Best Newsletters: Survey Report & Rankings

Concurrences is reviewing antitrust client alerts and other antitrust professional publications (such as newsletters, blogs, memoranda, etc.) for the purpose of releasing the 2017 Best Newsletters Rankings. The aim of these Rankings is to make it easier for practitioners to select and read only those publications that are more interesting and relevant to their practice. Concurrences sent from January 2nd, 2017 to February 2nd an online survey to +4,000 in-house counsels worldwide. Results of the 30 best antitrust newsletters will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on March 28, 2017.


Meanwhile, you can read the detailed results of the 2016 Survey Report and learn more from the 30 recommendations by in-house counsels released for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. The Survey was sent from January 11 to February 12, 2016 to +4,000 in-house counsels in the EU and the US.


The Global Ranking shown below is made of 10 sub-rankings: In-house counsel’s choice, Readership, Country coverage, Case coverage, Cartels, Mergers, IP & antitrust, Private enforcement, Asian antitrust, and Accessibility. The first two rankings (Counsel’s choice and Readership) come out from the above-mentioned survey. The other rankings are based on the publications freely available online in each firm’s website.

Ranking by Counsels’ Choice

This ranking is based on counsels’ choice of their favorite professional publication (based on a questionnaire sent to at least 4,334 counsels).

1 Baker McKenzie
2 Freshfields
3 Cleary Gottlieb
4 Allen & Overy
5 Linklaters
6 Hogan Lovells
7 Norton Rose
8 Clifford Chance
9 Ashurst
10 Herbert Smith
11 Jones Day
12 Skadden Arps
13 Covington
14 Shearman & Sterling
15 Simmons & Simmons
16 White & Case
17 Arnold & Porter
18 Gibson Dunn
19 Mayer Brown
20 McDermott
21 Proskauer
22 Sidley Austin
23 Weil Gotshal
24 WilmerHale
25 Winston & Strawn
26 Davis Polk
27 Dechert
28 Kirkland & Ellis
29 Paul Weiss
30 Simpson Thacher

Ranking by readership

This ranking is based on the number of counsels having acknowledged that they receive the surveyed publications (based on a questionnaire sent to at least 4,334 counsels).

1 Baker McKenzie
2 Freshfields
3 Linklaters
4 Allen & Overy
5 Cleary Gottlieb
6 Hogan Lovells
7 Clifford Chance
8 Norton Rose
9 Ashurst
10 Jones Day
11 Herbert Smith
12 Simmons & Simmons
13 White & Case
14 Skadden Arps
15 Covington
16 Mayer Brown
17 Arnold & Porter
18 Sidley Austin
19 Dechert
20 Gibson Dunn
21 Shearman & Sterling
22 Weil Gotshal
23 McDermott
24 WilmerHale
25 Winston & Strawn
26 Davis Polk
27 Kirkland & Ellis
28 Simpson Thacher
29 Paul Weiss
30 Proskauer

Ranking by cartel coverage

This ranking is based on the number of articles concerning cartels in 2015 publications made available on the website of each firm.

1 Norton Rose
2 Cleary Gottlieb
3 Simmons & Simmons
4 Weil Gotshal
5 Hogan Lovells
6 Clifford Chance
7 Linklaters
8 Ashurst
9 Jones Day
10 Allen & Overy
11 Herbert Smith
12 Shearman & Sterling
13 Covington
14 Gibson Dunn
15 Mayer Brown
16 McDermott
17 White & Case
18 Baker McKenzie
19 Davis Polk
20 Freshfields
21 Proskauer
22 Sidley Austin
23 Skadden Arps
24 Winston & Strawn
25 Arnold & Porter
26 Dechert
27 Kirkland & Ellis
28 Paul Weiss
29 Simpson Thacher
30 WilmerHale

Ranking by Mergers' Coverage

This ranking is based on the number of articles concerning mergers in 2015 publications made available on the website of each firm.

