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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
    • “Dealmaker of the Year” (2019)
    • “Global M&A Deal of the Year: Offshore” – counsel to EXOR in its successful bid for PartnerRe (2016)
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    • China
      • One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A: China-Based
      • Three Top-ranked Practitioners – Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-Based
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: The Elite
    • Japan
      • Leading Firm and one Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A: International
  • Chambers Global 2019
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    • Canada
      • Leading Firm, Two Foreign Experts (USA), and One Expertise Based Abroad (USA) — Corporate/M&A
    • China
      • One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A: China-Based (International Firms)
      • 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, One Foreign Expert (Canada), and One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A
  • Chambers UK 2019
    • One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
  • Chambers USA 2019
    • Leading Firm — Corporate M&A: The Elite (Nationwide)
    • Leading Firm, Two Band 1-ranked Practitioners and Two Top-ranked Practitioners – Corporate M&A: The Elite (New York)
    • One Top-ranked Practitioner – Corporate M&A: Takeover Defense (New York)

One source says Paul, Weiss is a “talented, business-savvy and super personable team that achieve the highest results for your company in an efficient and sensible manner.”

Another commentator says, “They are strong across the entire range of disciplines and have a deep bench of talented lawyers.”

  • The Deal 2019
    • “Middle Market Activist Campaign of the Year”
    • “Deal of the Year”
    • “Energy & Industrials Deal of the Year”
  • The Deal 2018
    • “Dealmaker of the Year”
    • “Media/Entertainment Law Firm of the Year”
    • “Private Equity Law Firm of the Year”
  • IFLR1000 2019
    • 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
    • Recognized practitioner – “MVP” (2017)
    • Named a Mergers & Acquisitions “Practice Group of the Year” (2014)
    • Recognized practitioner – “Rising Star” and “top mergers and acquisitions attorneys under 40” (2014)
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
    • China
      • Leading Firm, One Leading Lawyer and One Next Generation Lawyer — Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
    • Hong Kong
      • Leading Firm and One Leading Lawyer — 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

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