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UK Bar: Private Client 2017

The private client field is a core area of expertise at the bar with a number of specialist sets and individuals, making it one of the largest chapters in this edition. A total of 72 leading barristers are recognised by our research for their expertise in the areas of wills and succession planning, trusts and estates, residence and domicile, probate and charities. Below we highlight the most highly regarded practitioners in our research.

UK Bar: Environment 2017

This chapter identifies 45 leading barristers who have a proven track record in providing environment representation and advice to clients in relation to regulation and compliance obligations, as well as strategic planning, and dispute resolution with extensive experience managing national and cross-border litigation. Below we highlight the most highly regarded individuals. 

UK Bar: Energy & Natural Resources 2017

This chapter identifies 34 leading practitioners with a proven track record of representing major energy clients in disputes concerning the exploration, production, marketing and transportation of all types of energy including oil, gas, nuclear and renewables. 

UK Bar: Banking & Finance 2017

We highlight 82 individuals for their outstanding banking and finance practices. Each has a proven track record of advising and representing major financial institutions regarding both regulatory and transactional disputes. Below we identify the most highly regarded practitioners.

Banking 2017: Analysis

The latest edition of Who’s Who Legal: Banking comprises 782 listings, including 629 finance and 153 regulatory experts, from 287 firms across 64 jurisdictions.

Banking 2017: Trends

For traditional banking clients and their legal counsel, 2016 has been a challenging year. As political uncertainty, a continually evolving regulatory environment, poor growth and low interest rates continue to place strain on financial institutions still looking to regain their balance sheets, the preponderance of alternative capital lenders has ensured that power remains firmly in the hands of borrowers. A push towards American-style loan documentation has seen leveraged lending move towards the high-yield bond market and law firms with strong teams in this area have found themselves increasingly busy. The trend towards covenant-lite or covenant-loose terms has played into the hands of US firms and, as such, Magic Circle firms – who continue to dominate our research given their strength in the European market – have found themselves on the back foot in the market.

Mexico: Administrative Litigation Review 2017

Fernando de Salvidea | Rocío González

By Fernando de Salvidea de Miguel and Rocío González-Alcántara Lammoglia of De Salvidea y González Alcántara Effective judicial protection against arbitrary actions of any government is an ideal that every state should aspire to fulfil. Although, in Mexico, the very idea of the rule of law generates varied responses, such system cannot exist without some basic elements that allow an adequate system of justice – one that should be easy to access and free of unnecessary formalities.

Mexico: Environment Review 2017

Sergio B Bustamante

Mexican Federal Law of Environmental Responsibility, by Sergio B Bustamante of Counselors International Abogados

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