Overview in London

Legal 500's finance section is one of the larger sections within the guide, ranking nearly 100 firms across 12 different types of work. These practices range from acquisition finance capabilities through to bank lending, debt capital markets and restructuring & insolvency. Changes to the section this year include the combination of structured products and securitisation and the inclusion of commodities transactional work within derivatives. Physical commodities now sit within the disputes section as commodities disputes. Other areas covered within finance include asset based lending, high yield and trade finance. Firms featuring prominently in the section include US, magic circle and international firms.  Hogan Lovells; Clifford Chance; White & Case; Allen & Overy LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright all have multiple rankings in the section.