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White & Case Ranks #1 for Global Cross-Border M&A

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For the first three quarters of 2020, global law firm White & Case LLP earned top marks in the recently released M&A League Tables published in the Mergermarket Global & Regional M&A Report; Bloomberg Global M&A Market Review, Legal Rankings; and Refinitiv's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Review and Emerging Markets M&A Review.

White & Case ranked #1 for Global Cross-Border M&A by value according to Bloomberg, having advised on 146 announced deals, with an aggregate value in excess of US$133 billion. The firm also ranked #6 by value and #4 by deal count for Global M&A, according to Mergermarket, and ranked #3 by value for Global Private Equity, according to Bloomberg. 

The firm had exceptional results in Europe, including regionally ranking #1 by value and #1 by deal count for both European M&A (Bloomberg) and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) M&A (Mergermarket); #1 by deal count for Middle East & Africa (Mergermarket); #1 by deal count in the Nordics (Bloomberg); #1 by deal count as counsel to European Principals (Bloomberg); and #1 by value for European Private Equity (Mergermarket). It achieved #1 country rankings for Germany for completed deals by value, Poland by value (Mergermarket), Russia by value and deal count (Mergermarket) and UK by value (Bloomberg).

In the US, the firm had strong rankings, placing #6 by value for US M&A, according to Mergermarket, and #3 by value for US Private Equity according to Bloomberg.

"Even as the second and third quarters had most of the globe's markets in pandemic mode, White & Case outperformed its key competitors in measure after measure, region after region," said John Reiss (New York), head of the White & Case Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group. "Our continued success in all the major M&A and PE rankings reports gives testimony to our firm's ability to deliver a consistently exceptional level of client service the world over."

Select Regional Rankings

  • Ranked #1: European M&A by value and by deal count (Bloomberg)
  • Ranked #1: European Private Equity by value (Mergermarket)
  • Ranked #1: European M&A – Principals by deal count (Bloomberg)
  • Ranked #1: Central Eastern Europe (CEE) M&A by value and by deal count (Mergermarket)
  • Ranked #1: Emerging Markets M&A (completed deals) by value (Refinitiv)
  • Ranked #1: Eastern European M&A by value (Mergermarket)
  • Ranked #1: Middle East & Africa M&A by deal count (Mergermarket)
  • Ranked #1: Nordics M&A by deal count (Bloomberg)

Select Country Rankings

  • Ranked #1: Germany M&A (completed deals) by deal count (Refinitiv)
  • Ranked #1: Poland M&A by value (Mergermarket)
  • Ranked #1: Russia M&A by value and by deal count (Mergermarket)
  • Ranked #1: UK M&A by value (Bloomberg)
  • Ranked #2: Sweden M&A by deal count (Mergermarket)
  • Ranked #2: Turkey M&A by value and by deal count (Mergermarket)
  • Ranked #2: Canada M&A by value (Bloomberg)