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Shoosmiths has topped Experian MarketIQ’s UK & Ireland M&A league tables to become the UK’s leading legal adviser by deal volume.
Clinching the top national spot, in 2016 the firm acted on 183 disclosable deals in total, ahead of Gateley (177 deals), DLA Piper (142) and Irwin Mitchell (119).
Shoosmiths also took first place in London and in the South East ranking respectively. The firm leapt from sixteenth to fourth place in Scotland and held on to last year’s positions in the East of England (third), the Midlands (third) and North West (seventh), demonstrating its regional presence and national footprint.
Experian MarketIQ reported that the level of merger and acquisition activity in the UK held up well in 2016 despite a turbulent year, with unanticipated scenarios on the world stage such as the election of Donald Trump and the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.
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