In February 2009, the same month as the last edition of this publication was released, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a damning report entitled “the Corporate Governance Lessons from the Financial Crisis”, in which it stated “The financial crisis can be to an important extent attributed to failures and weaknesses in corporate governance arrangements.”
Who's Who Legal is delighted to publish The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers 2010. Our research has revealed 360 experts in 38 jurisdictions who can truly be considered leaders in the feild.
In contrast to most of the rest of the financial world, the insurance industry has experienced a profitable past two years. The storm seasons in the US have been relatively benign, and overall there have been few (widely insured) catastrophes, either natural or man-made.
Our research has revealed 555 patent law experts in 54 jurisdictions who can truly be considered leaders in the field.
Unlike many other sectors, the patent market has demonstrated its resilience in the face of the global recession. This can largely be put down to the nature and importance of patents themselves in protecting clients’ market share.
Our research has revealed 417 construction law experts in 37 jurisdictions who can truly be considered leaders in the field.
Most of the lawyers we interviewed for this publication said they had seen fewer major insolvencies in the construction industry than they had expected at the outset of the economic downturn.
Our research identifies 403 outstanding lawyers from 31 jurisdictions. Several firms stood out as pre-eminent in our findings.
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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.