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 global trends in the commercial litigation marketplace, exploring the problems faced by cost-conscious clients and the impact on ADR on the market.
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 corporate tax legal market place worldwide, focusing on tax avoidance, the rise in litigation, transfer pricing and restructuring and shifts in legal marketplace.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research to single out the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide for their corporate tax practices. From Amsterdam-based law firm, Loyens & Loeff, 27 lawyers feature as leaders in the field. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lists 21 experts, followed by Linklaters with 17 and Baker & Mckenzie with 10.
Hunton & Williams leads the research with 12 lawyers selected for inclusion, followed by 10 internationally renowned practitioners from Sidley Austin, nine from Latham & Watkins and Baker Botts and seven from one of America's top corporate firms, K&L Gates. The largest contingent in the research this year is from the US, specifically Washington, DC, from which four leading lawyers appear in our top ten most highly regarded list.
Our research has identified 539 lawyers who are considered outstanding in the field of internet, e-commerce and data protection law, selected from 325 firms across the globe. Among the leading firms in the research are Bird & Bird, DLA Piper, Baker & McKenzie and Field Fisher Waterhouse, and while 180 of the top lawyers are based in the US, there is a very strong European showing in our list of the top 10 most highly regarded lawyers.
Most of the law firms in our research can be described as corporate-focused generalist outfits with relative specialties. Since 2001, when foreign law firms were permitted to operate in Turkey, there has been a significant growth in the size and level of competition in the legal market, strengthening the position of some firms that already have a presence in the market, such as White & Case LLP, which set up offices in 1985. In the past few years, the number of international firms opening offices has been on the rise and this trend looks set to continue as the country presents investors with a window of opportunity amid a Europe gripped by economic turmoil. View the firm profiles of the seven leading firms in 2012.
In this edition we cover 19 distinct practice areas. The Turkish economy is developing a reputation for private commercial ventures relating to its natural resources, such as project finance, M&A, capital markets, construction and real estate, and privatisation of former state-owned entities, often involving multiple cross-border matters. As a consequence, the country’s M&A, dispute resolution and litigation bars are growing in sophistication and prominence, which is reflected in our research as they make up the three largest chapters in the inaugural edition. View the editorial analysis for all practice areas here.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the internet 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.