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Energy 2017: Analysis

The analysis of the latest WWL: Energy edition identifies the most highly regarded firms and individuals across our global research, which in total features 910 practitioners from 376 firms in 89 countries.

Pensions & Benefits 2017: Analysis

In this edition of Who’s Who Legal: Pensions & Benefits we feature 348 lawyers from 202 firms across 43 jurisdictions who are considered leading practitioners in their respective markets. Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira earns top place in our research for its superb practice and pre-eminence in the European market and across the world. In the US, Proskauer Rose performs highly with its leading employee benefits and ERISA practice. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and Stikeman Elliott also impress across the North American continent. Sagardoy Abogados stands out in the Iberian Peninsula, and pensions boutique Sacker & Partners is highly rated in the UK. In Poland, Raczkowski Paruch is a market leader while Dittmar & Indrenius in Finland receives high accolades. Both Outer Temple Chambers and Wilberforce Chambers are marked out as leading sets for pensions and benefits matters. Jonathan Mort in South Africa, Munita & Olavarría in Chile and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune in Japan also score highly in our research.

Labour & Employment 2017: Trends & Conclusions

It may be that we remember 2016 as a year that generated significant new precedents in the world of employment law. Disputes over the status of workers in a fast-changing economy, a still-sluggish global economy and Brexit came together to challenge large chunks of the labour and employment rulebook. More than just the effects of globalisation, current events seemed ever-present in the changes affecting the field. For lawyers, this has meant a range of new challenges in their work, but plenty to be getting on with. 

Energy 2017: Trends & Conclusions

The energy sector remains a highly interesting and developing area. The oil industry continues its current downturn, with the price of oil just $48.78 per barrel in May 2017, despite a recent deal between OPEC and non-OPEC countries to maintain output curbs until March 2018 in an effort to boost flagging prices. This is causing significant problems for companies operating in the oil industry as the sector endures another year of low prices. Elsewhere however, emerging markets are opening up, with an increasing demand for energy, and specifically cleaner energy, and thus there are also significant opportunities for many companies operating in the energy space. The legal market continues to feel the pressures that are also affecting clients in the industry; yet while oil and gas prices remain low, this doesn’t necessarily mean the demand for legal services is correspondingly reduced.

Australia: Mediation 2017

This chapter includes 18 mediators and mediation experts who are recommended in this year’s research for their dispute resolution skills, visibility in the market and high esteem amongst clients in all manner of commercial disputes.

Australia: Litigation 2017

The research has flagged up 15 leading litigation experts for their skills in dispute resolution both advising clients and representing them at the highest levels of court in Australia.

Australia: Corporate Tax 2017

Recommended in our first edition of Who’s Who Legal: Australia are 42 leading corporate tax lawyers. Their expertise includes national and international taxation matters and capital gains tax, income tax, audits and taxation relating to transactions and capital and debt markets. 

Australia: Corporate Tax Expert Witnesses 2017

We recognise four expert witnesses as the leaders in Australia in the corporate tax sphere, including individuals specialising in all aspects of corporate tax matters.

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