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Revealed: The Lawyer European Awards shortlist 2018

The shortlist for The Lawyer European Awards 2018 has finally been revealed today (15 January).

The ceremony takes place on Thursday 15 March at London’s Grange Tower Bridge, where the premier European firms will be awarded and recognised for their work.

Last year, Swiss firm Niederer Kraft & Frey was crowned European law firm of the year. They contest the Swiss firm of the year and European corporate deal of the year categories this time round.

The hotly contested European managing partner of the year category includes Bryan Bourke of William Fry, Barry Devereux of McCann FitzGerald and the duo of Stefano Simontacchi and Marcello Giustiniani of BonelliErede among a stellar line-up of lawyers.

The full shortlist is below.

Law firm of the year: Austria
bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
DORDA Rechtsanwälte
Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Wolf Theiss
Law firm of the year: Benelux
AKD
GSK Stockmann Luxembourg
Houthoff
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
Strelia
Law firm of the year: Central Europe
BBH, advokátní kancelář
Kinstellar
Lakatos, Köves and Partners
PRK Partners
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Wolf Theiss
Law firm of the year: Eastern Europe and The Balkans
Gecić Law
Karanovic & Nikolic
Kinstellar
Maravela Asociații
Musat & Asociatii
Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii
Wolf Theiss
Law firm of the year: France
August Debouzy
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei
Franklin Avocats
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Jeantet
LPA-CGR avocats
Law firm of the year: Germany
Arnecke Sibeth
Blomstein
Gleiss Lutz
GvW Graf von Westphalen
Hengeler Mueller
Noerr
Schalast Rechtsanwälte und Notare
Law firm of the year: Iberia
Cuatrecasas
GARRIGUES
Gomez-Acebo & Pombo
Pérez-Llorca
PLMJ
Uría Menéndez
VdA
Law firm of the year: Italy
BonelliErede
Chiomenti
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
Legance – Avvocati Associati
Nctm Studio Legale
Portolano Cavallo
Law firm of the year: Republic of Ireland
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Mason Hayes & Curran
Matheson
McCann FitzGerald
William Fry
Law firm of the year: Poland
Domański Zakrzewski Palinka
Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners
Kochanski Zieba & Partners
Kopeć Zaborowski Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni (KKZ)
Maruta Wachta
Wolf Theiss
Law firm of the year: Russia, Ukraine and the CIS
ALRUD Law Firm
Centil Law Firm
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Eterna Law
Redcliffe Partners
Sayenko Kharenko
Vasil Kisil & Partners
Law firm of the year: Switzerland
Bär & Karrer
Froriep
Homburger
Lenz & Staehelin
Niederer Kraft & Frey
Schellenberg Wittmer
Walder Wyss
Law firm of the year: The Baltics
COBALT
Ellex
Sorainen
TGS Baltic
Law firm of the year: The Nordics
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen
Advokatfirman Lindahl
Borenius Attorneys
Kromann Reumert
Roschier
SANDS
Wiersholm
Law firm of the year: Turkey
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership
Bezen & Partners
Moral Law Firm
Moroğlu Arseven
European finance deal of the year
Arthur Cox
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Schalast Rechtsanwälte und Notare
Stephenson Harwood
Watson Farley & Williams
European corporate deal of the year
Cuatrecasas
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Nctm Studio Legale
Niederer Kraft & Frey
Schellenberg Wittmer
European energy and infrastructure deal of the year
AEQUO
Bird & Bird
BROSETA
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
SRS Advogados
Watson Farley & Williams
European specialist law firm of the year
Blomstein
LALIVE
Maruta Wachta
PUSCH WAHLIG LEGAL
Sagardoy Abogados
Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati
UnioLex – Stucchi & Partners
VANDENBULKE
Global strategic initiative of the year
BonelliErede
Dentons
GARRIGUES
LPA-CGR avocats
ONTIER
Schellenberg Wittmer
SRS Advogados
Global network of the year
First Law International
Interlaw
Ius Laboris
L&E GLOBAL
Meritas
Multilaw
TerraLex
World Law Group
European managing partner of the year
Bryan Bourke, William Fry
Barry Devereux, McCann FitzGerald
Zbigniew Drzewiecki, Drzewiecki, Tomaszek & Partners
Casper Herler, Borenius Attorney
Piotr Kochański, Kochański Zięba & Partners
Luís Pais Antunes, PLMJ
Stefano Simontacchi and Marcello Giustiniani, BonelliErede