FROM THE EDITOR
Welcome to The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), which provides readers with an impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers across the region. Our next edition will be the 25th annual edition and it will cover more than 70 countries and more than 2,500 law firms. Law firms pay nothing to participate and so we are free to assess calibre on merit alone. Our research is conducted annually, providing a detailed qualitative assessment of various factors including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months and historically; experience and depth of teams; specialisms and ancillary services; and, importantly, opinions of law firms’ clients – each year, The Legal 500 series contacts over 250,000 clients globally to obtain feedback on which law firms meet the criteria required by today's in-house counsel and business leaders, wherever in the world their work takes them.
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Editor, The Legal 500 EMEA
Current rankings and information taken from The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2014 edition.
Firms in the spotlight
Watson, Farley & Williams
Watson, Farley & Williams is a leading international law firm with a presence in major financial centres in Europe, Asia and the US. It offers clients services of the highest quality by developing its expertise in the sectors it knows best. These are principally finance and investment, maritime, energy, natural resources, transport, real estate and ICT….