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Business Crime Defence 2016: Analysis

The 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence includes an impressive 1,157 listings across 38 jurisdictions in the areas of corporate defence, individual defence and money laundering. US giant Sidley Austin leads the research this year, demonstrating its exceptional global capabilities with listings across the US and Asia. Full-service firms Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher also perform well, with 16 and 13 listings respectively. Additionally, our research highlights the prominent position of specialist firms in the market, with Kingsley Napley and BCL Burton Copeland achieving top positions in London, while Brown Rudnick offers a strong transatlantic offering and Morvillo excels in the US with lawyers recognised from its offices in New York and Washington, DC. We also identify the most highly regarded practitioners in the corporate, individual and money laundering chapters of this edition. 

Business Crime Defence 2016: Trends

“Transparency” has been the word on everyone’s lips this past year as governments worldwide continue in their efforts to combat corruption and fraud within the business world. The last 12 months have witnessed a rising trend in the number of corporates under investigation, sparking an increase in the number of lawyers entering and developing practices in the field. With the increase in enforcement activity from authorities such as the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) leaving corporates feeling exposed , it comes as no surprise that practitioners have been busier than ever. 

Trademarks 2016: Analysis

Our latest research into the global trademark legal marketplace reveals a total of almost 1,000 listings from 579 law firms across 82 countries. In this section, we highlight the law firms that stand out in the market, as well as the most highly regarded individuals across the major jurisdictions in our research.

Trademark Attorneys Analysis

For the second time we take a look at the legal professionals qualified to advise on the protection and enforcement of trademark rights. In this section, we highlight the firms that stand out, as well as the most highly regarded attorneys in the market. The individuals focus on filing and prosecuting applications to register trademarks, as well as advising on the use and registration of trademarks; handling trademark oppositions, revocations, invalidations and assignments; carrying out searches; and advising on trademarks infringement matters. In total, we select over 200 leading trademark attorneys.

Trends in the Trademarks Legal Marketplace 2016

In today’s highly competitive and global business environment, IP portfolio management has become increasingly important, complex and multifaceted. Companies are more aware that commercial expansion needs to be closely aligned to IP strategy, to ensure that a brand is protected when moving into a new jurisdiction or beyond its traditional commercial base. Meanwhile, the fast pace of technological and industry developments means that trademark law is constantly evolving, demanding sophisticated counsel to secure and even extend protection to a brand. What follows is a snapshot of the key trends that have been discussed with respondents during the research process and their implications on the practice of trademark law.

Real Estate 2016: Analysis

We are pleased to introduce our 13th edition of Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate, listing 800 individuals from 47 jurisdictions.

Real Estate 2016: Trends

In sharp contrast to last year’s dizzying heights of activity, the global real estate market reported a slow start to 2016. It’s expected to continue in this vein, with experts predicting a year punctuated with bouts of pessimism and volatility. 

Environment 2016: Analysis

The 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Environment features a comprehensive guide to the environmental legal market, including 730 practitioners from 389 firms across 43 different countries. 

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