We are delighted to announce we have released the second of four groups of rankings that represent IFLR1000's 31st / the 2021/22 edition.

This second launch includes new law firm rankings by practice area for:

  • Capital markets
  • Capital markets : Debt
  • Capital markets : Derivatives
  • Capital markets : Equity
  • Capital markets : High yield
  • Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Investment funds : Offshore
  • Private equity funds
  • Real estate funds
  • Registered funds
  • Retail funds


The rankings can be accessed by following the links to the regional landing pages below or by visiting a jurisdiction’s ranking page using the regional drop-down menus on the iflr1000.com homepage.

Please be aware only ranking categories listed above have changed. Other rankings and Leading Lawyer ratings and editorial reviews will be updated according to our publication timetable at the end of this page.

To indicate which rankings are new, the tier section of newly published ranking tables are coloured green and the month and year of publication is stated on the table.

The landing page for the first ranking release of this calendar year - banking and finance - can be viewed here.

Our research methodology and ranking criteria is available here

Congratulations to all ranked firms and thank you to everyone that took part.

If you have questions about the research, please contact Ben Naylor (Editor)bnayor@iflr1000.com

If you would like to discuss how we can help promote your achievements, please contact Liam Sharkey (Head of Business Development)lsharkey@iflr1000.com


New rankings by region



Publication timetable


  • India Awards shortlists announced: July 2021
  • Law firm rankings launch three (‘Financial and corporate’ and ‘Project development’): July 28, 2021
  • Canada and United States Awards shortlists announced: August 2021
  • China Awards ceremony: August 19, 2021
  • Law firm rankings launch four (‘M&A’, ‘Private equity’ and ‘Restructuring and insolvency’: August 25, 2021
  • Leading Lawyers (all practice areas excluding China regional) published: August 25, 2021
  • China regional firm rankings and Leading Lawyers published: September 1, 2021
  • India Awards ceremony: September 2, 2021
  • Canada and United States Awards ceremony: September 21, 2021
  • Subscriber firm reviews and client feedback published: September 29, 2021
  • Non-subscriber firm reviews and client feedback published: November 30, 2021