The Clients’ Choice for Top Ranked Law Firms
Using unique algorithms based on the quality of firm rankings to produce aggregated tables of the top ranked firms by region, jurisdiction and practice area, worldwide.
Featured Top Ranked Firms
A full-service, multi-practice law firm advising clients on all aspects of national and international law. Through the creation of SRS Global (Angola, Brazil, Macau, Malta, Mozambique, Portugal and Singapore), as well the creation of a strong network of international relationships with third parties, we aim to extend our experience, expertise and services globally so as to ensure that we can respond efficiently to complex issues with global implications.
A leading litigation firm with the structure and capacity to engage in all central legal areas, with a solid competency in corporate legal assistance and dispute resolution. Highly acclaimed judicial competency, combined with a corporate understanding and commercial appeal are the reasons we are an unparalleled contributing partner to important and demanding legal cases.
Cederquist is a top-ranked independent Swedish business law firm, regarded as one of the leading law firms on the Swedish market. Cederquist offers full service from its office in Stockholm and provides clients with specialist expertise within most areas of business law.
Providing high quality legal services in a national and international context. It is supported in Slovakia and has contacts within Europe, Asia and America. The Legalité team comprises leading law experts in various fields with many years of experience in advocacy and also in an academic and business environment.
An independent law firm focusing on real estate investments with vast experience in Real Estate M&A, commercial rental law, construction and development projects, corporate law and corporate governance. We consistently represent clients in complex high profile transactions.
FALM – Sociedade de Advogados
Advising a large number of national and foreign construction and infrastructure companies in some of the major construction and engineering projects in Portugal, with special focus on the different areas of Corporate and Administrative Law, with vast experience in the areas of Public Procurement, Energy Law and Natural Resources, Environmental Law, Land Planning and Litigation
An international business law firm based in Milan, established in 1965. Comprised of a multi-disciplinary practice of lawyers and tax accountants, with a diverse range of skills and backgrounds. Our team includes dual-qualified Italian and English lawyers together with Italian Dottori Commercialisti (qualified tax practitioners). Our clients are fast growing and several are leaders in their industry sectors.
Zaborski Morysiński Adwokacka
A select team of lawyers specializing in various fields of law guarantees high quality comprehensive legal services covering the entire scope of civil law, intellectual property, criminal law, and administrative law.
A leading IP Boutique which helps clients design and build their portfolios and secure and enforce their exclusive rights. Services include searching, filing strategy and advice, oppositions and appeals, trademark litigation, anti-counterfeiting, out-of-court interventions and expert support in patent lawsuits, copyright advice, as well as valuation of intangible assets.
AFDO-adv is specialized in tax matters, and provides complementary legal services, such as in corporate law matters, to both national and international clients, including the arbitration on tax-related matters and lawsuits before the Constitutional Court, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights..
Vinson & Elkins
Vinson & Elkins is providing innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today’s challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies and complex human and environmental issues, its time-tested role as trusted adviser has become even more critical. Its lawyers’ experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm’s global reach.
ARS-Patent has been pioneering in the emerging markets of the Former Soviet Union with a focus on providing superior effective, assessable and comprehensive intellectual property law services in a proficient and timely manner. Enabling ARS-Patent to gain the leading position among IP firms of the former Soviet Union.
Studio Legale Corte
Studio Legale Corte mainly deals with food law and related matters. Assisting companies producing and importing food, beverages and similar products, as well as large-scale distribution and collective catering companies. The defensive activity and consultancy are carried out nationally.
Since 1923, Wildgen has been at the heart of legal practice in Luxembourg serving its clients as an independent full-service business law firm. It is today known as one of the best law firms in the country, possessing a strong track record and offering sound technical expertise.
Pavia e Ansaldo
An independent, full-service, Italian law firm with a strong international orientation and a solid reputation in the international areas. Founded in Milan in 1961, the firm has over 130 professionals, offices in Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, 22 departments, eight foreign desks, providing assistance in all areas of business law.
