This edition covers 17 different practice areas and includes two new chapters: construction and real estate and management labour and employment. We have also expanded and broadened the scope of our regulatory communications chapter, renaming it technology, media and telecommunications. Our largest chapter by far is arbitration, which recognises 26 leading individuals. Dorothy Udeme Ufot SAN of Dorothy Ufot & Co provides an in-depth overview of developments in this area. Commercial litigation is also thriving and Babatunde Irukera of SimmonsCooper Partners looks at recent changes and prospects in this field. Fifteen lawyers are singled out for their M&A expertise and Dan Agbor of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie looks at significant trends in the market and discusses their impact. In our insolvency and restructuring chapter 13 individuals are feted for their abilities and Etigwe Uwa SAN of Streamsowers & Köhn provides a comprehensive overview. Our technology, media and telecommunications chapter recognises 14 key players in the market, with Paul Usoro SAN of Paul Usoro & Co exploring evolving dynamics in the industry. Capital markets practitioners have had a busy year due to improved investor confidence and 10 have been selected for inclusion. The talented Yinka Edu of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie examines regulatory reforms in this sector. The shipping and maritime sector continues to play a key role in the country's economy and eight top-tier lawyers are singled out in this section, with Chidi Ilogu SAN of Foundation Chambers providing an overview of recent activity and developments. View the editorial analysis of all practice areas here.
Christine Pellizzari has joined Insmed, a biopharmaceutical company focused on lung disease treatments headquartered in New Jersey, as general counsel and corporate secretary. She took up the role at the end of July.
Jeffrey Schneider has been appointed by Shine America to the newly created position of executive vice president of business and legal affairs and general counsel, based in the Los Angeles office.
Michael Callahan has joined leading online marketplace Auction.com as executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary. He is based in its Silicon Valley office.
Nigeria’s aviation industry is facing a difficult financial reality and for its airlines to survive stakeholders are urging consolidation. While mergers and alliances have become popular options in the global industry, Nigeria is falling behind. Our research identifies nine practitioners possessing the necessary skills to assist the industry through this difficult period.
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