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Mining 2018: Analysis

Who’s Who Legal: Mining 2018 sees 434 pre-eminent mining lawyers from 231 law firms worldwide highlighted for their expertise in the field. The individuals included in this edition are the leading lights in the mining market, boasting proficiency across a range of specialisations, from dirt law and exploration to M&A and corporate financing. The practitioners highlighted this year are spread across 61 jurisdictions, with those based in North America demonstrating a particularly strong presence. Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright remains the leading firm in the mining sector according to our research, with 17 top-tier practitioners from five continents recognised. International business and litigation firm Fasken is another heavyweight in the mining sector, dominating our listings in Canada as well as achieving multiple nominations in England and South Africa. Multinational firm Gowling WLG also ranks highly this year, along with ENSafrica, which achieves listings in South Africa, Namibia and Mauritius.

Mining 2018: Trends & Conclusions

Having been brought to its knees by the crippling slump in commodities prices and a global drop in demand, the mining industry is finally starting to regain ground. For the past five years, mining companies around the world have been striving to slash debt and increase investor confidence, gradually reviving the market in the process. Through strategic restructurings and distressed transactions, mining houses have battled for survival. At last, commodities prices have rebounded in the past year, leading to renewed vigour in the market. With mining companies finally able to move forward, practitioners we spoke to have noticed a shift in the market, with an increase in financing and M&A transactions signalling that better times lie ahead.

Restructuring & Insolvency 2018: Analysis

Who’s Who Legal and Global Restructuring Review have again come together to compile in-depth research into the restructuring and insolvency legal markets around the world. This year, we list 569 lawyers from 63 jurisdictions.

Restructuring & Insolvency 2018: Experts Analysis

Who’s Who Legal and Global Restructuring Review have, for the first time, conducted dedicated research to identify the leading restructuring and insolvency experts worldwide. These highly recommended practitioners include crisis management specialists, industry experts and leading names in advisory services. This year, we list 84 experts from across the world; the leading names are highlighted below.

Sports & Entertainment 2017: Analysis

The 2017 edition of our Sports & Entertainment edition covers more practitioners than ever before, with 258 listings for Sports and 222 for Entertainment. In total, 263 firms are represented from 34 countries. The practitioners listed are at the apogee of their fields; those selected in our Sports chapter are experts across a huge variety of sports, from basketball to ice-skating to football, while the entertainment lawyers highlighted cover all media, from television and film to theatre, publishing and music. All areas of law are represented, including transactional, intellectual property, regulatory and litigation. Those practitioners scoring most highly in our research are highlighted below.

Sports & Entertainment 2017: Trends & Conclusions

The digital age has heralded major changes in entertainment and sports, with more ways to view, hear and generally consume media. Such changes are showing up traditional models in television, music, gambling and sport as increasingly outdated and ill-suited to the demands of consumers. Lawyers are deeply involved in how these markets are catching up to the ever-evolving digital world, whether in disputes between stakeholders, multibillion-pound rights deals or regulatory changes. We spoke to dozens of leading practitioners to get their thoughts on some of the major trends affecting these areas at the moment.

Mexico: Government Contracts 2018

We highlight seven practitioners in this chapter who stand out for their excellent work handling PPPs and concessions, bidding for government contracts and public procurement.

Mexico: Project Finance 2018

We highlight 29 leading individuals in this chapter who stand out for their exceptional expertise in major public infrastructure projects as well as enterprises in the energy, hospitality and healthcare sectors.

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