Akin Gump Ranked Among Q3 Leading M&A, Bankruptcy and Securities Firms

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump has been ranked by several reporting agencies as being among the top law firms for its work in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), bankruptcy and securities for the third quarter of 2014.  In most cases, the firm either improved its ranking—in some cases, dramatically—or appeared in the ranking for the first time.

Among the highlights:

  • Mergermarket, in its legal advisor rankings, places Akin Gump at number three in M&A transactions completed by deal count and value in Russia and by value in Europe.
  • The Deal Pipeline places the firm in the number three spot among the top bankruptcy firms in the U.S. by volume.
  • The firm was number four, according to Thomson Reuters’ legal advisor rankings, in M&A transactions completed by deal count with any MENA involvement announced.
  • In SNL’s legal adviser rankings, the firm ranked fifth in M&A transactions completed by deal count in energy.
  • According to Prospect News, the firm placed sixth among issuer’s counsel on high-yield offerings in the U.S. market.
  • Bloomberg ranks the firm tenth among U.S. equity offering issuer advisers in the U.S. for IPO transactions completed by volume.

Akin Gump was ranked in the top 20 for M&A and securities transactions in a number of other categories by Bloomberg, Mergermarket, SNL and Thomson Reuters, including:

M&A

  • Deals by volume in Canada (Bloomberg – legal adviser rankings)
  • Deals by count in Eastern Europe (Bloomberg – legal adviser rankings)
  • Deals by count in the Hong Kong Mid-Market with undisclosed values & values up to $500 million (Thomson Reuters – legal advisor rankings)
  • Deals by count up to $1 billion among China’s overseas M&A financial advisors (Thomson Reuters – legal advisor rankings)
    • Deals by count in U.S. South (Mergermarket – legal advisor rankings)
    • Deals by value in energy (SNL – legal adviser rankings)
    • Deals by value in media and entertainment (SNL – legal adviser rankings)
    • Deals by count among insurance brokers (SNL – legal adviser rankings)

Securities

  • Deals by volume among U.S. equity offering issuer advisers in the United States (Bloomberg)
  • Deal by count among U.S. equity offering issuer advisers in the United States (Bloomberg)
  • Deals by volume among U.S. high yield issuer advisers in the United States (Bloomberg)
  • Deal by count among U.S. high yield issuer advisers in the United States (Bloomberg).

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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