View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
October 27, 2022

Top 10 M&A legal advisers in Europe for Q1-Q3 2022 revealed

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

A total of 8,691 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worth $511.6bn were announced in the region during the period.

Top advisers by value and volume

According to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Europe M&A Report Legal Adviser League Tables Q1-Q3 2022’, Slaughter and May and CMS emerged as the top M&A legal advisers in the region during the period by value and volume, respectively.

Slaughter and May advised on $56.6bn worth of deals, while CMS advised on a total of 256 deals.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “CMS was the clear winner by volume as it was the only firm to advise on more than 200 deals during Q1–Q3 2022, thereby outpacing its peers by a significant margin. However, it lagged in terms of value and settled for the tenth position by this metric.

“Meanwhile, Slaughter and May, which advised on around one-eighth of the number of deals advised by CMS, managed to top by value due to its involvement in high-value transactions. It advised on 11 billion-dollar deals during Q1–Q3 2022.”

As per GlobalData’s financial deals database, Allen & Overy took the second spot by value, by advising on $56.1bn worth of deals; followed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer with $54.6bn; Latham & Watkins with $53.4bn; and Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier Avocats with $50bn.

In terms of volume, Allen & Overy secured the second position with 131 deals; followed by White & Case with 121 deals; Baker McKenzie with 118 deals; and Latham & Watkins with 103 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.

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Wednesday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy


Thank you for subscribing to Private Banker International