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Chambers Global Top 30

The Chambers Global Leading Law Firms Comparison Table provides factual information on the very best global law firms. It highlights their strengths, including office locations and formal alliances, a digest of the Chambers Global rankings and examples of representative clients.

The Chambers Global rankings referred to for each firm are the total number of rankings the firm has achieved (in the relevant category or band) in the Chambers Global book. For example, the number in the 'Band 1' column for a firm is the total number of rankings in the Chambers Global where the firm has managed to reach band 1. These rankings will be in a variety of practice areas and locations

Inclusion in this table is based on an examination of law firm and individual rankings across all jurisdictions featured in Chambers Global 2017. Our analysis of these rankings takes into account the prominence of each practice area in a particular market.

The initial order is based on our assessment of the performance of the firms across its accumulated rankings.

PositionFirm NameOffices, associations and networksLocations RankedGlobal-wide Practice Areas RankingsSome of their Biggest ClientsKey Industry Sectors
1Baker McKenzieSwiss Verein with 77 offices in 47 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Pacific Islands, South-East Asia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Venezuela, VietnamAviation: Finance, Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Capital Markets: Equity, Climate Change, Commercial Contracts, Competition/Antitrust, Construction, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption, Corporate/M&A, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Employee Benefits, Employment, Franchising, Immigration, Intellectual Property, International Private Client, International Trade/WTO, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Life Sciences, Outsourcing, Projects & Energy, Tax, TMTStandard Chartered Bank, HSBC, FedEx, Unilever, Merck & CoBanks; Commercial & Professional Services; Consumer Product Manufacturing; Financial Services; Health Care; Insurance; Media; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Real Estate; Retail; Software & Computer Services; Technology; Hardware & Electronics; Telecommunications
2Clifford Chance LLPGlobal Firm (UK) with 34 offices in 24 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Libya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, VietnamArbitration (International), Aviation: Finance, Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Business & Human Rights Law, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Climate Change, Competition/Antitrust, Construction, Corporate Investigations, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employee Benefits, Insurance, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Life Sciences, Private Equity, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Public International Law, Rail: Finance, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax, TMTHSBC, BNP Paribas China Development Bank, Royal Dutch Shell, IFCBanks; Consumer Goods; Energy; Industries; Investment Funds; Government; Healthcare; Insurance; Real Estate; TMT; Tranportation
3Allen & Overy LLPGlobal Firm (UK) with 42 offices in 31 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, VietnamArbitration (International), Aviation: Finance, Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Climate Change, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate Investigations, Corporate/M&A, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Employee Benefits, Employment, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Life Sciences, Outsourcing, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Public International Law, Rail: Finance, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax, TMTMcDonalds, GlaxoSmithKline, PayPal, Sony, eBayEnergy; Financial Institutions; Hotels & Leisure; Industrial & Manufacturing; Infrastructure & Transport; Life Sciences; Mining and metals; Private Equity; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer Goods; TMT
4LinklatersGlobal Firm (UK) with 29 offices in 20 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, VietnamAgribusiness, Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Climate Change, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Employee Benefits, Insurance, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Outsourcing, Private Equity, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Restructuring/Insolvency, TaxBarclays, Credit Suisse, Glencore, Rio Tinto, UBSAutomotive; Banks; Chemicals; Consumer Goods; Energy; Healthcare; Industrials; Infrastructure; Insurance; Investment Management; Real Estate & Leisure; TMT
5White & Case LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 40 offices in 29 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, USAArbitration (International), Aviation: Finance, Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products, Competition/Antitrust, Construction, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, International Private Client, International Trade/WTO, Outsourcing, Private Equity, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Public International Law, Rail: Finance, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax, TMTDeutsche Bank, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, PanasonicBanks; Energy; Financial Services; Mining & Metals; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Real Estate; Real Estate Finance; Transportation; Travel & Leisure; Utilities
6Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLPGlobal Firm (UK) with 29 office in 18 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Libya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, VietnamArbitration (International), Aviation: Finance, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employee Benefits, Employment, Insurance, Private Equity, Projects & Energy, Public International Law, Rail: Finance, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax, TMTBNP Paribas, Rabobank, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell, AstraZenecaConsumer Goods; Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Government; Healthcare; Infrastructure & Transport; Leisure; Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail
