Rankings for 2015
Skadden Tops 2015 Chambers USA Rankings; Tax Group and Peter Allan Atkins Honored
In the latest edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (May 2015), Skadden received the most top rankings among law firms, including:
- 68 Band 1 attorney rankings.
- 36 Band 1 practice rankings.
- Five "Star Individual" rankings.
Skadden also received a 2015 Chambers USA "Award for Excellence" for having the nation's top tax practice. In addition, New York M&A partner Peter Allan Atkins was honored with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his accomplishments and continuing work as "one of the world's foremost authorities on corporate and securities law."
Corporate Board Member: 2015 'America's Best Corporate Law Firms'
For the 15th consecutive year, Skadden has been named the top U.S. law firm in Corporate Board Member magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" (May 2015), which asked directors of publicly traded companies what firms they would "most likely turn to for corporate legal matters of national scope."
Who's Who Legal Awards: 'Investigations Firm of the Year'
For the second year in a row, Skadden was named "Investigations Firm of the Year" at the global Who's Who Legal Awards, in Washington, D.C. (April 27, 2015).
'BTI Brand Elite 2015: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms'
For the fourth consecutive year, Skadden took the top spot in a report that identifies law firms with the strongest brands. The "BTI Brand Elite 2015: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms" report (April 2015) is based on almost 650 interviews with corporate counsel at companies with an average revenue of $17.5 billion, according to BTI Consulting Group, Inc.
Asian Legal Business Employer of Choice Rankings
Skadden was one of only five firms selected as a 2015 "Employer of Choice" for Hong Kong by Asian Legal Business (April 2015). Compiled using survey responses from thousands of law firm employees across Asia, the rankings are based on job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and other aspects.
Décideurs 2015 Disputes and Tax Rankings
Skadden was listed as a leading firm in the disputes and tax rankings released by French directory Décideurs in the areas of commercial disputes; financial disputes; disputes concerning the operations of French-listed companies, the Financial Markets Authority and the Prudential Supervisory Authority; international group tax; and transactions tax.
Dealogic 2015 Global M&A League Tables
Skadden ranked first in M&A deals by value and number globally for the second consecutive month, advising in February 2015 on 15 matters totaling $55.19 billion in value, according to data from Dealogic reported by Law360. For the first two months of 2015, the firm advised on 37 deals totaling $151.94 billion in value.
Real Estate Finance & Investment Financing Awards
Skadden was named the leading law firm for real estate financing at the inaugural Real Estate Finance & Investment Financing Awards (February 4, 2015) for "demonstrated exceptional performance, customer satisfaction and innovation over the past 12 months."
Rankings for 2014
Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket 2014 M&A League Tables
In 2014, Skadden ranked first in announced M&A deals by value globally and in the U.S. according to league tables published by Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and mergermarket.
Dealogic's 2014 Global M&A League Tables
In 2014, Skadden ranked first in announced M&A deals by value globally according to The Wall Street Journal (Dec. 29), citing data collected by Dealogic.