Chambers UK 2014 Recognizes Seven O'Melveny London LawyersDecember 02, 2013
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LONDON ─ December 2, 2013 ─ The 2014 edition of Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession has recognized seven of O’Melveny's London lawyers for excellence in their respective practice areas.
Partners John Daghlian and Solomon Wifa are ranked in the Investment Funds - UK-wide category. Chambers calls Daghlian a "superbly commercial lawyer...if you are going into a tough meeting, he is the guy who you want with you". Wifa's ability to "guide and shepherd" his clients through complex matters is noted.
Partner David Foster and counsel James Barratt are ranked in the category of International Arbitration - London. Chambers quotes market observers who call Foster “a good hard-nosed litigator who doesn't mess about and who sees the wood for the trees,” and notes that sources consider Barratt to be “open to consider other approaches to a particular problem” and recommend him as “a good draftsman.”
Partner Lisbeth Savill and counsel Sarah Caughey are ranked in the category of Media & Entertainment - UK-wide. Chambers writes that Savill “is roundly considered to be one of the best film lawyers in the UK,” and notes that Caughey’s clients find her to be “very pleasant and attentive.”
Partner Jan Birtwell is ranked in the Tax - London category. Chambers notes her “strong expertise in the investment fund and private equity spheres.”
Published annually since 1990 by Chambers and Partners, a noted authority and independent source for the legal industry, Chambers UK researches the UK legal profession, identifying leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients.
O'Melveny’s complete rankings in the Chambers UK 2014 guide are listed below:
International Arbitration - London (Firms)
David Foster (Band 5)
James Barratt (Associates to Watch)
Investment Funds: Private Equity - UK-wide
John Daghlian (Band 2)
Solomon Wifa (Band 3)
Media & Entertainment: Film & Television - UK-wide
Lisbeth Savill (Band 1)
Sarah Caughey (Associates to Watch)
Tax - London (Firms)
Jan Birtwell (Band 3)