7Norton Rose FulbrightSwiss Verein with 54 offices in 27 countries plus associate officesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, China, Colombia, Congo Democratic Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, VenezuelaAgribusiness, Arbitration (International), Aviation: Finance, Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Climate Change, Commercial Contracts, Construction, Corporate Investigations, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Franchising, Insurance, Insurance: Contentious, Intellectual Property, Outsourcing, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Rail: Finance, Shipping: Finance, Shipping: Litigation, Tax, TMTShell, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Petronas, HSBC, Standard Chartered BankAerospace & Defence, Energy, Insurance, Media, Mining & Metals, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Hardware & Electronics, Telecommunications, Transportation, Utilities
8Hogan LovellsGlobal Firm with 49 offices in 25 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, Venezuela, VietnamArbitration (International), Aviation: Finance, Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Commercial Contracts, Competition/Antitrust, Construction, Corporate Investigations, Corporate/M&A, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Employee Benefits, Employment, Insurance, Insurance: Contentious, Intellectual Property, International Trade/WTO, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Life Sciences, Outsourcing, Projects & Energy, Rail: Finance, Restructuring/Insolvency, TMTCr?dit Agricole, Commerzbank, BNP Paribas, Soci?t? G?n?rale, Johnson & JohnsonAerospace & Defence; Automobiles & Parts; Banks; Consumer Product Manufacturing; Energy; Financial Services; Food & Drink Producers; Government; Media; Real Estate Finance; Retail; Software & Computer Services; Telecommunications
9Latham & Watkins LLPGlobal Firm with 31 offices in 14 countries*Global-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, VietnamBanking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products, Climate Change, Commercial Contracts, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Life Sciences, Outsourcing, Private Equity, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Public International Law, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax, TMTChevron, ExxonMobil, Emirates Investment Bank, Standard Chartered, Goldman Sachs, CitigroupAutomobiles & Parts; Energy; Financial Services; Food & Drink Producers; Media; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Real Estate; Real Estate Finance; Retail; Technology; Hardware & Electronics; Utilities
10Herbert Smith FreehillsGlobal Firm with 26 offices in 18 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, China, France, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Libya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, UK, United Arab EmiratesAgribusiness, Arbitration (International), Banking & Finance, Business & Human Rights Law, Capital Markets: Equity, Construction, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insurance, Insurance: Contentious, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Outsourcing, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Public International Law, Tax, TMTBP, EDF, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS, The Blackstone Group, VirginBanks; Construction & Materials; Consumer Product Manufacturing; Energy; Financial Services; Food & Drink Producers; Government; Insurance; Media; Mining & Metals; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Real Estate; Real Estate Finance; Retail; Telecommunications; Utilities
11DLA Piper LLPSwiss Verein with over 90 offices in over 30 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Congo Democratic Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Timor-Leste, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vietnam, ZambiaAgribusiness, Commercial Contracts, Construction, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Franchising, Insurance, Insurance: Contentious, Intellectual Property, Outsourcing, Tax, TMTAegis Group, Barclays, British Airways, JLL, Pfizer, RBSAerospace & Defence, Energy, Financial Services, Forestry & Paper, Industrial Engineering, Media, Mining & Metals, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Hardware & Electronics, Telecommunications, Utilities
12DentonsSwiss Verein with over 100 offices in over 50 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, Middle East-wide, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, France, Hungary, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, UzbekistanAviation: Finance, Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Commercial Contracts, International Trade/WTO, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Oil & GasCiti, Coca-Cola, HSBC, Sainsbury's, Total, Virgin GroupAgribusiness; Automotive; Aviation; Construction & Real Estate; Defense; Energy; Mining & Infrastructure; gaming; Government; Insurance; Life Sciences; Manufacturing; Private Equity; Retail; TMT; Transportation
13Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLPGlobal Firm with 16 offices in 12 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, UK, USAArbitration (International), Banking & Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employee Benefits, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Private Equity, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Public International Law, Restructuring/Insolvency, TaxAmerican Express, Citigroup, Google, The Coca-Cola Company, The Dow Chemical Company, TPGAerospace & Defence, Automobiles & Parts, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Financial Services, Media, Mining & Metals, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Real Estate, Retail, Telecommunications
14Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP &AffiliatesGlobal Firm with 22 offices in 12 countriesGlobal-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, UK, USAArbitration (International), Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Insurance, International Trade/WTO, Private Equity, Restructuring/Insolvency, TaxCoca-Cola, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Citigroup, Pfizer, BTG Pactual GroupBanks; Energy; Financial Services; Health Care; Insurance; Media; Mining & Metals; Real Estate; Telecommunications; Sports
