GAR Awards 2017: LALIVE earns 13th place among the top arbitration practices worldwide31 March 2017
At the seventh GAR awards ceremony in Milan earlier this week, Global Arbitration Review unveiled its annual ranking of the world’s leading international arbitration practices. We are delighted that LALIVE earned 13th place among the leading arbitration practices worldwide.
In compiling its ranking of the top 30 firms, GAR ranked firms based on a number of factors, including the number of arbitral hearings conducted over a two-year period, hours billed to arbitration, the amount in dispute in and the number of arbitral appointments handled by firm members and the number of individuals who appear in GAR’s sister publication, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration. LALIVE reported a portfolio of cases as counsel valued at more than USD 40 billion, a large number of arbitrator mandates (89, one of the highest in the ranking) and 9 lawyers ranked in Who’s Who, more than some of the US and UK firms ranked above us in the GAR30 ranking, and the 6th highest number worldwide.
LALIVE remains the only firm from a civil-law jurisdiction to have featured in every single edition of the GAR 30 since its inception. This ranking is an excellent achievement for our firm, consolidating our high international profile among the large international law firms.
In addition, the firm is very pleased that the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI), which it actively supports, including through Domitille Baizeau’s involvement as Vice President of the Court, won the award for the Arbitral Institution that impressed in the last year. This is a well-deserved accolade. The firm is equally delighted that The Pledge for Equal Representation in arbitration, an initiative which the firm strongly believes in and has also actively supported since its inception, won the Best Development Award.
Please find further information on the rankings here.