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Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Arbitration

Commercial arbitration is now established as a popular mechanism for dispute resolution in the United States, across a range of industries. This chapter identifies 21 individuals who are leaders in arbitral practice, whether as neutral, panellist or counsel, and who have experience of both domestic and international disputes.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Insolvency & Restructuring

Despite the relative health of the US economy in recent years, there remains ample restructuring and bankruptcy work for Texan lawyers. This chapter identifies 29 outstanding private practitioners in the state.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Oil & Gas

Say ‘oil and gas’ and the mind automatically turns to Texas. Unsurprisingly, the state is home to many of the industry’s leading firms and individuals.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 – Competition

Previously high levels of merger and acquisition activity coupled with a strong local economy ensure that there’s no shortage of work for the Texan competition lawyer. We identify 24 individuals from 13 firms; all are recognised as among the finest practitioners in the state. They counsel and litigate on behalf of clients on wide-ranging issues such as the laws concerning cartels, monopolisation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Editorial: Employee Benefits in Texas

The wide variety of claims that corporations can be subject to, often involving potential liability in millions of dollars, means that this area is of increasing importance to clients and by extension their outside counsel. This, coupled with the recent changes in regulations in this area, has led to high levels of activity for the partners featured in this chapter – “the government is keeping us busy”, as one souce puts it.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Management Labour & Employment

We list 30 management labour and employment specialists in this chapter, mirroring the current buoyancy of the labour market and reflecting the prosperity of this practice area in Texas.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Aviation

According to Fortune magazine’s 2007 ranking of America’s largest corporations by revenue, four of the country’s largest companies within the aviation industry are headquartered in Texas – AMR, Continental Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Express Jet Holdings. Geneva based Airports Council International, a trade group for the world’s commercial aviation industry, lists Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as the sixth busiest airport in the world with Houston coming in at No. 18. This, coupled with strong industry links to Texas, ensures that a number of the practice area’s leading lights practice in the state. Nineteen of these are included in this chapter, the majority of whom specialise in litigation and contentious liability matters arising out of major accidents.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Insurance & Reinsurance

Research for this chapter uncovers 30 individuals, from 22 firms, with a proven track record representing both policyholders and carriers on the myriad of issues falling under the umbrella of insurance law.

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