15Shearman & Sterling LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 20 offices in 13 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, VietnamArbitration (International), Banking & Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Corporate/M&A, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Public International LawBank of America, Citigroup, GlaxoSmithKline, Morgan Stanley, TRG ManagementAutomotive; Energy & Natural Resources; Healthcare; Infrastructure & Transportation; Insurance; Media; Real Estate; Retail & Consumer; Sports
16AshurstGlobal Firm with 25 offices in 15 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Middle East-wide, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UK, United Arab Emirates, USACapital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Restructuring/InsolvencyAngel Trains, BP, Crossrail, HSBC, RBS, SantanderBanking & Financial Institutions; Construction & Infrastructure; Energy & Natural Resources; Healthcare; Hotels & Leisure; Insurance; TMT; Transportation
17Jones DayGlobal Firm (USA) with 44 offices in 19 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, VietnamCompetition/Antitrust, Construction, Corporate Investigations, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Restructuring/InsolvencyCelgene, Chevron, Experian Information, IBMAerospace & Defence; Banks; Chemicals; Construction & Materials; Consumer Product Manufacturing; Energy; Financial Services; Health Care; Industrial Engineering; Media; Mining & Metals; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Real Estate; Software & Computer Services; Technology; Hardware & Electronics; Telecommunications; Utilities
18CMSEEIG with 60 offices in over 30 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, UkraineCommercial Contracts, Construction, Life SciencesAlmirall, EnBW, LBBW, RAG-Stiftung, SavillsBanks; Energy; Investment Funds; Hotels & Leisure; Infrastucture & Projects; Insurance; Life Sciences; Real Estate & Construction; Technology, Media & Communications
19Mayer Brown LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 21 offices in 11 countries plus associated offices in BrazilGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, UK, USA, VietnamAgribusiness, Aviation: Finance, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Construction, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Immigration, Insurance, Insurance: Contentious, International Trade/WTO, Outsourcing, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Shipping: Finance, Tax, TMTBarclays, Citi, Daelim Energy, ExxonMobil, Morgan Stanley, Goldman SachsAutomobiles & Parts, Chemicals, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Energy, Food & Drink Producers, Forestry & Paper, Industrial Engineering, Insurance, Media, Mining & Metals, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Hardware & Electronics, Telecommunications, Travel & Leisure
20Sidley Austin LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 20 offices in 9 countriesGlobal-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Belgium, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, USAAgribusiness, Arbitration (International), Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Climate Change, Insurance, International Trade/WTO, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Life Sciences, Public International LawJP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Warner BrosAgribusiness; Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Services; Insurance; Investment Funds; Life Sciences; Technology
21Davis Polk & Wardwell LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 10 offices in 7 countriesGlobal-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Brazil, China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, UK, USABanking & Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Corporate Investigations, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, TaxAstraZeneca, Bertelsmann, Citi, JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, PwCConsumer Products; Energy; Financial Services; Healthcare; Media; Mining & Metals; Real Estate; Technology; Hardware & Electronics; Telecommunications; Transportation; Utilities
22Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 19 offices in 9 countriesGlobal-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Central & Eastern Europe, Europe-wide, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, UK, USACapital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Private Equity, Restructuring/Insolvency, TaxCredit Suisse, Eli Lilly, GE, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley , Willis Towers WatsonEnergy; Financial Services; Healthcare & Life Sciences; Hospitality & Leisure; Infrastructure; Media & Entertainment; Retail & Consumer Products; Technology; Transportation &Automotive
23Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 12 offices in 8 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Oman, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, UK, USAAviation: Finance, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products, Outsourcing, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Projects & Energy: Power, Restructuring/InsolvencySantander, BNP Paribas, Mitsui, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Bank of America Merrill LynchAerospace & Defence; Banks; Financial Services; Energy; Mining & Metals; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Technology; Hardware & Electronics; Telecommunications; Travel & Leisure
24King & Spalding LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 18 offices in 10 countries and an affiliate office in Saudi ArabiaGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Algeria, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Libya, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, United Arab Emirates, USAArbitration (International), Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, Dispute Resolution, International Trade/WTO, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, Public International LawChevron, Coca-Cola, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Mitsui & Co, Morgan Stanley, UPSAutomotive; Banks; Consumer Goods; Energy; Financial Services; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Technology
