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Arbitration - Future Leaders 2018: Analysis

For the second year we shine the spotlight on the pre-eminent lawyers aged 45 or under at the end of 2018, who the market considers to be the future leaders of the arbitration profession. The research covers law firms and independent practices, and a total of 522 individuals with exemplary standing as arbitrators and counsel are highlighted here.  

Data 2018: Information Technology Analysis

In the very first edition of Who’s Who Legal: Data we recognise 762 leading lawyers in the field of information technology. The individuals selected are world leaders in their ability to handle complex transactional issues, including outsourcing matters or regulatory matters, as well as resolving disputes concerning licensing and content issues, among others. The very best individuals, as identified in our research, are written about below.

Data 2018: Data Privacy, Protection and Security Analysis

This year’s research identifies 423 eminent data privacy and protection lawyers. The individuals listed here have expertise in outsourcing, contractual matters and compliance to ensure that company and individual data remains private. We also highlight 197 leading data security lawyers for their expertise in helping companies keep control of data protected by security systems and infrastructure. 

Data 2018: Data Experts Analysis

In this section, we list 39 eminent consultants and analysts in the field who are recommended for their work in data analytics, digital forensics, and IT and technology matters. These experts assist corporations and lawyers in matters requiring widespread data analysis and investigation of data relating to audits, investigations and disputes. The experts listed in this year’s guide are spread across nine jurisdictions, with those based in the US and Europe featuring particularly prominently. 

Data 2018: Telecoms and Media Analysis

This section identifies 485 leading lawyers from 297 law firms worldwide who are highlighted for their expertise in the field of telecommunications and media. Those identified boast extensive experience advising on a vast array of transactional and regulatory matters affecting large and small corporations in the sector. The practitioners listed in this year’s guide are spread across 64 countries, with those based in Europe comprising more than 50 per cent of the total listings. Leading international law firm Bird & Bird boasts a particularly strong presence, with 13 practitioners based across Europe and Asia recognised as leading experts in the field. Baker McKenzie and CMS also demonstrate strength in the telecoms and media sector, achieving an impressive 11 nominations each.

Data 2018: Trends & Conclusions

Data protection, privacy and security are increasingly important matters for businesses of all types. Long the preserve of tech specialists who were the only ones to understand its arcane workings, governments in Europe, the US and Asia are now getting to grips with it and ramping up regulations in the wake of recent data hackings on an unprecedented scale. Moreover, data protection is an aspect that encompasses not only IT, IP, and media and telecoms, but also employment matters and freedom of expression. No longer for the privileged few, the law on data has exploded in recent years, with many law firms looking to cement their position as leaders in the field.

Arbitration 2018: Analysis

In this edition, we feature 767 of the world’s leading arbitration practitioners from over 400 firms across 88 jurisdictions, providing a comprehensive overview of the international arbitration market. Our analysis spans the whole gamut of legal offerings around the world, from large international outfits to arbitration boutiques and independent practitioners, identifying the most prominent and esteemed individuals currently practising in the space. 

Arbitration 2018: Expert Witnesses Analysis

In this edition we highlight 219 practitioners across 63 jurisdictions who are recognised internationally for the quality of their testimony in arbitration proceedings.

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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.

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