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Pestalozzi appoints leading dispute resolution team in Geneva

Thomas Legler

Leading litigation and arbitration lawyers Thomas Legler and Beat Mumenthaler have moved to the Geneva office of Pestalozzi. The duo, who join from Python & Peter, will focus mainly on counsel work – although Legler has significant experience of sitting as arbitrator.

Anne Véronique Schlaepfer joins White & Case in Geneva

Anne Véronique Schlaepfer

Anne Véronique Schlaepfer has joined global law firm White & Case in Geneva, becoming the first partner in the firm’s international arbitration group to be based in Switzerland.

Brazil Special Report

The results of our comprehensive research into the Brazilian legal marketplace reveal a total of 650 listings from 233 law firms across 36 practice areas. Seven law firms are singled out for their excellent performances in our research. Pinheiro Neto is unmatched in the size and scale of its offering, earning almost double the listings of second-placed Veirano Advogados, which is deemed to have outstanding individuals in 18 practice areas. Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados features a “first-rate” capital markets and corporate practice among its impressive 31 listings. Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados and TozziniFreire Advogados are similarly well represented, with the former excelling in M&A and project finance, and the latter in competition law. Demarest Advogados also stands out, particularly in corporate law. Meanwhile, Dannemann Siemsen is “the go-to” firm for franchise, patent and trademark law. View all our Firm Profiles and Professional Notices for the Brazilian Market

Brazil Practice Areas

The edition features a unique combination of 36 distinct practice area chapters for Brazil, with each chapter providing an overview of the respective legal market and the leading lawyers featured within it. Administrative Litigation | Agribusiness | Arbitration | Asset Recovery | Aviation | Banking | Business Crime Defence | Capital Markets | Commercial Litigation  | Competition | Construction | Corporate Governance | Corporate Immigration | Corporate Tax | Energy | Environment | Franchise | Government Contracts | Insolvency & Restructuring | Insurance & Reinsurance | Investigations | Labour & Employment | Life Sciences | M&A | Mining | Patents | Private Client | Private Funds | Product Liability Defence | Project Finance | Real Estate | Shipping | Sports & Entertainment | TMT | Trade & Customs | Trademarks

Steptoe & Johnson boosts investigations practice with former Covington & Burling partner

John Rupp

Investigations lawyer John Rupp has joined the partnership of Steptoe & Johnson in London. He arrives from Covington & Burling.

An Introduction to the Brazilian Legal Marketplace

In 2009, Brazil successfully bid to be the first South American country to host the summer Olympics. The world was optimistic about the emerging economy’s capacity to address the challenges of violent crime, urban pollution and lacklustre facilities. However, since coverage of the 2014 World Cup highlighted a faltering economy with crumbling infrastructure, there are doubts about the country’s ability to monopolise on the mega-event. The World Cup failed to deliver on the promise of increasing the nation’s visibility to investors and tourism; there is now little optimism that the 2016 Olympics in Rio will have a more profound effect.

Duff & Phelps hires UK investigations partner

Dominic Wreford

Dominic Wreford, a leading disputes and investigations lawyer, has joined the London office of Duff & Phelps. 

Japan Special Report

We are pleased to present the second edition of Who’s Who Legal: Japan, a comprehensive guide to the country’s legal market, featuring 355 listings from 93 law firms. Seven firms are singled out for their excellent performances in our research. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune claims top spot, with Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu and Nishimura & Asahi following closely behind. All three firms excel in corporate and competition law advice in particular.  Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has become one of the largest full-service firms in recent times and performs well in banking and finance. Meanwhile, TMI Associates shines in patent and trademark law. Morrison & Foerster and Baker & McKenzie are the standard-bearers of excellence for foreign law firms in Japan. 

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