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Analysis: Competition

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, 289 partners and 244 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.

Competition 2019: Future Leaders - Economists

WWL presents 54 economists regarded by peers and clients as future leaders in the competition space. They have been selected from over 30 firms and across 16 different countries for their experience and expertise in providing expert testimony and advisory services regarding antitrust and competition matters.

Competition 2018

The 19th edition of WWL: Competition is more comprehensive than ever before, covering a total of 1,069 lawyers, including 76 EU-based state aid experts. The lawyers selected advise and defend clients in internal, regulatory and criminal investigations as well as assisting with merger filings, civil and criminal litigation and cartel matters.

The USA is home to the most lawyers, followed by Belgium and the UK; together these three jurisdictions make up more than 40 per cent of the total listings worldwide. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer once again stands out as a dominant force in Europe, with 40 of its 50 listed lawyers worldwide based there, followed by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton with 18. In the US, Latham & Watkins and Gibson Dunn both have 12 listings, while Anderson Mori & Tomotsune leads the way in the Asia-Pacific region with seven individuals listed.

The leading firms and lawyers in each region are profiled below.

Competition 2018: Economists

This year we identify 360 competition economists from 144 firms and institutions across 32 countries considered to be the best consultants, expert witnesses and advisers in the world. They are highlighted for their provision of expert knowledge and testimony in complex antitrust matters, alongside the superb advice they provide to lawyers and clients on intricate matters of competition economics.

Competition 2018: Plaintiff Lawyers

We list 126 standout lawyers based in the USA and Europe who specialise in representing plaintiffs in complex competition litigation, including class actions as well as opt-out cases. Litigation boutique Hausfeld is a dominant force on both sides of the Atlantic, while Boies Schiller Flexner and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan are major players in the US and UK respectively.

Competition - Future Leaders 2018

For the second time, we shine the spotlight on the leading individuals whom the market identifies as the future leaders of competition law. In this chapter, we identify 241 partners and 230 non-partners aged 45 and under at the end of 2018, who stand out for their competition law expertise. European countries dominate the listings this year, and are home to 57 per cent of our total listings, with London and Brussels standing-out as the main centres of competition law expertise.

Across our total listings, elite law firms headquartered in London are particularly prominent in our research, with magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer once again emerging as the leading firm in the area, with 41 outstanding lawyers recognised as future leaders. Linklaters and Baker McKenzie also perform well, achieving 25 and 18 inclusions respectively. A number of Asia-based outfits also impress this year, including prominent South Korean law firm Kim & Chang and leading full-service Indian firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, whose members receive plaudits for their excellent work in the competition space.

Competition - Future Leaders 2018: Economists

This year we identify 53 competition economists from 30 firms and institutions across 16 countries. The featured economists are considered the future leaders in the space. They are highlighted for their provision of expert advice and testimony in complex antitrust matters, alongside the superb advice they provide to lawyers and clients on intricate matters of competition economics.

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