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 the firms' strength and depth. The firms we recognise in this category received the most recommendations in our global research.
This year Bird & Bird LLP repeats its extraordinary 2011 achievement as the only 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, a clear showing of its unrivalled intellectual property and regulatory practices.
Several other firms continue their winning streaks, most notably Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the foremost firm in the commercial arbitration and competition chapters, and for the first time the mergers and acquisitions chapter. We also congratulate the firm on winning the Law Firm of the Year for the fourth consecutive year and the sixth time overall.
The 2012 award winners can be viewed here.
Congratulations to the Firm of the Year Award winners 2012.