Award Chambers & Partners

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2020

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 2020 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers, Kirkland & Ellis and 91 lawyers are listed among the best in the world. Kirkland is ranked in Band 1 in 16 categories, and is recognized as a leading firm in 36 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
Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border)

United States
Banking & Finance
Corporate M&A (International & Cross-Border)
Intellectual Property: Patent
Investments Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border)
Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Private Equity: Buyouts

The Firm is also recognized in:

Banking & Finance - Germany, Global-wide
Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Representation – 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
Corporate M&A (International & Cross Border) - United Kingdom
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity - Asia-Pacific
Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms) – China
Disputes (International & Cross-Border) – United States
Energy: Electricity (Transactional) - United States
Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) - United States
Energy Sector (International & Cross-Border) – United States
FCPA - United States
Finance & Capital Markets (International & Cross-Border) - United Kingdom, United States
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets - United States
International & Cross-Border Transactions (International Firms) - China
International & Cross-Border Transactions - Germany
International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) - United States
Investigations & Enforcement (International & Cross-Border) – United States
Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Sector (International & Cross-Border) – United States
Outsourcing - United States
Restructuring/Insolvency - Europe-wide
Tax - Global-wide, United Kingdom, United States