Uwe M Erling of Noerr, Douglas Glass of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Angus Jones of Allen & Overy, Mathew Kidwell of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Paul Murphy of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and Craig Spurn of McCarthy Tetrault discuss the volume of transactional work, regulatory developments, the impact of major energy disasters and changes to the legal market in their jurisdictions.
Who’s Who Legal speaks to Samuel Chrysostomo, in-house counsel, and Laura Susi-Gamba, vice president, legal, about their respective legal roles within Wärtsilä’s power plants division.
"What we value in external counsel is industry experience and the ability to provide pragmatic, business and solutions-oriented legal advice without compromising the high-quality level of the advice."
Thomas Starlinger and Tamara Karlovsky of Fiebinger Polak Leon Attorneys-at-Law take an in-depth look at changes in the European gas market.
"While prices on gas hubs responded quickly to the economic crisis, oil-indexed contracts use an average oil price over a three to nine-month-response period, leading to an even higher divergence in prices."
In this section we single out the 11 best-represented firms and 10 most highly regarded individuals in our research overall.
Norton Rose Fulbright leads our research with 27 representatives from its offices around the globe. The recent merger of two "first-class" firms in this area elevates this newly formed entity to the top of our research. Dentons is another recently combined firm to perform well this year and it has 24 lawyers from across Asia, Europe and the US selected for inclusion. Leading energy firm Baker Botts follows closely behind with 22 listings, and Herbert Smith Freehills and Morgan Lewis & Bockius both have 19 "top practitioners" singled out in this publication.
For the first time since its inception in 2005, The International Who’s Who of Oil and Gas Lawyers has expanded its remit beyond oil and gas to include lawyers in the nuclear energy, renewables and power sectors. Having conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with private practitioners and in-house counsel, we whittled the list down to just over 600 individuals in 74 countries, from Algeria to Vietnam. Compiling the observations from all the people we spoke to, Who’s Who Legal takes a look at the key developments across the energy legal market over the past year.
Benefiting from over 15 years of independent research, comprising hundreds of hours of interviews with the leading private practitioners and in-house teams around the world, Who’s Who Legal assesses the past 12 months in the international oil and gas legal market.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
Our research selects 419 individuals who are considered by clients, in-house counsel and fellow private practitioners to be some of the very best in the world in their field and jurisdiction. The research for this edition is made up of 77 countries, making it one of the broadest reaching books geographically that we have published in previous years. Several firms perform excellently in this year’s research, with a strong representation from all the major continents of the world, particularly North America.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the oil and gas legal marketplace worldwide.
We have selected the 420 leading oil and gas lawyers according to the results of our research in 69 jurisdictions to be included in this publication.
No other area of commercial law can match the geopolitical importance of the oil and gas sector. Recent examples include Russia’s decision to reduce the gas supply to Belarus, which caused ripples of concern across Europe, but there is also a softer side.
For resource-rich countries such as Russia and Kazakhstan, with established activity in the hydrocarbons sector, the oil and gas industries make a huge contribution to economic prosperity. Unsurprisingly these jurisdictions are home to most of the lawyers in this section; however, our research shows Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan are all seeing expansion in this part of the legal market and are also represented.
The lawyers in this chapter predict that energy will be a major growth area in Brazil over the coming years, in spite of downward pressure in the world economy.
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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.