Reactions Legal Survey 2011 now live

Reactions Legal Survey 2011 now live

Reactions is once again canvassing the global re/insurance industry and the law firms that cater to it to find out which are the world's best law firms. This year, the survey is looking to capture more market data and offer more insight into the leading law firms; the results will be published in the May 2011 print issue of Reactions and online.

Reactions will be reaching out to the international re/insurance and legal community over the seven weeks to maximise survey participation. Law firms themselves are not allowed to fill out the form – only their clients can.

Please take just a few minutes to complete our survey – click here. The survey will run from now until Friday, March 25.

With regulatory change occurring around the globe and the constant threat of lawsuits against insurers and insureds, the question of who insurance and reinsurance companies receive legal advice from is more important than ever.

Respondents to Reactions’ 2010 legal survey consisted of in-house counsel at insurers, reinsurers and brokers. More than 100 replies came from across the globe, including Bermuda, the US, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America.

In the US market, the overall favourite in the 2010 survey was Dewey & LeBoeuf. The Bermuda poll favoured Attride-Stirling & Woloniecki as overall winner, while in Europe the winning firm overall was Clyde & Co.

Sidley Austin won the global category for insurance-linked securities in 2010 and was mentioned in every category in the US, coming out top for insolvency, highly commended for reinsurance, corporate contracts and litigation/dispute management.

Participants in the 2010 survey, published in May last year, concluded that the effects from the financial crisis were still being felt. Fears about regulation and increased incidents of litigation emerged as the main legal worries.

Click here to see last year’s winners

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