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Japan: Business Crime Defence & Investigations 2018

In this chapter we recognise two standout white-collar crime lawyers who are highlighted for their excellent work handling a range of matters from criminal defence to internal and regulatory investigations.

Japan: Banking 2018

This year’s research highlights 17 top banking lawyers for their expertise spanning complex financial transactions and regulatory matters. They advise leading corporates, banks and financial institutions and have been recommended as the go-to lawyers in the space.

Japan: Aviation 2018

In this chapter we recognise 11 of the leading lawyers in the Japanese aviation market, who stand out for their excellent work handling contentious, financial and regulatory matters.

Japan: Arbitration 2018

In this chapter we highlight 23 outstanding practitioners for their superb work acting as counsel and arbitrator in a wide range of disputes.

Real Estate 2018

For the 15th year, WWL has researched the global real estate market to identify the leading practitioners in each jurisdiction. The individuals listed are among the most prominent in the field and are well versed in counselling domestic and international clients on the full range of real estate services, including acquisitions and disposals, leasing, planning and development, joint ventures, financing and estate management. In total, 836 lawyers from 51 jurisdictions are highlighted.

Real Estate 2018: Trends & Conclusions

For our latest edition of WWL: Real Estate, Who’s Who Legal once again conducted dozens of interviews with leading practitioners around the world, from Peru and the Czech Republic to the USA. In general, respondents were positive about the future, with the quantity of work available, particularly in larger jurisdictions, tempered only by the levels of competition in the market, which are having an effect on prices. Markets are strong as yields on real property continue to be higher than many other forms of investment. However, not everyone we spoke to was so optimistic, with tougher times being experienced by practitioners in, for instance, Ukraine, while certain sectors in major markets such as the USA are also variable. We highlight some of the more notable trends below.

Environment 2018

This year’s edition features 779 leading environmental lawyers. The practitioners listed here have been recognised as the leading names by peers and clients alike for their advice on commercial, regulatory and contentious matters in the area. Their expertise spans the full range of environmental issues, from waste management and contaminated sites to energy and mining projects.

Climate Change 2018

This year’s research shines a spotlight on 150 leading climate change lawyers. In this highly specialist area of law, these individuals have been recognised as the foremost advisers on matters ranging from carbon capture and storage to emissions trading and climate finance.

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