find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Corporate Lawyer (3-5 years PQE)
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· National firm acting for domestic and multinational clients
View details
Lawyer – CTP Insurance (2-3 years)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Well-regarded team offering mentoring and career development
View details
Australasia’s leading dealmakers revealed

Australasia’s leading dealmakers revealed

Stars

A recent report has ranked law firms for Australasian M&A deals in Q1 2017, with several top-tier firms vying for the number one spot.

Mergermarket’s Global and regional M&A: Q1 2017 report revealed the top legal advisers for M&A around the world. It said that while activity in the Asia-Pacific region was relatively slow compared to the two previous years, it was still the third-highest valued Q1 on Mergermarket’s records since 2001.

Australia experienced its second highest valued Q1 since 2001, up 56.1 per cent on Q1 2016.

King & Wood Mallesons topped the list of legal advisers in the Australasian region by deal value, with US$13,269,000. This was a 35.5 per cent drop in value from Q1 2016.

Allens came second with US$12,639,000, while Herbert Smith Freehills ranked third with US$6,231,000.

Gilbert + Tobin, Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, MinterEllison, Linklaters, Clifford Chance and Ashurst rounded out the top 10.

While five of the top six firms recorded a decrease in deal value from Q1 2016, two firms in the top 10 recorded high growth.

Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance both significantly increased their deal value compared with Q1 2016, with 1,194 per cent and 8,652 per cent growth respectively.

In terms of deal count, Mergermarket reported a tie for first place. Herbert Smith Freehills and MinterEllison each advised on 14 deals in the quarter, down from 16 in Q1 2016.

Gilbert + Tobin was a close second with 13 deals, while KWM came fourth with 11.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Thomson Geer, Baker McKenzie, Talbot Sayer Lawyers, Norton Rose Fulbright and Allens completed the top 10.

Allen & Overy recently reported that global cross-border M&A reached a 10-year high in Q1 2017

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Australasia’s leading dealmakers revealed
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Warning
Aug 23 2017
NT Law Society sounds alarm on mandatory sentencing
The Law Society Northern Territory has issued a warning over mandatory sentencing, saying it hasn’...
Unite
Aug 22 2017
Professionals unite in support of marriage equality
The presidents of representative bodies for solicitors, barristers and doctors in NSW have come toge...
Aug 21 2017
Is your firm on the right track for gig economy gains?
Promoted by Crowd & Co. The way we do business, where we work, how we engage with workers, ev...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...