Diversity & Inclusion
Skadden was named "Capital Markets Firm of the Year" at the annual Who's Who Legal Awards (April 11, 2016). The awards honor firms that have performed exceptionally well in Who's Who Legal's global peer-driven research.
For the fifth consecutive year, Skadden took the top spot in a report that identifies law firms with the strongest brands. The "BTI Brand Elite 2016: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms" report (March 2016) is based on more than 600 interviews with corporate counsel at companies with an average revenue of $18.2 billion, according to BTI Consulting Group, Inc.
Skadden ranked first in announced 2015 M&A deals by value globally and in the U.S. according to league tables published by Bloomberg, mergermarket and Thomson Reuters. We also ranked first in announced 2015 M&A deals by value in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) according to Bloomberg.
Skadden received Law360's "Practice Group of the Year" awards (December 20, 2015) in seven areas: Bankruptcy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Real Estate, Sports, Tax and Technology.
For the third time in six years, the Financial Times' "Innovative Lawyers" report has named Skadden the most innovative law firm in North America (December 2015). Five of the firm's submissions were ranked among the year's top legal innovations; three were shortlisted for individual top honors. Skadden has ranked either first or second in each of the FT's six annual U.S./North America "Innovative Lawyers" reports.
For the second year in a row, Skadden has received TopLegal's "Italian Desk" award (November 23, 2015), recognizing our work for Italian clients over the last 12 months. This is the third award our European attorneys received in 2015 for their representation of Italian clients.
JUVE has recognized 10 Skadden practices in its 2015-16 ranking of Germany's leading law firms (October 2015).
Chambers UK has recognized 13 Skadden practices, 24 partners and three counsel in its 2016 guide (October 2015). In Litigation, the firm was elevated from "Highly Regarded" to "Elite," the publication's highest Litigation bracket. Skadden also raised two tiers in Public International Law. In rankings of leading individuals, we received new rankings in Financial Crime, Insurance, International Arbitration, Litigation and Tax and a promotion in Public International Law.
Skadden is the leader in 2015 M&A deals involving real estate investment trusts both in the U.S. and worldwide, with about $18.5 billion worth of announced deals so far this year, according to Dealogic data published by Law360 (October 30, 2015).
Skadden's French M&A department was awarded four stars out of five in Option Droit & Affaires' annual M&A ranking (October 2015).