Gowling WLG earns multiple rankings in Legal 500: Europe, Middle East and Africa 2018

17 April 2018

Gowling WLG has been recommended in a string of practice areas in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Teams and individuals in France, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been recognised in the highly regarded annual directory, which highlights practice groups and individuals around the world by providing an annually updated, impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers.

Taking multiple criteria into consideration, the rankings are based on comprehensive feedback from 300,000 clients throughout the world, as well as input from law firms, private practice lawyers and a team of legal researchers.



  • Administrative and public law
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
  • Employment
  • EU, competition and distribution
  • Intellectual property: Trade marks, designs and copyright
  • Project finance
  • Real estate
  • Tax


  • Intellectual property

United Arab Emirates

  • Construction
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Intellectual property
  • Real estate



Intellectual property: Trade marks, designs and copyright

  • Philippe Rousseau
  • Céline Bey (also listed as next generation lawyer)

Administrative and public law

  • Emmanuel Paillard
  • Jérôme Pentecoste


Intellectual property

  • David Aylen
  • Vladislav Ugryumov

United Arab Emirates


  • Jonathan Brufal (also listed as leading individual)
  • James Foster

Energy and infrastructure

  • Jonathan Brufal

Intellectual property

  • Jon Parker (also listed as leading individual)
  • Vanessa Delnaud

Real estate

  • Andrew Thomson (also listed as leading individual)
  • Melissa Younan

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