Worldwide M&A Legal League Table 01/01/10 - 30/09/10

Here's Thomson Financial's Worldwide M&A Legal League Table for the year to the end of September.

Announced deals

1. Skadden - $251.9bn deal value, 154 deals

2. Sullivan & Cromwell - $178.6bn, 119

3. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton - $164.7bn, 87

4. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett - $137.0bn, 114

5. Blake Cassels & Graydon - $132.9bn, 100

6. Linklaters - $122.1bn, 160

7. Dewey & LeBoeuf - $115.1bn, 89

8. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - $105.9bn, 151

9. Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz - $102.2bn, 39

10. Allen & Overy - $102.0bn, 153

11. Jones Day - $101.1bn, 258

12. Davis Polk & Wardwell - $98.6bn, 74

13. Shearman & Sterling - $93.9bn, 85

14. Latham & Watkins - $91.4bn, 129

15. Blake Dawson - $88.8bn, 57

16. Slaughter & May - $88.2bn, 56

17. Cravath, Swaine & Moore - $87.7bn, 42

18. Weil Gotshal & Manges - $80.1bn, 111

19. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher - $78.8bn, 94

20. Vinson & Elkins - $76.0bn, 56

21. Stikeman Elliott - $74.9bn, 86

22. Debevoise & Plimpton - $68.6bn, 46

23. Clifford Chance - $64.6bn, 104

24. Uria Menendez - $56.9bn, 50

25. Baker Botts - $50.0bn, 24

Source - Thomson Reuters

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