Award Chambers & Partners

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2022

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 2022 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers, Kirkland & Ellis and 118 lawyers are listed among the best in the world. Kirkland is ranked in Band 1 in 19 categories, and is recognized as a leading firm in 48 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)
International & Cross-Border Transactions (International Firms)
Investment Funds: Private Equity (International Firms)

United Kingdom
Banking & Finance: Sponsors
Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border)

United States  
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite
Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)
Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Intellectual Property: Patent
Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border)
Private Equity: Buyouts: High-end Capability
Private Equity: Fund Formation

The Firm is also recognized in:

Antitrust: Cartel - United States
Banking & Finance - Germany, Global-wide
Capital Markets: Equity - Asia-Pacific
Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms) - China
Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Counsel - United States
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products - United States, Global-wide
Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Issuer Counsel - United States
Capital Markets: Securitization: ABS - United States
Competition/Antitrust (International & Cross-Border) - United States
Competition/Antitrust - United States
Corporate Crime & Investigations - United States
Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption - Global-wide
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms) - China
Corporate/M&A - Asia-Pacific, Germany, Global-wide, India, Israel
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
E-Discovery & Information Governance - United States
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) - United States
Energy: Electricity (Transactional) - United States
Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) - 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
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
International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions - United States
Investigations & Enforcement (International & Cross-Border) - United States
Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance - United States
Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Sector (International & Cross-Border) - United States
Outsourcing - United States
Projects: Oil & Gas - United States
Projects: Power - United States
Restructuring/Insolvency - Europe-wide
Tax - Global-wide, United Kingdom, United States