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Japan: M&A and Governance 2017

In this chapter we highlight 34 leading lawyers who stand out for their impressive expertise handling public and private M&A, joint ventures, private equity, and cross-border transactions, as well as advising boards of directors with respect to the most difficult and sensitive corporate disclosure, governance and policy issues.

Japan: Private Client 2017

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Japan: Private Funds 2017

This chapter comprises seven leading practitioners who play a central role in the growing private funds market in Japan.

Japan: Product Liability Defence 2017

Our research this year has identified three prominent practitioners who are highlighted for their outstanding work in product liability defence.

Japan: Project Finance 2017

We feature 14 practitioners in this chapter who are highlighted for their outstanding work representing sponsors and lenders in project financing and refinancing transactions.

Mediation 2017: Analysis

The seventh edition of Who’s Who Legal: Mediation features 381 practitioners from 299 firms across 53 countries who have been selected as the leading lights in the field. JAMS International once again emerges as our top firm this year. With 19 listings in the US and the greatest number of collective nominations in our research by a sizeable margin, the network continues to include some of the world’s greatest mediation professionals. Independent Mediators, In Place of Strife and CEDR Chambers in London also perform highly. At the UK Bar, Brick Court Chambers is the set most highly recommended for its mediators, with Keating Chambers and 3 Verulam Buildings also well regarded. Asia Pacific continues to be a mediation hub with prominent names Strategic Resolution in Australia, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center and Bankside Chambers in New Zealand standing as pre-eminent outfits in the region. 

Mediation 2017: Trends & Conclusions

Mediation continues to be increasingly respected as a viable – and cost-effective – form of dispute resolution. It is now recognised as the usual starting point for disputes prior to, or instead of, arbitration and litigation. However, its appeal varies from country to country. In the UK, US and Australia, mediation is making significant strides, while in other jurisdictions it is viewed with slightly more suspicion. Nevertheless, for those who can carve out a niche, it is a practice area that remains robust and growing.

Japan: Restructuring & Insolvency 2017

In this chapter, we highlight seven leading restructuring and insolvency specialists who are internationally recognised for their expertise in areas such as corporate reorganisation and bankruptcy proceedings.

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