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Legal Marketplace Analysis: Construction 2014

In this edition, we identify 523 practitioners from 302 firms and 48 countries who are considered leading lawyers in the field of construction law. Several firms stand out due to the number of inclusions they achieve, with Pinsent Masons boasting more listings than any other firm. It has lawyers recognised from 18 different jurisdictions, demonstrating its impressive geographical reach. Jones Day also has a high number of practitioners singled out, as does top-tier US firm Peckar & Abramson. We also select the 15 most highly regarded individuals in the world for construction law who stand out for their experience and expertise.

Research Trends & Conclusions: Construction 2014

With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, as well as hundreds of hours of interviews with legal professionals worldwide, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the global construction market.

Legal Marketplace Analysis: Corporate Immigration 2014

Practitioners from firms of all sizes across the world have been selected for inclusion this year, reflecting the global scope and varied nature of the corporate immigration field. Within our research several firms stand out due to the high number of listings they achieve, with immigration giant Fragomen leading the way. The firm has lawyers from 19 of its offices around the globe singled out demonstrating its wide-reaching international presence. Following closely behind is Berry Appleman & Leiden, which has individuals from the US and Brazil recognised, and FosterQuan is also strongly represented in this edition. We also select the 15 most highly regarded practitioners in the world who stand out for the depth of their expertise.

Research: Trends and Conclusions: Corporate Immigration 2014

Compliance and reform remain the two key issues facing corporate immigration lawyers worldwide. The clear conclusion is that immigration “has gone mainstream” – both legally and politically. This has led to an increase in the number of firms and practitioners on previous years, as larger firms attempt to bulk up their immigration practices, and a greater number of sole practitioners branch out to go it alone.

Project Finance Marketplace Analysis

The project finance sector has seen an active year, with lawyers citing their geographical position as extremely useful for involvement in projects in Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa, all of which are seeing significant interest and investment. In this section we recognise 19 individuals who are greatly respected for their work in this field.

Legal Marketplace Analysis: Life Sciences 2014

In this edition Who's Who Legal singles out the world's leading individuals and firms in the field of life sciences law in four distinct areas: patent litigation; product liability defence; regulatory and transactional work. Once again international heavyweight Bird & Bird leads our research with more listings than any other firm across the four sections, with patent litigation a particular area of strength. Hogan Lovells follows close behind, with the firm garnering the most inclusions in the product liability defence sphere and Sidley Austin demonstrates particularly impressive regulatory expertise. Other standout firms include Covington & Burling, Arnold & Porter and Simmons & Simmons. We also pick out the most highly regarded individuals in the world in patent litigation, product liability defence, regulatory and transactional life sciences law.

Research: Trends and Conclusions: Life Sciences 2014

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, which demonstrates the diverse nature of the work in this sector.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Aviation 2014

In this edition Who's Who Legal singles out the world's leading individuals and firms in the field of aviation law in three distinct sectors: contentious, finance and regulatory. Clyde & Co once again leads our research with a very impressive 28 listings, with practitioners from its offices around the globe recognised. Holman Fenwick Willan garners 23 inclusions across three continents and following closely behind is Norton Rose Fulbright with 22 listings. Clifford Chance earns 19 inclusions and US firm Condon & Forsyth boasts 17 inclusions. We also single out the world's most highly regarded individuals the areas of contentious, finance and regulatory aviation law.

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