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Patent Litigation

In this section of our publication we bring together Gill Grassie of Brodies, David Gindler of Irell & Manella, Simon Dack of Hoyng Monegier, Trevor Cook of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (our most highly regarded practitioner in the world in this field) and Johanna Lilja of Roschier to explore the key issues facing patent litigation experts. They discuss volume of work, the importance of a global footprint for firms, the question of patentable subject matter and the future of the sector. To read the full discussion please click here. We also feature an article by Christoper Stothers of Arnold & Porter, which examines recent developments in supplementary protection certificates. To read the full article please click here.

Product Liability Defence

Four of the world's top practitioners look at the key issues in this area of specialism; Ina Brock of Hogan Lovells, Andrey Zelenin of Lidings, Isabel Foley of Arthur Cox and Gordon McKee of Blake Cassels & Graydon talk about the challenges of the internationalisation of cases, regulatory developments, levels of medical device litigation and the importance of experience to excel as a practitioner in this sector. To read the full discussion please click here.

Regulatory

Leading practitioners Alan Minsk of Arnall Golden Gregory and Koosje van Lessen Kloeke of Leijnse Artz explore recent developments in the life sciences regulation. They discuss the impact of regulatory changes in their jurisdictions, the significance of data protection law, levels of regulatory scrutiny and the legal market. To read the full discussion please click here. Furthermore, Kristina Nordlander, Vincenzo Salvatore and Pola Karolczyk of Sidley Austin explore the significant changes a recent plant protection case has had on the face of public access and regulatory data protection in the European Union. To read the full article please click here.

Transactional

In this discussion Yuval Horn of Horn & Co Law Offices and Barclay Kamb of Cooley look at levels of M&A activity, the difficulty of securing venture capital and IPO funding in the current market, emerging jurisdictions and growth markets of interest, and key trends for the year ahead. To read the full discussion please click here. A trio of highly nominated practitioners from Reed Smith take an in-depth look at the probiotics sector; Nicola Maguire, John Wilkinson and Adam Lewington highlight the key issues to consider when undertaking a transaction involving probiotics. To read the full article please click here.

Lawyers of the Year

We are delighted to announce the Lawyer of the Year Awards 2014, celebrating the leading practitioners in 35 practice areas. Over the course of the last year we have compiled the nominations of tens of thousands of clients and private practitioners from over 140 countries to decide on the most highly regarded experts, each receiving more votes than any other lawyer in their field. The 2014 award winners can be viewed here.

Firms of the Year

Our Firm of the Year Awards are presented to the firms receiving the most recommendations in our global research. These awards reflect the breadth and depth of firms’ practices and identify the “market leaders” in the 35 practice areas that we cover. The winning firms can be viewed here.

Country Awards

As in previous editions, we reveal the leading firms in 56 jurisdictions and five US states. In judging these awards we have studied the nominations made by clients and peers worldwide to identify the firms achieving the outstanding results in their country overall. We also have a category for the English Set of the Year. Click here to view the full list of award winners.

McCarthy Tétrault enhances technology group with key hire

Daniel Logan has joined the Toronto office of McCarthy Tétrault from Torys.

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