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Mining 2017: Analysis

In our latest edition of Who's Who Legal: Mining we identify 420 practitioners from 220 law firms across 58 countries.

Mining 2017: Trends

As commodity prices struggle to recover, the mining industry remains flat. With fewer financings and new projects, lawyers have seen the bulk of their work come from restructurings of existing projects. But new avenues are opening up for those who are willing to take risks – there is a consensus opinion within the legal community that there are plenty of options available to grease the wheels in an atmosphere of low growth. Law firms and mining companies alike are looking to pursue new routes that mean they don’t have to wait for the markets to pick up before they can make headway once again.

Mexico: Administrative Litigation Review 2017

Fernando de Salvidea | Rocío González

By Fernando de Salvidea de Miguel and Rocío González-Alcántara Lammoglia of De Salvidea y González Alcántara Effective judicial protection against arbitrary actions of any government is an ideal that every state should aspire to fulfil. Although, in Mexico, the very idea of the rule of law generates varied responses, such system cannot exist without some basic elements that allow an adequate system of justice – one that should be easy to access and free of unnecessary formalities.

Mexico: Environment Review 2017

Sergio B Bustamante

Mexican Federal Law of Environmental Responsibility, by Sergio B Bustamante of Counselors International Abogados

TMT 2017: Analysis

We recognise over 800 IT specialists and over 400 telecoms and media experts, covering a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters in these sectors. Below we provide a snapshot of the most highly regarded individuals and law firms in our research. 

TMT 2017: Trends

The practice of technology, media and telecoms, once a highly specialised and standalone practice area, is now an important field of expertise among law firms as technology increasingly permeates all areas of business. The growing importance of managing the risks and rewards of the digital age is a great boon for TMT lawyers, as is the ever-changing legislation governing its practice. The best law practices are reactive to this ever-changing market. TMT sector groups are being structured in a way that mirrors industry trends, combining multiple practice areas and substantive areas of knowledge, as well as sensitive fee structures. At the same time, clients are becoming much more aware of the underlying risks and are more sophisticated in their choice of legal counsel. Here we highlight some of the most significant developments in the industry and how it is affecting the legal marketplace. 

Transport 2017: Analysis

This year’s Who’s Who Legal Transport edition presents 801 aviation lawyers across three chapters – contentious, regulatory and finance – alongside 522 shipping lawyers. In total, lawyers from 536 firms across 69 countries are recognised.

Transport 2017: Trends

The transport sector has experienced some turbulent times this year. Both the aviation and shipping markets are facing significant challenges, causing serious problems for companies operating within them. As a result, the legal market offering services to these two branches of transport law is reflecting this environment, and adapting too; the trend for the increasing establishment of boutique firms has continued well into 2016 and is likely to be seen next year too. Yet despite such pressures, the legal market in the area is still experiencing a lot of activity from clients and practitioners, who are positive about its future.

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