Barcelona Research Update
The Chambers Europe Team share an update on researching legal professionals and firms in Barcelona.
Chambers and Partners ranks lawyers and law firms based on their location and we are bringing Spain in line with a wider approach to highlight exceptional lawyers and firms based on region.
We have taken the decision to have Barcelona-based lawyers ranked in Barcelona only if they are active in one of six practice areas:
- Dispute Resolution
- Public Law
If the lawyer is specialised in a practice area outside of these six areas of practice, e.g. Life Sciences or Intellectual Property, we will continue to review their work in the general “Spain” tables. This by-location approach will give more space to Madrid and Barcelona teams to highlight a larger number of lawyers in each location and allow us to feature more excellent talent.
Submitting to Chambers Europe from Barcelona
When submitting, firms should highlight individuals based in Barcelona in the Barcelona submissions for the above-mentioned practice areas. All other individuals should be listed in the “Spain” submission.
Submitting to Chambers Global from Barcelona
Lawyers previously listed in the Spain tables which are also featured in the Global guide will maintain their ranking there as Spain: Barcelona is not currently featured in the Global guide. This will apply to Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution rankings in Global only.
Barcelona-based firms and lawyers active in international matters will still be reviewed for their inclusion in the Global M&A and Dispute Resolution tables as part of our research. Please highlight this element of their work in the submission for the relevant Barcelona table.
Please note that the criteria applied is not new, but rather is being brought in line with our coverage in other jurisdictions and guides. For example, we have a separate Porto table in Portugal and a France Regions table.