Lawyers are entering a "new age for environment law", says Robert Falk of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
We select almost 100 new names for the fourth edition of this book, due partly to the growing emphasis law firms are placing on the sector. Many of these practitioners were recognised by clients and peers for their expertise in the burgeoning area of climate change.
This book is a response to the increasing volume of public procurement work being done internationally in recent years and its growing importance to lawyers and firms.
This publication marks Who's Who Legal's first investigation of the global public procurement market and lists 247 practitioners from 56 countries.
"People think the stock market went down: in fact in the space of a week, freight rates fell off a cliff." That is how one source described the sudden end to a prolonged period of prosperity for the shipping industry, and the beginning of its misfortunes.
Two firms head the shipping and maritime legal market. Between them, Holman Fenwick Willan and Ince & Co produce 49 of the nearly 400 individuals we feature, and each are represented in eight countries in the following pages.
It is perhaps no exaggeration to say that of all 30 areas of commercial law covered in our publications, none has been so badly affected by the global recession as capital markets.
One firm stands pre-eminent in our research. Linklaters sees 28 of its partners selected for inclusion, and its presence in 13 of the 54 countries we cover is also market-leading by a significant distance.
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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.