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Legal 500 EMEA 2018 recognizes 77 practices and 114 lawyers

April 2018

The 2018 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA guide includes 77 practice areas and 114 lawyers in the Firm's European and Middle East offices.

Jones Day has earned top-tier rankings in the following nine practice areas:

  • Belgium: EU regulatory: Chemicals and environment
  • Belgium: EU regulatory: Food
  • Belgium: EU regulatory: Pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotech
  • Belgium: EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection
  • France: Derivatives, structured finance and securitisation
  • France: Environment
  • France: Intellectual property: Patents
  • France: Intellectual property: Trade marks, designs and copyrights
  • France: Private equity: Venture and growth capital

Jones Day has also been ranked in the following 68 practice areas:


  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Competition: Belgian law
  • Competition: EU and global
  • Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • EU regulatory: Information technology
  • Industry focus: IT and telecoms
  • Tax


  • Administrative and public law
  • Aviation
  • Banking and finance: Transactional work
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution: International arbitration
  • Employment (Other recommended firms)
  • EU competition and distribution
  • Industry focus: Energy (Other recommended firms)
  • Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
  • Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity: Fund formation
  • Project finance
  • Real estate
  • Tax


  • Antitrust
  • Banking and finance: Lending and borrowing
  • Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation
  • Corporate and M&A: M&A: Large international deals (€500m+)
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
  • Employment
  • Industry focus: Telecoms
  • Intellectual property: Patent litigation
  • Intellectual property: Patent prosecution
  • IT and outsourcing: Data protection
  • IT and outsourcing: Information technology (including contracts)
  • Private equity
  • Real estate and construction: Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency: Restructuring


  • Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment (Other recommended firms)
  • EU and competition (Other recommended firms)
  • Industry focus: Energy (Other recommended firms)
  • Industry focus: TMT (Other recommended firms)
  • Real estate and construction
  • Tax


  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
  • Employment
  • Fraud and white-collar crime
  • Private equity
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax

Saudi Arabia

  • Projects and energy


  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Intellectual property: Copyright
  • Intellectual property: Trade marks
  • Private equity
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction

United Arab Emirates

  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration and international litigation

The Legal 500 guide provides researched coverage of 85 countries and more than 2,700 ranked law firms. Practice and lawyer recommendations published in the guide are based on the results of client interviews, the opinions of thousands of lawyers at competing firms, and additional information about the transactions and cases in which the firms were involved. For more information on The Legal 500 and Jones Day's rankings, visit The Legal 500 website.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.