The most comprehensive listing of the world’s top competition practices.
For the 18th year, the GCR 100 provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the law firms and economic consultancies doing the most important antitrust work around the world.
Compiled by Global Competition Review’s editorial staff, this publication covers more than 300 firms from every inhabited continent and spotlights the Top 25 global competition practices. It also includes the Economics 20, which offers a picture of the world’s leading consultancies for antitrust economics advice.
This year we feature firms in 50 jurisdictions, ranging from those with long-standing antitrust laws such as the US and Canada to the rapidly maturing competition regimes in China and India. Firms’ rankings are based on our periodic Country Surveys, in which GCR’s reporters meet leading antitrust practitioners and top enforcement officials on the ground to better understand the state of competition law in a given jurisdiction, as well as the knowledge we have gained from more than 20 years of reporting on the day-to-day news of competition matters.
Firms are ranked into three categories: “elite”, “highly recommended” and “recommended”. The exceptions are for Brussels and Washington, DC, where we added a fourth “outstanding” category between elite and highly recommended to better accommodate the two largest antitrust bars. We also separate the Japanese and Chinese surveys into international and local firms to reflect the realities of the markets there.
Within each category, firms are listed alphabetically. We do not attempt to include every firm with a competition lawyer in the listed jurisdictions; we instead use our research to provide a picture of the leading practices.
For this publication, we have contacted each of the firms included in our Surveys and asked them to provide an updated overview of their competition team. Our data covers the period from 30 June 2016 to 30 June 2017, although we make every effort to note later significant developments to ensure the publication is as relevant as possible.
We list practice heads, the number of specialists (broken down by partner, counsel, consultants, and associates), the names of nominees to our sister publication Who’s Who Legal: Competition, and the major clients of each firm featured in the GCR 100.
In the rare instances where a firm had been ranked in our most recent on-the-ground bar survey but did not submit information for this year’s GCR 100 research, we cannot include a write-up; but we do mention the firm in the accompanying table.