LONDON – (October 16, 2023) – Three Dorsey & Whitney LLP lawyers in its London office are ranked and recommended as “Leading Individuals” and “Next Generation Partners” in several practice areas in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2024 edition. Read more >

“During a year of exciting growth at Dorsey & Whitney’s London office, we’ve been listed as one of the UK’s top firms in The Legal 500’s M&A smaller deals category,” said Partner Kate Francis, London office co-head. “A huge well done and thank you to the whole team.”

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2024 recognized the following Dorsey attorneys and practices:

M&A Smaller deals, 10m-100m

Equity Capital Markets – Small-mid cap

Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation

The Legal 500 described the Corporate team at Dorsey & Whitney as “praised by clients for its ‘pragmatic, commercial approach,’” noting it is “well positioned to advise clients across the technology, healthcare, and financial services sectors.” The rankings add, “The team has been bolstered by the arrival of Jamie Crawford from Gateley Legal in March 2023.”

Fabrizio Carpanini is described as a “master of detail,” and “covers the entire spectrum of transactional work, including corporate finance and international joint ventures.”

Kate Francis is recognized as “an exceptionally strong lawyer – a technical expert in her field with a good understanding and ability to identify wider issues and provide commercial solutions. She has an approachable manner, is available when needed, and very much feels like part of the team when acting for you.”

The London trial team at Dorsey & Whitney was also acknowledged as “led by ‘superb lawyer and creative litigator’ Aymen Khoury, who is ‘very highly respected for his Middle East focused practice’ and the ‘excellent’ Matthew Blower, a former criminal barrister who has been at the firm since 2006. The practice, which is described as offering a ‘unique combination of big U.S. firm thrust with a more traditional finesse and effectiveness,’ also includes recently promoted Partner Joseph Lewin, and regularly handles post-M&A disputes, shareholder disputes, and civil fraud cases.”

The Legal 500 credited Dorsey & Whitney for being a “‘partner-led practice with quick response times. The added value for us is their ability to bring in experts from other fields across the legal spectrum including the US office.’”

For 35 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions.