Welcome to the homepage of The Legal 500 United Kingdom – the UK`s leading guide for law firms and lawyers. More than six million users visit The Legal 500 website each year and this guide provides legal service providers with reliable and up-to-date information about businesses operating in the UK`s dynamic legal market. «Samuel Kramer was our lawyer. Throughout the process, Sam guided us with the best qualities one would expect from a lawyer – he was tough and steadfast, represented our interests, reacted, explained complex legal clauses and their implications simply to non-lawyers, and was particularly handy at making recommendations (balancing «legal language» versus likelihood or practicality). Client research conducted for The Legal 500 consists of two main components and includes qualitative and quantitative analyses. Each year, we write to companies asking them to provide information about their areas of expertise, asking for specific details about the work done in the previous year (some of which is confidential and not publicly available). This approach gives us a consistent level and standardized data quality, allowing us to compare legal service providers with greater accuracy and security. Amanda DeBusk, president of the firm`s International Trade division, accepted the award on October 19, 2016 in front of more than 70 Eaton team members from around the world at a global legal meeting in Cleveland. Tim Boyle, vice president and chief counsel of competition and trade regulation at Eaton, highlighted the company`s historic commitment to diversity, from Charles Evans Hughes` early support for women`s suffrage, to Amalya Kearse as the first black partner at a major Wall Street law firm in the 1960s. including Candace Beinecke, who became the first female president of a major New York law firm in 1999.
«The firm is particularly well equipped to coordinate cross-border litigation, particularly in the effective defense of class actions. It deserves its reputation as a world-class litigation team. When it comes to successfully handling complex cases, their legal skills, attention to detail, responsiveness and experience are invaluable. «I have used many great companies throughout my career and I excel in many ways. has deep expertise in technology transactions and licensing. You bring great technical know-how for design and negotiation. They also have in-depth industry knowledge that helps us weigh risks and stay competitive with comparable companies. They also have high judgment – they give good, practical advice on issues, assess risks and legal standards and business objectives. I would also say that they have a great team in all areas. Everyone I worked with there was smart, responsive and kind.
«I can count on Matt Berger and Tiffany Lee to respond to urgent requests for legal advice and/or deliverables, whether it`s after work or on weekends. Matt and Tiffany are very thorough in their analysis and very adept at identifying important issues impacting our business. I am confident that we have identified and mitigated the key risks of a transaction when working with the Willkie team. » International Arbitration: The firm`s arbitration lawyers are recognized by leading legal publications around the world and often engage with clients well before a dispute arises, working to draft appropriate arbitration or mediation clauses for contracts. Once a dispute arises, lawyers act as lawyers and arbitrators in arbitration of trade and investment contracts and other dispute resolution procedures worldwide. «Our company and legal team worked exclusively with Lee Charles. His knowledge of mergers and acquisitions and auction transactions is exceptional. His background and experience give his clients a higher level of confidence when making difficult decisions. In addition, Lee shows exceptional patience and does an excellent job of breaking down complicated contract language for laypeople so they feel comfortable making a decision on how to proceed. When we are involved in high stakes and a complicated transaction, Lee is the lawyer we would feel most comfortable representing ourselves. Interviews are based on a standard questionnaire.
However, follow-up questions and more comprehensive conversations about specific law firms and key issues that influence the purchase of legal services are indeed the norm. This is partly due to the fact that the interviews are conducted by experienced journalists and researchers with a high level of market knowledge. Not all interviews are assignable. Throughout the year, we also receive many unsolicited comments and recommendations from customers. «They have business acumen and weigh legal risks against business requirements.» «They offer the highest level of legal analysis, but at the same time practical advice. Their in-depth knowledge of the culture and requirements of multinational companies as well as foreign law firms allows for highly efficient, fluid and productive communication and work. Our efforts are focused on recruiting, retaining and developing lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Our diverse lawyers are involved in all aspects of consolidation growth: developing relationships with new and existing clients, leadership roles, and participating in our mentorship programs. We are also involved in various pipeline initiatives to increase diversity in the legal profession. These efforts include personal mentorship by our lawyers who prepare outstanding students from historically underrepresented populations to succeed in college and the legal profession. We are also working with interested clients to further support these programs.
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