In its third-quarter league tables, Bloomberg ranked Skadden first in M&A by dollar value of deals globally and in the United States – both overall and in representation of principals. The firm also ranked first in M&A by dollar value in cross-border deals and in the Asia Pacific region (ex-Japan) for the same period. In addition to its M&A listings, Bloomberg announced in its third-quarter corporate finance tables that Skadden ranked first as issuer counsel for both U.S. high-yield and preferred debt (by volume).
Thomson Reuters ranked Skadden similarly in its tables for announced deals during the same period. The firm was first by dollar value in global and U.S. M&A; and in U.S. high-tech industry, Europe and BRIC M&A.