Seventeen Pillsbury lawyers and seven of the firm's practices have been recognized among the United Kingdom's best in the 2020 Legal 500 UK guide. Ranked practices include Technology, Media & Telecoms: Brand Management; Commercial Contracts; Emerging Markets; Fintech; International Arbitration; M&A; and Transport Finance & Leasing.

In addition, four lawyers were recognized as "Leading Lawyers," the top ranking given to an individual. These were: Rafi Azim-Khan (TMT: Brand Management; Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity); Debra Erni (Transport Finance & Leasing); Deborah Ruff (International Arbitration); and Trevor Wood (Emerging Markets). Matt Oresman (Emerging Markets) was recognized as a "Next Generation Partner," and Steven Farmer (Brand Management) and Henrietta Worthington (Emerging Markets) were recognized as "Rising Stars."

Azim-Khan was also awarded Hall of Fame status in the TMT: Brand Management category, which recognizes "partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession" and who "have received constant praise from clients for continued excellence."

The complete list of Pillsbury lawyers ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2020 edition are:

  • Rafi Azim-Khan (TMT: Brand Management; Commercial Contracts; Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity)
  • Julia Kalinina Belcher (International Arbitration)
  • James Campbell (Fintech; M&A)
  • Debra Erni (Transport Finance & Leasing)
  • Steven Farmer (Brand Management; Commercial Contracts)
  • Charles Golsong (International Arbitration)
  • Christopher Harrison (Emerging Markets)
  • Chris Knight (Transport Finance & Leasing)
  • Matthew Oresman (Emerging Markets)
  • Samuel Pearse (M&A)
  • Deborah Ruff (International Arbitration)
  • Rakhi Savjani (Transport Finance & Leasing)
  • Graham Tyler (Transport Finance & Leasing)
  • Gavin Watson (Emerging Markets; M&A)
  • Trevor Wood (Emerging Markets)
  • Henrietta Worthington (Emerging Markets)
  • Vincent Zabielski (Emerging Markets)

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