Where business operates in an interconnected, globalised world, it’s no good to rely on counsel who are inexperienced or inward-looking. This is where the GRR 100 comes in.
The GRR 100 is our annual guide to the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.
After months of extensive research, we have selected a group of firms from around the world who we can verify are able to handle cross-border restructurings and insolvencies, and related matters such as sovereign debt crises.
Back in October 2016, we sent a detailed questionnaire to thousands of law firm contacts asking them to submit to us their vital statistics.
In the first part of the questionnaire we asked them to tell us about the history of their restructuring and insolvency practice, notable past cases, the key partners to know, their geographical scope and any particular specialisms.
In the second part, we demanded numbers in respect of their current work (number of cross-border cases on their books, value of total debt restructured, billable hours, and more) and a list of the top 10 cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters they worked on during a research period from 30 October 2015 to 30 October 2016.
Our journalists also applied their own knowledge of the cross-border restructuring and insolvency sector, and we were able to draw up on the work of our colleagues at Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency, who are familiar with individual highly regarded lawyers that make up each firm.
We have vetted each firm in our selection for proper expertise in cross-border matters. Those listed, we can confidently say, each offer a safe pair of hands in which to leave a multinational business in distress.