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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.

Thirty Nine Essex Street scoops former legal director at Shell

Peter Rees

After three years as legal director at Royal Dutch Shell, Peter Rees has left to join Thirty Nine Essex Street in London. He will practice as counsel and arbitrator in international commercial arbitration, with a focus on construction, engineering and energy disputes.

Norton Rose Fulbright to launch in Brazil

Glen Faass

Norton Rose Fulbright is among a string of firms that have recently expanded further into Latin America. The firm’s new Brazil office, location to be confirmed, will be its 55th office worldwide and it’s third in Latin America – complementing neighbouring locations in Venezuela (Caracas) and Colombia (Bogotá).

Bryan Cave appoints leading duo to head international arbitration practice in Miami

Pedro Martinez-Fraga and Ryan Reetz

Leading global law firm Bryan Cave has expanded its territory with a new office opening in Miami – headed by former DLA Piper partners, Pedro Martinez-Fraga and Ryan Reetz. The move comes three years after the duo left Squire Sanders to set up DLA Piper’s Miami office.

Former Bird & Bird partners launch Synch Law in Stockholm

Synch Law founders

Jim Runsten and Johan Tydén, along with two fellow partners, have launched Synch Law – “a new kind of Swedish law firm” focusing on M&A, commercial contracts, regulatory frameworks and IP. Both join from Bird & Bird.

Vossius & Partner hires IP heavyweight in Munich

Wolfgang von Meibom

Patent litigator Wolfgang von Meibom has joined Munich based Vossius & Partner from the international law firm Bird & Bird.

Top construction lawyer returns to Atkin Chambers in London

Rupert Choat

London based Atkin Chambers has welcomed back Rupert Choat after 13 years at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP.

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