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UK Bar: Investigations 2016

This year 23 practitioners have been identified by our research as the leaders in the field.

UK Bar: Intellectual Property 2016

This year 30 practitioners have been identified by our research as the leaders in the field.

Mexico: Administrative Litigation Review 2016

Fernando de Salvidea | Rocío González

By Fernando de Salvidea and Rocío González of De Salvidea y González Alcántara "In Mexico, individuals have found that administrative litigation makes it possible to exercise their rights to challenge any arbitrary action taken by government authorities. These actions may occur in various sectors at the federal, state or municipal levels. It is not surprising that recent activity in this field is intensive."

Trends in the Mexican Legal Marketplace: 2016


Mexico is a compelling country, full of possibilities and contradictions. As economist Dani Rodrik has noted, “Probably no country in the world presents a starker contrast between external success and domestic failure.” While the Institutional Revolutionary Party government continues to implement its 11 internationally acclaimed structural and economic reforms of 2012, its intended rewards within the socio-political and economic sphere of the country remain to be seen. Coming into 2016, the country continues to struggle with an exciting and volatile economic landscape, standing on the cusp of change.

TMT 2016: Analysis

The 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology lists an extensive 928 information technology lawyers alongside 432 telecommunications and media specialists, from 618 firms across 78 countries. Bird & Bird leads our listings with large and dedicated IT and telecoms teams that feature in 15 jurisdictions. Baker & McKenzie also performs exceptionally well in both segments, with impressive global TMT practices. Fieldfisher boasts some of the best European regulatory and transactional lawyers in the sector. DLA Piper is strongly represented, particularly in the US, Europe and the Middle East.  Hogan Lovells performs especially well in the US and European IT markets, while Olswang earns considerable recognition for its telecoms practice in Europe and the Far East. The most highly regarded practitioners in the information technology, and in telecoms and media segments are also recognised in this section.

Trends in the TMT Legal Market: 2016

Big data is seen by many as the driving force within the market this year. The growth in data harvesting has been the catalyst behind the recent increased focus on data protection by governments globally, and the mounting pressure on companies to build security controls into products.

Regulations, Roadmaps and Recommendations: The Latest Developments in the Harmonisation of Global Insolvency Laws

Richard Woolley, Global Restructuring Review

Restructuring & Insolvency 2016: Analysis

Our research, taking into account the expertise of our sister publication Global Restructuring Review, identifies 540 lawyers from 289 firms across 46 countries as the world’s leading figures in bankruptcy and restructuring law. The fall of last year’s market leader Bingham McCutchen sees a change at the top of the market, with several firms making significant gains. We also pick out the most highly regarded individuals around the world according to the recommendations of peers and corporate counsel.

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