Akin Gump Wins Two M&A Advisor Awards

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP received top honors in two categories - “Law Firm of the Year” and “Energy Deal of the Year” - at The M&A Advisor’s Eighth Annual M&A Awards Gala. 

In naming Akin Gump “Law Firm of the Year,” The M&A Advisor recognized the firm’s successful participation in complex transactions with master limited partnerships, including its representations of the special committee of Regency Energy Partners LP in a $1.053 billion joint venture, the “Energy Deal of the Year”; the special committee of Magellan Midstream Holdings, L.P. in its $1.014 billion combination with Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.; and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. in its $736 million acquisition of significant assets from its sponsor, El Paso Corporation. 

The M&A Awards Gala – held on December 14 at the New York Athletic Club – honored deal teams, dealmakers and firms.  This year, 170 finalists in 34 categories were chosen.  An independent body of experts spanning the M&A industry determined the ultimate recipients of the awards.

Akin Gump has received 12 M&A Advisor Awards since 2006. 

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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