Award Chambers & Partners

Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008: Dispute Resolution

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of European legal practice. Its research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.

In Chambers' 2008 review of legal talent in the area of Dispute Resolution, our Firm is listed among the best in Europe.

Chambers' comments:

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
UK Ranking: Tier 5

The Firm: Known as a big litigation firm and having acquired its arbitration team — not to mention several clients — from Shearman & Sterling in 2005, Kirkland has succeeded in rapidly building itself a substantial and wide-ranging arbitration practice. Clients enjoy an "excellent quality of work that addresses all concerns."

The Lawyers: Christopher Colbridge is "a business-minded, user-friendly lawyer who is humble, personable and fully tuned in to arbitral networks." Fluent in French and Spanish, he is "a bright and energetic performer who is building a decent practice." Rajinder Bassi joins the rankings on the back of excellent market feedback: "Responsive, thorough and proactive, Bassi is a dedicated and effective lawyer."