Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been named Global Law Firm of the Year 2013 in the Who's Who Legal Awards.
This edition marks the seventh time Freshfields has been awarded the accolade “Law Firm of the Year”, recognising the firm’s leading presence in our worldwide research. The firm achieves a total of 208 listings – more than any other firm – and has a presence in 29 out of a possible 32 practice areas that we cover.
Freshfields performs particularly well in the arbitration, competition and M&A chapters, where it fields more practitioners than any other firm. Furthermore, the “pre-eminent” Frank Montag is recognised as the leading competition lawyer in our research, winning the award for the fourth time.
With lawyers listed in 15 jurisdictions, Freshfields demonstrates its global dominance. England and Germany remain strongholds for the firm with Freshfields leading the research in each of these jurisdictions.
Freshfields sets the standard as the world’s foremost business law firm and this award is a testament to its lawyers who are continuously recognised as leaders in their field by clients and fellow practitioners.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.