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Research: Trends & Conclusions

“Internationalisation” is the word of the moment in private client circles, but what does it mean in practice for the legal industry? According to those we spoke to during our research for the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Private Client, the global spread of families’ members and fortunes; the emergence of new wealth in Asia, Africa and Latin America; and increased inter-governmental cooperation and extra-territorial legislation has generated new challenges and demands as well as establishing a “new norm” in which offering an integrated, global approach to succession or estate planning has become essential for law firms in order to remain competitive. 

Banking Marketplace Analysis

In this chapter, we single out the leading practitioners and firms in the field of Banking law. 

Aviation Marketplace Analysis

In this chapter, we single out the leading practitioners and firms in the field of Aviation law. 

Trademarks Marketplace Analysis

In this chapter we single out the leader practitioners and firms in Trademarks.

Arbitration Marketplace Analysis

In this chapter, we single out the leading practitioners and firms in the field of Arbitration.

Legal Marketplace Analysis

In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to recognise the firms and lawyers who stand out for their expertise on a global level.

Legal Marketplace Analysis

This year, we recognise 388 practitioners from 241 firms in 65 countries as leading lawyers for franchise law. Several firms stand out, most notably DLA Piper which has individuals from seven of its offices across the US, Europe and Asia singled out. Dentons, Bird & Bird and Gray Plant Mooty all perform strongly, as does specialist franchise outfit Plave Koch, which is home to our top practitioner in North America: Lee Plave. We also list the most highly regarded lawyers in North America, Europe and the rest of the world.

Research: Trends & Conclusions

With the benefit of over 17 years of research, encompassing tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, as well as hundreds of hours of interviews with legal professionals around the world, Who’s Who Legal offers an overview of the recent trends and developments in the global franchise legal market.

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