ALB M&A Rankings 2018 - ALB ranks Slaughter and May as a tier 1 firm for M&A in Hong Kong and China

24 Sep 2018

Asian Legal Business, a Thomson Reuters publication, has released their ALB M&A Rankings 2018 and has ranked Slaughter and May a tier 1 firm for M&A in Hong Kong and China. ALB’s annual rankings of the best law firms for M&A in Asia is based on Thomson Reuters M&A data, submissions from the firms, editorial resources and market suggestions.

Tier 1 for M&A and corporate in the 2018 legal directories and reports in China and Europe

Slaughter and May is also tier 1 in the 2018 legal directories for M&A in Asia, the UK and Europe and is in the top tiers of the league table legal advisory rankings published by Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters. A summary of these 2018 tier 1 rankings include:

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 - Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms) in China
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018 - Corporate (including M&A) in Hong Kong
  • ALB M&A Rankings 2018 - in Hong Kong and China
  • Chambers Europe 2018 - Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability, UK
  • IFLR 1000 2018 - Mergers and Acquisitions, United Kingdom
  • Legal 500 2018 - M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+ (London, Corporate and Commercial)

Elite leading lawyers in the Asia Pacific Region for Corporate and M&A in China

Many of Slaughter and May’s partners are in the elite leading lawyers’ guides for corporate and M&A in Asia and in the UK:

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2018: Corporate/M&A (International Firms) China (Benita Yu)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018: Corporate (including M&A) (David Watkins and Peter Brien)
  • IFLR 1000 Asia Pacific 2018: Mergers & Acquisitions (David Watkins);
  • International Who's Who Legal 2018: Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Hong Kong (Peter BrienDavid Watkins and Benita Yu). We also have nine partners listed as experts in this sector of the publication for London and are the only firm to have this many partners considered leaders in the area of merger and acquisition law in Hong Kong and London. Who’s Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research.

Our recent work

Our global team of M&A lawyers advise buyers, sellers, and financial advisers on cross-border and domestic public and private mergers and acquisitions, ranging in size and industry. The team have recently advised on a number of high-profile and significant Asia-related M&A matters including:

  • Softbank’s £24.3 billion acquisition of ARM Holdings. This was one of the biggest technology deals of 2016 (we advised ARM Holdings)
  • OOIL’s US$6.3 billion cash offer by COSCO SHIPPING Holdings for all the issued shares of OOIL (we advised OOIL)
  • Alibaba’s US$2.6 billion privatisation of PRC department store and mall operator, Intime (we advised Alibaba)
  • HNA Group’s US$6.5 billion acquisition of a 25% stake in hotel operator Hilton (we advised HNA)
  • Vodafone India’s US$23 billion merger with Idea Cellular (we advised Vodafone India)

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