Who’s Who Legal has brought together four of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
Evan Flaschen and Renée Dailey of Bracewell & Giuliani explore the importance of being informed about non-US jurisdictions and counsel foreign investors to be aware of US jurisprudence.
"If your issuer is in Mexico, expect Mexican law to be respected. And if your subsidiaries are in the US, expect US law to govern. When in Rome…"
The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers brings together Susan Moore of Stephenson Harwood, Agustín Bou Maqueda of Jausas, Constantinos Klissouras of KP Law Firm and Alexander Klauser of Brauneis Klauser & Prändl to discuss the changing nature of work and growing internationalism of this sector.
In this edition we identify 431 lawyers across 42 countries who are considered pre-eminent in the market for their bankruptcy and restructuring expertise.
The insolvency and restructuring business remains slow-moving thanks to the improving economy and low interest rates. Lawyers note increased competition and a fight for the limited work available. But this period may soon be at an end as the global economy strengthens further and ‘coasting’ companies are forced to take a hard look at their refinancing structures and debt plans.
In this section we identify the 17 firms and 10 individuals that stand out in our research for this edition.
Bingham McCutchen is “a key player in this discipline” with 12 of its lawyers recognised, more than any other firm. Close behind is "top bankuptcy firm" Weil Gotshal & Manges, which has nine practitioners selected for inclusion. "International giant" Jones Day fields seven individuals to this edition, demonstrating the strength of its insolvency and restructuring practice and Norton Rose Fulbright sees six of its practitioners highly nominated.
The worst global recession in generations has not produced the amount of insolvency work that was predicted. Even as entire countries go bankrupt, specialist lawyers report being nonplussed that the expected levels have not materialised and, after an initial blitz, work in many jurisdictions is scarce.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
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 insolvency and restructuring legal marketplace worldwide.
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 insolvency & restructuring legal marketplace worldwide.
In this section we anlayse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
Many of the lawyers we interviewed for this book were keen not to sound too upbeat when recounting their experiences in 2009. While corporate transaction levels remained low worldwide and the hardships caused by the financial crisis continued the majority of insolvency and restructuring lawyers we spoke to were managing levels of work “far beyond anything we’ve ever seen before”.
We identify 424 expert insolvency and restructuring lawyers across 44 jurisdictions. Some of the leaders are highlighted 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.