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Legal Marketplace Analysis: Patents 2014

This year, we identify 670 practitioners from 356 firms who are considered leading lawyers in this field, following votes from clients, in-house counsel and fellow private practitioners. Several firms stand out in our research due to the high number of inclusions they receive with Bird & Bird leading the way. The firm has 29 practitioners recognised across nine offices throughout Europe and Asia. Hogan Lovells performs impressively with 15 listings and Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner is our leading IP boutique with 11 individuals singled out. The firm is also home to our most highly regarded individual: Donald Dunner. He is one of 15 experts who stand out worldwide due to the number of nominations they received.

Research Trends & Conclusions: Patents 2014

With the benefit of over 18 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, as well as hundreds of hours of interviews with legal professionals worldwide, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the global patents market.

Legal Marketplace Analysis: Insurance & Reinsurance 2014

This year we single out 570 practitioners from 282 firms who are considered leaders in this field of law according to peers and corporate counsel. Eight firms particularly stand out in this edition due to the high number of inclusions they achieve, with international heavyweight Hogan Lovells leading the way. Following closely behind is Clyde & Co, which has individuals from its offices across five different continents recognised. Norton Rose Fulbright is also strongly represented, especially by its London and Johannesburg offices. Several firms from the Bermuda market also garner a significant number of listings, including Appleby and Conyers Dill & Pearman. We also single out the most highly regarded insurance and reinsurance lawyers in the world, with Mary Kay Vyskocil of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett achieving the top spot

Research Trends & Conclusions: Insurance & Reinsurance 2014

While natural catastrophes have resulted in incredibly high insured losses for the global insurance and reinsurance market, it has not been all doom and gloom for practitioners. Regulatory, transactional and contentious experts have all been in demand over the past year, in what has been described as an “interesting market”.

Legal Marketplace Analysis: Construction 2014

In this edition, we identify 523 practitioners from 302 firms and 48 countries who are considered leading lawyers in the field of construction law. Several firms stand out due to the number of inclusions they achieve, with Pinsent Masons boasting more listings than any other firm. It has lawyers recognised from 18 different jurisdictions, demonstrating its impressive geographical reach. Jones Day also has a high number of practitioners singled out, as does top-tier US firm Peckar & Abramson. We also select the 15 most highly regarded individuals in the world for construction law who stand out for their experience and expertise.

Research Trends & Conclusions: Construction 2014

With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, as well as hundreds of hours of interviews with legal professionals worldwide, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the global construction market.

Legal Marketplace Analysis: Corporate Immigration 2014

Practitioners from firms of all sizes across the world have been selected for inclusion this year, reflecting the global scope and varied nature of the corporate immigration field. Within our research several firms stand out due to the high number of listings they achieve, with immigration giant Fragomen leading the way. The firm has lawyers from 19 of its offices around the globe singled out demonstrating its wide-reaching international presence. Following closely behind is Berry Appleman & Leiden, which has individuals from the US and Brazil recognised, and FosterQuan is also strongly represented in this edition. We also select the 15 most highly regarded practitioners in the world who stand out for the depth of their expertise.

Research: Trends and Conclusions: Corporate Immigration 2014

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