The GCR 100 is a comprehensive listing of the world’s top competition practices, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of the law firms and economic consultancies doing the most important antitrust work around the world.
Compiled by the staff of Global Competition Review, this publication covers more than 300 firms from every inhabited continent, and spotlights the top 25 global competition practices. It also includes the Economics 21, which offers a picture of the world’s leading consultancies for antitrust economics advice.
Firms are ranked into three categories: “elite”, “highly recommended” and “recommended” in most of these surveys. 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. Within each category, the firms are listed alphabetically.
For firms featured in the GCR 100, we list the practice head, 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 firm’s major clients. In the rare instances where firms did not take part in the research, we do not include a write-up but we do mention them in the accompanying table.
This year we feature firms in 50 jurisdictions, ranging from a pair of elite practices in Indonesia to the scores of firms in the competition law capitals of Brussels and Washington, DC. The entries here are founded on our periodic country surveys, when GCR’s reporters visit jurisdictions around the world to meet their leading antitrust practitioners and top enforcement officials. In the past year, we carried out surveys in Kenya, Brussels, Japan, New York, Romania, Malaysia, Belgium, New Zealand, Austria, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Korea, Poland and China.
The information gathered during these visits is coupled with an understanding of different competition law markets gained from nearly 20 years of reporting.