Our research selects 440 individuals deemed world class by the clients and peers we canvassed, taken from 65 countries worldwide. Several firms stand out in terms of the number of partners selected for inclusion and the breadth of the expertise they can command.
With the benefit of over 10 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 regulatory communications legal marketplace worldwide.
We analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who performed most strongly overall. In 2010, Bird & Bird was recognised for the fourth consecutive year as the world’s leading regulatory communications law firm by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and, true to form, the firm once again achieves more listings than any other in this edition.
We have spent months researching the global commercial arbitration legal marketplace and have selected the 531 arbitrators and counsel recommended to us. All who are listed here who can be considered pre-eminent in the field and are well respected by clients, corporate counsel and peers. For the first time, we also include expert witnesses in our survey and these are acknowledged leaders in fields such as forensic accountancy, construction and economics. We have selected 59 individuals who specialise in commercial arbitration proceedings.
Months of independent and rigorous research have revealed the world's best mining lawyers in 42 jurisdictions. Who's Who Legal includes 267 expert practitioners and this article highlights the best of the best in the mining hotspots Canada, the United States, Australia and Latin America.
Little has changed over the last 12 months in the mining marketplace. The mining industry is witnessing a lack of worthwhile financial investments, a cessation of greenfield exploration and a flurry of consolidations, as investors opt for the safety of the precious metals market over risky mining ventures.
Who’s Who Legal interviewed hundreds of lawyers active in this practice area during the research for this publication and the vast majority were in agreement over the continuing harsh climate for the funds industry.
Over the course of our independent research, we have identified 328 leading private funds lawyers in 38 countries. The most highly regarded individuals and firms are outlined here and recent high-profile moves within the community are also shown.
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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.