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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 is expected to continue in this vein, with experts predicting a year punctuated with bouts of pessimism and volatility. 

Trade & Customs 2016: Analysis

This year we recognise over 350 leading trade and customs lawyers from the international legal marketplace. Below we highlight some of the best-known individuals and law firms, according to our research. 

Trade & Customs 2016: Economists & Anti-Dumping Consultants Analysis

The research for this year’s WWL: Trade & Customs publication has expanded to include trade economists and anti-dumping consultants. These experts provide clients and law firms with litigation support and analysis in trade policy, anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings. 

Trade & Customs 2016: Trends

The legal market supporting the practice of trade and customs law is somewhat unusual. In one respect, the trade area is no different than any other highly competitive area of law: in order to deliver value, lawyers must have a high level of expertise and be able to translate this expertise into practical and commercially beneficial results. However, the nature and intensity of this expertise has developed over the last 20 years of WTO practice, and for some time now more generalist practices have fallen by the wayside. While the ultimate aims of the WTO and many individual governments is to move progressively towards a liberal and fair system of trade, the consequence is an evolving body of rules and procedures that put pressure on companies and their legal counsel.

Private Funds 2017: Analysis

For the 14th Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds, our listings comprise over 450 fund formation specialists and 70 regulatory experts from over 100 law firms across 23 countries.

Private Funds 2017: Trends

So far, 2016 has seen some huge fund exits and closures, demonstrating that there is still a major appetite for fund investment – and that funds are delivering an increasingly good return on investment. However, continuing uncertainty in economic markets, a focus on cost-saving by funds and an increased emphasis by government on stronger funds regulation are changing the demands being placed on lawyers.

Mediation 2016: Analysis

The sixth edition of Who’s Who Legal: Mediation features 341 practitioners from 273 firms across 52 countries, who have been selected as leaders in the field. Global ADR powerhouse JAMS International comes out on top this year. With a sensational 26 listings that span Europe and the US, the network demonstrates the great depth and breadth of its mediators’ expertise. London-based Independent Mediators and In Place of Strife also excel, showcasing the impressive work of its first-rate mediators. The UK Bar continues to be well represented, most notably by Brick Court Chambers whose “fantastic” mediation offering includes two of our most highly regarded individuals. Our research also highlights a number of “stand-out” individual practitioners. 

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