Q1 League Table: Covid Reshapes PE Deals

The emphasis in PE dealmaking has shifted to refinancing struggling portfolio companies and M&A in healthier sectors. The economic shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic impacted private equity M&A deal-making in a big way in the first quarter of the year. The threat of recession and a deep drop in travel and other activity shaped 2020’s opening three-month period and […]

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Private Equity 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

Latham & Watkins LLP

Jones Day

Ropes & Gray LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

White & Case LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Honigman LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Hogan Lovells

Winston & Strawn LLP

DLA Piper

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Dentons

Cooley LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Locke Lord LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Dechert LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Linklaters LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Travers Smith LLP

NautaDutilh NV

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Arqis Rechtsanwalte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Mayer Brown LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Milbank LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

P+P Pollath Partners

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Ashurst LLP

Reed Smith LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Akerman LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Richards Layton & Finger PA

Torys LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Allens

Baker & Hostetler LLP

King & Wood Mallesons

Bar & Karrer AG

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

MinterEllison

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Osborne Clarke

Gateley plc

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Burges Salmon LLP

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Eversheds Sutherland Ltd.

Hengeler Mueller

Hill Dickinson LLP

Hoche Societe d’Avocats

Ice Miller LLP

Jackson Walker LLP

Jeausserand Audouard

K&L Gates LLP

Lamartine Conseil

Noerr LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP