Rod Fletcher of Herbert Smith Freehills analyses the recent developments in UK business regulation and the consequences that follow for the business crime defence market:
“The cumulative effect of these developments is undoubtedly increased risk exposure on the part of both corporates and individuals. Key to proactively managing this risk is a good understanding of the potential liabilities which can arise.”
Louise Hodges and Jonathan Grimes of Kingsley Napley take an in-depth look at the trends in corporate criminal liability in the UK, notably the creation of deferred prosecution arrangements:
“In reality many of the corporate fraud investigations are cross-border and may involve prosecutors from a number of jurisdictions. It is very possible therefore that the UK DPA may come into its own as a way of contributing to a global settlement agreement.”
Mark H Tuohey and Mark Beardsworth of Brown Rudnick LLP discuss the impact of the growing trend for collaboration between international authorities on the business crime defence market.
“The trend for many businesses to have a large footprint lacking in depth puts them at risk of transgression. As international government authorities increase their cooperation, so should international defence lawyers, to best serve their clients.”
Four internationally renowned business crime defence lawyers come together in this feature to discuss the key issues facing lawyers in this field today. Gary Lincenberg of Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks & Lincenberg, Gerallt Owen of Withers Singapore, David Stetler of Stetler Duffy & Robert Ltd and Harry Travers of BCL Burton Copeland talk about levels of activity, enforcement and competition in the legal market in their jurisdictions.
The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers has brought together two of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
This year we single out 583 practitioners from 362 firms in 30 countries who are considered leaders in business crime defence law.
Several firms stand out in our research for the high number of inclusions they receive, with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Zuckerman Spaeder leading the way. This trio of firms achieve eight listings apiece. They are closely followed by UK firms Kingsley Napley and Peters & Peters and New York-based Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello, each of whom have seven individuals singled out. Similarly BCL Burton Copeland, Jones Day and Williams & Connolly all perform strongly this year.
We also identify the most highly regarded lawyers in the world in three different sections: the US, England and the rest of the world, as well as the top six barristers at the UK bar.
With the benefit of over 17 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 business crime legal marketplace worldwide.
Business crime defence has risen to become one of the most prominent and lucrative practice areas for lawyers over the past few decades. Our research identifies 535 individuals from 322 firms who stand out for their work in this field. US specialist white-collar crime and litigation firm Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason Anello & Bohrer PC has the highest number of listings in this edition, with eight “first-class” practitioners selected. Leading English criminal defence firm Kingsley Napley LLP follows closely behind, with seven of its lawyers earning recognition. Both “world class” firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and international “heavyweight” Jones Day also field seven lawyers in this edition, as does Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.
With the benefit of over 15 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 business crime legal marketplace worldwide.
This year, we have canvassed and analysed the opinions of law firms and clients to reveal 543 business crime defence experts in 34 jurisdictions who are considered leaders in the field. View the findings of our research in this section.
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 business crime defence legal marketplace worldwide.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the business crime defence legal marketplace worldwide.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
This edition of The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers identifies 483 lawyers who are leaders in the practice area in over 30 jurisdictions, representing an increase of almost a third on the previous edition of this book, published in June 2008.
The bank bailouts of the darkest months of the downturn have created a clamour in the media and a backlash among enforcers, who are cracking down on business crime.
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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.