7 January 20215 minute read

DLA Piper tops list for global M&A deal volume for 11th straight year

For the 11th consecutive year, DLA Piper was the highest-ranked legal advisor in the world for M&A deal volume, according to Mergermarket's league tables. The firm was involved in 650 transactions worldwide, valued at approximately US$127 billion.

Further underscoring its reputation as a market leader, DLA Piper also ranked highly in Mergermarket's league tables in a number of regions and countries worldwide, including:

  • #1 in Europe for the eighth consecutive year;
  • #2 in the Americas;
  • #3 in the United States;
  • #1 in the UK for the eleventh consecutive year;
  • #1 in the Nordics for the fourth consecutive year;
  • #1 in Denmark for the third consecutive year;
  • #1 in the CEE;
  • #2 in Russia;
  • #2 in Sweden;
  • #2 in the Benelux;
  • #3 in Poland;
  • #4 in France;
  • #4 in Africa;
  • #6 in Australasia;
  • #8 in Asia Pacific;
  • #8 in the DACH region; and
  • #10 in Ireland

Over the last decade, DLA Piper has handled more than 5,400 reported M&A transactions globally, valued at a total of more than US$1 trillion.

"We provide seamlessly executed solutions for our clients that combine a fully integrated global platform, local knowledge and insights and deep sector experience, which puts us in a unique position to handle a high volume of diverse and complex transactions,” said Kathleen Ruhland, US chair and global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice. “It’s an honor to be recognized for this work and a testament to the trust our clients put in us and the caliber of the strategic work they and our teams perform on a daily basis throughout the course of every year.”

“Clients value consistency, particularly when it comes to quality,” added Bob Bishop, fellow global co-chair of the firm’s Corporate practice. “The fact that we have maintained our position as the world’s #1 ranked M&A law firm for 11 consecutive years is a testament to that consistency, across all of our geographies. These rankings are a great recognition of the achievements of our team, which has been truly exceptional throughout a year where deep, longstanding relationships and an ability to adapt were more important than ever. I would like to thank our people for the commitment, flexibility and resilience they have shown, and our clients for their continued loyalty, particularly during such unprecedented times.”