On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of international legal practice.
In Chambers' 2012 review of international legal talent, Kirkland is listed among the best in the world. Tier one rankings in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business include:
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The Firm was also recognized in: Banking & Finance: United States; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: United States; Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms): China; Competition/Antitrust: United States; Corporate/M&A: Germany and United States; Corporate/M&A: Private Equity: Asia-Pacific; Energy: Electricity (Transactional): United States; International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337): United States; Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: United States; Outsourcing: United States; Private Equity: Global-wide; Restructuring/Insolvency: Europe-wide and Germany; Tax: Global-wide and United Kingdom; and Tax: Corporate & Finance: United States.