Q2 League Tables: Signs of PE Life Amid Covid

M&A activity by private equity firms took a dive in the second quarter of 2020 as well as the fist half of 2020 as Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the deal economy. As the late, great economic expansion approached maturity in recent years, private markets dealmakers expected the good times to continue unless some exogenous event occurred. That Black Swan arrived in […]

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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

Ropes & Gray LLP

White & Case LLP

Jones Day

Goodwin Procter LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Hogan Lovells

Winston & Strawn LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Honigman LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

DLA Piper

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Dentons

Clifford Chance LLP

Cooley LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Dechert LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Locke Lord LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Osborne Clarke

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

AZB & Partners

Alston & Bird LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Linklaters LLP

Bar & Karrer AG

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

NautaDutilh NV

Shearman & Sterling LLP

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

P+P Pollath Partners

Fenwick & West LLP

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Torys LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Arqis Rechtsanwalte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

McGuireWoods LLP

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Akerman LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Milbank LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira SLP

Hengeler Mueller

Noerr LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Gowling WLG International Ltd.

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

King & Wood Mallesons

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Haynes and Boone LLP

CMS Hasche Sigle

Jackson Walker LLP

Lamartine Conseil

Proskauer Rose LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

MinterEllison

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Stibbe

Baker Botts LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Bonelli Erede Pappalardo Studio Legale

Taylor Wessing LLP