Walkers Senior Counsel Daniel Read has been named one of the top three young employment lawyers across Europe by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

Daniel, a Jersey Advocate who leads Walkers’ Jersey employment law team, is one of three lawyers named, along with Danielle Pinedo, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Amsterdam office, and Anne Roux-Fouillet, a senior associate in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Geneva office.

The prestigious Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Rising Stars Awards are decided from submissions from lawyers across more than 90 jurisdictions, which are then validated, reviewed and researched by the Euromoney team to arrive at a three-person list.

The winners are the best lawyers under the age of 40 across Europe – there is only one other Channel Islands lawyer on the list of 186 practitioners, and the list is dominated by lawyers from Magic Circle firms in London and the rest of the major European legal centres.

Walkers partner Louise Hall, who leads the Channel Islands employment law team, said: “This is a tremendous accolade for Dan, who is an outstanding lawyer, and who is deservedly building a stellar reputation for himself in the market.

“We continue to invest in growing our Channel Islands presence – Dan has been part of our team for a little over a year as one of a group of senior recruits across our legal practice disciplines, and he is making a big difference to our combined Jersey, Guernsey and Ireland employment team.”