Skadden is a global leader among law firms involved in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. The transactional experience of Skadden’s lawyers, the breadth of our practice and the geographical reach of our offices worldwide have allowed us to maintain our leadership position, representing a broad array of public and private companies, private equity firms and financial sponsors, investment banks, governmental entities, and other institutions and individuals in almost every type of M&A situation.


  • First for completed global deals as advisor to principals by value in 2019, according to Refinitiv M&A league tables
  • Among Law360’s Mergers & Acquisitions Groups for nine consecutive years (2011-2019)
  • Among the firms honored for advising on the Global M&A Deal of the Year at The American Lawyer Industry Awards 2019
  • Top tier for M&A according to IFLR1000 and U.S. News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
  • One of seven firms to top Chambers USA 2020’s M&A Elite rankings and received the 2018 and 2016 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence for having the nation’s top M&A practice
  • One of only five firms ranked in Chambers Global 2019’s top tier for Global M&A
  • The top corporate law firm in the United States in Corporate Board Member magazine’s annual survey of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms more than any other law firm
  • In 2015, Skadden became the first law firm to handle more than $1 trillion in global announced M&A deals in a single year.