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Private Funds 2016: Analysis

For the 13th Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds, our listings comprise a total of 475 fund formation specalists and 90 regulatory experts from 175 law firms across 46 countries.

Trends in the Private Funds Legal Market: 2016

Oversubscribed funds and record values have dominated reports of the private funds sphere in the past 24 months. Fundraising activity has maintained a steady growth trajectory following the financial crisis peaking on 31 December 2013 with Apollo’s Investment Fund VIII closing at US$18.4 billion. Ever since, confidence among investors and managers has increased further and recent activity in the market demonstrates that the mega-funds are back, albeit operating in a very different world from that of pre-2008.

Trade & Customs 2015: Trends

Economic sanctions have been the buzzword among trade and customs lawyers for this year. The increase in sanctions across a wider geographical region has led to an upsurge in the demand for specialist expertise in this area, as companies find that consideration for such economic measures have become a central concern to their business.

Trade & Customs 2015: Analysis

This year’s Trade & Customs publication includes 392 outstanding practitioners listed from 213 firms in 42 countries around the world.Sidley Austin leads the way in our research for another year with individuals recognised in three of its offices: Brussels, Geneva and DC. Following closely behind is Baker & McKenzie with practitioners recognised in 11 of its offices, demonstrating its thorough global reach of expertise. Nine further firms, among others, also stand out for their internationally recognised, leading practitioners. In particular Mayer Brown, King & Spalding, and Steptoe & Johnson are strongly placed in the market with a high number of practitioners listed in the international trade centres of Brussels, Geneva and DC. Our research also identifies the most highly regarded individuals in the rest of the world.

Sports & Entertainment 2015: Analysis

Listing 234 entertainment and 204 sports practitioners, across a total of 234 law firms and 36 countries, our latest publication is a significant resource for those seeking out the world’s leading sports and entertainment private practice lawyers.

Germany: Patent Agents Analysis 2016

We also include 10 patent agents in this chapter.

Germany: Patents Analysis 2016

In this chapter, 39 leading lawyers in the area of patents are recommended.

Germany: Mediation Analysis 2016

This chapter features 12 leading practitioners.

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