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The leading lawyers and law firms globally

Practice Area Focused Law Firm Networks

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Advertising / Aviation Practice Area Focused Law Firm Networks

Band 1 L2bAviation See profile on p.18 Number of member firms: 44

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 20

About this network: L2bAviation is a specialised legal net- work dedicated to providing assistance with global-wide aviation law. It has members in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. Member firms advise a broad range of clients including airports, airlines, manufacturers, insurers, financiers, lessors and export credit agencies.

Chair Sergi Gimenez, based in Spain, is a key point of con- tact.

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Alphabetical order within each band. Band 1 is highest.

Band 1 L2bAviation *

Global Market Leaders Aviation

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Adlaw International Number of member firms: 25

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 16

About this network: Adlaw International, established in 1992, has a longstanding presence in the global advertising and marketing space. It comprises leading law firms from over 20 countries all offering high-quality local and inter- national advice. Members assist advertisers and agencies with regulatory compliance and international clearance in numerous markets. Christoph Kolonko in Frankfurt chairs the network and is a key contact for the group.

GALA Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance Number of member firms: 73

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 54

About this network: Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) is an international network of leading advertising, marketing and promotion law experts. Members have notable expertise in their respective jurisdictions but work closely together to provide clients with a seamless service across countries. GALA is a recognised thought leader in the field, publishing extensively on a multitude of adver- tising and marketing topics. Key contacts include global chair Jeffrey Greenbaum in the USA and vice-chair Daniël Haije in the Netherlands.

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Adlaw International

GALA Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance Global Market Leaders

Advertising

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astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Advertising Global Market Leaders

Aviation Global Market Leaders

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Advertising Global Market Leaders p.41 Aviation Global Market Leaders p.41

Competition/Antitrust Global Market Leaders p.42 Competition/Antitrust Europe-wide p.42

Employment & Labour Global Market Leaders p.42 Environment Global Market Leaders p.43

Food & Beverages Global Market Leaders p.43 Fraud Global Market Leaders p.43

Immigration Global Market Leaders p.43 Insurance Global Market Leaders p.44 Life Sciences Europe-wide p.44 Projects & Energy Europe-wide p.44 Shipping Global Market Leaders p.45 Tax Global Market Leaders p.45 Tax Latin America-wide p.45

Technology & Communications Europe-wide p.45 TMT Global Market Leaders p.46

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Practice Area Focused Law Firm NetworksCompetition/Antitrust

Band 1 Employment: The Elite Global Market Leaders Employment Law Alliance Number of member firms: 141

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 121 About this network: Employment Law Alliance has mem- bers covering over 120 countries, with an especially notable presence in North America. The network is able to offer cli- ents a single contact point for the management of all global employment matters. It is highly respected worldwide for its international coordination, client service, knowledge and experience. The network provides its members and cli- ents with additional resources such as international back- ground-check summaries and handbooks. It also puts on annual conferences and focused seminars for its members.

A key contact for the network is founder and CEO Stephen Hirschfeld.

with elite member firms in over 50 jurisdictions. The net- work comprises top law firms in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Mem- bers are regional experts in all areas of employment and pensions law and work closely together to provide clients with comprehensive international advice. It has a wide range of specialist expertise in areas such as data privacy, restruc- turing, occupational health and safety, and discrimination.

Members are invited to meetings and seminars throughout the year and have access to the network’s Ius Laboris Uni- versity, which promotes professional development among lawyers. Executive director Sam Everatt and chair Chris Engels are key contacts.

L&E GLOBAL See profile on p. sfindexTargetAZ137374

Number of member firms: 25

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 23

About this network: L&E Global has a strong international presence with members in numerous jurisdictions. Mem-

Employers Counsel Network Number of member firms: 60

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 36 About this network: Employers Counsel Network has exten- sive coverage in North America, with members in all 50 US states as well as Washington, DC and Canada. The network regularly produces articles and provides other interactive resources to ensure its members and clients are kept at the forefront of US employment issues. It handles a wide variety of matters in the practice area, including related disputes and workplace issues. Senior managing editor Tony Kessler is a key contact at the network.

Band 2 Employment Global Market Leaders CELIA Alliance Number of member firms: 12

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 4

About this network: The CELIA Alliance comprises leading law and professional services firms across the world, which are able to offer expert advice on all areas of employment.

Member firms have experience assisting with compensa- tion and benefits issues, employment and labour law mat- ters, and related tax and social security services. Operating throughout Europe, Asia and the USA, the network provides Band 1

Employers Counsel Network Band 2

CELIA Alliance

Global Market Leaders Employment

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Alphabetical order within each band. Band 1 is highest.

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Employment Law Alliance Ius Laboris *

L&E GLOBAL *

Global Market Leaders Employment: The Elite

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Antitrust Alliance Number of member firms: 15

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 10

About this network: The Antitrust Alliance is composed of leading antitrust teams in Europe, providing top-notch competition law advice throughout the continent. Members

advise on EU and national regulations, working seamlessly across countries to provide clients with a comprehensive service, including expertise in competition authority investi- gations, merger control, compliance programmes and cartel investigations. The network is well placed internationally, with its notable cross-border practice groups and joint ini- tiatives between members. Carmen Verdonck of Altius in Brussels is a key contact.

