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16 January 20242 minute read

DLA Piper again achieves top positions in global M&A rankings

DLA Piper can once again look back on a successful year for mergers and acquisitions. According to the latest Mergermarket ranking, the international law firm is number one in global M&A deals for the 14th time in a row and leads the European ranking in terms of the number of transactions advised for the 11th time in a row. In the DACH region, too, DLA Piper has once again secured a top 3 position, while in Austria it is ranked 5th.

Every year, the business intelligence provider Mergermarket identifies the commercial law firms that have provided leading advice on company acquisitions and sales in the past twelve months. DLA Piper was involved in 1,062 transactions worth around USD60.6 billion globally in 2023. Despite the difficult geopolitical situation and the associated uncertainties in the market in 2023, the firm continued to gain market share and completed more transactions than any other law firm worldwide.

The market leader in global M&A deals also achieved top positions in a number of national rankings, measured by the number of transactions advised on. “Given that fully confidential transactions are not included in Mergermarket's statistics and a high proportion of our transactions are subject to this confidentiality, I am particularly pleased that we were able to defend or even improve our position in many regions and thus also achieved top regional results in Austria, CEE and the DACH region”, says Elisabeth Stichmann, Head of Corporate at DLA Piper Austria, summarizing the positive result in this year's M&A rankings. Despite the challenging environment, DLA Piper was once again able to prove itself as a strong partner for its clients. “Particularly in cross-border transactions, cooperation with a team that is integrated both regionally and internationally and has a mutual understanding of regional differences and requirements is invaluable. Thanks to our global presence, we support our clients with our comprehensive expertise and help them to navigate the various complex markets”, Elisabeth added.