In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide. Clyde & Co is the leading firm in our research with an impressive 17 listings across seven offices. It has been a triumphant year for the firm, which has gone from strength to strength after its 2011 merger with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. International “heavyweight” Hogan Lovells narrowly misses out on the top spot with 16 “outstanding” lawyers listed. The firm has a particularly solid base in Europe, with 11 lawyers featured from seven countries. DLA Piper demonstrates its huge international footprint with 11 lawyers featured from eight offices spanning five continents. Norton Rose also has a strong presence in our publication with nine lawyers listed. It is best represented by its practice in South Africa where we feature three leading practitioners.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the insurance and resinsurance legal marketplace.
For the first time in this edition we have focused our research on four distinct categories of life science-related work, with the aim of identifying the leading practitioners for each discipline. Through interviews with clients, lawyers and industry contacts we have picked out the foremost lawyers for related intellectual property disputes and counselling, regulatory matters, product liability defence work and transactional deals in the sector. Bird & Bird leads our research with 31 individuals selected overall, followed by Hogan Lovells which fields 26 lawyers from nine different countries. Both Covington & Burling LLP and Sidley Austin LLP have 20 practitioners recognised, demonstrating the strength of their life sciences practice groups.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and thousands of nominations from clients and private practitioners worldwide, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the legal market worldwide. In this edition we divide our research into four distinct sections. No single practitioner earns recognition in all of the IP, product liability, transactional and regulatory sections, a fact which demonstrates the diverse nature of the work in this sector.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners that stand out worldwide. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP fields the most lawyers in this edition, with a very impressive 15 individuals recognised for their expertise in the M&A market. Following the merger of King & Wood with Mallesons Stephen Jaques in March 2012, King & Wood Mallesons now boasts an enviable international reach and we have included 13 of its lawyers in this edition. They are closely followed by Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP which has 11 practitioners recognised and the newly created Herbert Smith Freehills LLP which sees 10 individuals featured.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and thousands of nominations from clients and private practitioners worldwide, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the M&A legal market.
Business crime defence has risen to become one of the most prominent and lucrative practice areas for lawyers over the past few decades. Our research identifies 535 individuals from 322 firms who stand out for their work in this field. US specialist white-collar crime and litigation firm Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason Anello & Bohrer PC has the highest number of listings in this edition, with eight “first-class” practitioners selected. Leading English criminal defence firm Kingsley Napley LLP follows closely behind, with seven of its lawyers earning recognition. Both “world class” firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and international “heavyweight” Jones Day also field seven lawyers in this edition, as does Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the business crime legal marketplace worldwide.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.