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Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2019

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 2019 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers, Kirkland & Ellis and 74 lawyers are listed among the best in the world. Kirkland is ranked in Band 1 in 13 categories, and is recognized as a leading firm in 32 additional categories. Band 1 rankings include:

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Private Equity

Investment Funds: Private Equity

Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
Investment Funds: Private Equity (International Firms)

United Kingdom
Banking & Finance: Sponsors

United States
Banking & Finance
Intellectual Property: Patent
Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Private Equity: Buyouts 

The Firm is also recognized in:

Banking & Finance - Germany, Global-wide
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, India, Germany, Global-wide, United States
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity - Asia-Pacific
Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms) - China
Energy: Electricity (Transactional) - United States
FCPA - United States
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets - United States
International & Cross-Border Capabilities (International Firms) - China
International & Cross-Border Capabilities - Germany
International Disputes & Regulation: High-Performing Firms - United States
International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) - United States
International Transactions: Market Leaders - United States
Outsourcing - United States
Restructuring/Insolvency - Europe-wide
Specialized International Focus: Corporate, Finance & Funds - United Kingdom
Tax - Global-wide, United Kingdom, United States