25Sullivan & Cromwell LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 12 offices in 7 countriesGlobal-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, China, France, Germany, Japan, UK, USA, YemenCapital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Insurance, International Private Client, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, TaxAnheuser-Busch InBev, BP, HSBC, Bayer, UBS, VolkswagenFinancial Services; Energy; Healthcare; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Real Estate; Retail
26Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 11 offices in 6 countriesGlobal-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Latin America-wide, Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, UK, USABanking & Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Investment Funds: Real Estate, Private EquityChina National Chemical Corporation, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, KKR, Owens-Illinois, TwitterFinancial Services; Media; Real Estate Finance; Retail; Telecommunications
27Simmons & Simmons LLPGlobal Firm (UK) with 21 offices in 15 countriesGlobal-wide, Africa-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Middle East-wide, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, UK, United Arab EmiratesCapital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Employment, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, Life SciencesAllianz Global Investors, Mitsubishi Corporation, Telef?nicaAerospace & Defence, Energy, Insurance, Mining & Metals, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Utilities
28Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 29 offices in 11 countriesGlobal-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Russia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, USACapital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives, Commercial Contracts, Employment, ImmigrationCiti, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, BarclaysAutomobiles & Parts, Insurance, Media, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Travel & Leisure
29Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 19 offices in 9 countriesGlobal-wide, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, Middle East-wide, Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, UK, United Arab Emirates, USACompetition/Antitrust, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption, Dispute ResolutionDole Food Company, Republic of Djibouti, UBS, AT&TAerospace; Emerging Companies; Energy & Infrastructure; Fasion, Retail & Consumer Products; FDA & Healthcare; Insurance & Reinsurance; Life Sciences; Media, Entertainment & Technology; REITs; Sport
30Debevoise & Plimpton LLPGlobal Firm (USA) with 9 offices in 7 countriesGlobal-wide, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe-wide, Latin America-wide, China, France, India, Russia, UK, USAArbitration (International), Corporate Investigations, Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption, Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Private Equity, Public International Law, TaxAmazon, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Johnson & Johnson, The Carlyle Group, VerizonAerospace & Defence; Energy; Financial Services; Forestry & Paper; Industrial Engineering; Insurance; Mining & Metals; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Telecommunications
Firm NameOverall RankingBand 1Band 2Band 3Band 4Band 5Band 6Foreign Desks
Baker McKenzie287637687555 1
Clifford Chance LLP22912058359  7
Allen & Overy LLP2331086043153 4
Linklaters19097422818  5
White & Case LLP189437039324 1
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP17155475011  8
Norton Rose Fulbright19027535345624
Hogan Lovells166245061254 2
Latham & Watkins LLP141294939211 2
Herbert Smith Freehills152434837172 5
DLA Piper LLP16612305454916
Dentons114133633245 3
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP90202230121 5
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates91182922162 4
Shearman & Sterling LLP104163039121 6
Ashurst91103329143 2
Jones Day9391635275 1
CMS9412222523714
Mayer Brown LLP70817172152 
Sidley Austin LLP6414142484  
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP5021101431 1
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP566172193  
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP5121141051  
King & Spalding LLP507151510  3
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP511214126412
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP41181345  1
Simmons & Simmons LLP6451321186 1
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP40661114111
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP361075113  
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP36148941  
Firm NameOverall RankingsSenior StatesmenEminent PractitionersStar IndividualsBand 1Band 2Band 3Band 4Band 5Band 6Up and Coming PartnersAssociates to WatchForeign ExpertsStar Associates
Baker McKenzie442343658611290201191129 
Clifford Chance LLP42527693100906012 20728 
Allen & Overy LLP4315499893805910 13951 
Linklaters332679728364319 14334 
White & Case LLP299 334875804110112 26 
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP282736596857341018227 
Norton Rose Fulbright257652384874436 8423 
Hogan Lovells248221316766419 9614 
Latham & Watkins LLP246 3 4159623910 7223 
Herbert Smith Freehills239612355963373 5523 
DLA Piper LLP22626 1747506111 10319 
Dentons218331265859376 8313 
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP1754 733423727512116 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP &Affiliates171524314239259 2 12 
Shearman & Sterling LLP13731523263614425 18 
Ashurst15033119464018 7 13 
Jones Day155111153535325110117 
CMS141 42171737376 5 16 
Mayer Brown LLP1194 216252719822 14 
Sidley Austin LLP1153  2327222151319 
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP994 229241716 1 6 
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP93 31132122273 2 1 
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP921  242916103 225 
King & Spalding LLP111 1 242230123 7 12 
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP806 4151914122 1 7 
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP785  221815121  14 
Simmons & Simmons LLP7313 5161813112211 
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP94 1115163217 5 7 
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP89  2182421145 2 3 
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP8313 181617146 4 4