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
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
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.
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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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.