Rankings

Rankings for 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.

Law360 'Practice Group of the Year' Awards

Skadden received Law360’s "Practice Group of the Year" awards (Dec. 21, 2014) in seven areas: Capital Markets, Health, Life Sciences, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Real Estate and Securities. The publication’s awards were given to firms that "came through for their clients in 2014, sealing the big deals and winning the high-stakes suits."

Financial Times 2014 'US Innovative Lawyers' Report

The Financial Times ranked Skadden second in the 2014 U.S./North America "Innovative Lawyers" report. We have ranked as one of the top two firms for innovation all five years of the FT's report. The firm had seven ranked submissions (tied for most) and three shortlisted for individual awards (also tied for most). Of particular note, we received the top score in the new "social responsibility" category.

Distinguished Pro Bono Law Firm Award for Hong Kong


The Hong Kong office was given the "2014 Distinguished Pro Bono Law Firm Award” by the Law Society of Hong Kong on December 5. Skadden was one of only two firms to receive that award, which is the highest honor the Law Society gives to law firms for their pro bono work. In addition to the Firm award, eight attorneys in the Hong Kong office received individual awards.

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