Chambers Global Ranks Blank Rome Attorneys and PracticesMarch 2012
The 2012 edition of Chambers Global recognizes some of the partners and practices that make Blank Rome a global leader.
Chambers gave high marks to the Firm in Shipping: Litigation (International Firms); Shipping: Finance; Shipping: Litigation; and Projects. John Kimball, Nigel Binnersley and Ernest Chung are also recognized.
Chambers notes: “This firm is prominent in shipping litigation, with its maritime and admiralty specialists being in particular demand. The team also demonstrates its strength in finance, where it pools the resources of its offices in New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Hong Kong…The team is especially rated for its litigation prowess, and it is frequently involved in dry and wet matters, including arrest and enforcement of bank security, salvage and collisions in Greater China.”
Quoting from Chambers:
John Kimball remains at the forefront of the market, and has handled many cases concerning the enforcement of arbitration awards. According to commentators, ‘he is highly regarded internationally for his expertise, integrity and professionalism.’ In addition to arbitration, he also handles a steady stream of environmental law, salvage and piracy cases.
Nigel Binnersley is very experienced in both shipping litigation and transactional matters.
Ernest Chung is active across many industries, including infrastructure, power and oil and gas. Working mainly for international lender and sponsor clients, he is lauded for his ‘outstanding legal knowledge and passion for his work.’ He has experience across the emerging markets of the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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