Jones Day Wins Top M&A Ranking 15 Years in a Row; Firm Named "Practice Group of the Year 2014" in Six Categories

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 17:32

Jones Day ranked #1 globally in the Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A league tables for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the full year, maintaining a position it has held for 57 consecutive calendar quarters. 

Transactions on which Jones Day lawyers advised in 2014 included Reynolds American's $27.6 billion acquisition of Lorillard, SAP's $8.3 billion acquisition of Concur Technologies, Procter & Gamble's $2.9 billion sale of Duracell to Berkshire Hathaway, Eastman Chemicals' $2.8 billion acquisition of Taminco, Monster Beverage's long-term realignment with Coca-Cola involving a net payment of $2.15 billion, Flint Hills' $2.1 billion acquisition of PetroLogistics, NRG Yield's $2.5 billion acquisition of the Alta wind facility, Marathon Petroleum's $2.9 billion acquisition of Hess's retail marketing business, MediaTek's $3.8 billion acquisition of MStar Semiconductor, and STERIS's $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health. 

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

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Law360 named Jones Day in six practice categories as part of its "Practice Group of the Year" series for 2014. The Jones Day practices (and corresponding Law360 practice categories) are: 
Issues & Appeals (Appellate)

Business Restructuring & Reorganization (Bankruptcy)

Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation(Employment)

M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions)

Business & Tort Litigation (Product Liability)

Projects & Infrastructure (Project Finance)

Law360 reviewed a record 683 submissions for their 2014 Practice Group of the Year series, which is now in its fifth year. The winners were selected based on the number of significant, large, or complex deals or cases that the practice worked on throughout the year. 

Four of the Jones Day winning practices have now received multiple honors as part of this series. Jones Day's Labor & Employment/Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Business & Tort Litigation practices were named for the third time in Law360's Employment and Product Liability categories, respectively, and the firm's Issues & Appeals and M&A practices were named for the second time in Law 360's Appellate and M&A categories, respectively. 

Law360 will publish profiles on each of the winning practices in January and February 2015.