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DLA Piper tops Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters league tables


January 9, 2019 – For the ninth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the top legal advisor ranking globally for overall M&A deal volume, according to Mergermarket‘s league tables. DLA Piper was also ranked number one by Thomson Reuters in its 2018 M&A deal volume ranking. With these results, DLA Piper consolidates its position as a leading global legal advisor.

According to Mergermarket, the firm was involved in 671 transactions worldwide valued at approximately US$182 billion. DLA Piper was also ranked number one for deal volume in Europe for the sixth consecutive year and number one for deal volume in the United Kingdom for the ninth consecutive year. DLA Piper was ranked number three for overall deal volume in the United States, where the firm was involved in more than 296 transactions valued at approximately US$110 billion, moving up one spot from last year. 

New top positions for deal volume include the Middle East & Africa and Russia, and the firm ranked highly in Mergermarket’s league tables in a number of regions around the world, including:

  • #1 Global Deal Count (671)
  • #1 Europe Deal Count (411)
  • #3 US Deal Count (296)
  • #1 Nordics Deal Count (131)
  • #1 UK Deal Count (128)
  • #1 France Deal Count (56)
  • #1 Africa Deal Count (30)
  • #1 Russia Deal Count (9)

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About DLA Piper (www.dlapiper.com)

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. In certain jurisdictions, this information may be considered attorney advertising.

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