Squire Sanders partners Ann LaFrance, Cristiana Spontoni, and Stephen Anway have been announced as winners of the 2014 Client Choice Awards in the categories of Telecommunications, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Arbitration. The winners were announced today in the newly published Client Choice Guide – International 2014 and the Client Choice Guide – USA & Canada 2014.
In the international guide, London partner Ann LaFrance, who heads the firm’s European and Middle East Communications Law practice and co-leads its global Data Protection and Privacy group, is the exclusive winner in the Telecommunications category for the UK; and Cristiana Spontoni, for the second consecutive year, is recognized as exclusive winner for Healthcare & Life Sciences in the European Union. Based in Brussels, Ms. Spontoni leads the European Life Sciences industry group, and is a partner in the global Regulatory practice, with extensive experience in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors.
In the North America guide, Stephen Anway, partner in Squire Sanders’ International Dispute Resolution practice, is recognized as exclusive winner for Arbitration in New York. Mr. Anway specializes in both investment-treaty arbitration, in which he represents both sovereign nations and multinational corporations, and international commercial arbitration, in which he has a particular expertise in natural gas price review arbitrations.
Since 2005 the Client Choice awards have recognized law firms and partners around the world for their outstanding client service. The criteria for the awards focus on the ability to deliver exceptional standards of client care and to add value to a client’s business. The awards are based on surveys of worldwide senior corporate counsel who subscribe to International Law Office, an online resource for expert updates on global legal issues, and Lexology, the daily newsfeed of law firm client alerts, articles and blogs.