The GAR 100 - 11th Edition
How long would it take you to find the world's top arbitration practices?*
Eleven years ago, Global Arbitration Review conceived the GAR 100 as a vehicle to identify at least 100 firms one can consider “approved” in this discipline. To gain inclusion, a firm would have to open its books to our researchers and allow us to “audit” exactly what they’d been up to.
In this edition of the GAR 100, 165 firms are profiled, representing around 45 countries around the world.
This survey comprises large and small practices – sometimes as small as one person (if that person is sufficiently well known).
Many of the profiles tell you about the history of the practice (where we have it) and its lineage (ie, how it ties in with some of the influential figures who pioneered this area) and this year, we have also included the number of arbitration lawyers (practitioners under 45 years old) from a firm that have been recognised as Future Leaders by our sister publication, Who’s Who Legal.
Similarly, this year we have put greater weight on success. Not just undertaking work – but winning (though winning is at times a tricky and relative concept – a smaller than expected loss may in fact be a “win”, and vice versa). But we don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect an arbitration group to achieve good results as it goes about its general work.
Finally, this book also includes a report on expert witnesses. We’ve applied a similar methodology to them as to law firms – asking to be shown proof of work on cases.
*It took us 24 months