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Corridors of power

From traditional energy to renewable sources, the Legal 500 rankings cover the full breadth of the energy market – but which law firms hold the most rankings?

The Legal 500 energy rankings cover four core areas of the market – mining and minerals; oil and gas; power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables); and water, listing 70 firms and 150 individuals in total.

One firm stands ahead of the competition with top-tier spots across all four rankings – Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), just ahead of Allen & Overy, Linklaters and White & Case, all of which are tier one for three of the four sections. In terms of ranked individuals, Linklaters and HSF lead the way with 12 lawyers – the latter is home to no fewer than eight leading individuals, including global energy head Lewis McDonald (pictured right).