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Regional Summaries

The Legal 500 Europe


Welcome to The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). For 25 years, we have been providing readers with an annually updated, impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers in countries across the region.

Here, we provide researched coverage of almost 80 countries and more than 3,300 law firms. Law firms pay nothing to participate and so we are free to assess calibre on merit alone.

Our research is conducted annually, providing a detailed qualitative assessment of various factors including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months and historically; experience and depth of teams; specialisms and ancillary services; and, importantly, opinions of law firms’ clients – each year, The Legal 500 series contacts over 250,000 clients globally to obtain feedback on which law firms meet the criteria required by today's in-house counsel and business leaders, wherever in the world their work takes them. All of this is used to benchmark each law firm versus competitors in the practice area in question.

What's new?

This edition introduces coverage of Albania, Angola, Armenia, Ivory Coast, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique and Tanzania. We also now have three new Regional Summary chapters, assessing regional capability for Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Upcoming research

Are you from a law firm and want to know about the research schedule for EMEA 2016? The research guidelines and schedule are available here.

Feedback or queries

If you have queries or feedback of any kind regarding The Legal 500 series, email your query to us at

Mike Nash
Editor, The Legal 500 EMEA


Current rankings and information taken from The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2015 edition.

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