Band 1 Antitrust Alliance Competition/Antitrust

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Vogel Global Competition Network Number of member firms: 56

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 38

About this network: Vogel Global Competition Network has a strong global presence and is dedicated to sharing knowl- edge between members, as well as providing international

services concerning interaction with national or regional competition and regulatory authorities. The network pub- lishes a practitioners’ guide to global competition issues, organises regular meetings and maintains a regularly updated blog of current trends and developments in the field. Stéphanie Boudin is a key contact.

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Vogel Global Competition Network Global Market Leaders Competition/Antitrust

Competition/Antitrust Global Market Leaders

Competition/Antitrust Europe-wide

Employment & Labour Global Market Leaders

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Environment Practice Area Focused Law Firm Networks

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Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL)

Number of member firms: 46

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 20

About this network: This global network and its members span over 20 countries, presenting clients with a single contact point for the management of all global immigration needs. Its international footprint stretches across the globe

with members in Australia, South America, South Africa, Asia and Europe. The network also has substantial US cov- erage. Members can handle matters relating to corporate strategic planning of relocations, family-related migration concerns and the preparation of applications. The network also gives members access to an online client case-tracking function. Hannah Little, based in North Carolina, is a key contact for the network.

* Indicates firm with profile.

Alphabetical order within each band. Band 1 is highest.

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Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) Global Market Leaders

Immigration

Band 1 ICC FraudNet See profile on p.13 Number of member firms: 82

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 47

About this network: ICC FraudNet is a specialised network focused on combating commercial fraud and assisting with

asset recovery across international borders. Founded in 2004 by the Paris-based International Chamber of Com- merce, the network is a collection of the top professionals in asset recovery law around the world. Members also include leading forensic accountants and fraud investigators. A key contact for the group is executive secretary Peter Lowe.

Band 1 ICC FraudNet *

Global Market Leaders Fraud

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Food Lawyers Network Number of member firms: 37

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 15

About this network: Founded in 2007 in Cologne, Food Lawyers Network maintains a European hub in Brussels though it comprises lawyers throughout the continent, as

well as the USA, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. The network provides clients access to leading professionals in the field who can advise internationally on issues in the food and beverage sector, as well as feed and agricultural law.

Members’ specialist expertise covers food regulatory com- pliance, government relations, commercial contracts and litigation. A key contact is secretary general Giorgio Rusconi of Mondini & Rusconi in Italy.

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Food Lawyers Network Global Market Leaders Food & Beverages

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Environmental Law Network Number of member firms: 32

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 14

About this network: This network comprises firms predomi- nantly based in the USA, though through its affiliates it also

offers clients specialised advice on environmental and land use law in Latin America, Canada and Europe. Member firms are able to provide assistance with matters concerning local, state and federal regulators, and multi-state representation is an additional service the network provides. Greg DeGulis, based in Ohio, is chair of the network and a key contact.

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Environmental Law Network Global Market Leaders Environment

Environment Global Market Leaders

Food & Beverages Global Market Leaders

Fraud Global Market Leaders

Immigration Global Market Leaders

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Practice Area Focused Law Firm NetworksInsurance/Life Sciences

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Associated European Energy Consultants Number of member firms: 24

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 12

About this network: AEEC is an established group of expert European energy lawyers. The network’s members have substantial strengths within the EU, though they also benefit from close ties to the USA, India and Kazakhstan.

Members and clients are able to utilise the network as both an information and referrals platform in various fields, including communications, environmental and utilities law.

It also regularly hosts conferences and focused seminars throughout Europe which are accessible to members and industry experts. The key contact for the group is chair Christian Held at Becker Büttner Held in Germany.

Energy Law Group See profile on p.11 Number of member firms: 36

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 32

About this network: This network is a significant player in the European energy market, consisting of experts across various fields including renewables, mining and electricity law, oil and gas, and water. Client can also benefit from a full-service commercial offering presented by member firms. Alongside its established positioning in Europe, the network also has strengths in the Middle East and North Africa. Members are invited to specialised events throughout the year as a way of sharing information and building relationships between them. A key contact is Par- is-based chair and founder Thierry Lauriol of Jeantet.

* Indicates firm with profile.

Alphabetical order within each band. Band 1 is highest.

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Associated European Energy Consultants Energy Law Group *

Europe-wide Projects & Energy

Band 1 Biolegis

Number of member firms: 20

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 14

About this network: Biolegis is a leading network of top- tier life sciences experts. The network operates throughout Europe, and members’ expertise spans across the field including IP, product liability, mass torts and environmental regulation. In addition to this specialist expertise they are also able to offer clients services in M&A, employment, cor- porate and finance, and litigation. Ralph Cox, based in Clyde

& Co’s London office, is a key contact at the network.

