In this chapter, we recognise nine leading individuals for their top-tier work handling contentious and non-contentious franchise law issues, acting for both international and domestic franchisors and franchisees.
This chapter identifies 18 prominent lawyers practising as mediators in commercial proceedings across a range of different industries.
We identify 21 leading practitioners in this chapter, who are recommended this year for their expertise in investment management, advising on financing, management, organisational and regulatory issues.
Eight lawyers are recommended this year for their work in energy law, handling transactions, disputes, compliance and pricing matters across the oil and gas, renewables and mining sectors.
Our research has identified 15 excellent lawyers with substantial expertise in international trade matters as well as customs issues affecting clients in Switzerland and worldwide. Our listings this year continue to be dominated by international firms, most notably Sidley Austin and White & Case.
We list four leading practitioners in this chapter this year.
The chapter identifies 35 leading practitioners who have a proven track record in handling big-ticket business combinations between large, publicly traded companies, as well as distinguished practitioners who specialise in the representation of private equity groups in transactional matters.
In this year’s edition, 20 lawyers are listed for their expertise advising companies and their management on shareholder issues, directors’ duties as well as a range of other internal issues.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.