The firm’s Paris team is named by Best Lawyers as “Law Firm of the Year” in Project Finance and Development, and Thierry Laloum and Charles-Antoine Erignac are individually recognized as “Lawyer of the Year,” and featured in Les Echos.
The 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyer in France recognizes Willkie’s Paris Project Finance team as “Law Firm of the Year” for Project Finance and Development as well as two Willkie attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” in the following practice areas:
- Thierry Laloum - Administrative Law
- Charles-Antoine Erignac - Public Finance Law
These recognitions were also featured in French financial publication Les Echos.
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, and its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.
Additional recognitions are also awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.
"Law Firm of the Year" awards are country and practice area specific. They are determined based on a handful of factors, including: feedback from lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers on individual lawyer and firm-wide work, the size and coverage of the firm in a specific practice area, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards in this area, and research surrounding the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.
Willkie’s “Law Firm of the Year” and “Lawyer of the Year” honors in The 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in France can be viewed here.