Who’s Who Legal brings together Saverio Lembo at Bär & Karrer and Judith Seddon at Clifford Chance to discuss issues facing business crime defence lawyers and their clients in the industry today, including key cases, the increasing focus on prosecuting individuals and upcoming market developments.
Ilias Anagnostopoulos of Anagnostopoulos considers the use of double jeopardy in an era of global enforcement that exposes corporations and individuals alike to unprecedented risk of parallel or consecutive prosecutions and sanctions in different states.
Who’s Who Legal brings together Niels van der Laan of De Roos & Pen and Vânia Costa Ramos of Carlos Pinto de Abreu e Associados to discuss growing areas of legal work and future developments in the field.
The 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence includes an impressive 1,157 listings across 38 jurisdictions in the areas of corporate defence, individual defence and money laundering.
US giant Sidley Austin leads the research this year, demonstrating its exceptional global capabilities with listings across the US and Asia. Full-service firms Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher also perform well, with 16 and 13 listings respectively.
Additionally, our research highlights the prominent position of specialist firms in the market, with Kingsley Napley and BCL Solicitors achieving top positions in London, while Brown Rudnick offers a strong transatlantic offering and Morvillo excels in the US with lawyers recognised from its offices in New York and Washington, DC.
We also identify the most highly regarded practitioners in the corporate, individual and money laundering chapters of this edition.
“Transparency” has been the word on everyone’s lips this past year as governments worldwide continue in their efforts to combat corruption and fraud within the business world. The past 12 months have witnessed a rising trend in the number of corporates under investigation, sparking an increase in the number of lawyers entering and developing practices in the field. With the increase in enforcement activity from authorities such as the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) leaving corporates feeling exposed, it comes as no surprise that practitioners have been busier than ever.
The 11th edition of Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence is our most far-reaching guide to this legal marketplace to date, listing 627 practitioners from 366 firms across 38 jurisdictions.
On 27 May 2015, seven FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, on corruption charges before the start of the 65th FIFA Congress. The arrests made on behalf of US authorities are a stark reminder of the long arm of US justice, which has been the driving force of corruption and bribery investigations worldwide in the past few years.
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.
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