Kennedys continues Legal 500 success with 2020 EMEA rankings

We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2019 achievements.

Kennedys has been ranked in 16 practice areas, including two ‘top tier’ rankings for aviation in Belgium and insurance in Denmark, along with a new ranking for our Madrid office in transport: shipping.

In addition to four of our partners being named in the elite ‘Leading Individuals’ list, The Legal 500 EMEA’s guide to outstanding lawyers across the region, we also have 19 lawyers recommended in the editorials. A number of our senior associates and solicitors have been included in these recommendations.

Partners Christian Bouckaert, Dimitri de Bournonville, Morten Erritzøe Christensen, and Hugh Kennedy, from our Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, and Dublin offices respectively, are listed in the elite 'Leading individuals’ list. In addition to this, partner Nicolas Bouckaert (Paris) has received the accolade of 'Next Generation Partner'.

Further congratulations go to Christian Bouckaert, who has also been recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. This accolade is given to individuals who have received continual praise by their clients for excellence.

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

We have been recommended as a ‘Top Tier Firm’ in the following practice areas:

  • Aviation (Belgium)
  • Insurance (Denmark)

We have also been ranked for the following 14 practice areas:

Belgium

  • Industry focus - Transport

Denmark

  • Dispute resolution

France

  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Insurance

Ireland

  • Dispute resolution
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Insurance
  • Transport

Spain

  • Insurance
  • Transport: Shipping

United Arab Emirates

  • Construction
  • Dispute resolution
  • Insurance


Our lawyers recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 editorial are as follows:

Belgium

  • Dimitri de Bournonville (Aviation and Industry focus: Transport)

Denmark

  • Morten Erritzøe Christensen (Insurance and Dispute Resolution)

France

  • Christian Bouckaert (Aviation and Insurance)
  • Nicolas Bouckaert (Aviation and Insurance)
  • Aurélia Cadain (Aviation)
  • Alexis Valençon (Construction and Insurance)

Ireland

  • Andrew McGahey (Dispute resolution and Insurance)
  • Noel Devins (Dispute resolution and Insurance)
  • Hugh Kennedy (Dispute resolution and Transport)
  • Joanne O’Sullivan (Dispute resolution, Healthcare and life sciences and Insurance)

Spain

  • Olivia Delagrange (Transport: Shipping)
  • Jose Pellicer (Transport: Shipping)

United Arab Emirates

  • Mark Wilson (Construction)
  • Celine Abi Habib Kanakri (Construction)
  • Nick Humphrey (Dispute Resolution and Insurance)
  • Peter Ellingham (Dispute Resolution and Insurance)


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.