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David Went exchanges partnership for the independent bar

David Went

Former Sidley Austin partner David Went has joined the barristers’ set Exchange Chambers in Leeds. 

Deloitte welcomes the return of global arbitration heavyweight in Paris

Anthony Charlton

Renowned arbitration expert Anthony Charlton has been hired to lead the international arbitration team at Deloitte in France.

Canada Special Report

Our latest research into the Canadian legal marketplace has resulted in a substantial guide, featuring 1,497 listings from across 292 law firms. Eleven law firms are singled out for their performances in our research. Blake Cassels & Graydon is unsurpassed, earning 115 listings, while excelling in energy, real estate and corporate tax in particular. McCarthy Tétrault impresses by garnering 93 listings from its team of 500 lawyers. Borden Ladner Gervais is recognised in 32 distinct practice areas and tops our listings in construction and insolvency. Stikeman Elliott is one of the most respected names in the Canadian legal market, especially in relation to corporate and capital markets law. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Torys, Norton Rose Fulbright, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Gowling Lafleur Henderson and Bennett Jones are also recognised for the strength of their lawyers, both on an individual and a collective basis. View all our Firm Profiles and Professional Notices for the Canadian Market.

Canada 2015: Practice Areas

The edition features a unique combination of 46 distinct practice area chapters for Canada, with each chapter providing an overview of the respective legal market and the leading lawyers and experts featured within it. Arbitration | Arbitration Expert Witnesses | Asset Recovery | Asset Recovery Experts | Aviation | Banking | Business Crime Defence | Capital Markets | Competition | Competition Economists | Construction | Construction Expert Witnesses | Corporate Governance | Corporate Immigration | Corporate Tax | Corporate Tax Experts | Due Diligence Accountants | Energy | Environment | Franchise | Government Contracts | Insolvency & Restructuring | Insurance & Reinsurance | Investigations | Investigations Digital Forensic Experts | Investigations Forensic Accountants | Labour & Employment | Life Sciences | Litigation | Litigation E-Discovery | Mediation | M&A | Mining | Patents | Patent Agents | Private Client | Private Funds | Product Liability Defence | Project Finance | Real Estate | Shipping | Sports & Entertainment | TMT | Trade & Customs | Trademarks

Peter & Partners is launched in Switzerland

Wolfgang Peter

Former Python & Peter partners Wolfgang  Peter and Christoph  Brunner have launched a new arbitration and litigation boutique in Geneva and Berne.

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

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