As in previous editions we recognise the tremendous work done by the very best firms in a range of sectors worldwide. The Firm of the Year Award underlines firms' strength and depth. The firms we recognise in this category received the most recommendations in our global research.
This year marks a significant achievement for Bird & Bird LLP as the first ever firm to win four practice area awards in a single year. It is praised for its work in regulatory communications; internet, e-commerce and data protection; patents; and life sciences.
Several other firms continue their winning streaks and are among a select group to have won an award every year since 2005. Linklaters LLP marks its sixth consecutive year as capital markets law firm of the year, as do DLA Piper in franchise and real estate, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP in corporate immigration, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in arbitration and competition, Shook Hardy & Bacon in product liability defence and Sidley Austin LLP in trade & customs.
We also congratulate Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP on winning the Law Firm of the Year Award for the third consecutive year and the fifth time overall.
The 2011 award winners can be viewed here.
Congratulations to the Firm of the Year Award winners 2011.