Five Star Law identifies the leading law practitioners in more than 50 practice areas and 100 countries. It is impossible to buy entry into the guide, we pride ourselves on the integrity and independence of our research and selection process. Our service is designed to minimalize the costs and time associated with finding a lawyer, but more importantly to minimise chances of receiving inadequate legal counsel from unfamiliar advisers. We act as a reference source for company directors, in-house counsel and lawyers in private practice who are seeking to corroborate the reputations of leading attorneys recommended by a third party or conducting their own research prior to counsel selection. Due to the internationalized nature of modern business practices, referrals are often lateral and cross-border – we therefore aim to create an informal network among the lawyers listed. These individuals may already be aware of the prominent lawyers in their own practice area and jurisdiction, but may not be so familiar with top legal advisers in other fields and countries. Five Star Law therefore acts as a seal of approval amongst the legal community.