Forty-seven Gowling WLG lawyers named in Best Lawyers® 2020 guide with two Partners named 'Lawyers of the Year'

28 June 2019

Forty-seven Gowling WLG lawyers from the firm's UK LLP have been named 'Best Lawyers' in the 11th Edition of the international peer review publication, with two Partners named as 'Lawyers of the Year' for 2020.

Lawyers from the firm's Birmingham, London, Paris, Munich and Stuttgart offices have been awarded the title of 'Best Lawyers' for their legal expertise as well as their ethics and professionalism of the highest calibre, named across 20 speciality areas including Real Estate, Corporate and Energy & Natural Resources law.

Cementing their success in 2020, Partners Sarah Sasse and Michael Luckman were also named in Best Lawyers® exclusive 'Lawyers of the Year' list in the Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law categories respectively.

Of the forty-seven Gowling WLG lawyers recognised as 'Best Lawyers', Partners Sally Mewies, Andrew Thomas, Paul Inman, Julian Pallett, Martin Thomas and Andreas Wöelfle were also each named in two categories for 2020.

Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected peer review publications in the legal profession. The annual list of outstanding lawyers is compiled through an unbiased legal referrals process, surveying tens of thousands of the industry's leading figures.

Each listed lawyer has been recognised for market-leading expertise in their specialist area. The full list of those named in the guide is as follows:


Bernardine Adkins: Competition Law

Robert Armour: Energy & Natural Resources Law

David Barron: Intellectual Property Law

Gordon Bell: International Arbitration

Richard Black: Pensions Practice

David Brennan: Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Chris Brierley: Banking & Finance Law

Rabinder Chaggar: Real Estate Law

Jonathan Chamberlain: Employment Law

Martin Chitty: Employment Law

Philip Clissitt: Education Law

Jason Coates: Pensions Practice

John Cooper: Competition Law

Nicholas Cunningham: Intellectual Property Law

Patrick Duxbury: Intellectual Property Law

Richard Green: Construction Law

Gordon Harris: Intellectual Property Law

Matthew Harvey: Asset Finance Law

Julian Henwood: Corporate Finance Law

Paul Inman: Intellectual Property Law, Life Sciences Law

Luke Kempton: Intellectual Property Law

Andrew Lawton Smith: Litigation

Michael Luckman: Intellectual Property Law

Hugh Maule: Corporate Finance Law

Lee McBride: Environmental Law

Sally Mewies: Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law

Jeremy Millington: Corporate Finance Law

Lee Nuttall: Tax Law

Michael O'Shea: Construction Law

Julian Pallett: Banking & Finance Law, Insolvency & Restructuring Law

Ashley Pigott: Construction Law

Huw Roberts: Real Estate Law

Glyn Ryland: Pensions Practice (London and Birmingham)

Sarah Sasse: Information Technology Law

Andrew Smith: Litigation

Gillian Stewart: Real Estate Law

Andrew Thomas: Environmental Law, Planning

Martin Thomas: Litigation, Real Estate Law

Mike Trainer: Real Estate Law

Nick Turner: Real Estate Finance

David Vaughan: Corporate Finance Law

Ian Weatherall: Insolvency & Restructuring Law


Andreas Wöelfle: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Manuela Finger: Media Law


Philippe Rousseau: Intellectual Property Law

Simon Lowe: Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Danhoé Reddy-Girard: Real Estate Law

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