Private Client Global Elite is the list of the world’s elite lawyers advising UHNW clients.


Launched in 2017, the Private Client Global Elite serves as a highly respected global directory of the world’s top private client and trust​ and estates litigation talent, as well as rising stars within the industry.

In 2018, we received more than 6,000​ entries, resulting in recommendations of 257 Elite lawyers and 100 Ones to Watch. The directory is released each year in hardcover, with profiles additionally accessible and searchable online.

The Directory is used by the legal community looking for referrals, family offices and professional advisers.

New for 2019: We are launching recommendations on individuals across accountancy and tax, private banks, wealth management and multi-family offices.

The Timeline

Private Client Global Elite
ENTRIES OPENED 31st MAY 2019
ENTRIES CLOSED 28th JUNE 2019


Fieldwork ends
JUDGING PROCESS ENDS 31st AUGUST 2019


Private Client Global Elite Shortlist
ANNOUNCEMENT 2nd SEPTEMBER 2019


Private Client Global Elite Celebration
BLACK TIE GALA DINNER 3rd DECEMBER 2019

Methodology:
Private Client Global Elite Member

To be listed within the Global Elite Directory, we require you to make an application.

The application details questions about your firm, practice area and most importantly, your own recommendations within the community. ALM’s Intelligence team works tirelessly with the Global Elite team, who have in-depth knowledge of the marketplace to list those in the directory based upon:

  • The amount of recommendations you receive from the global community within the survey results
  • Your international network, including the breadth of jurisdictions qualified in and those jurisdictions in which you participate in cross-border work
  • The depth and breadth of your experience as showcased in the submission, your ability, your effectiveness and your client-service

Once the shortlist is compiled, the Intelligence team then interview potential newcomers. The list is only finalised once it has been verified by ALM’s global editorial teams.

The judging process will be managed out of the ALM London office with the following editorial support:

The Americas: The American Lawyer editorial team
Europe, Middle East & Africa: Legal Week editorial, Legal Week Intelligence and Legal Week Events team
Asia-Pacific & Australasia: China Law & Practice and The Asian Lawyer editorial teams

To be considered for the 2020 Private Client Global Elite please contact Amy GloverAGlover@alm.com

Celebrating the Private Client Global Elite

We recognise that becoming listed within the Global Elite needs to be celebrated. We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a black tie gala dinner to celebrate your year in practice on Tuesday December 3rd 2019 at Clothworkers’ Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AH. Click here to book online.