GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top ten legal and financial advisers by value and volume in Asia-Pacific for Q1-Q3 2022.

A total of 5,812 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worth $459.8bn were announced in the region during the period.

Top advisers by value and volume

According to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Asia-Pacific M&A Report Legal Adviser League Tables Q1-Q3 2022’, AZB & Partners has emerged as the top M&A legal advisers in the region during the period by value and volume.

AZB & Partners advised on 78 deals worth $85.8bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “AZB & Partners remained much ahead of its peers in terms of value as well as volume. The total deals value for the firm occupying the second spot by value was $27 billion lesser compared to AZB & Partners. Similarly, the total number of deals advised by the firm occupying the second spot by volume was 17 deals lesser compared to AZB & Partners.”

As per GlobalData’s financial deals database, Argus Partners took the second position in the value table with $58.8bn worth of deals, followed by Wadia Ghandy with $58.6bn, Cravath Swaine & Moore with $58.5bn, and Herbert Smith Freehills with $35bn.

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In terms of volume, Khaitan & Co secured the second position with 61 deals, followed by Herbert Smith Freehills with 40 deals, Gilbert + Tobin with 27 deals, and Baker McKenzie with 27 deals.

GlobalData’s league tables are based on the real-time tracking of thousands of company websites, advisory firm websites and other reliable sources available on the secondary domain. A dedicated team of analysts monitors all these sources to gather in-depth details for each deal, including adviser names.

To ensure further robustness to the data, the company also seeks submissions from leading  advisers, through adviser submission forms on GlobalData’s website.