DLA Piper was the top middle-market law firm in deal volume in 2017

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DLA Piper served as legal advisor on 455 completed transactions with price tags of $1 billion or less in 2017, making it the most active law firm in the global middle market, as measured by deal volume, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters and analyzed by Mergers & Acquisitions.

Jones Day advised on 376 closed deals, putting the firm in second place. Rounding out the top 5 law firms by volume were Kirkland & Ellis, Baker & McKenzie and CMS.

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To see the ranking of law firms by deal value, click here for the article.

Editor’s Note: To measure activity in the middle market, Mergers & Acquisitions looks at transactions that fulfill several requirements: Deals must have a value of roughly $1 billion or less, or an undisclosed value; and they must be completed (not just announced) within the timeframe designated. For this ranking, we included deals throughout the world. Excluded from our charts are: recapitalizations; self-tenders; exchange offers; repurchases; stake purchases; and transactions with undisclosed buyers or sellers. The data provider is Thomson Reuters, which updates its databases continuously. We use the data available at press time. For this article, data was collected on Feb. 19, 2018.

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DLA Piper was the top middle-market law firm in deal volume in 2017
Most Active Mid-Market Law Firms by Volume
Law Firm Number of
Deals
DLA Piper LLP 455
Jones Day 376
Kirkland & Ellis 345
Baker & McKenzie 287
CMS 269
Latham & Watkins 238
Allen & Overy 195
Goodwin Procter LLP 194
Hogan Lovells 191
Clifford Chance 180
Morgan Lewis & Bockius 170
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 168
White & Case LLP 162
Norton Rose Fulbright 143
McGuireWoods LLP 142
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 139
Skadden 133
McDermott Will & Emery 131
Linklaters 129
Weil Gotshal & Manges 129
Eversheds Sutherland LLP 125
Dentons 122
Stikeman Elliott 119
Blake Cassels & Graydon 118
Herbert Smith Freehills 118
Hunton & Williams 115
Bryan Cave LLP 112
Miller Thomson 112
Squire Patton Boggs LLP 106
Cooley LLP 105
Paul, Weiss 104
Sidley Austin LLP 104
Dechert 101
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 96
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 96
Ropes & Gray 94
King & Wood Mallesons 93
Shearman & Sterling LLP 93
Cuatrecasas 92
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP 92
Ashurst 85
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 83
Dorsey & Whitney LLP 79
Mayer Brown LLP 78
King & Spalding 72
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto 72
Uria Menendez 69
Davis Polk & Wardwell 68
Garrigues 68
Paul Hastings LLP 68
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 66
K&L Gates 65
McCarthy Tetrault 63
Nishimura & Asahi 61
Addleshaw Goddard 59
Morrison & Foerster 58
O'Melveny & Myers 58
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune 57
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr 56
PwC Legal LLP 56
Vinson & Elkins LLP 56
Kim & Chang 55
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 54
Honigman Miller Schwartz And Cohn 53
Sullivan & Cromwell 53
Gowling WLG 52
Osborne Clarke 51
Troutman Sanders LLP 50
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP 49
Grandall Law Firm 48
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld 46
Khaitan & Co 46
Pinheiro Neto Advogados 46
Bird & Bird 45
Schoenherr Attorney's at Law 44
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP 43
Proskauer Rose LLP 43
Houthoff Buruma 40
Havel & Partners sro 39
Winston & Strawn 39
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 36
Greenberg Traurig 36
Lee & Ko 35
Loyens & Loeff 35
Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH 35
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu 35
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek 34
Lamartine Conseil 33
Zhong Lun Law Firm 33
Blank Rome LLP 32
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP 32
Gateley LLP 32
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers 31
Perez Llorca 31
Noerr LLP 30
Simmons & Simmons 30
Torys 30
Ellex 29
Bae Kim & Lee 28
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP 28
Gilbert + Tobin 28
Gomez Acebo & Pombo 28
Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice 28
Travers Smith 28
AZB & Partners 27
NCTM 27
Chiomenti Studio Legal 26
Gorrissen & Federspiel 26
Arnold & Porter 25
Fidal 25
Goodmans 25
Hengeler Mueller 25
Alston & Bird 24
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP 24
Gide Loyrette Nouel 24
Veirano Advogados 24
Minter Ellison 23
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz 23
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 22
Jia Yuan Law Offices 21
Allen & Gledhill 20
Covington & Burling 20
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co 20
Shin & Kim 20
Grandway Law Offices 19
Allens 18
Deloitte 18
Corrs Chambers Westgarth 17
Fenwick & West LLP 17
Kain Lawyers Pty Ltd 17
WongPartnership LLP 17
Source: Thomson Reuters