The IFLR1000 2019 research is now underway and we invite all relevant law firms to participate in the process.
IFLR1000 researches and ranks law firms on the basis of transactional advice.
The research process culminates in the publication of law firm rankings, individual lawyer recommendations and law firm reviews (IFLR1000 Reviews).
The research incorporates the following core practice areas:
*In some jurisdictions we also research competition, financial services regulatory and investment funds.
To view which practice areas we produce rankings for in your jurisdiction, view our Ranking tables by jurisdiction page.
For more information about practice area classification, please view our:
If you are a law firm which advises on transactional work you can take part in our research by completing our research form.
Firms can submit one research form for each practice area category in its country. To see which practice areas we produce rankings for in your jurisdiction, view our Ranking tables by jurisidiction page.
The research form asks for basic information on the makeup and focus of the practice, any changes to the team in the past year, and for up to 20 highlight deals per practice area. Highlight deals should be mandates on which the firm has done substantial work since January 2017.
Firms can put forward an unlimited number of client referees in support of submissions. All referees will be contacted anonymously by the editorial team (by e-mail) during the research in order to gain feedback on the law firm’s work.
Research begins: January 2018
Submission deadline: April 27, 2018
New rankings and editorial published in print and online: October 2018
If you need an extension to the above deadline, please contact Sam Duke (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This year we undertook state by state research in the United States for the first time.
If you are a US firm and you have already submitted for our US research (original deadline - January 2018) you do not need to submit again unless you wish to send an update to your submissions including any additioanl international cross-border work.
Our nationwide rankings will be published in October as part of the global guide
To participate in the research simply download our research form, complete it fully, and upload it HERE.
Our law firm rankings are based on three key criteria:
Actively engaging with our research team ensures:
*Our editorial policy dictates that all firms which participate in the research and provide relevant examples of transactional work are guaranteed editorial coverage.
Notes on the research