Q3 League Tables: M&A Back to ‘Normal’

Despite the coronavirus and the presidential election, M&A volumes in the third quarter were on par with those of the last five years but won’t save the year even if they continue.

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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

Latham & Watkins LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

White & Case LLP

Cooley LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

DLA Piper

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Hogan Lovells

Jones Day

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Fenwick & West LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Dechert LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Dentons

King & Spalding LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

NautaDutilh NV

Slaughter and May

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

Allen & Overy LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Jenner & Block LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Linklaters LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Torys LLP

Bar & Karrer AG

Honigman LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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

Milbank LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Nishimura & Asahi

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Stibbe

Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm AS

Ashurst LLP

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

King & Wood Mallesons

GKC Partners

K&L Gates LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Hengeler Mueller

Gilbert & Tobin

Yigal Arnon & Co.

Reed Smith LLP

Vedder Price PC

AZB & Partners

Wick Phillips Gould & Martin LLP

Luse Gorman Pomerenk & Schick PC

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford LLP

Haynes and Boone LLP

Locke Lord LLP