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Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2018

Chambers & Partners annually conducts extensive research and analysis based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and peers to compile an independent and objective list of talent available at the highest level of international legal practice.

In the 2018 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers, Kirkland & Ellis and 69 lawyers are listed among the best in the world. Kirkland is ranked in Tier 1 in 10 categories, and is recognized as a leading firm in 29 additional categories. Tier 1 rankings include:

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Investment Funds: Private Equity
Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
Investment Funds: Private Equity (International Firms)
United Kingdom
Banking & Finance: Sponsors
United States
Intellectual Property: Patent
Investment Funds: Private Equity Fund Formation
The Firm is also recognized in:

Banking & Finance - Germany, Global-wide, United States
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity - United States
Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms) - China
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products - Global-wide, United States
Capital Markets: Securitization - United States
Competition/Antitrust - United States
Corporate Crime & Investigations - United States
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms) - China
Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption - Global-wide
Corporate/M&A - Asia-Pacific, Germany, Global-wide, India, United States
Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms) - China
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity - Asia-Pacific
Energy: Electricity (Transactional) - United States
FCPA - United States
International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) - United States
Outsourcing - United States
Private Equity - Global-wide
Private Equity: Buyouts - United States
Restructuring/Insolvency - Europe-wide
Tax - Global-wide, United Kingdom
Tax: Corporate & Finance - United States