This year we will be streamlining the submissions process to make submitting to Chambers even easier than before. We will be inviting submissions for certain core practice areas, including Corporate, Projects & Energy, and Disputes, to incorporate a wider range of work, rather than requiring separate submissions for each area. We will also be inviting additional referees to be provided for these areas as needed. The full list of changes can be found below.
We are optimising our
research by identifying the practice areas that clients value most,
supported by the improved data analytics we have from presenting our rankings
digitally. By focusing our resources on practice areas that are particularly in
flux or growing, we will maximise the value brought by our rankings to users of
Chambers Canada. As in the past, all of our practice areas will continue
to be reviewed annually by members of our research team.
-Agribusiness: one submission should now incorporate work covering both Agriculture & Food Products and Forestry.
-Banking & Finance: please provide one submission covering Banking & Finance, Financial Services Regulation, and Capital Markets.
-Class Actions, Product Liability and Arbitration work should now be included in the submission for Nationwide: Dispute Resolution
-The Corporate/M&A: Nationwide submissions should now also include work previously featured on the Private Equity and Start-ups submissions.
-General Business Law: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Atlantic Canada. We will no longer be accepting practice area specific submissions for these regions. All work and client references should be submitted under General Business Law.
-Employment, Labour & Pensions: Nationwide – this submission should include work previously featured on separate Nationwide Employment and Pensions & Benefits submissions. The format for provincial employment submissions remains unchanged.
-Energy: We will no longer be accepting submissions for the Energy: Provincial Regulatory sections. These ranking tables will no longer feature in the guide.
-Hospitality and Retail matters should now be included as part of the Real Estate: Nationwide submission.
-Insurance: please provide only one submission covering both Transactions & Regulatory and Dispute Resolution.
-IP: we are no longer accepting separate submissions for IP and IP: Litigation.
-Investment Funds: should include both transactions and fund formation work, as previously, as well as work previously included as part of a separate REITs submission.
-We have created a new chapter called “Projects & Construction.” Work previously featured on separate Projects: PPP & Infrastructure, Project Finance, Public Procurement and Construction submissions should now all be included here.
-Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting: work previously featured on separate Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications & Broadcasting submissions should now be included here together.-Transportation: work and client references for Aviation, Rail & Road and Shipping should all now be included on one submission.
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