; and Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
Piotr Kunicki (Warsaw), Public Procurement
Karol Lasocki (Warsaw), Energy & Natural Resources
Andrzej Mikosz (Warsaw), Capital Markets: Equity; and Corporate/M&A
Rafał Morek (Warsaw), Dispute Resolution; Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators; and Real Estate
Władek Rzycki (Warsaw), Corporate/M&A
Wojciech Sadowski (Warsaw), Dispute Resolution
Marcin Trepka (Warsaw), Competition/Antitrust 
Oskar Tułodziecki (Warsaw), Intellectual Property  
Oskar Waluśkiewicz (Warsaw), Energy & Natural Resources
Patrycja Zawirska (Warsaw), Employment

Chambers UK 2016

K&L Gates, as a firm, was recognized in the following Chambers UK categories:

Banking & Finance: Borrowers, London
Capital Markets: Securitisation, London
Construction: International Arbitration, UK-wide
Financial Crime: Corporates, London
Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, UK-wide
Planning, London
Capital Markets: AIM, UK-wide
Construction: Purchaser, London
Construction: Supplier, London
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, London
Licensing: Gambling, London
Litigation: Highly Regarded, London
Real Estate Finance, London
Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market, London

K&L Gates lawyers recognized by Chambers UK, and the regions and categories in which each were ranked, are:

UK-wide 
Piers Coleman (London), Parliamentary & Public Affairs: Electoral Law
Jacob Ghanty (London), Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory; and Financial Services: Payments Law
Jane Harte-Lovelace (London), Insurance: Mainly Policyholders
Philip Morgan (London), Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory
Paul Tetlow (London), Capital Markets: AIM
Frank Thompson (London), Insurance: Mainly Policyholders
Sarah Turpin (London), Insurance: Mainly Policyholders

London 
Paul Callegari (London), Employment: Employer
Sean Crosky (London), Capital Markets: Securitisation
Andrew Danson (London), Licensing: Gambling
Kevin Greene (London),  Construction: Purchaser
Richard Hardwick (London), Banking & Finance
James Hudson (London), Construction: Purchaser; and Construction: Supplier
Jonathan Lawrence (London), Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance
John Magnin (London), Litigation
Scott Megregian (London), Competition Law
Stephen Moller (London), Banking & Finance
Andrew Petersen (London), Real Estate Finance
Matthew Smith (London), Construction: Purchaser
Paul Tetlow (London), Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. 
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