This year, we identify 508 capital markets lawyers in 52 jurisdictions who can be considered as leaders in the field. One firm stands alone at the top of our international research.
When we conducted the research for the last year’s edition, the lawyers we spoke to around the world were unanimous in their opinion that difficult times lay ahead, and indeed in many cases had already arrived. Levels of activity in the sector were sure to drop, the only remaining uncertainty related to how low. A year later and a clearer picture of these straitened times has now emerged, and the expert practitioners in the sector have had to adapt, as some markets have dried up.
Many of the lawyers we interviewed for this book were keen not to sound too upbeat when recounting their experiences in 2009. While corporate transaction levels remained low worldwide and the hardships caused by the financial crisis continued the majority of insolvency and restructuring lawyers we spoke to were managing levels of work “far beyond anything we’ve ever seen before”.
We identify 424 expert insolvency and restructuring lawyers across 44 jurisdictions. Some of the leaders are highlighted here.
Our research has revealed 307 lawyers in 51 jurisdictions who can be considered experts in this field and some of the leaders are highlighted here.
When we think of contracting parties in the acquisition of goods and services, our thoughts turn to the private sector, to the doctrines of freedom and privity of contract. The government is not traditionally the consumer that springs to mind.
We identify 572 of the best trademark lawyers across 70 jurisdictions. The most highly regarded individuals and leaders in the field are highlighted here.
Recent high-profile cases such as L’Oréal v Bellure and Daimler v Sany and the litigation over the right of Google’s Adwords to use trademarks as keywords in searches prove that trademark holders are still willing to protect marks and bring infringement cases despite the current economic climate.
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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.