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Global & Regional M&A Legal Advisory Rankings: 1H23

Sullivan & Cromwell came first in the Mergermarket global legal advisor rankings for the first half of 2023 having advised on 87 M&A deals with a total value of $226.2bn. Latham & Watkins placed second with $205.7bn despite having worked on 253 transactions. Stikeman Elliott was the fastest riser in the top 20, climbing to 20th from 103th in the first half of last year. It advised on deals worth $51.7bn.

By deal count, Goodwin Procter took the first place, having worked on 373 transactions, followed by Kirkland & Ellis on 307. DLA Piper, which ranked first in the first half of 2022, narrowly missed out on second place by six deals.

Our full rankings are available on the right.

All data is based on transactions over 5% or USD 50m and is based on Mergermarket’s M&A deals database.

Our rankings are based on the geography of the target, bidder or seller, and exclude lapsed and withdrawn bids.

Rankings correct as of 09:30 (GMT) 04 Jul 2023. Cut-off date - 30 Jun 2023.