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Research Update: Global 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 edition, the research for which will begin in March 2023.

Please contact the EMEA Research Director Marlene Hermann or Global Head of Research: International Capabilities Robinson Redmond directly with any questions.

Updated 5 May 2022

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 information on what our research and submissions process entails and how it is this unique analysis of the legal market that allows Chambers Global to deliver market-leading coverage and analysis of the leading legal professsionals.  

Chambers Global provides reliable recommendations, to ensure law firm clients are able to make an informed decision when purchasing legal services for all legal matters.

Chambers Global 2022 webinar
During this session, Global Head of Research Robinson Redmond, EMEA Research Director Marlene Hermann and the EMEA Research Managers Ed Draper, Laurence Mussett and Ollie Dimsdale 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 table.

Chambers Global Rankings

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

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, 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 get in touch with Robinson or Marlene at [email protected]

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

Chambers International Capabilities Quadrants

The 2022 edition 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.

Legal Topics for Chambers Global

Meet the Chambers Global Editorial Team
Get to know the editorial team of the Chambers Global guide and which sections each editor 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 edition 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 UAE’s 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 edition 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 edition 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 Editor, 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 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.    

Meet the Research and Editorial team

Marlene Hermann
Marlene Hermann
EMEA Research Director
Contact Marlene
Robinson Redmond
Global Head of Research: International Capabilities
Contact Robinson
Ollie Dimsdale
EMEA Research Manager: 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
Ed Draper
EMEA Research Manager: Africa: Africa-wide, Botswana, Guyana, Nigeria, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda , Tanzania, St Kitts & Nevis, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Liberia Caribbean: Haiti, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Dutch Caribbean, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, US Virgin Islands
Contact Ed
Charline Thiebault
EMEA Research Manager: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gabon, the Gambia, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, Togo, Tunisia.
Contact Charline
Laurence Mussett
EMEA Research Manager: Israel
Contact Laurence
George Murray
Senior Research Associate Global: International Capabilities
Contact George
Chambers Author
Jayda Etienne
Research Analyst Global: International Capabilities
Contact Jayda

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.

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Guide Resources

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