Our M&A lawyers are among the most experienced and effective in the world. We represent many of the world's largest publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as leading private equity firms, hedge funds, financial advisors and other financial institutions and investors on their most important merger, acquisitions and takeover transactions.

Recognition

Our practice is consistently recognized for its work. Recent honors include:

  • The American Lawyer
    • "Global M&A Deal of the Year: Offshore" – counsel to EXOR in its successful bid for PartnerRe (2016)
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    • China
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
  • Chambers Global 2018
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    • Canada
      • Leading Firm and One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A (Expertise Based Abroad) (USA)
      • Two Top-ranked Practitioners — Corporate/M&A (Foreign Experience) (USA)
    • China
      • Three Top-ranked Practitioners — Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-Based (International Firms)
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
    • Japan
      • Leading Firm and One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A International
    • United States
      • Leading Firm, Two Band 1-ranked Practitioners and One Up and Coming Practitioner — Corporate/M&A
      • Leading Firm and One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A (Foreign Expertise) (Canada)
  • Chambers UK 2017
    • One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (London Firms)
  • Chambers USA 2018
    • Leading Firm — Corporate M&A: The Elite (Nationwide)
    • Leading Firm, Two Band 1-ranked Practitioners and Three Top-ranked Practitioners – Corporate M&A: The Elite (New York)
    • One Top-ranked Practitioner – Corporate M&A: Takeover Defense (New York)

One client says: "The team is very dedicated and service-minded, and the roles and competences of the attorneys are complementary, which gives us the much-needed assurance that we get the best possible support in the complex transactions we encounter."

Another client simply states: "They are the best I have worked with."

  • The Deal 2018
    • "Dealmaker of the Year"
    • "Media/Entertainment Law Firm of the Year"
    • "Private Equity Law Firm of the Year"
  • Financial Times 2015
    • One of the "Most Innovative Law Firms in North America"
  • IFLR1000 2018
    • Canada
      • One Highly Regarded Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions
    • China
      • Leading Firm and Two Highly Regarded Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions — Foreign Firms
    • Hong Kong
      • Leading Firm, One Market Leader and Two Highly Regarded Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Japan
      • Leading Firm and Two Highly regarded Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions — Foreign Firms
    • United Kingdom
      • Leading Firm and Two Highly Regarded Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions
    • United States
      • Leading Firm, Two Market Leaders, Four Highly Regarded Lawyers, seventeen Notable Practitioner and Two Rising Stars — Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Law360
    • Named a Mergers & Acquisitions "Practice Group of the Year" (2014)
    • Recognized practitioner – "MVP"
    • Recognized practitioner – "Rising Star" and “top mergers and acquisitions attorneys under 40” (2014)
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017
    • China
      • Leading Firm — Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
    • Hong Kong
      • Leading Firm — Corporate and M&A
    • Japan
      • Leading Firm — Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • The Legal 500 United States 2018
    • Leading Firm, Two Leading Lawyers and Eight Recommended Lawyers — M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Paul, Weiss is a "bet-the-company type of shop" and "the best firm out there," according to one client. When the "matter is serious - material in either an economic or strategic sense - it is top of the list." The team is "responsive, business savvy and contextually sensitive" and has a "tremendous amount of specialized resources."

  • U.S. News — Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2019
    • "Best Law Firms"
      • Tier 1 Firm — Mergers & Acquisitions (National and New York)
    • The Best Lawyers in America
      • Two partners listed for Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Vault.com 2018
    • Leading firm – M&A

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