From our beginnings as a startup, Skadden forged a reputation as a global leader in mergers and acquisitions by relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity. In some ways, little has changed: By remaining steadfastly committed to the qualities underlying our early successes and adding to our collective experience over the decades, our lawyers are able to advise clients in almost any potential M&A scenario.


  • Consistently ranked among the top firms worldwide and in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe for announced M&A transactions by value in league tables published by Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Refinitiv
  • One of only four firms ranked in Chambers Global 2024’s top tier for Global M&A
  • One of eight firms to top Chambers USA 2024’s Nationwide M&A Elite rankings
  • U.S. News — Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year for Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law as part of the publication’s 2021 Best Law Firms survey
  • Among Law360’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Technology Groups of the Year for 2022
  • Top tier for M&A according to IFLR1000The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
  • Selected as the top corporate law firm more times than any other firm in the U.S. in Corporate Board Member magazine’s annual survey of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms
  • Named the 2021 Financial Services M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year at the inaugural Mergermarket North America M&A Awards
  • In Latinvex’s 2021 Top International Law Firms survey, Skadden was again named the top firm for corporate/M&A (2016-2021)
  • Ranked first by deal count when representing parent companies in spin-offs closing between 2019-23 according to Deal Point Data
  • The first law firm to handle more than $1 trillion in global announced M&A deals in a single year