Research Calendar

The Legal 500 deadline dates/research periods for each guide, by month

This page aims to help law firm BD/marketing/communications staff navigate through our various guides, to ensure that they are able to hit the deadlines that we require.

January

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: No action needed

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: Publication date

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

United Kingdom: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

United States: Interviews conducted (November – January)

February

Asia Pacific: Guidelines and deadlines announced

Canada: Guidelines and deadlines announced

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Deadline for all submissions and referees; Interviews conducted (February-April)

United Kingdom: Deadline for submissions and referees for law firms outside of London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Offshore; and Interviews for firms outside of London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Offshore (February-March)

United States: No action needed

March

Asia Pacific: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Canada: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: Guidelines and deadlines announced

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Interviews conducted (February-April)

United Kingdom: Deadline for submissions and referees for Law Firms – London, The Bar – London, Regional and Scottish, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Mediators and Interviews for law firms outside of London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Offshore (February-March)

United States: No action needed

April

Asia Pacific: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Canada: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Caribbean: Guidelines and deadlines announced

Deutschland: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

EMEA: Publication date early April

Latin America: Interviews conducted (February-April)

United Kingdom: Interviews for Law Firms – London, The Bar – London, Regional and Scottish, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Mediators (April-May)

United States: No action needed

May

Asia Pacific: Deadline for all submissions and referees

Canada: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Caribbean: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Deutschland: Deadline for all submissions and referees

EMEA: Guidelines and deadlines announced

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: Interviews for Law Firms – London, The Bar – London, Regional and Scottish, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Mediators (April-May)

United States: No action needed

June

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: Deadline for all submissions and referees

Caribbean: Deadline for all submissions and referees

Deutschland: Interviews conducted (June -August)

EMEA: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: No action needed

United States: Publication date

July

Asia Pacific: Interviews conducted

Canada: Interviews conducted (June-August)

Caribbean: Interviews conducted (July-September)

Deutschland: Interviews conducted (June-August)

EMEA: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: No action needed

United States: No action needed

August

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: Interviews conducted (June-August)

Caribbean: Interviews conducted (July-September)

Deutschland: Interviews conduction (June-August)

EMEA: Deadline for all referees – 12 August; Deadline for all submissions – 12 August; Interviews conducted (September-October)

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: No action needed

United States: Guidelines and deadlines announced

September

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: No action needed

Caribbean: Interviews conducted (July-September)

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: Interviews conducted (September-October)

Latin America: Publication date

United Kingdom: No action needed

United States: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

October

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: No action needed

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: Interviews conducted (September-October)

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: Publication date

United States: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

November

Asia Pacific: Publication date

Canada: Publication date

Caribbean: Publication date

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Guidelines and deadlines announced

United Kingdom: Guidelines and deadlines announced

United States: Mid November: Deadline for submissions and referees for Intellectual property; Labor and employment; Litigation; Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts; Real estate. Late November: Deadline for submissions and referees for Finance; Industry focus; Investment fund formation and management; Media, technology and telecoms; Tax. Interviews conducted (November – January)

December

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: No action needed

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

United Kingdom: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

United States: Interviews conducted (November – January)