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What is Who Represents Who?

Understanding who GCs and in-house departments across the world are instructing is essential to the marketing and business development strategy of your firm. The Legal 500 has created the world’s largest database of law firm/client relationships, drilled down into detailed practice areas.

In total, Who Represents Who catalogues 978,982 law firm/client relationships, over a four-year period, across more than 120 countries and 40,000 companies.

This new annual subscription service allows you to search the data via the following criteria:

  • Company name
  • Law firm
  • Practice area (either by broad terms, such as intellectual property or private equity, or by more defined terms, such as EU regulatory: information technology or M&A litigation: defense)
  • Country
  • Year of instruction (2012-2016)
  • Industry – leading companies by sector (Current sectors: Banking; Insurance; Oil & Gas, Private Equity; Pharma; Private Companies; Tech; Telecoms
  • Stock Index (FTSE 100 and 250; Fortune 500, Dax30

Firms can purchase a license to access the data in two ways

  1. Fully searchable on desktop, with the ability to create and download reports
  2. App for iPad/iPhone and Android, for searchable access anytime/anywhere

For further details of subscriptions and costs, please contact David Burgess, Publishing Director at david.burgess@legal500.com

Who Represents Who allows your marketing and BD teams instant access to law firm/client relationships in practice areas such as…:

  • Corporate and commercial
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • M&A
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Technology, media and telecoms

How to use Who Represents Who

The tabs on Who Represents Who should be self-explanatory, but here we provide a little extra context which will help you when searching

The search function is responsive to each keystroke, and will highlight (in yellow) your search criteria

  • Year: The year in which the law firm worked on the matter for the client.
  • Country: The main jurisdiction in which the work was completed by the law firm. If it is a cross-border deal, the majority of the lawyers who worked on the matter were located in this jurisdiction.
  • Practice Area: This tab is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Specific Practice Area” tab. This is your primary search, and we have tried to group as many areas as possible under one umbrella practice.
  • Specific Practice Area: Once you have used the primary search (above), you can drill down into specific practice areas (we have used the specific practice areas from The Legal 500 Series), and refine your searches.
  • Law Firm: Law firms names in different jurisdictions may alter slightly (we use the name that each country asks us to use), but that will not affect your search.
  • Company: The name of the company involved in the matter.
  • Parent Company: There are many subsidiaries of the world’s largest companies, so where appropriate, we have combined these together to create a “Parent Company” tab. For instance, you may search for JP Morgan, and this tab will group all JP Morgan companies together, including any that use J.P. Morgan.
  • Stock Market Index: We currently have the Fortune 500, FTSE350 and DAX 30 companies tagged. In due course more will be added.
  • Index Rank: For the Fortune 500 companies, we have tagged the position of each company within that index.
  • Industry: Currently, we have tagged the largest companies in eight industries, to allow you to search by industry. More will follow later in 2017.
  • Industry Rank: Used in conjunction with “Industry”, we have tagged the position of each company within that industry ranking.