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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.

Research updates

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
During this session, Editors Robinson Redmond and Joanna Lane were joined by deputy editors Ollie Dimsdale, Joe Jackson and Nisha Sawon to discuss key findings from their research this year, current trends in the market, and the exciting expansion of their coverage across the world.
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Guide Coverage

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

1,656
Newly ranked
lawyers
475
Newly ranked Up-and-Comers
and Associates to Watch

New in Chambers Global 2021:
International Capabilities

367 unique firm rankings
And 1,053 ranked firm departments
New spotlight tables on leading firms
For Peru, Taiwan and UAE
as well as a new top firm ranking table for Israel
Split International
and Cross-Border Capabilities
Rankings into Disputes and Transactional tables
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

UAE:
Insurance
Egypt:
Capital Markets
Projects & Energy
Israel:
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
Corporate M & A: Fund Formation
Labour & Employment: Employee & Trade Union
Privacy & Data Protection
White-Collar Crime
Nigeria:
Corporate/Commercial:
Capital Markets
Caribbean-wide:
Dispute Resolution
Morocco:
Banking
& Finance
Kuwait:
Dispute Resolution
Qatar:
Banking
& Finance

Chambers Global 2021 in Numbers: Gender Diversity

(Source: Chambers Business Intelligence)

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.

International Capabilities
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.

Meet the Research and Editorial team

Joanna Lane
Global Editor
Contact Joanna
Robinson Redmond
Global: International Capabilities Editor
Contact Robinson
Ollie Dimsdale
Deputy Editor: Middle East and North Africa - United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Morocco. Offshore Caribbean: Cayman Islands, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands
Contact Ollie
Joe Jackson
Deputy Editor: Eastern Africa and Southern Africa - Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia. Southern Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe. English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dutch Caribbean, Falkland Islands, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, US Virgin Islands
Contact Joe
Kathryn Watson
Global: International Capabilities Assistant Editor
Contact Kathryn
George Murray
Global: International Capabilities Assistant Editor
Contact George
Madeleine Phillips
Global: International Capabilities Assistant Editor
Contact Madeleine

Chambers Global 2021 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across Global 2021 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Indepth Overviews

JURISDICTION

ARMENIA: An Introduction

By AMERIA Legal and Tax Advisors

JURISDICTION

BERMUDA: An Introduction

By Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

JURISDICTION

CHINA (PRC FIRMS): An Introduction

By East & Concord Partners

JURISDICTION

DUTCH CARIBBEAN: An Introduction

By VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

JURISDICTION

ECUADOR: An Introduction

By Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

JURISDICTION

GIBRALTAR: An Introduction

By Hassans

JURISDICTION

INDONESIA (DOMESTIC FIRMS): An Introduction

By Walalangi & Partners

JURISDICTION

ISRAEL: An Introduction

By Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co

JURISDICTION

KENYA: An Introduction

By TripleOKLaw Advocates

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Guide Resources

Global Quadrants webinar
Global Quadrants webinar
Join Robinson Redmond, Global: International Capabilities Editor who talks about the benefits of Global Quadrants.
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Chambers Global Q&A
Chambers Global Q&A
Listen to our Chambers Global Q&A with Robinson Redmond and Joanna Lane to find out more about Chambers Global 2020.
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