A prominent professional law firm with a strong reputation providing legal and registration services in the field of industrial and intellectual property law. Based on the founders’ market experience and expertise acquired after years of work and training in this area, Abril Abogados has become one of the fastest-growing firms in the Spanish legal sector. The firm’s team has currently over 40 people working from five offices based in the major Spanish cities. Abril Abogados’ broad expertise as agents and attorneys at law entails the best service to clients, endeavouring at all times to achieve maximum protection and results.
Danubia is well known in the scope of acquiring and enforcing patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights across all sectors of industry. Danubia advises on intellectual property rights, inventor fees, licensing and other IP-related contractual issues.
LGV specialises in IP and business law and has a large client base, both domestic and foreign. In litigation LGV offers an unrivalled competence, acquired over the years in relation to enforcement programmes concerning both national and international profiles.
Advising those who provide or receive financial services for more than 25 years. Together with our clients, we have experienced the transformation of its industry, driven by successive regulatory changes in Europe and, in recent years, by the interruption that the Internet has brought. We continue to accompany them in this new digital environment.
Pérez-Llorca is a pre-eminent law firm in Spain providing high-end advice to international and domestic clients in connection with the largest and most complex transactions and disputes in Spain or matters with a Spanish component.
Van Olmen & Wynant
Van Olmen & Wynant is an independent law firm offering quality services with a personal touch. A dedicated team of experienced, multilingual professionals serves business clients in employment and corporate law. The firm has developed distinctive expertise in the areas of private equity and venture capital, and civil servants law.
Elvinger Hoss Prussen
We guide clients on their most critical Luxembourg legal matters. The firm was founded in 1964 by lawyers committed to excellence and creativity in legal practice. Since then, they have shaped a firm fit for one purpose; to deliver the best possible advice for businesses, institutions and entrepreneurs.
Trifirò & Partners
Trifirò & Partners provides legal assistance, court and arbitration services to private sector companies, (automotive, retail, pharmaceutical, transportation, publishing, health, post, tourism, entertainment, insurance, banking) the public sector, and in the fields of Labour and Civil Law.
Všetečka Zelený Švorčík and Partners
Všetečka Zelený Švorčík and Partners is well known for patent applications in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and before the European Patent Office and International Bureau WIPO.
Moalem Weitemeyer is one of Denmark's leading corporate law firms with strong international relations and expertise within M&A, private equity and venture capital, real estate and distressed M&A.
Kegels & Co
Kegels & Co law firm handles commercial law matters and matters related to the transport industry, international trade, related customs, banking and insurance.
L Papaphilippou & Co
L Papaphilippou & Co LLC is a leading international firm in Cyprus. clients includes regulatory bodies, local and international banking and financial institutions, insurance, shipping and listed companies, multinationals and high net-worth individuals.
Lenz & Staehelin
With over 200 lawyers and offices in three major economic centres, Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest law firms in Switzerland. Known for its high professional standards, the firm provides its domestic and international clients with a full range of services in the main areas of law.
Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading Swiss business law firms. Over 150 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law.
Kobre & Kim
Kobre & Kim is completely focused on disputes and investigations. The firm has a reputation as being conflict-free and able to advocate in situations involving overlapping institutional interests across multiple jurisdictions.
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
The oldest full service law firm on Malta and a leader in maritime, commercial, corporate, tax, mergers and acquisitions, asset and corporate finance, ship finance, financial services, FinTech, regulatory, aviation, intellectual property, employment, i-gaming and TMT law.
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria
PPU has offices in Santiago (Chile), Bogota and Barranquilla (Colombia), and Lima (Peru). The firm has over 400 lawyers specialising in 13 practice areas.
Studio Legale VILDE Villata Degli Esposti e Associati
Studio VILDE is a leading firm in administrative law with offices in Milan, Rome, Bologna and Padua
Deep & Far
Having gained reputable achievements in the IP field, including patent and trademark prosecution and litigation, the firm has built departments for corporate matters and general laws.
Arap Nishi & Uyeda Advogados
Based in the city of São Paulo, our firm was established by highly qualified and experienced professionals who have studied in the USA, and have worked in both major law firms and/or in multinational companies, out of and/or in Brazil. All partners have a great deal of experience in dealing with international clients.
