Legal 500 EMEA 2023 rankings success for Gowling WLG France and UAE

13 avril 2023

Gowling WLG has been recognised in seven practice areas across two jurisdictions in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA guide.

Teams and individuals from our France and United Arab Emirates (UAE) offices are again recognised in the legal directory, highlighting the leading practice groups and lawyers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Gowling WLG's teams in Paris are recognised in four practice areas, retaining rankings for Banking and Finance: Transactional Work (Tier 4), and Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Designs (Tier 2), and securing new listings for Private Equity: Venture/Capital Growth (Tier 4) and Private Equity: LBO (Firm to Watch).

Partner Céline Bey is also named a 'Leading Individual' for Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Designs, with the directory praising her as a "highly experienced litigator" and clients stating that "Céline is excellent in her IP practice: very strong expertise, close to the client and very good understanding and analysis of business issues".

The firm's Dubai-based teams secured a total three practice area rankings this year, retaining listings for Intellectual Property (Tier 2) and TMT (Tier 3) work, and are also named a 'Firm to Watch' for Commercial, Corporate, and M&A for the first time.

Partner and head of the firm's Middle East IP practice, Jon Parker, is recognised as a 'Leading Individual' for Intellectual Property, with the directory describing him as "one of the region's most experienced trademark lawyers".

The Legal 500 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. The EMEA guide provides researched coverage of over 80 countries and over 2,700 ranked law firms.

Our complete rankings for The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 are listed below:


Practice Area Rankings

  • Banking and Finance: Transactional Work
  • Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Designs
  • Private Equity: LBO (Firm to Watch)
  • Private Equity: Venture/Growth Capital

Leading Individuals

  • Céline Bey: Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Designs

United Arab Emirates

Practice Area Rankings

  • Commercial, Corporate And M&A (Firm to Watch)
  • Intellectual Property
  • TMT

Leading Individuals

  • Jon Parker: Intellectual Property

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