Legal 500 EMEA Jones Day Lawyers

Legal 500 EMEA 2023 ranks leading Jones Day practices and lawyers

The 2023 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA guide ranks Jones Day in 82 practices, including nine Tier 1 rankings, and 273 lawyer rankings in Jones Day's European and Middle East offices. The lawyer rankings include nine Hall of Fame lawyers, 33 Leading Individuals, 11 Next Generation Partners, and eight Rising Stars. Additional detail and highlights follow.

Clients hail Jones Day lawyers for "… [being] very responsive; perfectly understand legal issues and always offer a very pragmatic approach, guided by clients' concerns and needs,""[providing] consistently excellent and well-thought advice, fantastic client service"as well as,"[offering] fast delivery with high and bespoke quality."

Additional comments from clients include:

  • "They rank among the best in the market in terms of response times, thoroughness of the work they provide and reliability. The advice is always sound and takes into account legal and non-legal aspects."
  • "A very strong team the client can fully rely on to deliver. Excellent understanding of the market and issues clients deal with which enables them to provide practical solutions. I can fully rely on this team on the most complex issues."
  • "The law firm pursues a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach. This enables a 360° view of the relevant topics in highly networked and complex mandates."
  • "Jones Day offers a very high level of expertise and support, with a very strong ability to propose operational solutions, taking into account constraints and multiple/transverse issues."
  • "The quality of service and advice lives up to the reputation for excellence of this international firm."
  • "Very high quality team, perfectly mastering the legal and business issues of transactions."

Jones Day lawyers ranked in Legal 500's "Hall of Fame" include:

  • Bernard Amory (Brussels, London) – Belgium: Competition—EU and global
  • Emmanuel Baud (Paris) – France: Intellectual Property—Trade marks and designs
  • Florent Bouyer (Paris) – France: Capital Markets—Equity Capital Markets
  • Philippe Delelis (Paris) – France: Administrative and public law
  • Mercedes Fernández (Madrid) – Spain: Dispute Resolution
  • Elie Kleiman (Paris) – France: Dispute Resolution—International Arbitration
  • Françoise Labrousse (Paris) – France: Environment
  • Javier López Antón (Madrid) – Spain: Banking and finance
  • Sheila Shadmand (Dubai) – UAE: Dispute Resolution—Compliance and investigations

Jones Day lawyers ranked as Legal 500 "Leading Individuals" include:

  • Eric Barbier de la Serre (Paris) – France: EU competition and distribution
  • Fabienne Beuzit (Paris) – France: Insolvency
  • Chantal Biernaux (Brussels) – Belgium: Employment
  • Renaud Bonnet (Paris) – France: Private equity—Venture/growth capital
  • Thomas Bouvet (Paris) – France: Intellectual property: Patents
  • Nicolas Brice (Paris) – France: Industry focus—Energy (regulatory and public law)
  • Alban Caillemer du Ferrage (Paris) – France: Derivatives and structured finance
  • Philippe Delelis (Paris) – France: Industry focus—Energy (regulatory and public law)
  • Matthieu Duplat (Brussels) – Belgium: Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Quirine Eenhorst (Amsterdam) – Netherlands: Investment funds
  • Kaarli Eichhorn (Brussels) – Belgium: Competition—EU and Global
  • Rémy Fekete (Paris) – France: Industry focus—Telecoms
  • Juan Ferré (Madrid) – Spain: Restructuring and insolvency
  • Vanessa Foncke (Brussels) – Belgium: Dispute Resolution
  • Paolo Foppiani (Milan) – Italy: Real Estate and Construction
  • Charles Gavoty (Paris) – France: Private equity—Venture/growth capital
  • Bénédicte Graulle (Paris) – France: Dispute Resolution—White Collar Crime
  • Michèle Grégoire (Brussels) – Belgium: Dispute resolution
  • Frédéric Gros (Paris) – France: Dispute resolution—Commercial litigation
  • Olivier Haas (Paris) – France: Industry focus—IT and internet
  • Linda Hesse (Paris) – France: Capital markets—Equity capital markets
  • Jörg Hladjk (Brussels) – Belgium: EU regulatory—Privacy and data protection
  • Qian Hu (Paris) – France: Derivatives and structured finance
  • Florence Moulin (Paris) – France: Private equity—Fund formation
  • Holger Neumann (Frankfurt) – Germany: Industry focus—Telecoms
  • Floris Pierik (Amsterdam) – Netherlands: Private equity
  • Ansgar Rempp (Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich) – Germany: Corporate and M&A—M&A: Large deals (€500m+)
  • Cristiana Spontoni – EU Regulatory: Pharma, Medical Devices and Biotech

  • Christine Van Gallebaert (Paris) – France: Derivatives and structured finance
  • Ate van IJlzinga Veenstra (Amsterdam) – Netherlands: Investment Funds
  • Alexandre Verheyden (Brussels) – Belgium: Competition—Belgian law
  • Undine von Diemar (Munich) – Germany: Information technology—Data protection
  • Philipp Werner (Brussels) – Germany: Public sector—State aid
  • Nick Wittek (Frankfurt) – Germany: Banking and Finance—Fintech

Jones Day lawyers ranked by Legal 500 as "Next Generation Partners" include:

  • Audrey Bontemps (Paris) – France: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Ferdinand Brughmans (Brussels) – Belgium: Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Antonio Canales (Madrid) – Spain: Dispute Resolution
  • Edouard Fortunet (Paris) – France: Intellectual property—Trade marks and designs
  • Jean-Gabriel Griboul (Paris) – France: Private equity—Venture/growth capital
  • Fernando Lillo (Madrid) – Spain: Projects and energy
  • Armelle Sandrin-Deforge (Paris) – France: Environment
  • Elodie Simon (Paris) – France: Environment
  • Jonas Van Den Bossche (Brussels) – Belgium: Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Private Equity
  • Markus Weber (Düsseldorf) – Germany: Corporate and M&A—M&A: Large deals (€500m+)
  • Alexandre Wibaux (Paris) – France: Private equity: Venture/growth capital

Jones Day lawyers ranked by Legal 500 as "Rising Stars" include:

  • Silvia Beggiato (Milan) – Italy: Real Estate and construction
  • Alexandre Heydel (Paris) – France: Mergers and acquisitions
  • Marta Lahuerta Escolano (Paris) – France: Industry Focus—Telecoms
  • Martin Lotz (Munich) – Germany: Information technology—Data protection
  • Claire Pauly (Paris) – France: Dispute Resolution—International Arbitration
  • Flavia Poujade (Paris) – France: Real Estate
  • Pim Stokman (Amsterdam) – Netherlands: Investment Funds
  • Geoffrey van de Walle (Brussels) – Belgium: Competition—EU and Global

The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in more than 150 jurisdictions. Legal 500's research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms, and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.