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Skadden was named a Chairman's Club law firm — part of the "dominant tier in sports law" — in the SportsBusiness Journal's "Power Players: Outside Counsel" feature.
Skadden was recognized as Firm of the Year in the Mergers & Acquisitions category by Best Lawyers in Russia 2017.
Skadden was one of only five firms recognized in the Sanctions Law Firm of the Year — USA category at the WorldECR 2016 awards.
Skadden has won Premio Le Fonti's Italian Desk award for the second year in a row, recognizing our work for Italian clients in the last 12 months.
At the third annual Financial Times "Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers" awards ceremony on June 2, 2016, Skadden received the Innovation in Corporate & Commercial Award for international firms, for our representation of 3SBio in its take-private and relisting on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Our Mandarin-speaking U.S. securities litigation team in Hong Kong and Beijing was highly commended in the Business of Law category; the publication noted our market-leading share of U.S. securities class actions against Chinese companies.
In the latest edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (May 2016), Skadden received the most top rankings among law firms, including:
Skadden also received a 2016 Chambers USA Award for Excellence for having the nation's top M&A practice.
For 16 consecutive years — every year the rankings have been published — Skadden has been named the top U.S. law firm in Corporate Board Member magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" (May 2016). The annual survey asks directors of publicly traded companies to weigh in on current governance and legal matters and recognizes firms providing the "highest caliber of legal advice and consulting."
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.