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Investigations - Forensic Accountants 2018

In this chapter we highlight 168 seasoned forensic experts with vast accounting expertise in complex investigations. We also feature an additional 34 experts in our Future Leaders category, which identifies the leading individuals under the age of 45.

Construction – Quantum and Delay 2018

In this section we shine the spotlight on 189 eminent delay experts with unparalleled expertise in quantifying delay costs. In our Future Leaders category, a new section of this year’s research, we also highlight a further 22 lawyers who, all being under the age of 45, have been recognised as the future leaders of the profession by peers, counsel and clients.

Financial Advisory and Valuation - Restructuring & Insolvency Experts 2018

In this section, we list 91 leading restructuring and insolvency experts from nine jurisdictions worldwide. Those highlighted include crisis management specialists, industry experts and top names in advisory services, who impress commentators across the globe with the depth of their expertise. The London market was particularly dominant in our research, with more listings than any other jurisdiction. Our research also highlights Singapore, the US and the Cayman Islands as being home to some of the world’s most highly regarded individuals.

Digital & Data - Digital Forensic Experts 2018

In this section, we highlight 69 impressive individuals who stand out as the top figures in the market for digital forensic investigations and analyses. Those highlighted are the world’s foremost experts when it comes to matters such as e-discovery, computer forensics, and data recovery and analysis. In addition, for the first time we shine the spotlight on 19 leading individuals under the age of 45 whom the market identifies as the future leaders in the digital forensics space.

Financial Advisory and Valuation - Quantum of Damages 2018

This year we highlight 221 experts from 62 firms across 18 jurisdictions who stand out for their exceptional expertise handling damages assessments, pecuniary remedies and asset valuations, as well as their strong testifying experience.

Investigations - Asset Recovery Experts 2018

This year we once again highlight the leading asset recovery experts in the global market. We feature 148 standout individuals from 49 firms across 22 jurisdictions for their exceptional work in the space. 

Competition 2018

The 19th edition of WWL: Competition is more comprehensive than ever before, covering a total of 1,069 lawyers, including 76 EU-based state aid experts. The lawyers selected advise and defend clients in internal, regulatory and criminal investigations as well as assisting with merger filings, civil and criminal litigation and cartel matters. The USA is home to the most lawyers, followed by Belgium and the UK; together these three jurisdictions make up more than 40 per cent of the total listings worldwide. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer once again stands out as a dominant force in Europe, with 40 of its 50 listed lawyers worldwide based there, followed by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton with 18. In the US, Latham & Watkins and Gibson Dunn both have 12 listings, while Anderson Mori & Tomotsune leads the way in the Asia-Pacific region with seven individuals listed. The leading firms and lawyers in each region are profiled below.

Competition 2018: Economists

This year we identify 360 competition economists from 144 firms and institutions across 32 countries considered to be the best consultants, expert witnesses and advisers in the world. They are highlighted for their provision of expert knowledge and testimony in complex antitrust matters, alongside the superb advice they provide to lawyers and clients on intricate matters of competition economics.

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