MINNEAPOLIS (March 28, 2017) – Ally Law is pleased to announce it has been ranked for the fifth year running as a Leading Global Network by Chambers & Partners in its 2017 Global Guide. In the same guide, eleven Ally member firms have also been honored individually. Sixteen Ally member firms are rated in at least one of the Chambers directories.
The researcher noted that member firms frequently collaborate to assist clients in a variety of industries, including the leisure and hospitality, technology and healthcare sectors. Referrals are tracked and clients are regularly surveyed to ensure a consistent level of service is maintained throughout the network.
Michael Herbst, President of Ally Law, states, “I extend my congratulations to all of our honored member firms and Ally Law collectively as an organization for this recognition by Chambers. It demonstrates the high quality standards that our members uphold in order to provide excellent service to clients.”
Honored Ally member firms and/or lawyers include the following:
Advaya Legal managing partner and founder Ramesh Vaidyanathan is a highly rated practitioner (Band 3) in the Projects section in India. Vaidyanathan is a corporate lawyer with varied experience in M&A, joint ventures, projects and infrastructure, aviation and franchising.
Buzescu Ca is highly regarded in the Corporate/M&A area in Romania. Managing partner Peter Buzescu, who has wide experience in cross-border transactions, is a highly rated practitioner (Band 4) in the same area. A firm client states: “He grasps what we want straight away and advises on a feasible form of action.”
Blum & Grob Rechtsanwälte partner Christian Koller was highly rated (Band 4) in Investment Funds in Switzerland. Koller practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate and commercial law and financial services and regulatory work.
Edwin Coe LLP is ranked as a highly regarded firm in the area of Policyholders (Band 2) in the UK.
Highly rated practitioners Michael Whitton (Band 1), Head of Insurance, is described as the: “go-to man” for coverage disputes because of his “very sound judgement.” His partner Roger Franklin (Band 2) who has particular expertise in cases involving allegations of fraud, is lauded for being “commercially minded, committed and pragmatic.” Partner Alexandre Terrasse is a highly regarded practitioner in France in the area of Corporate M&A; he is an expert based abroad in UK.
Georgiades & Pelides is ranked as a highly regarded firm in the area of Corporate/Commercial (Band 2) in Cyprus. Recognized practitioner and named partner Marcos Georgiades (Band 2) is known for his experience in complex joint venture structures, project financing and security both for offshore and domestic banks, multicurrency loan facility agreements, and private and public takeovers.
LNT & Partners is ranked as a highly regarded firm in the area of Banking & Finance (Band 3) in Vietnam. Department head Dr. Net Le is a recognized practitioner (Band 3) in this area who is “renowned for his advice on project finance-related matters.” The firm is also highly regarded in Corporate/M&A (Band 3) in Vietnam. Co-department heads are recognized practitioners in this area; Le (Band 2) who advises on complex M&A transactions and whose clients describe him as “very impressive,” and Quyen Hoang Nguyen Ha (Band 3) who represents clients in cross-border M&A transactions, with clients reporting that she “has a good understanding of the work we assign.” The firm is also highly regarded in the area of Projects, Infrastructure & Energy (Band 4), with “an impressive Asian client base on financing and development in mining, infrastructure and power…and notable activity on sizeable construction and railway projects and in the oil and gas sector.”
Melchers partner Dr. Jörg Hofmann is highly regarded (Band 1) in the Gaming & Gambling area Global-wide. Dr. Hofmann leads the firm’s Gaming & Betting Law Practice and Immediate Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law.
Szabó Kelemen & Partners Attorneys is ranked as a highly regarded firm in the area of Corporate/M&A (Band 3) in Hungary. Department co-heads are recognized practitioners. László András Kelemen (Band 2) handles complex M&A transactions and clients say: “He has a lot of experience; he’s a very smart guy and is always very professional and reliable.” Tamás Szabó (Band 4) assists clients with large-scale commercial and real estate acquisitions, and is noted by clients: “He’s very good, works to an international standard and is very fast and professional.” The firm is also ranked in the area of Dispute Resolution (Band 4) representing individuals and corporations before arbitration and regular courts.
Torkin Manes LLP firm partner Lisa Lifshitz is recognized in Canada as a Band 4 lawyer in the area of Information Technology deemed by her peers to be a real “all-rounder in the IT space.” She is noted for her work in e-commerce, privacy, and IT-related regulatory matters.
WH Partners is a recognized practitioner in Malta for Financial Services. The firm’s Managing Partners are recognized practitioners, Olga Finkel (Band 1) and James Scicluna (Band 2), both Global-wide in the area of Gaming & Gambling. Finkel is also ranked in Malta in the Corporate/Commercial area in (Band 4), as well as being a foreign expert for Ukraine.
Chambers Global is the leading international legal directory. Established in 1990, it now covers 190 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind and are trusted world-wide to objectively rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms.
About Ally Law
Ally Law’s 60+ independent law firms and over 2,300 professionals provide comprehensive legal services to clients operating worldwide. Our firms are subject to rigorous vetting, an ongoing quality control monitoring process, and are highly ranked by Chambers, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. Ally Law has its origins in the International Alliance of Law Firms, a top ranking global network founded more than 25 years ago.
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Wendy Horn, Executive Director
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