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Legal 500 U.S. 2021 recognizes 20 Allen & Overy practices, including 3 groups ranked for the first time

Published Date
Jun 14, 2021
The Legal 500 U.S. recognized a total of 20 Allen & Overy U.S. practice areas and 8 U.S.-based partners in its annual guide, Legal 500: United States 2021.

Three A&O practice areas were ranked for the first time:

  • Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Finance: Commercial Lending
  • Tax: Financial Products

The following practice areas rose in rankings:

  • Finance: Structured Finance: Derivatives and Structured Products
  • Industry Focus: Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power

The following individuals were recognized with individual rankings:

  • Felise Cooper: Environment: Transactional
  • John Marciano: Industry Focus: Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Jake Mincemoyer: Finance: Commercial Lending
  • Matthew Nesburn: Industry Focus: Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power
  • Bradley Pensyl: Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes; and Dispute Resolution: International Litigation
  • Ken Rivlin: Environment: Transactional
  • Kent Rowey: Finance: Project Finance
  • Daniel Sinaiko: Finance: Project Finance

In addition, the following practice groups maintained their rankings from 2020:

  • Antitrust: Cartel
  • Antitrust: Civil Litigations/Class Actions: Defense
  • Antitrust: Merger Control
  • Finance: Structured Finance: Securitization
  • M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)
  • Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
  • Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
  • Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution: International Litigation
  • Labor and Employment: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: Transactions
  • Environment: Transactional
  • Finance: Financial Services Regulation
  • Finance: Project Finance: Advice to Lender
  • Finance: Project Finance: Advice to Sponsors
  • Tax: International Tax

Tim House, U.S. senior partner of Allen & Overy, congratulated the practice groups recognized by Legal 500, stating, “Even as the U.S. practices of Allen & Overy have continued to grow dramatically, that we have achieved such recognition from Legal 500 across the business is a testament to our commitment to maintaining the highest caliber work for our clients. Congratulations to all lawyers and staff on the excellent achievement.”

Legal 500 rankings are determined by feedback from 300,000 in-house peers and access to law firms’ deals and confidential matters, which are independently assessed by their researchers.

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