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Chambers Global 2022 e-Edition available to download.

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

Chambers Global Guide 2022 Webinar

The Chambers Global team share and discuss key findings from their research into the global legal market and global law firms, current legal trends, and the exciting expansion of Chambers Global.

About the Chambers Global Legal Guide 2022

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

The Chambers Global Guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world.   

Our rankings are the most thorough and independent on the market. Each ranking is based on the in-depth research conducted by our dedicated and experienced team of researchers. Our unparalleled analysis of the legal market enables Chambers Global to deliver indispensable coverage and insights into the leading firms and legal professionals.   

Chambers Global provides recommendations that can be relied on, to ensure law firm clients are able to make the best informed decision when purchasing legal services when it matters. 

Please see our methodology page if you would like to find out more about our submissions process and our unrivalled research method. 

Chambers Global Guide 2023 Submissions

Updated 5 May 2022

Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and 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 Global Head of Research: International Capabilities Vian Chowdhury directly with any questions.

Chambers Global Guide 2022: Highlights

New sections: new ranking tables and sub-tables

This year saw an incredible number of new practice areas added to the Chambers Global guide across a range of jurisdictions, including Bahrain, the Caribbean, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and region-wide tables.

The new national tables provide greater focus on cross-border capabilities, including International Firms in Israel and leading experts based abroad with a focus on Employment law in Saudi Arabia. International & Cross-Border Capabilities has expanded its cover to now include South Africa and Argentina. These new tables are the result of countless hours of research interviews and assessments of individual markets over the course of the research cycle.

If you would like to suggest a practice area, please email [email protected]

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Corporate/M&A: International Firms
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Saudi Arabia
Employment: Experts Based Abroad
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Global-wide heading now split between Global Market Leaders and Global: Multi-Jurisdictional categories
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New International & Cross-Border Capabilities ranking tables
for South Africa and Argentina

Chambers International Capabilities Quadrants

The 2022 release of Chambers Global also provides law firm clients with a unique insight of the leading law firms who have shown excellence in their services work on legal matters of multi-jurisdictional work.  

Alongside Chambers Global traditional legal rankings, the International Capabilities Quadrants offer a visual representation of Chambers recommendations of the law firms best placed to advise clients in complex issues and legal cases.  

Our International Capabilities Quadrants and rankings can be viewed here.

Chambers Global Reach Index

New for Chambers Global 2022, the Global Reach Index is a new set of analysis and insights, highlighting the law firms who are ranked across multiple key jurisdictions for practice areas which include Capital Markets, Corporate M&A, Disputes, TMT and many more.

Visit the Global Reach Index page here.

Chambers Global Guide 2022: Summary

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Individual Lawyer rankings
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Newly ranked lawyers
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Up-and-comers / Associates to watch

Our 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. Our team of experienced researchers conduct thousands of one to one calls each research cycle in order to identify and recognise the firms best placed to handle complex international mandates in our dedicated International & Cross-Border Capabilities table, wherever they exist.

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Latest Legal News: Chambers Global

Meet the Chambers Global Research Team
Get to know the research team of the Chambers Global guide and which sections each team member oversees.

Law Firm Network Visualisations for Chambers Global 2022
Discover insights on the size, strength and breadth of Leading and Elite Law Firm Networks ranked in the Chambers Global guide.

An introduction to International & Cross-Border Capabilities research and rankings
How does the International & Cross-Border Capabilities research differ from other Chambers coverage areas? Read to find out our approach to covering cross-border jurisdiction work, sector-specific rankings, and expanded coverage across South Africa and Argentina.

Ranking statistics for the top law firms ranked in International & Cross-Border Capabilities sections
Discover which law firms have the largest number of department rankings in the 2022 release of Chambers Global for the International & Cross-Border Capabilities sections.

Market insights of the next generation of lawyers in the Middle East
The Chambers Global Team analyses trends of young lawyers and associates to watch across Egypt and the UAE. Our Business Intelligence data show a record-breaking period in Egypt and significant growth of Associates to Watch in the UAEs most-developed market. Read more.

Chambers Global 2022 D&I Statement
Learn how the Chambers Global team have furthered the need for a diverse and inclusive legal market with submissions for the 2022 release of the guide and some of the key D&I stats from it.

Market insights into gender equality within the legal profession in the Middle East
In this legal article, we review the percentage of diversity in the rankings based on data collected from the Chambers Business Intelligence tool. Learn more about what steps we are taking to promote the need for a diverse and inclusive legal community.

The New Sections for Chambers Global Guide 2022
As part of Chambers Global commitment to researching and ranking new and emerging legal markets, the 2022 release of the guide and legal rankings will feature many new sections.

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 Researcher, Robinson Redmond were featured.

How your firm can rank in Chambers Global
In a recent interview with The Impact Lawyers, Robinson Redmond, Chambers Global: International Capabilities Researcher 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.    

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
Ollie Dimsdale Chambers Global Deputy Editor
Ollie Dimsdale
Head of AMECO
Oversees: Africa-wide, Middle East-wide, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Cayman Islands, BVI, Bermuda
Contact Ollie
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

All ranked firms in the guide have submitted and have been meticulously researched and analysed by our Research Analysts, ensuring our coverage and insights into the top law firms and lawyers is based on quantifiable data and intelligence.  

To discover what is involved in our methodology, please visit our research methodology page here.  

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