Jones Day Tops M&A For 36th Consecutive Quarter

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 01:00

Jones Day ranked first globally in M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2009, maintaining a position it has held for 36 quarters in a row.

Jones Day led all law firms for number of completed deals worldwide in the Q3 2009 M&A rankings released this month by Thomson Reuters. The firm received credit from Thomson for 211 completed deals worldwide, surpassing the #2 firm by 66 deals. Thomson also ranked the firm #1 for completed deals with U.S. targets with 128 deals. The firm captured the #1 ranking in every published Thomson league table based on deal count.

In the Bloomberg league tables, which are based on announced transactions, Jones Day ranked #1 both for number of worldwide deals and for number of deals involving U.S. companies. Bloomberg published 23 rankings based on deal count. The firm ranked #1 in six of these and in the top 10 in 15 of the 23 total.

The firm has maintained the #1 worldwide ranking for number of deals in both the Thomson and Bloomberg tables every quarter since year-end 2000.

The firm also captured the #1 ranking by deal count in Mergerstat's Q3 2009 league tables, which are based only on announced deals involving U.S. companies. The firm has held this Mergerstat ranking for 26 consecutive quarters.

Six Jones Day lawyers have been named leading lawyers in the 2010 edition of the Chambers Guide to Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, our Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A practices were ranked both Latin America-wide and in México, and our Projects practice was ranked in México.

The listed attorneys and practice areas for which they are recognized are:

Fernándo de Ovando - Banking & Finance (México); Maria Fernanda Farall - Corporate/M&A (Latin America-wide); Silvia Malagón - Banking & Finance (México); Javier Martinez del Campo - Banking & Finance (México), Corporate/M&A (México); Luís Riesgo- Corporate/M&A (Latin America-wide); Manuel Romano Mijares - Corporate/M&A (México).