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Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2021

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 2021 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers, Kirkland & Ellis and 100 lawyers are listed among the best in the world. Kirkland is ranked in Band 1 in 17 categories, and is recognized as a leading firm in 41 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)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Intellectual Property: Patent
Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border)
Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Private Equity: Buyouts: High-end Capability


The Firm is also recognized in:


Banking & Finance – Germany, Global-wide

Capital Markets: Equity – Asia-Pacific

Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms) – China

Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Representation – United States

Capital Markets: High-Yield Products – Global-wide, United States

Capital Markets: Securitization – United States

Competition/Antitrust – United States

Competition/Antitrust (International & Cross-Border) – United States

Corporate Crime & Investigations – United States

Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption – Global-wide

Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms) – China

Corporate M&A (International & Cross-Border) – United Kingdom

Corporate/M&A – Asia-Pacific, Germany, Global-wide, India, Israel

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 Sector (International & Cross-Border) – United States

FCPA – United States

Finance & Capital Markets (International & Cross-Border) – United Kingdom, United States

International & Cross-Border Transactions – Germany

International & Cross-Border Transactions (International Firms) – China

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – United Kingdom

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets – United States

International Trade: CFIUS Experts – United States

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

Projects: Oil & Gas – United States

Restructuring/Insolvency – Europe-wide

Tax – Global-wide, United Kingdom, United States