Legal Media Group has named Holland & Knight LLP America's leading law firm in shipping and maritime law. According to independent research carried out by the Legal Media Group (LMG), Holland & Knight has more independently verified shipping legal experts than any other American firm.
The firm's New York partners Juan Anduiza, Nancy Hengen, William Honan, Chester Hooper, Lennard Rambusch and Brian Starer all passed the strict threshold of nominations for inclusion in LMG's Guide to the World's Leading Shipping & Maritime Lawyers 2004 , 5th Edition.
In researching their guide, Legal Media Group carried out an in-depth study of experts in the field of shipping and maritime law. The initial stage of the research process involved distributing 2,500 questionnaires to senior practitioners and in-house counsel involved in the practice area in 65 jurisdictions. The questionnaires asked leading figures to nominate those practitioners they considered to be among the most capable for shipping and maritime work. The results were analyzed and screened for firm, network and alliance bias.
As a final verification, the list was discussed with a select group of advisers from leading legal centers worldwide, including: Vancouver, Copenhagen, Paris, Hamburg, Piraeus, Oslo, Seoul, Singapore, London, New York, Stockholm, Toronto, Sydney, San Francisco, Montreal, Athens and Hong Kong.