Kennedys recognised by The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2020 achievements.

Kennedys has been ranked in 16 practice areas, including four ‘top tier’ rankings for ‘Aviation’ in Belgium and ‘Insurance’ in Denmark, Israel and Spain.

In addition to nine of our partners being named in the elite ‘Leading Individuals’ list, The Legal 500 EMEA’s guide to outstanding lawyers across the region, a total of 29 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended within the guide. 

Partners who have been named as Leading Individuals are: Dimitri de Bournonville (Belgium, Aviation), Morten Christensen (Denmark, Insurance), Alexis Valençon (France, Insurance), Chaim Zelichov and Zvika Zelichov (both Israel, Insurance), Olivia Delagrange, Alfonso De Ramos and Isidoro Ugena (all Spain, Insurance).

In addition to this, partner Nicolas Bouckaert (France, Insurance) has received the accolade of 'Next Generation Partner', and associates Alicia Fole and Javier Montero (both Spain, Insurance) have been named as ‘Rising Stars’.

Our Dubai office also celebrates success, having maintained their rankings in construction, dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation and insurance.

Full practice area and individual rankings are listed below:

Insurance

  • Top tier rankings for 'Insurance' in Denmark, Israel and Spain
  • A Leading Firm in France, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates


Individual rankings

  • Morten Christensen (Leading Individual, Denmark)
  • Alexis Valençon (Leading Individual, France)
  • Chaim Zelichov and Zvika Zelichov (Leading Individuals, Israel)
  • Olivia Delagrange, Alfonso De Ramos and Isidoro Ugena (Leading Individuals, Spain)
  • Nicolas Bouckaert (Next Generation Partner, France)
  • Alicia Fole and Javier Montero (Rising Star, Spain)


Other recommended lawyers

  • Aurélia Cadain (France)
  • Andrew McGahey, David Strahan, Hugh Kennedy, Joanne O’Sullivan and Noel Devins (Ireland)
  • Marta Parrondo (Spain)
  • Nick Humphrey and Peter Ellingham (United Arab Emirates)


Aviation

  • Top tier ranking for 'Aviation (Belgium)' 
  • A leading firm for 'Aviation (France)'

Individual rankings

  • Dimitri de Bournonville (Leading Individual, Belgium)


Other recommended lawyers

  • Dries Deschuttere and Kim Verhaeghe (Belgium)
  • Aurélia Cadain and Nicolas Bouckaert (France)


Transport (and Transport: Shipping)

  • A leading firm in Belgium, Ireland and Spain


Individual rankings

  • Hugh Kennedy (Leading Individual, Ireland)


Other recommended lawyers

  • Dimitri de Bournonville (Belgium)
  • Graham Duggan and John Creegan (Ireland)
  • Olivia Delagrange and Jose Pellicer (Spain)


Dispute resolution

  • A leading firm in Denmark, Ireland and United Arab Emirates


Recommended lawyers

  • Morten Christensen (Denmark)
  • Andrew McGahey, David Strahan, Hugh Kennedy, Joanne O’Sullivan and Noel Devins (Ireland)
  • Celine Abi Habib Kanakri, Mark Wilson, Nick Humphrey and Peter Ellingham (United Arab Emirates)


Construction

  • A leading firm in United Arab Emirates


Recommended lawyers

  • Celine Abi Habib Kanakri and Mark Wilson (United Arab Emirates)


Healthcare and life sciences

  • A leading firm in Ireland


Recommended lawyers

  • Joanne O’Sullivan, David Mckechnie and Grace Keegan (Ireland)


For the full rankings, please see The Legal 500 website.

The Legal 500 EMEA is a leading guide to law firms across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The rankings are based on a series of criteria that highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.