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White & Case Ranks #1 for Global M&A in H1 of Record Year

For the first half of 2021, in a period during in which global M&A activity showed a record of US$1.6 trillion in deal activity, White & Case maintained its #1 ranking by value for global M&A in both Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket's M&A League Tables.

According to Mergermarket, White & Case advised on 246 announced deals, valued in excess of US$421 billion. White & Case was the only law firm to break the US$400 billion mark in the first half of the year.

The Firm also showed strong results in the Americas and across Europe, according to Mergermarket:

  • In the Americas, White & Case ranked #1 by value and #6 by volume, advising on 153 announced deals valued in excess of US$354 billion. The Firm also ranked #1 for Latin America M&A.
  • In Europe, the Firm ranked #3 by value and #2 by volume, advising on 136 announced deals valued in excess of US$112 billion.

White & Case ranked in the top 10 by value across the globe, including: Latin America (1), Finland (1), Italy (2), Japan (2), Russia (3), CEE (4), Sweden (4), Brazil, Nordics, Middle East & Africa, Hong Kong, South East Asia (all 5), France (7) and Belgium, China and Germany (all 9).

Thomson Reuters ranked the Firm #2 by value for Emerging Markets M&A and Bloomberg ranked the Firm #4 by value for Cross-Border M&A.

The White & Case Global Private Equity practice ranked in the top 10 by value, as did each of its PE practices across the US, Europe and Asia.

"We are grateful to all our clients who give us the opportunity to work with them on their M&A and other matters. It has been a very busy first half and we look forward to continuing to watch the successful growth of our clients and their businesses," said John Reiss (New York), head of the White & Case Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.