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Banking 2016: Analysis

The 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Banking contains a comprehensive 887 listings, including 690 finance and 197 regulatory specialists, from 310 law firms across 70 countries.

Trends in the Banking Legal Marketplace: 2016

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The financial industry is beginning to emerge from the biggest shake-up in its history. According to the Financial Times, “a decade from now, financiers may look back and conclude that June 2015… marked a turning point for the banking industry and how it is perceived by society”. In London, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Mansion House speech he would begin selling off the government’s 80 per cent stake in RBS and that “ratcheting up ever-larger fines” is not a “long-term answer”. After eight years of heightened regulatory scrutiny and large penalties to punish and deter wrongdoing, it appears that bankers might return to a normalised operating environment.

UK Bar: International Trade Analysis 2016

This year 70 practitioners have been identified by our research as the leaders in the field.

Transport 2016: Analysis

Our latest Transport publication presents 866 aviation listings, divided into contentious, regulatory and finance segments, alongside 480 shipping lawyers from a total of 555 firms across 76 countries.

Trends in the Transport Legal Marketplace: 2016

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The past year has been another interesting one for aviation and shipping practitioners. From the Germanwings airline crash to new EU regulations and an increase in alternative financing options, those in the aviation field have experienced a diverse and evolving range of issues, with the expectation that 2016 will hold similar levels of work. In the shipping market, depressed cargo prices and an excess of vessels are causing clubs to become even more cost-conscious, spelling trouble for some in the litigation space.

UK Bar: Insurance & Reinsurance Analysis 2016

This year 69 practitioners have been identified by our research as the leaders in the field.

UK Bar: Restructuring & Insolvency 2016

This year 59 practitioners have been identified by our research as the leaders in the field.

UK Bar: Government Contracts Analysis 2016

This year 24 practitioners have been identified by our research as the leaders in the field.

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