IFLR1000 Lawyers of the Month are indviduals who impressed our research team through their work or career development. 



Vera De Brito de Gyarfas - Mayer Brown, United States

Mayer Brown's Houston office recruited experienced oil and gas partner De Brito de Gyarfas from King & Spalding in December. Read about her experience on the Mozambique LNG project.



Alison Deitz - Norton Rose Fulbright, Australia

In December, Norton Rose announced partner Deitz, who has led the firm's Australia business law group for seven years, will become it's first Australian female managing partner in 2020. 


Europe, Middle East and Africa

Sami Al-Louzi - White & Case, United Arab Emirates

Dubai based, Al-Louzi, who returned to the white shoe firm in 2017 after around three years at Latham & Watkins, had a leading role advising Saudi Aramco on its IPO - the largest ever - that launched last month.