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Investigations 2018: Analysis

Who’s Who Legal and Global Investigations Review have once again come together to produce an in-depth report into the leading lawyers worldwide in the field of investigations. This year, we feature 558 practitioners from 269 firms across 40 jurisdictions who stand out for their exceptional work assisting companies and individuals on both external and internal investigations as well as external enforcement proceedings and dawn raids.

Investigations 2018: Digital Forensic Experts

This year, we highlight 66 experts from 27 firms in the field of digital forensics. The individuals listed are the world’s foremost experts when it comes to investigations involving e-discovery, computer forensics, and data recovery and analysis. Practitioners based in the US and England account for 60 per cent of our listings this year, making these the leading regions in the field. Deloitte Corporate Finance is the top firm for digital forensics, with 11 experts from the firm’s North America, Europe, Asia and Australia recognised. FTI Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers also impress, achieving five listings each.

Investigations 2018: Forensic Accountants

In this chapter, we highlight 97 top-tier forensic accountants from 29 firms worldwide for their work assisting clients with disputes and regulatory inquiries. Those included have proven track records supporting clients under investigation in a range of contexts, including accounting fraud, foreign corruption investigations and investigative due diligence. The experts identified by this year’s research are spread across 14 jurisdictions, with those based in England comprising over 40 per cent of the total listings. Global business advisory firm FTI Consulting is the most prominent in the area, with 15 outstanding experts from across five continents recognised. Big Four accounting firms Deloitte and KPMG also perform well, achieving nominations around the globe.

Switzerland: Private Client Trust & Advisory Services 2018

In this chapter we feature 23 of the country’s leading trustees, private bankers, accountants and investment managers that service the private client industry. 

Switzerland: TMT 2018

In this chapter we recognise 45 leading lawyers who stand out for their exceptional work handling sector-related regulatory and compliance matters, dispute resolution, content rights and related M&A, outsourcing and licensing deals, data protection and e-commerce. 

Switzerland: Mediation 2018

In this chapter we highlight 22 individuals for their standout work in commercial mediation proceedings across a range of different industries. 

Switzerland: Competition 2018

In this chapter we highlight 21 leading lawyers recognised for their work on behavioural and non-behavioural competition law, regularly representing clients in relation to Swiss and EU competition matters.

Switzerland: Asset Recovery 2018

In this chapter we highlight 28 leading individuals for their outstanding work assisting clients in tracing and recovering lost, misappropriated or stolen assets, including in relation to disclosure, freezing and seizure orders and recovery claims. 

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