The legal elite 2012


In our annual legal survey, we aim to discover which law firms and lawyers are leading the field in the insurance and reinsurance space.

In order to compile our list of winners we approached a variety of sources from throughout the insurance, reinsurance and legal spheres. This included approaching the in-house counsel of insurers and reinsurers, as well as brokers and notable lawyers who work within the industry. The work was then coupled with our own research in order to arrive at our list of winners.

In terms of the US market, one company certainly dominated the top spot in several categories. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett came out as market leader for US litigation, claims and reinsurance. This represented a marked improvement on the firm’s performance last year, when it only topped the reinsurance category.

Debevoise & Plimpton also improved its standing in this year’s results, rising up from a commended in last year’s survey to steal the top spot for US regulation.

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