find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Global firms dominate Australian deals

Global firms dominate Australian deals

globe

Global firms have outperformed national firms in transactions over the last six months, according to a new report.

The new league table from Mergermarket ranked firms by deal count and deal value for the first six months of the year, to determine which firms have been the nation’s most notable legal advisers.

According to the table, global firm King & Wood Mallesons achieved the number one position in both categories, recording a total of 28 transactions and an overall deal value of US$24.15 billion (AU$31.78 billion) during the period.

Herbert Smith Freehills recorded the second-highest number of deals, with 25 transactions in Australia over the six months. This was followed by Allens, with 21 deals.

The highest-ranking national firm was Gilbert + Tobin, which recorded 18 transactions.

MinterEllison rounded out the top five firms in terms of deal count, recording 16 transactions in Australia in H1 2016.

In terms of deal value, Allens ranked second after King & Wood Mallesons, with an overall deal value of US$23.50 billion (AU$30.92 billion).

The next firm to make the table with an Australian presence was Gilbert + Tobin, which recorded an overall deal value of US$20.09 billion ($26.44 billion), followed by Herbert Smith Freehills with an overall deal value of US$13.38 billion (AU$17.61 billion).

Stikeman Elliott, a Canadian corporate law firm that has an office in Sydney, recorded an overall deal value of US$8.98 billion (AU$11.82 billion).

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article had the figures in millions instead of billions.

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

Global firms dominate Australian deals
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Jetski
Oct 23 2017
How to fail well
The legal profession is due for an attitude adjustment when it comes to perceived failures, accordin...
Consultation
Oct 23 2017
Lawyers slam rushed consultation for SA repeat offenders bill
The Law Society of South Australia has expressed concern for a proposal to roll out new laws amendin...
IBA
Oct 23 2017
The pursuit of happiness in the law
A panel of legal experts have explored how to define success in the legal profession, and how lawyer...
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 & ...