Chambers Europe 2021: “Pragmatic and commercial” team “thinking ahead” and delivering “top-notch service quality”

Avance and its individual lawyers continue their strong performance in the newly released Chambers Europe 2021, one of the most reputable ranking publications. Our “market-leading” Real Estate practice cements its position, being the sole firm selected for top tier (Band 1) inclusion. As in previous years, our “powerhouse” Corporate/M&A practice is also ranked in Band 1. In addition, our other core practice areas Banking & Finance, Competition/European Law and Energy & Natural Resources receive praise from clients and peers.

A selection of client quotes:

Market-leading department universally revered for its unrivalled transactional expertise. Clients describe the team as “nimble,” as well as “pragmatic and commercial.” Another interviewee finds the lawyers to be “knowledgeable and service-minded.” (Real Estate)

Clients praise the team for “thinking ahead – before you say they should do something they have already started doing it.” Another client declares that “the service quality is top notch.” (Corporate/M&A)

Clients highlight that the firm’s “strength is a thorough understanding of real estate finance.” Clients also admire the team for its “very focused and thorough work approach.” (Banking and Finance)

Sources say that the lawyers are “reliable, effective and flexible,” with “good experience and contacts in Brussels.” (Competition/European Law)

A client notes: “I especially like the lawyers being commercially minded and always doing background work sufficiently.” Another client describes the team as “commercial, proactive and very knowledgeable.” (Energy & Natural Resources)

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers. The Europe guide covers practice areas in over 52 jurisdictions and three regions, including Europe-wide, CEE-wide and Baltic-wide. Read more at