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Legal 500 Recognizes K&L Gates Among Leading Law Firms

22 June 2016

New York - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has been recognized as a leading law firm in more than 80 practice categories in Legal 500’s 2016 international guides.

Collectively, Legal 500 ranks K&L Gates in 15 countries in the publication’s Asia Pacific, Deutschland, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), and United States guides, and includes top-tier rankings for the firm in the Dispute Resolution (Poland), EU Regulation (Belgium), Government Relations (United States), and Restructuring and Insolvency (Poland) practices.

Additionally, 10 K&L Gates lawyers were named as “leading lawyers” or elite “listed individuals” by the publications in 2016, including:

Raja Bose - International Arbitration (Asia Pacific, Singapore)
Jacqueline Fu - Corporate and M&A (Asia Pacific, Taiwan)
Lech Giliciński - Restructuring and Insolvency (EMEA, Poland)
Mark Goshko - Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds (United States)
John Howell - Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing (United States)
Karol Lasocki - Energy and Natural Resources (EMEA, Poland)
Haig Oghigian - Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures (Asia Pacific, Japan)
Frank Politano - Intellectual Property: Trademarks: Non-Contentious (United States)
Oskar Tułodziecki - Intellectual Property (EMEA, Poland)   
Robert Zinn - M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m) (United States)

Published annually, the Legal 500 rankings highlight the practice area teams and practitioners that provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Research is based on feedback from clients worldwide as well as interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

K&L Gates was recognized in the following Legal 500 guides and categories:

Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Banking and Finance - Taiwan
Banking and Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures - Japan
Capital Markets - Taiwan
Capital Markets: Debt - Hong Kong
Capital Markets: Equity - Hong Kong
Capital Markets: Foreign Firms - Singapore
Corporate (including M&A) - Hong Kong
Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures - Japan
Corporate and M&A - Taiwan
Dispute Resolution - Australia
Dispute Resolution: Foreign Firms - China
Dispute Resolution: International Firms and Joint Ventures - Japan
Employment - Australia
Foreign Firms - Indonesia
Foreign Firms - Myanmar
Intellectual Property - Taiwan
International Arbitration - Singapore
Natural Resources (Transactions and Regulatory) - Australia
Structured Finance/Securitization - Hong Kong
TMT - Australia

Legal 500 Deutschland
Banking and Finance: Credit Law - Germany
Banking and Finance: Investment Funds - Germany
Corporate/M&A: Corporate Law - Germany
Corporate/M&A: M&A: International Mid-Sized Deals - Germany
Media: Entertainment - Germany
Public Law: PPP - Germany
Public Law: Public Procurement - Germany
Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate - Germany
Tax - Germany

Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa
Banking and Finance - Italy
Banking and Finance - Poland
Banking and Finance - United Arab Emirates
Banking and Finance: Investment funds - Germany
Banking and Finance: Lending and Borrowing - Germany
Capital Markets (Equity) - Poland
Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Belgium
Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Italy
Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Poland
Commercial, Corporate and M&A - United Arab Emirates
Competition/Antitrust - Poland
Corporate and M&A: Corporate - Germany
Corporate and M&A: M&A: Mid-Sized International Deals (Under €500m) - Germany
Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-Dumping - Belgium
Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation - France
Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - France
Dispute Resolution - Poland
Dispute Resolution - United Arab Emirates
Employment - Poland
Employment - United Arab Emirates
Energy and Natural Resources - Poland
EU Regulatory: Chemicals (REACH) - Belgium
Foreign Firms - Qatar
Intellectual Property - Poland
Islamic Finance - United Arab Emirates
IT, Telecoms, and the Internet - France
Media: Entertainment - Germany
Mergers and Acquisitions - France
Private Equity: LBO - France
Public Sector: PPP - Germany
Public Sector: Public Procurement - Germany
Real Estate - France
Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate - Germany
Real estate and Construction - Italy
Real Estate and Construction - Poland
Restructuring and Insolvency - Italy
Restructuring and Insolvency - Poland
Tax - Germany
Tax - Italy
Tax - Poland
TMT - Poland

Legal 500 United States
Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes
Government: Government Relations
Industry focus: Energy: Regulatory
Industry focus: Energy: Transactions: Oil and Gas
Industry focus: Environment: Litigation
Industry focus: Insurance: Advice to Policyholders
Intellectual Property: Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing)
Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds
Labor and Employment:  Labor and Employment Disputes (including Collective Actions): Defense
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m)
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Outsourcing
Real Estate and Construction: Construction (including Construction Litigation)
Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate 

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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