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Italy: Shipping 2019

Here we highlight 15 lawyers for their excellent work in the shipping field, as well as their expertise which runs the gamut of transactional, commercial and contentious mandates.

Italy: Sports & Entertainment 2019

In this chapter we recognise 14 individuals who stand out in the Italian market for their leading expertise in a range of IP, contractual, data protection and financing matters in the industries.

Restructuring & Insolvency Advisers 2019: Trends & Conclusions

For the first time, WWL presents a dedicated guide to non-lawyer experts in the restructuring and insolvency space, an interesting and dynamic field that has seen numerous trends and developments. One practitioner listed off just some of the issues likely to have implications on the market: “Next year and the year after, we’re expecting to get pretty busy; consumer confidence is quite low, we’ve got China slowdown, possible US recession, Brexit, and US interest rates.” In the restructuring and insolvency industry itself, the profession has been placed under scrutiny by regulators, with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) highlighting serious competition issues. Meanwhile, in 2018 a record number of store closures in the retail sector was noted, and as fundamental change brought about by, among other things, the digital revolution, continues, practitioners in the field can expect more work in this area.

Restructuring & Insolvency Advisers 2019: Analysis

In the first edition of WWL: Restructuring & Insolvency Advisers we identify 200 of the leading non-lawyer experts in the field worldwide. These individuals include administrators, liquidators and other court-appointed officials, as well as professionals providing advice in relation to financial restructuring and refinancing transactions, turnaround of distressed companies and wind-downs.

Competition 2019: Lawyers

WWL has once again collaborated with Global Competition Review to produce the 20th edition of WWL: Competition, featuring 1,068 lawyers from over 400 firms across 55 jurisdictions who stand out as the foremost legal practitioners in the competition space. We also identify 79 state aid specialists for their market-leading expertise in the area. Those featured are recognised for their exceptional work on a spectrum of related matters including merger control, abuse of dominance cases, cartel investigations, state aid matters and high-stakes antitrust litigation. Below we recognise the top lawyers and firms across a range of jurisdictions.

Competition 2019: Plaintiff Lawyers

For the sixth year, WWL highlights the world’s best plaintiff litigators in competition. The USA remains the main arena for such work but there is an increasing caseload in Europe. In total 126 names are recommended this year.

Competition 2019: Economists

WWL has once again identified the leading competition economists from around the world. This year we recognise 397 individuals from 160 firms across 33 jurisdictions for their world-class work providing expert knowledge and testimony in complex antitrust matters.

Competition 2019: Future Leaders - Lawyers

In this edition, WWL presents the future leaders of international competition practice. This year, 288 partners and 250 non-partners aged 45 and under at the end of 2019 are selected. They have proven their excellence in a wide range of behavioural and civil competition matters, acting for clients in a huge spectrum of sectors.

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