On October 29, 2014 the Firm was advised by the Legal Media Group that seven FHM partners are listed among the world’s leading shipping and maritime attorneys in the 2015 International Trade and Shipping Expert Guide. Those recognized are: Patrick Bonner, George Freehill, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane and Gina Venezia. The Guide, which has been published since 1994, will be issued in December 2014.
The Legal Media Group’s research methodology involves approaching legal practitioners in more than 90 jurisdictions and inviting them to submit the candidates for the leading practitioners (from outside their own firms) for each practice area researched. Reasons for nominations are requested and any additional background is sought as to why an individual should be included in the list. Legal Media Group then validates the submissions, ranks all eligible individuals and selects the candidates who pass a certain nomination threshold. As a final verification, telephone interviews are then conducted with a select group of advisers to discuss this list.