Awards and rankings

  • #1 Global M&A by deal volume for the last ten years (Mergermarket 2010-2019)
  • #1 Global Mid-Market M&A deal volume for the third consecutive year (Refinitiv 2019)
  • #1 Global most active legal advisor to investors (PitchBook 2019)
  • #1 European M&A by deal volume (Mergermarket 2013-2019)
  • #1 Most active law firm in Europe for private equity deals (Pitchbook 2019)
  • #2 Most active law firm globally for private equity deals (Pitchbook 2019)
  • #2 Most active law firm in Americas M&A and US M&A by deal volume (Mergermarket 2019)
  • #2 most active law firm in fund formation for private capital funds with less than $50M AUM (Prequin Service Providers in Alternative Assets Special Report, December 2019)
  • #3 most active law firm in fund formation for private capital funds with $50M - $99M AUM (Prequin Service Providers in Alternative Assets Special Report, December 2019)
  • #3 Global Private Equity - Buyouts & Exits combined by deal volume (Mergermarket 2018-2019)
  • DLA Piper is the only firm to rank as one of the top five most active law firms for private equity, venture capital and M&A deal volume (PitchBook 2019)
  • Recognized as one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms by Corporate Board Member Magazine. The study, a comprehensive ranking by US corporate directors and general counsel across the country reflects the opinions of 250 participating directors and general counsel of publicly traded companies when asked to select, "a firm they would most likely turn to for corporate legal matters." (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2018)