European M&A deals

European legal adviser league table ranked by value (US$ million), full year 2016 

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Best Friends Group* Slaughter and May & 196,222
White & Case LLP White case 192,538
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Skadden 183,335
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Freshfields 154,759
Allen & Overy LLP Davis Polk 147,686

Deals announced between 1 January - 31 March 2017, with any European involvement, by value (US$ million)

Thomson Reuters M&A Review Q1 2017
Slaughter and May Slaughter and May 50,677
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton 48,480
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 43,242
Jones Day Jones Day 40,776
Linklaters Linklaters 38,399

*The 'Best Friends Group' comprises BonelliErede, Bredin Prat, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Hengeler Mueller, Slaughter and May, Uría Menéndez