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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” (2020)
    • “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 2020
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    • China
      • One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A: China-Based
      • Two Top-ranked Practitioners – Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-Based
      • Leading Firm — Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
    • Japan
      • Leading Firm and One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A: International
  • Chambers Global 2020
    • 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 in Canada
    • China
      • One Top-ranked Practitioner — Corporate/M&A: China-Based (International Firms)
      • Two 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 — Corporate/M&A
  • Chambers USA 2020
    • 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 2020
    • “Most Innovative Deal of the Year”
    • “Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Law Firm of the Year”
  • 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 2021
    • Canada
      • One Notable Practitioner  Mergers & Acquisitions
    • United States
      • Leading Firm, Two Market Leaders, Four Highly Regarded Lawyers, Thirteen Notable Practitioner and Two Rising Stars — Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Law360
    • Named a Mergers & Acquisitions “Practice Group of the Year” (2019)
    • 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 2020
    • China
      • Leading Firm, One Leading Lawyer and One Rising Star — 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 US 2020
    • Tier 1 Firm, Two Hall of Fame Lawyers and Seven Recommended Lawyers — M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
    • Tier 1 Firm, One Leading Lawyer and Three Recommended Lawyers — Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards
    • 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” 2020
    • “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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