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The real deal – the firms dominating the rankings for M&A

From premium, multibillion-pound practices to national players handling heavy
volumes of transactional matters, the Legal 500’s M&A rankings cover the full
gamut of the deals market

The Legal 500’s London M&A rankings are among the most competitive across the entire UK guide, with high-profile dealmakers vying for position among the upper echelons of the market, national practices competing for recognition in the mid-market, and smaller, specialist teams hoovering up lower-value – but just as complex – transactions for acquisitive clients.

As well as providing a full rundown of the firms with the most individual rankings, this data feature looks at how the rankings have shifted over the past decade, looking at who’s in and who’s out across all three value bands, and also how the gender balance has vastly improved as increasing numbers of female dealmakers come to the fore in a market traditionally dominated by men.

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