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Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers 2024

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 2024 edition of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Business Lawyers, Kirkland & Ellis and 125 lawyers are listed among the best in the world. Kirkland is ranked Band 1 in 29 categories and is recognized as a leading firm in 50 additional categories.

Band 1 rankings include:

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Private Equity

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Investment Funds: Private Equity

Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
Corporate/M&A: The Elite (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)
Private Equity: Buyouts

United States  
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite
Corporate Crime & Investigations
Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)
Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Intellectual Property: Patent
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: Highly Regarded
International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border)
Private Equity: Buyouts: High-end Capability
Private Equity: Fund Formation
Tax: Corporate & Finance

The Firm is also recognized in:

Antitrust: Cartel – United States
Banking & Finance – Germany, Global-wide, India
Capital Markets: Equity – Asia-Pacific
Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms) – China
Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Counsel – United States
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products – Global-wide, United States
Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Issuer Counsel – United States
Capital Markets: Securitization: ABS – United States
Commercial and Corporate Litigation – United Kingdom
Competition/Antitrust (International & Cross-Border) – United States
Competition/Antitrust – United States
Competition Law – United Kingdom
Corporate Investigations: Anti-Corruption – Global-wide
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms) – China
Corporate/M&A – Asia-Pacific, Germany, Global-wide, India
Corporate/M&A: International Firms – Israel
Corporate M&A (International & Cross-Border) – United Kingdom
Disputes (International & Cross-Border) – United States
Dispute Resolution – Global-wide
Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms) – China
E-Discovery & Information Governance – United States
Energy Sector (International & Cross-Border) – United States
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – United States
Energy: Electricity (Transactional) – United States
Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – United States
FCPA – United States
Finance & Capital Markets (International & Cross-Border) – United Kingdom, United States
International & Cross-Border Transactions – France, Germany
Intellectual Property – Global-wide
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – United Kingdom
International Trade: CFIUS Experts – United States
Investigations & Enforcement (International & Cross-Border) – United States
Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance – United States
Life Sciences – Global-wide
Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Sector (International & Cross-Border) – United States
Outsourcing – United States
Projects: LNG – United States
Projects: Oil & Gas – United States
Projects: Power – United States
Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy – United States
Real Estate – Global-wide
Restructuring/Insolvency – Europe-wide