- Africa and the Middle East
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- North America
- GCR 100
- Rating Enforcement
This year’s survey is more diverse than ever, with candidates selected across 19 different countries and 34 different firms. More than half of the survey’s entrants hail from either side of the Atlantic, with 11 candidates in the US and six-a-piece in London and Brussels. Brazil counts two nominees, while each other candidate is the sole representative of their home country.
Linklaters comes out on top with the most candidates, boasting three lawyers selected across their Brussels, Beijing and Paris offices. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Slaughter and May and Hogan Lovells continue to feature at the front of the pack, with two candidates each.
At 33, Hong Kong based Slaughter and May partner Natalie Yeung is the youngest nominee, closely followed by Alice Muhlebach at Ashurst in Melbourne, aged 34.
Two veterans of the 40 under 40 process return after featuring in the 2012 edition. Ana Paula Martinez at Levy & Salomão Advogados is nominated for the second time, while Gönenç Gürkaynak at ELİG celebrates his third selection.
As part of our survey, we have also included in-house competition counsel and economists working at some of the largest corporations and best recognised brands across the world.
Seven lawyers and one economist have been selected, three of whom are based in California, two in London and the others in Belgium, Germany and Hong Kong.
Three of the eight candidates work at Google, underlining the substantial focus and talent allocated to antitrust matters by the online search giant. The other successful nominees work at Intel, American Express, British Airways, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Deutsche Telekom.
The two youngest candidates are 33, while the oldest is 39.
For the first time in our survey, we have included nominees from enforcement agencies.
In the past we focused solely on lawyers in private practice on the basis that it would be unhelpful, and perhaps unfair, to try to compare lawyers working in very different roles. This year, however, we felt we could no longer overlook those in public service.
We received a host of submissions nominating talented lawyers at enforcers across the globe. This list is not an exhaustive one, but it celebrates seven of the most promising competition lawyers currently working on the other side of the antitrust fence at organisations such as the United States’ Department of Justice (DoJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Mexican Economic Competition Commission, among others.
The youngest candidate is 34 and the oldest 39. Five of the successful nominees started their careers in private practice, often at leading US law firms, while two have worked their whole life in the public sector.