Posse Herrera Ruiz
Posse Herrera Ruiz is a full-service law firm that uses a systematic, multidisciplinary approach to find creative, prudent and value generating business solutions, optimising the clients’ return on investment while minimising risks
A full service law and consulting firm founded by a talented and experienced team of attorneys with decades of experience providing first-rate legal services. Our clients’ needs are taken very seriously and the firm strives to provide trustworthy and dedicated legal and advisory services in a wide array of practice areas.
The largest law firm in Central America with more than 200 attorneys and 7 offices strategically located in the 5 countries of the region and a multigenerational team that knows your needs. The firm provides regional coordination from a single point of contact for all your transactions. Consortium is a full-service firm that has focused in the care of all types of companies that wants to do business in the region. The firm has specialised departments led by partners in different areas of practice.
BLP was founded in March of 2003 by a group of lawyers who shared the same view of the practice of law. They were convinced that legal advisors should become true business partners of their clients, especially by providing top legal advice with business sense. Hence the name: Business Law Partners.
Delaware Counsel Group
The Delaware Counsel Group LLP exclusively represents clients in complex national and international business transactions and has handled substantial cross border work from countries around the world Focusing on acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments, secured financings, and advising management on governance issues.
Mayora & Mayora
Mayora´s renowned IP practice is handled by sister firms Mayora IP, S.A. and Mayora Domains, S.A. Our founding partner Eduardo Mayora Dawe created these two firms to bring the practice of intellectual property law to the forefront.
Hernández & Cía Abogados
Hernández & Cía Abogados is a full service law firm, with experience in more than 20 practice areas, that has been involved in major operations, representing first-class, cross-industry, global and local clients. The firm aims to be a business partner and successfully help its clients to reach their goals by tailoring its legal expertise to them.
Indacochea & Asociados
Indacochea & Asociados is ranked as one of the most prestigious law firms in Bolivia. The reputation achieved has placed IA as the preferred referral to foreign investors by combining youth and experience in order to provide our clients with team work, which guarantees quality,
Concern-Dialog Law Firm
Concern Dialog Law Firm, founded in 1998, provides services in litigation, representation, and legal advising. The firm has 20 years of hands-on experience of working with individuals and corporate clients.
East & Concord Partners
One of the largest and the most comprehensive law firms in China. With 400 professionals, legal experts with years of working with national ministries, courts, procuratorate, international arbitration institutions and leadinglaw firms.
Carey is Chile’s largest full-service law firm, with more than 270 legal professionals. The corporate, litigation and regulatory groups comprise specialised attorneys and who practice in all areas of law.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Our client relationships are based on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and objectives. Our Firm’s 800+ legal and business professionals serve as trusted advisors to clients across a broad range of industry sectors providing practical advice, advocating on their behalf, and working side-by-side towards shared goals.
PRK Partners (‘PRK’) is a leading regional full-service law firm with a team of experienced legal and tax professionals and twenty- seven years’ experience in providing outstanding service in Central Europe. The firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions.
IP Law Galli
The expertise of the firm and of his head and founder, Professor Cesare Galli, has been widely recognised at both domestic and international level. In 2009 he was appointed as a Member of the Sub-group on Legal Framework of the European Commission Counterfeiting and Piracy Observatory. In 2004 Professor Galli was called by the Parliamentary Commission of Productive Activities of the Chambers of Deputies of Italy as one of the experts giving their options on the new Italian IP Code. Since 2005 he has been appointed as a member of all of the Governmental Commissions in charge of revising the Italian IP rules.
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners is a law firm with over 130 attorneys with its main offices in Tokyo and Osaka. It was originally established in Osaka in 1981 by Tadashi Ishikawa, Makoto Miyazaki and Hiroaki Tsukamoto. The firm opened offices in Shanghai in 1995, Tokyo in 2002 and Nagoya in 2015.
CEE Attorneys s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
CEE Attorneys is an international law firm with a presence in European countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia. We also closely cooperate with partners’ offices to ensure that our clients have one point of contact and receive consistent and efficient solutions to their legal issues.
