About Chambers Global
The Chambers Global Guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. Our rankings are based on the in-depth research of our dedicated and experienced team of researchers. Please see our methodology page if you would like to find out more. Chambers Global provides reliable recommendations, to ensure you are able to make an informed decision when purchasing legal services.
The Chambers Global team would like to extend a huge thank you to all law firms and clients who have participated in the research for Chambers Global 2022 – research has now been completed. Our market leading research covers over 200 jurisdictions, including 91 countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean, as well as regional and Global-wide rankings tables. New and growing areas include Caribbean-wide Corporate/Commercial, Ghana Banking & Finance, and Saudi Arabia Employment.
This year’s International and Cross-Border rankings now cover 39 jurisdictions, with the addition of Argentina and South Africa. We have received a total of 2,559 direct submissions and conducted 8,152 calls with references and market sources this year. This research and insights will form the next edition of the Chambers Global guide which will be released in February 2022.
Chambers Global 2021 webinar
Our in-depth research runs from March to October. As well as covering many areas of law across key jurisdictions worldwide, the Global Guide also includes rankings at a regional and global-wide level. Facilitated by our team of experienced researchers, we also recognise the firms best placed to handle complex international mandates in our dedicated International & Cross-Border Capabilities tables.
New in Chambers Global 2021
and Associates to Watch
New in Chambers Global 2021:
367 unique firm rankings
New spotlight tables on leading firms
as well as a new top firm ranking table for Israel
and Cross-Border Capabilities
for several jurisdictions
Visit our International Capabilities page here to view our International & Cross-Border rankings which cover 37 jurisdictions for this edition of the guide and our new International Capability Quadrants; allowing clients to visually see a representation of the data behind our rankings and discover which leading law firms are in the best position to provide legal services across complex multi-jurisdictional matters.
New sections: adapting to new realities
Chambers supports its employees as they continue to interact with a law firm and in-house counsel by way of regular outreach and training programmes, including the INSPIRE committee, which creates the foundation for our internal D&I network.
Trends and developments in Africa
and The Middle East
The impact of COVID-19 in Africa and the Middle East has been quite varied. However, as with elsewhere, aviation and hospitality sectors suffered, with the lowering of oil prices affecting jurisdictions in both regions.
Trends and developments in Israel
and Caribbean and Offshore
In Israel, the fast-paced vaccine rollout has had a positive impact on the re-opening of the country’s economy, with its well-established tech sector adapting to the technological needs of, for example, working from home. The Caribbean has seen a notable reduction in tourism, with offshore work subject to increased regulatory scrutiny of late.
New sections: new ranking tables and sub-tables
Projects & Energy
Corporate M & A: Fund Formation
Labour & Employment: Employee & Trade Union
Privacy & Data Protection
Chambers Global 2021 in Numbers: Gender Diversity
Percentage of female practitioners ranked across all practice areas, 20% Female presence.
Legal Topics for Chambers Global
An investigation into what GCs really want from law firms
What are the most important factors and considerations for GCs when they are searching for the best law firms? The Chambers Global team share their findings after speaking with over 700 professionals across the globe.
Defining the Middle East for Submissions and Rankings
Learn how Chambers Global define the countries considered for rankings in the Middle East coverage and an analysis of the legal market across the Gulf.
Chambers Global feature in The BD Ladder Round-up
In the recent BD Round-up, Chambers Global and International Capabilities Editor, Robinson Redmond were featured.
Submissions for the Middle East
As Chambers looks to continue its coverage and insights of the legal market across the Middle East, this article investigates the number of submissions received from this jurisdiction over the past ten years and offers details on upcoming submission deadlines.
How your firm can rank in Chambers Global
In a recent interview with The Impact Lawyers, Robinson Redmond, Chambers Global: International Capabilities Editor discussed how firms can rank in the guide.
Five-year increase in client referees for Africa
Since 2017, the number of client referees for the Africa section of the Chambers Global guide have seen a significant increase. Read now and discover which countries have seen the largest growth.
Law Firm Network Visualizations
Our data visualizations showcase Leading and Elite Law Firm Networks sizes, strengths and wide coverage, identified by Chambers research.
D&I Highlights for Chambers Global 2021
Chambers are focused on furthering diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. Read about how we have addressed diversity in Chambers Global 2021 and the results in the rankings.
Compare the international experience and strengths of leading law firms with our visual rankings. Listed are the various combinations and advantages each ranked firm offers.
How-to Chambers Israel Webinar FAQs
Read the questions that were asked during the live webinar and the answers to these.