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K&L Gates, Lawyers Recognized as Leaders in Chambers Global Guides

6 May 2015

Pittsburgh - Chambers and Partners has ranked K&L Gates LLP and its lawyers across five continents as global or regional leaders in their fields of practice, according to the 2015 editions of the annual Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, and Chambers Latin America guides. Collectively, the guides rank the firm and more than 60 lawyers in over four dozen categories. Together with those recognized in Chambers USA, K&L Gates has nearly 270 firm and lawyer rankings in more than 70 categories overall.

Chambers Global specifically ranks firms and individuals with international practices, as well as lawyers who work across continents to serve client needs. The Asia-Pacific, Europe, UK, and Latin America 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 2015

K&L Gates, as a firm, was recognized in the following Chambers Global categories:
Aviation: Finance, Asia-Pacific Region
Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance & Syndicated Lending, Germany 
Banking & Finance: International Firms, Japan
Capital Markets, Taiwan
Capital Markets: Equity, Poland
Corporate/Commercial, Qatar and United Arab Emirates
Corporate/M&A, Italy and Poland
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption, China
Dispute Resolution, Poland 
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Singapore
Dispute Resolution: International, Japan and Qatar 
Employment, United Arab Emirates
Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, United Kingdom
Intellectual Property, Australia and Poland 
Outsourcing, United States
Restructuring/Insolvency, Poland 
Shipping: International: Litigation, Singapore
 
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
Christopher Tung (Hong Kong), Climate Change

Asia-Pacific Region 
Raja Bose (Singapore), Arbitration (International)
Robert Melson (Tokyo), Aviation: Finance

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

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

Germany  
Rainer Schmitt (Frankfurt), Tax

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

Italy 
Chiara Del Frate (London), Banking & Finance - United Kingdom (Experts Based Abroad) 
Andrea Pinto (Milan), Restructuring/Insolvency
Giampaolo Salsi (Milan), Corporate/M&A

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

Latin America-Wide
Marc Veilleux (Sao Paulo), Banking & Finance

Poland 
Lech Giliciński (Warsaw), Restructuring/Insolvency
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 Dispute 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), Corporate/M&A - Indonesia (Foreign Experts)
Raja Bose (Singapore), Dispute Resolution: Arbitration 
Nicholas Hanna (Singapore), Capital Markets: International and Capital Markets - UK (Foreign Experts)
Robert Melson (Tokyo), Banking & Finance - Japan (Experts Based Abroad)
Lian Yok Tan (Singapore), Projects & Infrastructure: International

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

United Arab Emirates
Natalie Boyd (Dubai), Capital Markets: Debt
Omar Momany (Dubai), Corporate/M&A

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

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

Chambers Europe 2015

K&L Gates, as a firm, was recognized in the following Chambers Europe categories:
Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance & Syndicated Lending, Germany
Capital Markets: Equity, Poland
Corporate/M&A, Italy and Poland
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, Germany
Construction, Poland
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 and Italy
Restructuring/Insolvency, Poland
TMT: Media, Germany
Transportation: Rail & Aviation Asset Finance, Germany
 
By office, the K&L Gates lawyers recognized by Chambers Europe, and the categories in which each were ranked, are:
 
France
Louis Degos (Paris), Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration

Germany
Martin von Albrecht (Berlin), TMT: Media
Tobias Bosch (Berlin), TMT: Telecommunications
Rainer Schmitt (Frankfurt), Tax
Frank Thomas (Frankfurt), Transportation: Rail & Aviation Asset Finance

Italy
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
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
Oskar Tułodziecki (Warsaw), Intellectual Property
Patrycja Zawirska (Warsaw), Employment

United Kingdom
Jonathan Lawrence (London), Banking & Finance and Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance
Scott Megregian (London), Competition Law

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

K&L Gates is recognized as a firm in the following Chambers Asia-Pacific categories:
Aviation: Finance, Asia-Pacific Region
Banking & Finance: International Firms, Japan
Capital Markets, Taiwan
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption, China
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Singapore
Dispute Resolution: International Firms, Japan
Employment, Australia
Intellectual Property, Australia
Restructuring/Insolvency, Australia
Shipping: International: Litigation, Singapore
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 Region
Raja Bose (Singapore), Arbitration (International)
Robert Melson (Tokyo), Aviation: Finance

Australia
Elizabeth Gray (Sydney), Investment Funds
Betsy-Ann Howe (Sydney), Tax
Gerard Phillips (Sydney), Employment
Nick Ruskin (Melbourne), Employment
Stephen Thompson (Sydney), Shipping

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

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

Japan
Robert Melson (Tokyo), 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

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

Chambers Latin America 2015
K&L Gates was recognized by Chambers Latin America in the following category:

Latin America-wide
Marc Veilleux (Sao Paulo), Banking & Finance

Chambers UK 2015

K&L Gates is recognized as a firm in the following Chambers UK categories:
Capital Markets: AIM, UK-wide
Construction: Purchaser, London
Construction: Supplier, London
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market, London
Environment, London
Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, UK-wide
Licensing: Gambling, London
Litigation: Highly Regarded, London
Real Estate Finance, London
Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market, London
PFI/PPP, UK-wide

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

UK-wide
Stuart Borrie (London), Partnership: Non-contentious
Piers Coleman (London), Parliamentary & Public Affairs: Electoral Law
Ania Farren (London), International Arbitration
Cathy Harris (London), Projects: PFI/PPP
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
Sebastian Charles (London), Planning
Andrew Danson (London), Licensing: Gambling
Kevin Greene (London), Construction; Purchaser
James Hudson (London), Construction: Purchaser and Construction: Supplier
Jonathan Lawrence (London), Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance
John Magnin (London), Litigation
Scott Megregian (London), Competition/European Law
Stephen Hans Moller (London), Banking & Finance
Andrew Petersen (London), Real Estate Finance
Elizabeth Robertson (London), Financial Crime: Corporates and Financial Crime: Individuals
Matthew Smith (London), Construction: Purchaser
Paul Tetlow (London), Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market

 K&L Gates comprises more than 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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