Three practice areas also gained new "Other Recommended Firm" recognitions; and 35 lawyers were named in the editorials across 44 individual mentions.
New practice rankings are: Germany – Compliance – Internal investigations; and Germany – IT and outsourcing – Data protection. Two practice areas are ranked in Tier 1: France – Industry focus – Healthcare and life sciences; and Kazakhstan – Dispute resolution. The three that gained Other Recommended Firm are: France – Dispute resolution – Commercial litigation; France – Dispute resolution – International arbitration; and France – Employment.
The other practice areas are: France – EU, competition and distribution, Intellectual property – Patents, Intellectual property – Trademarks, designs and copyrights, Real estate, Shipping, Tax; Germany – Corporate and M&A – M&A: Mid-sized international deals (€100m - €500m), IT and outsourcing – Information technology (including contracts), Media – Entertainment, Private equity, Private equity – Venture capital, Real estate and construction – Real estate; Greece – Dispute resolution, Shipping litigation; Kazakhstan – Legal market overview, Banking, finance and capital markets, Corporate, commercial and M&A; United Arab Emirates – Banking and finance, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Construction, Dispute resolution.