The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Who’s Who Legal does not list law firms, only individual lawyers. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
- Yinka Edu – Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, Lagos
- Daniel Flühmann – Bär & Karrer Ltd, Zurich
- Andreas Glarner – MME Legal Tax Compliance, Zurich
- Martin Hess – Künzi Hess MacNab, Zurich
- Chris Hill – Deloitte, London
- Jacob Høeg Madsen – Kromann Reumert, Copenhagen
- Ben Regnard-Weinrabe – Allen & Ovary LLP, London
- John Salmon – Hogan Lovells, London
- Cornelia Stengel – Kellerhals Carrard, Zurich
Jacob Høeg Madsen from Kromann Reumert impresses market commentators with his “broad regulatory background and advanced knowledge of the fintech industry”.
Chris Hill at Deloitte is “held in high esteem by all of his colleagues in the fintech industry” for his innovative work advising startup companies and major financial institutions.
Ben Regnard-Weinrabe at Allen & Overy has extensive experience on complex blockchain and innovative financial services, including mobile payments, e-money and virtual currencies.
John Salmon at Hogan Lovells has a market-leading reputation in the fintech sector for his top-tier work advising clients on their strategic IT projects. His impressive roster of clients span the open banking and open finance fields.
Andreas Glarner at MME Legal Tax Compliance is “great to work with” and comes “highly recommended” by peers, who applaud his prestigious fintech and blockchain experience.
Yinka Edu of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie is “a well-respected and experienced lawyer” who has made “an impressive footprint in the private equity space”.
Daniel Flühmann at Bär & Karrer is a top-tier practitioner in fintech whose primary expertise lies in advising major Swiss banks and financial innovators on matters concerning contracts and regulations.
Martin Hess with Künzi Hess MacNab is an entrusted adviser with impressive experience in both the financial services sector and emerging technology, acting for both blue-chip institutions and start-ups.
The “very sharp” Cornelia Stengel of Kellerhals Carrard secures significant support from sources, who note that she is “very knowledgeable about how banks work and is conscious about what different stakeholders require”.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
- Ana Badour – McCarthy Tétrault, Toronto
- Chad Bayne – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto
- Todd Beauchamp – Latham & Watkins, Washington
- J Dax Hansen – Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle
The “extraordinarily capable practitioner”, Ana Badour at McCarthy Tétrault, is highly regarded in the fintech field for her “outstanding digital assets practice” that encompasses multiple jurisdictions.
Chad Bayne at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt receives international recognition for his work advising startup clients in the fintech space.
J Dax Hansen at Perkins Coie is highly regarded for his first-rate practice in blockchain, where he assists clients on a wide range of complex regulatory regimes.
Todd Beauchamp of Latham & Watkins is a top-tier fintech expert who has “highly specialised knowledge” of the intricacies of emerging payment technologies.
Global Elite Thought Leader
- Eduardo Flores-Herrera – White & Case SC, Mexico City
Market commentators highly recommend Eduardo Flores-Herrera of White & Case for his depth of knowledge and expertise in fintech and capital markets, which he gained as the Vice-President for Securities Oversight at the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) in Mexico.