The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers has brought together three of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
In capital markets, Phyllis Korff, Jennifer Bensch, and Ashley Lott of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP consider the different forms of pre-launch communications and set out guidelines for use.
The International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers has brought together two of the leading practitioners in world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the capital markets legal marketplace worldwide.
This year we recognise the leading capital markets practices and firms, selected for their experience and reputation.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the capital market legal marketplace worldwide.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
This year, we identify 508 capital markets lawyers in 52 jurisdictions who can be considered as leaders in the field. One firm stands alone at the top of our international research.
When we conducted the research for the last year’s edition, the lawyers we spoke to around the world were unanimous in their opinion that difficult times lay ahead, and indeed in many cases had already arrived. Levels of activity in the sector were sure to drop, the only remaining uncertainty related to how low. A year later and a clearer picture of these straitened times has now emerged, and the expert practitioners in the sector have had to adapt, as some markets have dried up.
The CIS’s largest stock exchange, the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX), has rallied significantly throughout 2009 and in October was made a full member of the World Federation of Exchanges. This chapter features 17 lawyers from four jurisdictions who can be considered leaders in this rapidly developing and newly optimistic marketplace.
It is perhaps no exaggeration to say that of all 30 areas of commercial law covered in our publications, none has been so badly affected by the global recession as capital markets.
One firm stands pre-eminent in our research. Linklaters sees 28 of its partners selected for inclusion, and its presence in 13 of the 54 countries we cover is also market-leading by a significant distance.
In a market reeling from the collapses of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and other household names, our sources confirm that discretionary capital markets deals have slowed as issuers and underwriters await an upturn in the financial markets' fortunes.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.