1 Gibson Dunn
2 Norton Rose
3 Cleary Gottlieb
4 Winston & Strawn
5 Linklaters
6 Clifford Chance
7 Mayer Brown
8 Davis Polk
9 Hogan Lovells
10 Skadden Arps
11 Allen & Overy
12 Jones Day
13 Paul Weiss
14 Proskauer
15 McDermott
16 Simmons & Simmons
17 Kirkland & Ellis
18 Shearman & Sterling
19 Sidley Austin
20 Arnold & Porter
21 Ashurst
22 Dechert
23 Freshfields
24 Herbert Smith
25 White & Case
26 Covington
27 Simpson Thacher
28 Weil Gotshal
29 WilmerHale
30 Baker McKenzie

Ranking by IP & Antitrust

Ranking based on the number of cases concerning antitrust and IP published in the 2015 publications of each firm.

1 Norton Rose
2 Cleary Gottlieb
3 Winston & Strawn
4 McDermott
5 Simmons & Simmons
6 Davis Polk
7 Freshfields
8 Herbert Smith
9 Linklaters
10 Proskauer
11 Skadden Arps
12 Allen & Overy
13 Clifford Chance
14 Covington
15 Jones Day
16 Shearman & Sterling
17 White & Case
18 Arnold & Porter
19 Ashurst
20 Baker McKenzie
21 Hogan Lovells
22 Kirkland & Ellis
23 Paul Weiss
24 Weil Gotshal
25 WilmerHale
26 Dechert
27 Gibson Dunn
28 Mayer Brown
29 Sidley Austin
30 Simpson Thacher

Rank. by Private Enforcement

Ranking based on the number of cases concerning private enforcement published in the 2015 publications of each firm.

1 Winston & Strawn
2 Simmons & Simmons
3 Cleary Gottlieb
4 Norton Rose
5 White & Case
6 Allen & Overy
7 Ashurst
8 Covington
9 Davis Polk
10 Gibson Dunn
11 Herbert Smith
12 Hogan Lovells
13 Mayer Brown
14 Paul Weiss
15 Shearman & Sterling
16 Clifford Chance
17 Dechert
18 Freshfields
19 Jones Day
20 Linklaters
21 McDermott
22 Proskauer
23 Sidley Austin
24 Skadden Arps
25 Arnold & Porter
26 Baker McKenzie
27 Kirkland & Ellis
28 Simpson Thacher
29 Weil Gotshal
30 WilmerHale

Ranking by Asian Antitrust

Ranking based on the number of cases concerning antitrust in Asia published in the 2015 publications of each firm.

1 Norton Rose
2 Linklaters
3 Cleary Gottlieb
4 Clifford Chance
5 Davis Polk
6 Hogan Lovells
7 Freshfields
8 Baker McKenzie
9 Simmons & Simmons
10 Herbert Smith
11 Skadden Arps
12 Allen & Overy
13 Dechert
14 Gibson Dunn
15 Sidley Austin
16 White & Case
17 Ashurst
18 Jones Day
19 Kirkland & Ellis
20 Mayer Brown
21 Shearman & Sterling
22 Winston & Strawn
23 Arnold & Porter
24 Covington
25 McDermott
26 Paul Weiss
27 Proskauer
28 Simpson Thacher
29 Weil Gotshal
30 WilmerHale

Ranking by accessibility

This ranking is based on objective criteria (pdf/html/print publications, access to archives…) and subjective criteria (design, search engine features…).

1 Cleary Gottlieb
2 Freshfields
3 Allen & Overy
4 Shearman & Sterling
5 Jones Day
6 McDermott
7 Norton Rose
8 Clifford Chance
9 Skadden Arps
10 Simpson Thacher
11 Baker McKenzie
12 Sidley Austin
13 Simmons & Simmons
14 WilmerHale
15 Paul Weiss
16 Hogan Lovells
17 Arnold & Porter
18 Ashurst
19 Kirkland & Ellis
20 Linklaters
21 Mayer Brown
22 Weil Gotshal
23 Gibson Dunn
24 Davis Polk
25 Herbert Smith
26 White & Case
27 Covington
28 Proskauer
29 Dechert
30 Winston & Strawn

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