Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Submissions

THE LEGAL 500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA SUBMISSION PROCESS

The research schedule and guidelines for The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 edition are now below.

Researchers

Details of researchers are now available.

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Deadline: Monday 10 August 2020

The deadline is both for the editorial submissions and the referee forms.

Research dates will remain under constant review in light of the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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EMEA template
EMEA Bar template
EMEA referee spreadsheet
EMEA Bar spreadsheet

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FAQs and supporting info

EMEA 2021 guidelines
EMEA 2021 English Bar guidelines
Referees explained
Frequently asked questions
Practice area definitions


Practice areas

Regions and practice areas we are researching for EMEA 2021 include…

AFGHANISTAN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

ALBANIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

ALGERIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Foreign firms

ANGOLA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Local firms
  • Foreign firms

ARMENIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

AUSTRIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Administrative law and public sector
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Construction
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation
  • Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution: white-collar crime (including fraud)
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Intellectual property
  • Private client
  • Projects and energy
  • Public procurement
  • Real estate
  • TMT
  • Tax

AZERBAIJAN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

BAHRAIN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance (including Islamic finance)
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction

BELARUS PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Real estate and construction

BELGIUM PRACTICE AREAS

  • Aviation
  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Competition: Belgian law
  • Competition: EU and global
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Fintech
  • Fraud and white-collar crime
  • Industry focus: Energy
  • Industry focus: Food
  • Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
  • Industry focus: IT and telecoms
  • Industry focus: Media and entertainment
  • Industry focus: Retail
  • Industry focus: Transport
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Not-for-profit
  • Private equity
  • Real estate and construction
  • Tax
  • EU regulatory: Chemicals
  • EU regulatory: Financial services
  • EU regulatory: Food
  • EU regulatory: Information technology
  • EU regulatory: Pharma, medical devices and biotech
  • EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Competition
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction

BULGARIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and PPP
  • Real estate and construction
  • TMT
  • Transport (including shipping)

BURUNDI PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

CAMEROON PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

CROATIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Privatisation, projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Transport (including shipping)

CYPRUS PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Maritime and admiralty
  • Real estate and construction
  • Tax

CZECH REPUBLIC PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Projects and energy
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and PPP
  • Real estate and construction
  • TMT
  • Tax

DENMARK PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Information technology
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Media and entertainment
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping and transport
  • Tax
  • Telecoms

EGYPT PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration
  • Dispute resolution: litigation
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Shipping
  • TMT

ENGLISH BAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

  • Commercial
  • Construction

ESTONIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • IP, IT and telecoms
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping and transport
  • Tax

ETHIOPIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

FINLAND PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Maritime and transport
  • Real estate and construction
  • TMT
  • Tax

FRANCE PRACTICE AREAS

  • Administrative and public law
  • Aviation
  • Aviation finance
  • Banking and finance: Bank regulatory
  • Banking and finance: transactional work
  • Capital markets: debt capital markets
  • Capital markets: equity capital markets
  • Compliance
  • Construction
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Derivatives and structured finance
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution: International arbitration
  • Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation
  • Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
  • EU, competition and distribution
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Industry focus: Energy
  • Industry focus: Food
  • Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
  • Industry focus: IT and internet
  • Industry focus: Telecoms
  • Industry focus: Luxury goods
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property: Copyright
  • Intellectual property: Patents
  • Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
  • Intellectual property: Patent and trade mark attorneys
  • Media and entertainment: Advertising
  • Media and entertainment: Art
  • Media and entertainment: Book publishers
  • Media and entertainment: Cinema
  • Media and entertainment: Music
  • Media and entertainment: Newspapers
  • Media and entertainment: Sports
  • Media and entertainment: Television/radio
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity: Fund formation
  • Private equity: LBO
  • Private equity: venture/growth capital
  • Project finance
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Shipping finance
  • Tax
  • Tax: The Big Four
  • The regions

GEORGIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Real estate and construction (and projects)

GHANA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy
  • Foreign firms
  • Infrastructure projects

GIBRALTAR PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Fintech
  • Gambling law
  • Investment funds
  • Private client
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping
  • TMT
  • Tax

GREECE PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and privatisation
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Shipping finance
  • Shipping litigation
  • TMT
  • Tax
  • White-collar crime

HUNGARY PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Competition
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • TMT
  • Tax

ICELAND PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EEA and competition
  • Employment
  • Maritime and transport
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • TMT and IP

IRAN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Local law firms
  • Foreign law firms

IRAQ PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

IRELAND PRACTICE AREAS

  • Asset finance
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Construction
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Employment
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Information technology
  • Insolvency and corporate restructuring
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Media and entertainment
  • Pensions and employee benefits
  • Planning and environment
  • Projects and PPP
  • Public sector
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Telecoms
  • Transport
  • White-collar crime

ISRAEL PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions)
  • Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration
  • Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration
  • Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Hi-tech and start-ups
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property: commercial/transactions
  • Intellectual property: disputes
  • Intellectual property: filing/prosecution
  • Investment and venture capital funds
  • Planning and zoning
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax
  • Telecoms and media
  • Transport

ITALY PRACTICE AREAS

  • Administrative and public law
  • Banking and finance: Bank regulatory
  • Banking and finance: Borrower side
  • Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Compliance
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition law
  • Employment
  • Industry focus: Energy
  • Industry focus: Food
  • Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
  • Industry focus: Luxury goods
  • Industry focus: Manufacturing
  • Industry focus: Retail
  • Industry focus: TMT
  • Intellectual property
  • IP: copyright
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax
  • Bologna: Leading firms
  • Genoa: Leading firms
  • Naples: Leading firms
  • Padua: Leading firms
  • Turin: Leading firms

