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2021 Best Lawyers: The Global Issue

The 2021 Global Issue features top legal talent from the most recent editions of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch worldwide.

2021 Best Lawyers: The Global Issue
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October 8, 2021 06:00 AM

The 2021 Best Lawyers Fall Business Edition, The Global Issue, features top-ranked legal talent from more than 30 countries and 170 practice areas around the world. Highlighting recognitions around the world in Best Lawyers, recipients of the prestigious "Law Firm of the Year" awards and an international introduction to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in three countries, we are proud to bring you the preeminent guide to global legal talent.

In this issue, we feature an in-depth look at the Olympics, the world's premier sporting event of more than 200 competing nations.

Thought leaders from firms in Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom bring you engaging editorial that explores:

  • A cover story on banned substances in the games, including a look at Russia's 2019 doping disaster and the drug testing failures of 20 track-and-field athletes
  • The controversy faced by female athletes regarding uniforms in the most recent 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • Legislation surrounding sponsorships and branding for advertising, athletes and the games themselves
  • The legal and financial costs and responsibilities of being an Olympics host country

Read the full issue:

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