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11 January 20233 minute read

DLA Piper leads global M&A for 13th consecutive year

For the 13th consecutive year, DLA Piper is the highest-ranked legal advisor in the world for M&A deal volume, according to Mergermarket's league tables. The firm was involved in 1,131 transactions worldwide in 2022, valued at approximately USD137.6 billion.

Contributing to this market leading success and further supporting its reputation, DLA Piper received top rankings in the Mergermarket league tables for deal count in a number of regions and countries worldwide, including:

  • #1 in Europe for the tenth consecutive year
  • #1 UK for the thirteenth consecutive year
  • #1 in Benelux
  • #1 in the Nordics for the sixth consecutive year
  • #1 in Denmark for the fifth consecutive year
  • #2 in Sweden
  • #3 in Central and Eastern Europe
  • #3 in Middle East & Africa
  • #3 in Finland
  • #3 in Poland
  • #4 in the United States
  • #4 in the Americas
  • #4 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • #4 in Asia Pacific (excl. Japan)
  • #4 in Australasia

Ben Parameswaran, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice, said: “Our clients have remained resilient in the face of unsettled worldwide economic conditions throughout 2022, and the sheer volume of deals that we work on gives us unrivaled market insight with which to help them navigate these uncertain waters. Of course, none of this is achievable without the outstanding performance and contribution from our lawyers and their support. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their continued efforts as we continue to strive for the highest levels of client service, in whatever part of the world they do business.”

“This recognition is an acknowledgement of the client-centric mindset shared by our M&A lawyers around the world,” said Kathleen Ruhland, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice. “We are proud to be a trusted and collaborative advisor to our clients, and we know our track record as one of the highest-ranked legal advisors in the world for M&A deal volume would not be possible without the trust they place in us.”

“This is the thirteenth-consecutive year we have been ranked number one by deal count globally and is certainly a testament to the strength of the firm’s M&A team and our commitment to providing exceptional results for our clients,” added Andrew Gilbert, chair of DLA Piper’s US Corporate practice.

Mergermarket also recognized DLA Piper for the following:

  • #1 in South East Asia for deal value, entering the table for the first time
  • #1 in Europe for Private Equity exits, by deal count
  • #2 in Europe for Private Equity buyouts, by deal count