Factbox: Top 10 legal advisers in Global M&A

By Reuters Staff
March 26, 2010

The following ranks the top 10 law firms based on the global volume of announced mergers and acquisitions they worked on as advisers this year as of March 25, according to data from Thomson Reuters.

1 Weil, Gotshal & Manges $90.8 billion
2 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz $88 billion
3 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton $80 billion
4 Davis Polk & Wardwell $77.2 billion
5 Dewey & LeBoeuf $74.7 billion
6 Sullivan & Cromwell $71.6 billion
7 Cravath, Swaine & Moore $52.8 billion
8 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom $47 billion
9 Blake, Cassels & Graydon $43.9 billion
10 Slaughter & May $39.9 billion

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