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This year, we identify 342 practitioners from 216 firms and 44 countries as the world's leading public procurement lawyers. Allen & Overy leads the way in our research, achieving 10 listings across eight different jurisdictions. Following closely behind are Hogan Lovells and Mayer Brown. Blake Cassels & Graydon, Bird & Bird and Dentons all also perform strongly. Furhermore, we recognise the 10 most highly regarded individuals in the world and single out the five leading practitioners at the UK bar.

Research: Trends & Conclusions

Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the global public procurement market.

Legal Marketplace Analysis

In this edition we identify 431 lawyers across 42 countries who are considered pre-eminent in the market for their bankruptcy and restructuring expertise.

Research: Trends & Conclusions

The insolvency and restructuring business remains slow-moving thanks to the improving economy and low interest rates. Lawyers note increased competition and a fight for the limited work available. But this period may soon be at an end as the global economy strengthens further and ‘coasting’ companies are forced to take a hard look at their refinancing structures and debt plans.

Legal Marketplace Analysis

This year, 808 lawyers from 473 firms are recognised, with New York specialists Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu once again leading our research. Bird & Bird follows closely behind and Baker & McKenzie, Hogan Lovells and Rouse all perform strongly. We also recognise the most highly regarded practitioners in the world across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Research: Trends & Conclusions

With the benefit of over 17 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in worldwide trademark law

Legal Marketplace Analysis

This year we single out 635 practitioners from 283 firms who are considered leading experts in energy law. Global giant Dentons leads the way in our research with lawyers from 13 of its offices around the globe selected. Baker Botts performs very strongly with its Houston office a hub of activity; following closely behind is international heavyweight Norton Rose Fulbright. Several other firms, including Herbert Smith Freehills, Vinson & Elkins and Morgan Lewis & Bockius, perform impressively. We also highlight the leading lawyers in the world by region: North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa.

Research: Trends & Conclusions

With the continuing shale boom in North America and its emergence in other jurisdictions, the busy renewables sector, and nuclear work returning post-Fukushima, the past year has been a busy one for energy lawyers. One source described the sector as “almost recession-proof”; given the growing legal market it seems the majority of firms agree. We have heard reports of burgeoning practices in key energy hubs, notably Texas, London, Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro, which have all seen more entrants into the market over the past few years.

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