The following 63 Barristers are experts in a wide range of matters concerning insolvency and restructuring, including liquidations, bankruptcies, administrations and receiverships. The financial crisis and continued instability of the world economy has driven this area to the fore in the past decade – during which time many prominent cases have arisen from major corporate collapses, including the failures of Lehman Brothers, Northern Rock and the Icelandic banking sector. The leading sets in this area are predominantly commercial chancery specialists, and many of the individuals listed are also recognised experts in banking, company law and civil fraud.
We recognise 30 leading practitioners for their proficiency in sports law. All barristers featured excel in representing sporting individuals, teams, clubs, domestic and international sporting associations and regulatory bodies in disciplinary, contractual, regulatory and commercial disputes before the relevant authorities. Certain individuals will also have significant experience sitting on arbitral panels.
In this chapter, Who’s Who Legal identifies 58 leading barristers active at the property bar. Each barrister listed has a proven track record representing landlords, tenants, commercial developers and multinational companies in the appropriate fora, including all civil courts, arbitral proceedings, expert determinations and mediations. As well as contentious work, some nominees may also offer transactional advice.
We highlight 25 leading barristers for their top-tier professional negligence work handling indemnity claims and liability disputes against individuals from the financial services sector, solicitors, accountants and other professionals.
In this chapter, 42 leading barristers are recognised for their prowess in intellectual property disputes. Each nominee has a proven track record represented clients in patent litigation, copyright and design rights issues, trademark infringements, passing off and matters relating to trade secrets.
We highlight 63 leading barristers for a range of international trade and commodities matters, representing clients before the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the GAFTA, FOSFA and other commodities standard forms.
In this chapter, we recognise 70 leading individuals active as counsel or arbitrator in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration.
Our media and entertainment section covers an array of high-profile and complex work. A substantial amount of work involves intellectual property issues involving prominent film, TV, music and publishing clients. Barristers issues involving defamation as well as general commercial litigation and privacy and data protection claims involving the media and entertainment sector.
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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.