IVORY COAST PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

JORDAN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Projects and energy

KAZAKHSTAN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy and natural resources
  • IP and TMT
  • Real estate and construction (including projects)
  • Tax and customs

KENYA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Privatisation and projects
  • Real estate and construction

KOSOVO PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

KUWAIT PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Oil and gas
  • Privatisation and projects

KYRGYZSTAN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

LATVIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • IP, IT and telecoms
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping and transport
  • Tax

LEBANON PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Real estate and construction (including projects)
  • Tax

LIBYA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

LIECHTENSTEIN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution

LITHUANIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Fintech
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping and transport
  • TMT
  • Tax

LUXEMBOURG PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • IP and IT
  • Insurance
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity
  • Real estate and construction
  • Tax

MACEDONIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

MALTA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Aviation
  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Fintech
  • Investment funds
  • Intellectual property
  • Private client
  • Real estate
  • Shipping

MAURITIUS PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

MOLDOVA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

MONACO PRACTICE AREAS

  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Private client

MONTENEGRO PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

MOROCCO PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Foreign firms
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and public law
  • Tax
  • Tourism and real estate

MOZAMBIQUE PRACTICE AREAS

  • Local law firms
  • Foreign law firms

NETHERLANDS PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance: Asset finance and structured finance
  • Banking and finance: Borrower side
  • Banking and finance: Financial services regulatory
  • Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Construction
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration
  • Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution: Mediation
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Energy: Regulatory
  • Energy: Transactional
  • Environment and planning
  • Fraud and white-collar crime
  • Industry focus: Food
  • Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
  • Industry focus: Information technology
  • Industry focus: Media and entertainment
  • Industry focus: Retail
  • Industry focus: Telecoms
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property: Patents
  • Intellectual property: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity
  • Project finance and PFI
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax
  • Transport

NIGERIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping and transport

NORWAY PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance (including shipping finance)
  • Capital markets
  • Construction
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Electricity and renewable energy
  • Employment
  • Fishing and aquaculture
  • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Intellectual property
  • Insurance
  • Maritime law
  • Offshore construction and shipbuilding
  • Oil and gas
  • Public procurement
  • Real estate
  • TMT
  • Tax

OMAN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction
  • Shipping
  • Tax

POLAND PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Construction
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Private client
  • Private equity
  • Public procurement
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • TMT
  • Tax
  • White-collar crime

PORTUGAL PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Fraud and white-collar crime
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Intellectual property
  • Oporto: Leading commercial firms
  • Planning law
  • Projects and project finance
  • Public law
  • Real estate and construction
  • TMT
  • Tax
  • Transport

QATAR PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Foreign firms
  • Projects, real estate and construction

ROMANIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Intellectual property
  • PPP and procurement
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • TMT
  • TMT: gambling law
  • Tax
  • White-collar crime

RUSSIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance: Borrower side
  • Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side
  • Capital markets
  • Competition
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: St Petersburg and elsewhere
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration and mediation
  • Dispute resolution: Litigation
  • Employment
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Intellectual property
  • PPP and infrastructure projects
  • Private client
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • TMT
  • Tax
  • Transport
  • White-collar crime

SAUDI ARABIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction

SENEGAL PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

SERBIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Competition
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction

SLOVAKIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate and construction

SLOVENIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

SOUTH AFRICA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Mining
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Real estate
  • Shipping and transport
  • Tax

SPAIN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Industry focus: Food
  • Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
  • Industry focus: Manufacturing
  • Industry focus: Retail
  • Industry focus: TMT
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property: Copyright
  • Intellectual property: Patents
  • Intellectual property: Trade marks
  • Private equity
  • Projects and energy
  • Public law
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax
  • Tax: The Big Four
  • Transport: Shipping
  • Transport: Other transport
  • White-collar crime

SWEDEN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Construction
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • EU and competition
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • IT and telecoms
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property and media
  • Public procurement
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tax

SWITZERLAND PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance: Geneva
  • Banking and finance: Zurich
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Competition
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration
  • Dispute resolution: Litigation
  • Employment
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Insolvency and corporate recovery
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Private client
  • Public law
  • Real estate and construction
  • Sports law
  • TMT
  • Tax
  • Transport
  • WTO
  • Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
  • Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
  • Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland

TAJIKISTAN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

TANZANIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

TUNISIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Foreign firms

TURKEY PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Compliance
  • Competition
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Foreign firms
  • IT and telecoms
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Media and entertainment
  • Project finance/projects
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax
  • Transport

UGANDA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

UKRAINE PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking, finance and capital markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Competition
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade
  • Private client
  • Real estate and construction
  • Tax
  • White-collar crime

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES PRACTICE AREAS

  • Banking and finance: Corporate finance (including Islamic lending)
  • Banking and finance: Financial services regulation
  • Capital markets
  • Construction
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation
  • Dispute resolution: compliance and investigations
  • Dispute resolution: local litigation
  • Employment
  • Infrastructure and projects (including project finance)
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment fund formation and management
  • Offshore
  • Oil, gas and natural resources
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • TMT

UZBEKISTAN PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms

ZAMBIA PRACTICE AREAS

  • Leading firms