Conférence Bleue See profile on p.1398 Number of member firms: 26

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 15

About this network: This network has over 20 years’ expe- rience servicing clients in the healthcare industry across Europe. Members have recognised strengths in handling cross-border and international matters and particular expertise in drug regulatory issues, EU legislation affecting the movement of goods, competition and distribution law.

The network also exhibits strong skills in the areas of IP, healthcare, genetic engineering and product liability. The key contacts for the network are co-managing partners Jonas Löfgren of Lindahl in Sweden and Héctor Jausàs of Fieldfisher JAUSAS in Spain.

Band 1 Biolegis Conférence Bleue *

Europe-wide Life Sciences

Band 1 Insuralex

Number of member firms: 51

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 21

About this network: Insuralex is a noteworthy group of independent insurance and reinsurance firms with well-es- tablished reputations in their markets and deep expertise

in the field. Members work closely together across jurisdic- tions via referrals and knowledge sharing. The network also hosts regional meetings and conferences for its members, encouraging cross-border collaboration. Clients further benefit from various innovative resources such as a mobile app. The key contacts for the network are executive director David Roig, based in Florida, and president David Rheney in South Carolina.

Band 1 Insuralex

Global Market Leaders Insurance

Insurance Global Market Leaders

Life Sciences Europe-wide

Projects & Energy Europe-wide

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Shipping/Tax Practice Area Focused Law Firm Networks

Band 1 Ecomlex

Number of member firms: 11

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 7

About this network: Ecomlex is dedicated to providing top- tier service to clients in the technology and communications sectors. Its European members offer advice on the complete range of technology matters such as privacy and data pro- tection, e-commerce, telecoms and IT procurement. Firms advise clients across the field, including on issues in the fin- tech, adtech and gaming sectors. Paul Barton of Fieldfisher is a key contact.

EuroITCounsel Number of member firms: 17

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 10

About this network: A well-recognised name in the Euro- pean TMT market, EuroITCounsel offers clients specialised advice on regional and international issues concerning GDPR, digital commerce, and other technology and tele- coms-related issues. Through specific regional points of contact, clients are provided with a seamless service. Cli- ents include startups and emerging companies as well as mature multinationals. Simon Stokes, based in the London office of Blake Morgan, is the key contact for the network.

* Indicates firm with profile.

Alphabetical order within each band. Band 1 is highest.

Band 1 Ecomlex EuroITCounsel Europe-wide

Technology & Communications

Band 1 LATAXNET

Number of member firms: 14

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 12

About this network: This is a tax network comprising highly regarded practices from South and Central America and the Caribbean. The alliance is uniquely placed to advise on an

array of domestic and cross-border tax concerns, offering demonstrable skill in transfer pricing, tax planning and transactional tax matters. The network’s mission is to fur- ther public and private knowledge of the investigation and analysis of tax policies and strategies. Membership offers opportunities for coordinated billing, networking and inter- national referrals. Uruguay-based Jimena Zeballos is the main client contact.

Band 1 LATAXNET

Latin America-wide Tax

Band 1 Taxand

See profile on p.31 Number of member firms: 42

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 19

About this network: Taxand comprises leading profes- sionals in tax law from around the world and offers clients comprehensive and specialist advice on the full range of tax-related matters. With a presence in all major jurisdic- tions, the network also provides client support on related cross-border dispute resolution. Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres is the chair of the network and a key contact.

WTS Global See profile on p.2198 Number of member firms: 69

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 22

About this network: WTS is composed of leading tax firms throughout the globe. On top of its traditional tax expertise, the network is dedicated to enhancing its offering in devel- oping fields such as tax technology, and assisting clients internationally with enhanced tool and IT solutions. CEO Wim Wuyts is a key contact for the group.

Band 1 Taxand * WTS Global *

Global Market Leaders Tax

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Shiparrested.com Number of member firms: 223

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 81

About this network: Shiparrested.com covers over 1,000 ports in more than 100 countries around the globe. It pro- vides clients with high-quality advice relating to the arrest

and release of ships. The network puts out an annual sum- mary on shipping law and developments, available to both members and non-members, as well as regular ship arrest news articles. Annual conferences for members and cli- ents strengthen relationships between members and their connections with industry players. Founder Felipe Arizon, based in Spain, is a key contact for the network.

Band 1 Shiparrested.com Global Market Leaders Shipping

Shipping Global Market Leaders

Tax Global Market Leaders

Tax Latin America-wide

Technology & Communications Europe-wide

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Practice Area Focused Law Firm NetworksTMT www.chambers.com

Band 1

TechLaw Group, Inc Number of member firms: 28

Number of firms ranked in Chambers guides: 27

About this network: Founded in 1986, TechLaw Group is highly regarded in the international TMT market. Member firms cover over 35 jurisdictions around the world and have outstanding expertise within this growing sector. The net- work emphasises collaboration between members through referrals and frequent meetings. President David Mirchin of Meitar Liquornik in Israel is a key contact.

Alphabetical order within each band. Band 1 is highest.

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TechLaw Group, Inc Global Market Leaders TMT

TMT Global Market Leaders

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