About our research
Energy and Infrastructure 2014
In October 2013 we will be beginning our research for the 2014 editions of our Energy and Infrastructure guides. For more details please download our 2014 Research Pack.
You can view the 2013 editions in e-book form here:
DOWNLOAD THE 2014 QUESTIONNAIRE
To take part in the research please download the appropriate questionnaire by clicking on the relevant logo below. The deadline for submissions is November 29 2013.
The IFLR1000 is an annual guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms. Our first edition was published in 1990 and we currently research over 120 jurisdictions worldwide.
Our aim is to provide clients of law firms throughout the world with easy-to-use rankings and profiles of the leading firms in each country organised by practice area, accompanied by analysis of the market trends and business environment.
We base the rankings and analysis on our own extensive independent research, which is conducted by dedicated journalists in offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, and to maintain objectivity we are not influenced by any law firms or institutions - no firm can pay to be part of the guide.
Our goal is to produce the most objective and informative guide possible. Our researchers are trained journalists, so we endeavour not only to bring the reader statistics and news but a balanced analysis of each country and its legal services. Our journalists also visit some of the countries under review, meaning they can bring first-hand knowledge to the guide.
IFLR1000 - Our research
The IFLR1000's research into the financial and corporate legal markets is a continuous process and our journalists keep abreast of major developments (notable transactions and law firm news) throughout the year.
To supplement this we also ask law firms to submit an annual summary of their practice in the last 12 months, including work highlights and any recruitment or departure of legal staff. This is in the form of a Research Questionnaire.
We also ask firms to submit client referees, who we contact as part of our Client Feedback Survey to seek opinion on the performance of firms in various practice areas.
The results of all these activities are published in October every year when we announce our annual Law Firm Rankings.
Throughout the year we may seek the opinion of law firm partners on the latest market developments including lateral hires and major transactions. After the submission of the annual questionnaire we also arrange interviews with selected firms to get more detail on the information provided.
If you have any relevant news you wish us to consider for our research please contact a member of our research team
IFLR1000 Research Schedule
February - Annual summary questionnaires and client spreadsheets sent to law firms
April - Deadline for submission of questionnaires and client spreadsheets.
April to June - Client Feedback Survey
October - Publication of Annual Law Firm Rankings