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Government procurement continues to grow in prominence and the issues and legislation surrounding it are becoming a more topical concern. Governments are at pains to secure value for money for the taxpayer and reduce their infrastructure deficit; as a result, the market for securing contracts has been increasingly competitive over the past five years. Disputes arising from these contracts, including challenges to the bid process, have grown in part due to this competitive pressure. Over the past few years, ongoing changes to legislation and reviews into procurement processes have ensured that legal teams have been kept busy in two of the biggest procurement markets in the world, namely Europe and the US.
The 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Litigation features a comprehensive guide to the litigation legal market, including 801 practitioners from 463 firms across 66 different countries.
The world of commercial litigation is currently going through an uncertain period. The legal market itself is fluctuating, with boutique firms continuing to thrive and put pressure on larger firms’ practices. In addition, it is unclear how events such as Brexit may impact the sector, both in Europe and globally, with practitioners split as to whether it will generate activity in the sector or cause a downturn. While arbitration remains an attractive alternative for clients as a method to resolve their disputes, the litigation sector will “continue to be squeezed”. Yet despite such pressures, practitioners are still positive about the future of their practices.
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