Linklaters achieves first-class UK rankings across Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500

Linklaters is proud to have achieved 25 Band 1 practice rankings in Chambers UK 2024, including in corporate/M&A (£800m+), big-ticket banking & finance (borrowers and lenders), restructuring & insolvency, energy & natural resources (renewables & alternative energy, power, oil & gas and mining), environment & climate change, competition law and contentious regulatory (financial services).

Testament to Linklaters’ bench strength and capability, the firm has also been promoted to Band 1 for Data Protection & Information Law and Private Equity: Buyouts: £500 million+, bolstering the firm's position as leaders in these areas, as well as achieving the new Spotlight ranking for Investment Funds: Private Equity: Credit Funds.

Overall, 40 practice areas maintained or exceeded their rankings in the Chambers directory since 2023.

Paul Lewis, Firmwide Managing Partner, commented:

“These impressive results reflect the quality of advice we offer and bench strength of our global teams. This year, in a challenging high-inflation environment and with ongoing geopolitical instability, the world’s leading corporates, banks and financial sponsors have continued to turn to us for advice on their most strategically important matters, particularly across rapidly evolving areas such as technology, digital infrastructure and the energy transition. Great to see that recognised with a really strong set of directory rankings across the network.”

This follows hot on the heels of the firm being recognised as Tier 1 in 29 practice areas by The Legal 500 2024, including for M&A upper mid-market and premium deals £750m+, acquisition finance, bank lending (investment grade debt and syndicated loans), real estate funds, environment, corporate restructuring & insolvency, infrastructure (M&A & acquisition financing, project finance & development), mining and minerals, power, water, and TMT (Fintech and IT & telecoms).

Chambers & Partners: Band 1

  • Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
  • Banking & Finance: Borrowers: Big-Ticket
  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Capital Markets: Derivatives
  • Capital Markets: Structured Products
  • Capital Markets: Securitisation
  • Competition Law
  • Corporate/M&A: £800 million and above
  • Data Protection & Information Law
  • Employee Share Schemes & Incentives
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Power
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Mining: International
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory (Corporates)
  • Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory
  • Infrastructure
  • Pensions
  • Private Equity: Buyouts: £500 million and above
  • Projects
  • Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Retail: Corporate & Competition
  • Transport: Rail: Projects & Infrastructure

The Legal 500: Top Tier Firm

  • Equity capital markets – mid-large cap
  • EU and competition
  • Financial services: contentious
  • Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
  • M&A: Upper Mid-Market And Premium Deals, £750m+
  • Banking litigation: investment and retail
  • Employee share schemes
  • Employers
  • Pensions (non-contentious)
  • Pensions: dispute resolution
  • Acquisition finance
  • Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
  • Corporate restructuring & insolvency
  • Debt capital markets
  • Derivatives and structured products
  • Securitisation
  • Emerging markets
  • Investment Fund Formation and Management: Real Estate Funds
  • Infrastructure: M&A and acquisition financing
  • Infrastructure: Project finance and development
  • Mining and minerals
  • Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
  • Water
  • Environment
  • Corporate governance
  • Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Fintech
  • IT and telecoms
  • Rail