Q1 League Table: M&A Volumes Way Off

There was cause for concern about the M&A market in early March. Then came the coronavirus. Despite growing concern about the coronavirus, deal lawyers gathered in New Orleans on March 5 and 6 for the Tulane Corporate Law Institute as they have every year since the late 1980s. Attendance was strong, though at least for the first drink or two, […]

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M&A Law Firms Power Rankings

Final Rankings - Deals announced between January 2020 and December 2020 ranked by number of deals, then by aggregate transaction value in the event of a tie.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ropes & Gray LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

DLA Piper

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Cooley LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Fenwick & West LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

White & Case LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Covington & Burling LLP

Hogan Lovells

Paul Hastings LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Jones Day

McGuireWoods LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

NautaDutilh NV

Linklaters LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

Hengeler Mueller

Dechert LLP

Honigman LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Jenner & Block LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Slaughter and May

Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Gowling WLG International Ltd.

Lenz & Staehelin

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Bosse Law PLLC

Arias, Fabrega & Fabrega

Jackson Walker LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Dentons

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Perkins Coie LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Bar & Karrer AG

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd.

Vedder Price PC

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Goodmans LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Ashurst LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Beijing Tian Yuan Law Firm

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Milbank LLP

Burr & Forman LLP

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

King & Wood Mallesons

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Beard & Harris PC