WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

     Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)    November  9, 2005

                                   Lazard Ltd
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

            001-32492                                      98-0437848
    (Commission File Number)                   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

    Clarendon House, 2 Church Street, Hamilton, Bermuda               HM 11
         (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                  (Zip Code)

              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

         On November 9, 2005, Lazard Ltd issued a press release announcing
financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended September 30, 2005. A copy
of Lazard Ltd's press release containing this information is being furnished as
Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

         The information furnished pursuant to this Item 2.02, including Exhibit
99.1, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the
liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by
reference into any filing of Lazard Ltd under the Securities Act of 1933 or the
Exchange Act.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed as part of this Report on Form 8-K:

         99.1      Press Release issued on November 9, 2005.


                  Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, the registrant has duly caused this report on Form 8-K to be signed on its
behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Dated:  November 9, 2005

                                       LAZARD LTD

                                       By:   /s/ Scott D. Hoffman
                                             Name:   Scott D. Hoffman
                                             Title:  Managing Director and
                                                     General Counsel

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

99.1     Press Release issued on November 9, 2005.