The Chambers Global rankings for 2018 were released last week, and once again Bird & Bird secured an excellent set of results.

Chambers Global ranks those firms and individuals who are performing at the top of the market, with a particular emphasis on those which are carrying out important cross-border and international work. It features global-wide and region-wide tables, as well as some country-specific sections.

Highlights for our firm include 14 Band 1 rankings, three more than last year:

Global-Wide Band 1 rankings for the first time in two areas:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Franchising

Prestigious Band 1 firm rankings for:

  • China – Intellectual Property
  • Cuba – General Business Law (Experts Based Abroad)
  • Europe-Wide – Data Protection
  • Europe-Wide – Intellectual Property
  • Europe-Wide – Life Sciences
  • Europe-Wide – TMT: Information Technology
  • Europe-Wide – TMT: Telecommunications
  • Germany – Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
  • Italy – Intellectual Property
  • Spain – Intellectual Property
  • UK – Intellectual Property
  • UK – Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation

The firm also received recognition in the below areas for the first time in Chambers Global:

  • Australia – Intellectual Property
  • China – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)
  • Germany – Competition/ European Law
  • India – Dispute Resolution (Expertise Based Abroad)
  • United Arab Emirates – Commercial Contracts

A number of the firm’s individual lawyers also received top recognition in the guide.

The original press release can be found here on Bird & Bird’s website.