In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide. This year, our listings comprise a total of 609 practitioners from 222 firms in 59 countries who are considered leaders in this field of law, following votes from clients, in-house counsel and peers.
The economic upheaval of recent years has prompted altered practices across the commercial world, not least a hardening of attitudes in boardrooms to legal spend, which has direct ramifications on the resolution of disputes. With clients more than ever looking to find cost-effective ways to resolve – or avoid – such conflicts, an opportunity has arisen for the world’s leading commercial mediators to further establish mediation as a viable, attractive and effective method of addressing these concerns worldwide.
We recognise 298 of the world’s leading commercial mediators, and each should be considered to be among of the outstanding experts in their jurisdiction. Our listing encompasses sole practitioners, barristers, boutique firms, former judges and non-lawyers. We also select the 10 most highly regarded commercial mediators in the world.
By summer 2013, the financial media worldwide was speaking as if the post-recession era had reached a turning point. Although widespread economic revival and extremely low interest rates have recently inspired the growth of capital raising, this position has been widely viewed as unsustainable. As a result, observers are concerned with how the market will cope with rising interest rates and the quantitative easing policy of central banks, as they try to navigate their way out of crisis management.
Who’s Who Legal analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners that stand out worldwide.
For the first time in this edition we also list the leading forensic accountants and digital experts skilled in asset tracing and recovery.
For this third edition, Who’s Who Legal has called upon hundreds of hours of interviews with asset recovery specialists around the world discussing activity in the sector and emerging trends. In this section we draw on our findings to provide a global outlook of the latest developments in the marketplace.
Since 2000, when Microsoft begun operating in Nigeria, there has been a surge in multinationals looking to expand into the country. In particular, the deregulation of the mobile phone market has seen a significant increase in the number of telecommunication companies. Nigeria is now home to IBM, Apple, Intel, MTN, Google and Samsung, to name just a few. However, well over half of the population remains rural, and the development of infrastructure and legislation that will inspire the growth of multinational media is a work in progress. The following 14 lawyers represent the standout legal expertise in these promising fields.
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