Press Release

Haynes and Boone's London Office Ranked in Legal 500 UK 2020

September 30, 2019

The London office has received widespread recognition in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 United Kingdom directory, published by Legalease. The firm improved its ranking in International Arbitration and also remained among the most recommended UK law firms in Oil and Gas and Shipping.

The guide also singled out 12 Haynes and Boone lawyers, four more than the previous year: Phoebe Anderson, Robert Blackett, James Brown, William Cecil, Simon Curtis, Markus Esly, Andreas Dracoulis, Mark Johnson, Glenn Kangisser, Amanda Larrington, Andreas Silcher and Melanie Willems.

The Legal 500 series analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world, based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, law firm submissions and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

“We are thrilled to have so many lawyers and practices included in the Legal 500 UK directory,” said Brad Richards, managing partner of the London office. “These new rankings reflect the significant growth we have experienced in London in recent years – growth that enables us to better serve our clients with a broader array of services.”

The firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group improved their ranking in 2019. The directory described the team as being “dynamic, wonderful to work with” and understanding “the big picture.” Melanie Willems is recognized as a Leading Individual and was noted by clients as “exceptionally driven, energetic and able to anticipate what clients want.” The directory also states that “Markus Esly is intelligent, industrious and has his head on his shoulders.”

Legal 500 UK again ranked the firm’s Oil and Gas Practice in the 2019 directory. Clients commend the firm for its “deep specialist industry knowledge and experience.” The lawyers are cited as being “very knowledgeable when it comes to LNG shipping with a broad understanding of both the legal and commercial aspects.” William Cecil, Glenn Kangisser and Amanda Larrington were singled out as notable members of the team. The directory also features Phoebe Anderson as a Rising Star in the practice.

The firm’s Shipping Practice Group maintained a strong ranking in 2019. In addition to Leading Individual Simon Curtis, William Cecil, Andreas Silcher, James Brown and Andreas Dracoulis are recognized as key figures in the practice. Legal 500 UK notes the team as being “strong and professional” and their “responses and advice are clear and prompt, and has logical reasoning.”

To view the rankings, click here.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It also ranks among the nation’s most recommended law firms by general counsel, according to BTI Consulting Group’s “Most Recommended Law Firms 2019” report.