LONDON – Global law firm Reed Smith has received multiple rankings in the Chambers and Partners Europe 2023 guide, with 14 lawyers and seven practices based across Europe highlighted in the publication.
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Among the firm’s rankings in the Europe guide this year are eight new entries, three for new practice areas and five for new lawyers named as leaders in their areas of focus.

The seven practice areas where Reed Smith was ranked include:


  • Competition: EU


  • International Trade / WTO (new entry)


  • International Arbitration


  • Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market


  • Energy


  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation (new entry)
  • Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market (new entry)

Fourteen lawyers at the firm achieved individual rankings, including a repeat Band 1 recognition for Athens-based energy partner Dimitris Assimakis. One client commented: “Dimitris Assimakis sets high standards of expertise in the sector. He is very prudent and has deep knowledge of the Greek and European energy markets framework.”

The lawyers ranked as leaders in their areas of focus are:

  • Dimitris Assimakis – Greece Energy (Band 1)
  • Justus Binder – Germany Private Equity: Venture Capital
  • Jean-Pierre Collet – France Tax: Real Estate (new entry)
  • Christian Filippitsch – Belgium Competition: EU
  • Ali Ishaq – UK Commercial and Corporate Litigation (new entry)
  • Minas Kitsilis – Greece Energy
  • Yves Melin – Europe-wide International Trade/WTO
  • Marcus Price – UK Commercial and Corporate Litigation (new entry)
  • Isabelle Rahman – Belgium Competition: EU
  • Peter Rosher – France International Arbitration
  • Marianne Schaffner – France Intellectual Property: Patents
  • Ben Summerfield – UK Commercial and Corporate Litigation (new entry)
  • Philip Taylor – UK Corporate / M&A: Mid-Market (new entry)
  • Victoria Westcott – France Projects & Energy: International: Finance

The guide features client praise for Reed Smith’s practices, including:

UK Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market

“They supported us on a complex multi-jurisdictional deal and managed to tap local offices and partner firms to deliver comprehensive advice.”

Germany Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market

“They have long-term and in-depth experience as commercial advisers and an outstanding commitment.”

France International Arbitration

“They quickly understand the issues at stake. It is a wonderful team.”

The 2023 Chambers Europe guide is based on detailed research and analysis, including interviews with in-house counsel and third-party experts. The guide helps clients to find leading lawyers and other professionals across the globe.