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Euromoney's Expert Guides has recognised 26 of our female lawyers as leading individuals in its Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, the international guide to the top female legal practitioners. The 2017 guide is the seventh edition of the publication, which promotes and celebrates successful women in the legal industry.

Globally, the firm had representatives from 10 different jurisdictions. Philippa Stone, Brigette Baillie and Paula Hodges are named as leading individuals in two different practice areas, and Brenda Horrigan and Emma Kratochvilova are named as the only leading individual within their specialist practice areas in the jurisdictions in which they operate.

Elizabeth Poulos, Global Diversity Partner, said: "Having positive role models is important in improving gender balance in the partnership. This is fantastic recognition of, and gives increased visibility to, our women lawyers across jurisdictions to support our diversity and inclusion objectives."

To review our leading individuals listed within the guide, please see below. To view the full listings, please click here


Brenda Horrigan, Sydney (Commercial Arbitration)

Celia Davies, Melbourne (Trade Marks)

Fiona Smedley, Sydney (Investment Funds)

Julie Couch, Sydney (Real Estate)

Liza Carver, Sydney (Competition and Antitrust)

Philippa Stone, Sydney (Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions)

Priscilla Bryans, Melbourne (Corporate Governance)

Rebecca Maslen-Stannage, Sydney (Mergers and Acquisitions)

Sue Gilchrist, Sydney (Patents, Trade Marks) 


Jessica Fei, Beijing (Commercial Arbitration)


Alexandra Neri, Paris

Emmanuelle Cabrol, Paris (Commercial Arbitration)

Nina Bowyer, Paris (Energy and Natural Resources)

Rebecca Major, Paris (Energy and Natural Resources)


Patricia Nacimiento, Frankfurt (Commercial Arbitration)

Hong Kong

May Tai, Hong Kong (Commercial Arbitration)


Emma Kratochvilova, Tokyo (Construction)


Veronica O'Shea, Singapore (Mergers and Acquisitions)

South Africa

Brigette Baillie, Johannesburg (Energy and Natural Resources, Project Finance)                            

Jean Meijer, Johannesburg (Competition and Antitrust)

United Arab Emirates

Caroline Kehoe, Dubai (Energy and Natural Resources)

United Kingdom

Ann Levin, London (Construction)

Heather Gething, London (Tax)

Paula Hodges QC, London (Commercial Arbitration, Energy and Natural Resources)

Sophie Rich, London (Patents)   

Susannah Cogman, London