By Elaine Yap The National Law Review Since inauguration, the Biden Administration has used Executive Orders, guidance and regulations, and cabinet nominations to make clear that LGBTQ+ protections are a top policy priority. In the January 26, 2021, press briefing, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice stated that “[e]very agency will place equity at the core of their […]
The filing of a patent application gives rise to two different rights, namely the right derived from the application in question (ownership), and the right of priority, i.e. the right to claim the priority of a first application in a second patent application that must be filed within a certain period of time, which in […]
Following a preview of the text, the International Chamber of Commerce officially launched its new Arbitration Rules on 1 December 2020. These new Rules will enter into force on 1 January 2021 and will apply to proceedings initiated on or after that date (the “ICC Rules 2021” or the “Rules”). The ICC Rules 2021 are […]
On 24 December 2020, the European Union (“EU“) and the United Kingdom (“UK“) finally struck a deal over Brexit. They notably reached a Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA“). In respect of personal data protection, this Trade and Cooperation Agreement provides for a temporary period during which transfers made to the UK will not be considered […]
21/012021 I. Introduction Although for many years holding companies saw their, arguably, right to deduct input Value Added Tax, hereinafter VAT, being rejected by the tax authorities, the Court of Justice of the European Union, hereinafter CJEU, issued over time several decisions which allowed a slow, but unequivocal, change of paradigm for the so-called […]
Hungary, December 2020 Facts The applicant filed the international word mark DRIVE PILOT in the class 9, namely for vehicle safety software. The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) refused the protection for Hungary. The owner of the international mark contested the provisional refusal arguing that little amount of distinctiveness is sufficient to enable the consumer to identify […]
Spain, December, 2020 The terrible disease that is hitting us worldwide has also another face in terms of business opportunities. In the industrial and intellectual property sector, the first thing that comes to mind are the multiple developments in the field of medical-scientific research against the clock fight for the pandemic vaccines, medicines, smart tissues, […]
(Spain, November, 2020) 1. INTRODUCCIÓN La transformación digital de la economía y del sector financiero en particular representa un fenómeno de cambio estructural, impulsado tanto por factores tecnológicos como por variaciones en la demanda de los servicios solicitados por el ciudadano y la empresa. Del mismo modo, las nuevas tecnologías suponen un reto […]
(Luxembourg, October, 2020) Since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the UK and the EU to ensure an orderly departure and legal certainty, EU law continues to apply to and in the UK in important areas during the transition period ending 31 December 2020. […]
(Spain, November 2020) On 14 November, the Law for the digital transformation of the financial system (the “Law”) was published in the Official State Bulletin (“BOE”). The Law allows companies to create sandboxes, or controlled testing environments, to enable financial market operators to implement technology-based financial innovation projects, with the involvement of the relevant supervisory […]
SUMMARY. An Amendment to Act No. 72/200 Coll. on Investment Incentives (the “Act”) opens the possibility for recipients of investment incentives to request an extension of the deadline for fulfilling the general grant conditions, subject to proper submission of a request. The extension is for up to two years, i.e. the period for fulfilment can […]
(Luxembourg, October, 2020) On 14 October 2020, Luxembourg’s Minister of Finance, Pierre Gramegna, tabled before the Parliament the draft budget law for the year 2021 (the “Draft Budget Law”). The Draft Budget Law proposes amendments which, according to the Government, aim at restoring tax justice at the level of Luxembourg tax residents. In this context, […]
At the end of October 2020, the Commission published its proposal for a Directive on adequate minimum wages for workers across Member States. The right to adequate minimum wages is established by Principle 6 of the European Pillar of Social Rights. In light of this, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised a legal instrument […]
By Woods Drinkwater, James Pitman The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently issued an opinion that calls into question the long-held Barton doctrine following the dismissal of a bankruptcy case and thus the jurisdiction of that court. In Tufts v. Hay, No. 19-11496 — F.3d —-, 2020 WL 6144563 (11th Cir. Oct. 20, 2020), […]
2020 has put every country in the world under maximum pressure. Not only every nation’s political, economic, and social systems have been harshly tested, but also public health systems, education, and every other angle of society has had to navigate through turbulent and unknown waters. Chile has been no exception to these phenomena, which obviously […]
