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Research Updates

We would like to share a reminder that the next deadline for submissions for Chambers Europe 2023 is on Thursday, 12 May 2022. View Chambers research schedule to find the submission deadline applicable to your practice area here.

Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, all submission deadlines for Ukraine have been pushed to 1 September. Where possible, you are welcome to provide an update and referees if you would like to, but it is not necessary to do so.

Furthermore, 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 edition, 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.

Updated 5 May 2022

About Chambers Europe

Chambers Europe ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across Europe, providing invaluable analysis and market intelligence for law firm clients and legal professionals. 

Our legal rankings are based on in-depth analysis and research, conducted by our experienced team of researchers, who conduct interviews with referees and clients 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. 

Chambers and Partners rankings and research will provide law firm clients, in-house counsel, GCs and other buyers of legal services across the European legal market with all the necessary information needed to make an informed decision when selecting the most suitable providers of legal services.

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
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Guide Coverage

Our in-depth research runs from March to November.

Chambers Europe Rankings

6,639
Department rankings / 1437 Unique Law Firms Ranked
13,725
Individual Lawyer rankings
659
Up-and-comers
281 to watch

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

We further expanded our data protection legal coverage in the Nordics, with new ranking tables added in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

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.

Austria Healthcare/Life Sciences
Denmark IT: Data Protection
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
Estonia: Tax
Poland Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market
Spain Corporate/M&A High-End and Mid-Market
Sweden IT: Data Protection

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Legal Topics for Chambers Europe

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 edition 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 edition 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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Read past legal topics

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 Research and Editorial team

Marlene Hermann
EMEA Research Director
Contact Marlene
Frida Sjostedt
Research Manager: Austria, CEE-wide, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Slovakia
Contact Frida
Jurgita Meskauskaite
Research Manager: Baltic-wide, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine
Contact Jurgita
Charline Thiebault
Research Manager: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey
Contact Charline
Michael Foulkes
Research Manager: Andorra, Armenia, Belgium, Gibraltar, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Romania
Contact Michael
Thomas Green
Research Manager: Denmark, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden
Contact Thomas
Eleftheria Mitroudi
Research Manager: Spain & Portugal
Contact Eleftheria
Laurence Mussett
Research Manager: Italy
Contact Laurence

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.

Indepth Overviews

JURISDICTION

CYPRUS: An Introduction

By Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC

JURISDICTION

GERMANY: An Introduction

By Seitz Partnerschaftsgesellschaft

JURISDICTION

ICELAND: An Introduction

By LOGOS

JURISDICTION

ITALY: An Introduction

By De Luca & Partners

JURISDICTION

SWITZERLAND: An Introduction

By Niederer Kraft Frey

PRACTICE AREA

AUSTRIA: An Introduction to Real Estate

By Pitkowitz & Partners

PRACTICE AREA

AUSTRIA: An Introduction to Restructuring/Insolvency

By Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

PRACTICE AREA

BELGIUM: An Introduction to Competition: EU

By Van Bael & Bellis

PRACTICE AREA

BELGIUM: An Introduction to Corporate/M&A

By Simont Braun

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Guide Resources

Chambers Europe 2023 Submissions process
Chambers Europe 2023 Submissions process
Discover the value of ranking with Chambers and advice on how to successfully submit
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How-to: Chambers Europe FAQs
How-to: Chambers Europe FAQs
Find the answers to questions submitted during the How-to webinar.
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