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Chambers Europe 2022 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across Europe 2022 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Chambers Europe 2022 Webinar

Watch the guide launch webinar and discover key findings from this year's research and learn what is new in this edition of the guide with an overview from the Chambers Europe team.

About the Chambers Europe Legal Guide 2022

Welcome to the Chambers Europe Guide 2022 search the legal market's best law firms and lawyers using the search functionality above.

Chambers Europe ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across Europe, providing indispensable insights, and market intelligence for law firm clients as well as legal professionals.  

Chamber and Partners rankings are based on in-depth analysis and research, conducted by our dedicated, experienced team of researchers. Tens of thousands of one to one interviews with referees and clients take place each year to help us understand the views and experiences of clients for the legal work submitting firms provided. 

Our rankings and research provide clients, in-house counsel, GCs and other buyers of legal services across the European legal market with the insights they need when it matters, and aids them in finding the most suitable providers of legal services, wherever they exists.

For more information on our unrivalled methodology and insights into our submissions process, please visit our methodology page. 

Chambers Europe Guide 2023 Submissions

View Chambers research schedule to find the submission deadline applicable to your practice area here.

After careful consideration, we have made the decision not to conduct research on Russia and Belarus this year. We will review this decision for the 2024 release, the research for which will begin in March 2023.

Please contact the EMEA Research Director Marlene Hermann or EMEA Research Manager Jurgita Meskauskaite directly with any questions.

Chambers Europe Guide 2022: Highlights

New ranking tables and sub-tables

This year saw great engagement from law firms in the mid-market across a number of jurisdictions, including in Italy and Poland. Our dedication to championing the best legal talent, wherever it exists, saw us further expand our data protection legal coverage in the Nordics, with new ranking tables added in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. 

In Spain, the Corporate/M&A table was divided into two separate legal ranking tables: High-End Capability and Mid-Market.  

Finally, legal ranking tables were added in Austria and Liechtenstein, dedicated to the practice areas of healthcare/life sciences and white-collar crime, while we expanded our coverage of the regions across the French legal market. 

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New this year
-Austria Healthcare/Life Sciences
-Denmark IT: Data Protection
-Estonia: Tax
-France Corporate/M&A: High-End; Mid-Market France Regions: General Business Law
-Italy Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market Liechtenstein Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime
-Norway TMT: Data Protection
-Poland Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market
-Spain Corporate/M&A High-End and Mid-Market
-Sweden IT: Data Protection

Chambers Europe Guide 2022: Summary

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Department rankings / 1437 Unique Law Firms Ranked
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Individual Lawyer rankings
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Up-and-comers 281 to watch

Our in-depth research runs from March to November.

Latest Legal News: Chambers Europe

The Current State of Competition Authorities
The Chambers Europe team investigate the state of Competition Law in France and the regulations across this area of French law.

Market Trends in Switzerland
Discover recent legal trends in the Swiss legal market and find out how law firms are handling topics such as gender diversity and corporate social responsibility.

Luxembourg Market Trends
The Chambers Europe team provides an analysis of the most recent legal trends across the Luxembourg market including the importance of the investment funds market, regulatory changes and more.

The top law firms across European Commission Competition legal matters
Learn about Chambers coverage of the top law firms and lawyers working on European Commission Competition legal matters and how to analyse our market-leading legal rankings.

Key ranking statistics from Chambers Europe 2022
Find out which law firms have the highest number of department rankings in the 2022 release of the guide and further analysis of their legal coverage and insights.

Chambers Europe 2022 D&I Highlights
Discover which jurisdictions have seen the most significant growth in lawyers identified as female and what Chambers Europe Team is doing to ensure accurate capture of diversity data in our research.

Gender Diversity in Netherlands Employment: Chambers Europe 2022
Has the number of female lawyers ranked in the practice area of Employment in the Netherlands increased since 2018? Gain an insight into the key ranking statistics around this and an analysis of the proportion of female lawyers ranked in Benelux Employment for the 2022 release of Chambers Europe.

Meet the EMEA Research Team
Get to know the EMEA Research Team responsible for both the Chambers Global Guide and Chambers Europe Guide.

Social Media and its Impact on Employment Law
Following the suspension of members of the England Cricket team for offensive social media posts, this article looks at how Social Media has changed Employment Law and examines legal cases in which employees were dismissed for social posts. Can employers act on social media posts made by their employees? Read now for further insights.

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Trends and Highlights from the German Legal Market
Chambers Europe Deputy Editor, Frida Sjostedt recently wrote for a leading German publication sharing some key findings from the Chambers Europe research. Read what these key highlights and trends were.

Diversity and Inclusion Highlights for Chambers Europe 2021
Furthering Diversity and Inclusion is an important area of focus for Chambers. Gain insights into how the Chambers Europe team worked to ensure D&I was key and included in this year’s rankings and view the key highlights and results.

Female Lawyers in Romania
The Romanian jurisdiction has a decade-long history of standing out among the other European countries for the presence of a high number of female lawyers within the legal profession and, consequently, our rankings.

Submissions for Chambers Europe 2022
For firms looking to rank in the next edition of the Chambers Europe guide, find out upcoming submission deadlines and advice and answers to the most frequently asked questions around submissions.

Meet the Chambers Legal Research Team

Marlene Hermann
EMEA Research Director
Oversees: Europe-wide
Contact Marlene
Kate Read
Head of Europe, BENELUX and Switzerland
Oversees: Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland
Contact Kate
Charline Thiebault
Practice Area Specialist
Oversees: France, francophone Africa, Monaco
Contact Charline
Michael Foulkes
Practice Area Specialist
Oversees : EMEA Competition, UK Competition, including the Bar
Contact Michael
Magdalena Parkitna
Research Manager
Oversees: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Kosovo, Montenegro, Moldova, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Angola, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawai, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, São Tomé e Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Contact Magda
Frida Sjostedt
Research Manager
Oversees: Austria, CEE-wide, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Malta, Slovakia
Contact Frida
Thomas Green
Research Manager
Oversees: Baltic States, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden
Contact Thomas
Laurence Mussett
Research Manager
Oversees: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Dutch Caribbean, Falkland Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, US Virgin Islands, Greece, Italy, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Palestine, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Qatar, Yemen
Contact Laurence
Jurgita Meskauskaite
Research Manager
Oversees: Andorra, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Spain (incl. Barcelona), Ukraine
Contact Jurgita

About our Legal Rankings

Our legal rankings are based on in-depth analysis and research, conducted by our experienced team of Research Analysts, who conduct interviews with law firm clients/referees which helps us understand the views and experiences of clients for the legal work submitting firms provided. 

For more information on our methodology and insights into our submissions process, please visit our methodology page.

Guide Resources

Chambers Europe 2023 Submissions process

Discover the value of ranking with Chambers and advice on how to successfully submit

How-to: Chambers Europe FAQs

Find the answers to questions submitted during the How-to webinar.