Q3 League Tables: PE in Partial Comeback

PE dealmakers hit the accelerator in a late-summer surge in M&A, but overall deal count in the quarter was still well below levels seen a year ago.

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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

White & Case LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Jones Day

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Cooley LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Dentons

Honigman LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Locke Lord LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Dechert LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

King & Spalding LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Linklaters LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Reed Smith LLP

P+P Pollath Partners

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

NautaDutilh NV

Bar & Karrer AG

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

Blank Rome LLP

Osborne Clarke

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira SLP

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla PC

AZB & Partners

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Proskauer Rose LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Akerman LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Milbank LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

CMS Legal Services EEIG

Fenwick & West LLP

Torys LLP

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Arqis Rechtsanwalte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

McGuireWoods LLP

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Haynes and Boone LLP

Hengeler Mueller

Cole Schotz PC

Eversheds Sutherland Ltd.

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Gowling WLG International Ltd.

Jackson Walker LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP