Who’s Who Legal brings together Rupert Choat of Atkin Chambers, Jaime Gray of Navarro Sologuren Paredes Gray, Phillip Greenham of Minter Ellison, and Ben Cowling, Laura Warren, Mark Blanksby and David McElveney from Clyde & Co to discuss industry trends, volume and type of work, legal market changes and developments for the year ahead.
Mark Roe and Gurmukh Riyat of Pinsent Masons look at the potential issues raised from construction contracts with states and state agencies and explore what steps contractors can take to protect themselves in the event that things go wrong: "A good rule of thumb for a contractor entering into a construction contract with a state entity is 'test it backwards'. This means looking at enforcement issues first, before signing the contract and certainly before beginning to spend money on arbitration or other court proceedings."
Bernard P Wolfsdorf, the leading practitioner in our research, and Mark Hertel of Wolfsdorf Rosenthal explore the significance of immigration lawyers in today's increasingly globalised and interdependent world: "Immigration lawyers have a key role to play in resolving the conflict between narrow-minded territorialism and a global world of ideas advancing at lightning speed."
Who’s Who Legal has brought together Eugene Chow of Chow King & Associates, Katie Malyon of Ernst & Young, George Newman of Stinson Leonard Street and Caron Pope of Fragomen to discuss the ease of doing business in their jurisdictions, increased levels of enforcement and scrutiny, regulatory developments, and the legal market.
Bernard Caris of Praetica examines Belgium's corporate immigration system and looks at potential future changes: "Belgium’s general immigration policy is quite liberal and of course heavily influenced by EU legislation on immigration matters. Specifically with regard to corporate immigration, it is also worth mentioning that Belgium has entered into several bilateral treaties regarding international employment and social security."
We identify 10 leading firms who achieve the highest number of listings in this first edition of Who's Who Legal: France. Following the entry of US and UK firms more than 50 years ago, the French legal market has become an interesting mix of both homegrown and international firms. Paris-founded Gide Loyrette Nouel leads our research with more listings than any other firm, followed closely by Bredin Prat, with De Pardieu Brocas Maffei the other firm of local origin singled out. The international heavyweights who stand out include Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells and Jones Day. To view the results of our research please click here.
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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.