(Luxembourg, November, 2020) What happened? On 10 November 2020, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) adopted two sets of recommendations on the transfer of personal data from the European Union (“EU”) to third countries further to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruling in the Schrems II case1: Recommendations 01/2020 on measures that supplement […]
(Nicaragua, November 2020) It is nothing new that COVID-19 came in like a hurricane in the middle of the summer. No one expected it, no one was prepared and most of the responses have been simply reactive to the situation. In Nicaragua, even with the few self-imposed measures of social distancing, we have had the […]
(Luxembourg, October, 2020) New EU platform-to-business rules aimed at enhancing transparency of online platforms for business users are now applicable. Implementation of certain procedural aspects in Luxembourg is pending. An enforcement role is given to the Competition Council. Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 of 20 June 2019 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online […]
(Santiago, Chile, May, 2020) Upon the sanitary emergency triggered by COVID-19 and the consequential slowdown for commerce and the economy in general, it is likely that many companies will lack the liquidity to face payments for their creditors, suppliers, personnel, etc. In the face of such an issue, companies might ensure financing via short-term loans, […]
(Malta, May, 2020) A series of emergency measures were announced by the European Commission (“EC”) in coordination with the European Parliament, Council and the European Central Bank to cater for the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly (i) the shock resulting from China’s initial economic contraction in Q1 2020 (ii) the supply shock to the EU and global […]
(Lima, Peru, June, 2020) Andean Community (Formerly Andean Pact) Decision 486, that is in force in Peru since December 1st, 2000, is the Industrial Property law applicable individually in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and although this Decision 486 states that no evidence of use is required for purposes of a trade mark renewal, the […]
(Santo Domingo, March 19, 2020) No economic sector has remained immune to the spread of COVID-19, popularly known as Coronavirus. However, none have suffered as much as the aeronautical sector. As one of the most used transportation methods among the world’s population, aviation transports millions of people a year from one place to another. However, […]
(Costa Rica, July 2020) Costa Rica is the most stable country in Central America, not only because the economic growth it experienced during the past years but also because of its political stability through decades. Recently, in May 2020, the members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), unanimously decided to invite Costa Rica […]
(Denmark, July 2020) In May 2020, the General Court of the European Union (the “Court”) overturned the European Commission’s decision to prohibit the merger between CK Hutchison’s Three and Telefonica’s O2 UK in 2016. The decision itself as well as the Court’s argumentation are significant reminders to the European Commission (the “Commission”) to act very carefully […]
(Central America, July 2020) Confinement and strict measures of social distancing are now part of the reality of millions of people around the world. In the face of the world’s uncertain economic, political, social, and cultural environment, authorities must go one step further to try to mitigate the severe consequences that the COVID-19 pandemic has […]
(Guatemala, July 2020) Guatemala has the largest economy of Central America, excluding Panama, and its gross domestic product (GDP) represents one third of the region’s GDP. It has strong macroeconomic indicators with adequate reserves, a controlled public deficit and debt, controlled inflation, and a stable exchange rate. Guatemala’s economy is mostly dependent on agricultural exports, […]
On 1 December 2020, The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in Case C-815/18 Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV) v Van den Bosch Transporten BV and Others. The Court affirms that a worker who provides very limited services in the territory of the Member State, to which that worker […]
9 December 2020, the Danish Business Authority published the proposed new Danish Act on Screening of Foreign Direct Investments in Denmark (the “Act”) for market participant consultation purposes. The consultation process deadline is 6 January 2020. Moalem Weitemeyer expects to issue a hearing statement on the proposed Act and is currently in dialogue with the […]
Since 1 January 2021 economic relations between the EU and the UK are governed by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA“) agreed on 24 December 2020 between the EU and the UK as a third country (see link here ). The UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016 and officially left the EU on 31 January 2020. […]