In this year’s edition we highlight more than 500 prominent franchise lawyers who are internationally renowned for their strong expertise in the field. The individuals listed are recognised for their excellence in a range of issues such as strategic expansion, compliance, advising franchisors and franchisees, system structuring and dispute resolution.
WWL does not list firms, only individual practitioners. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as being truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Full details on our research process can be found on our FAQ page.
You can browse the list of practitioners recommended in this year’s Franchise guide, including those selected as Global Elite Thought Leaders, on our Market Insight Tool.