Chambers & Partners' New York Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded category focuses on law firms with extensive proficiency in sophisticated midmarket deals and includes top-ranked firms such as Dechert, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Ropes & Gray. Many of these ranked firms will also advise on high-end transactions alongside firms in our Elite category.
The Elite table is comprised of firms with first-class skills in handling complex multibillion-dollar transactions and features city-centric powerhouses such as Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. It also includes leading multinational firms such as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Kirkland & Ellis, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sullivan & Cromwell.
The section also covers lawyers and law firms offering leading counsel on proxy contests. It features the likes of Schulte Roth & Zabel and Olshan Frome Wolosky, noted for their top-tier representation of activist shareholders, as well as foremost takeover defense attorneys such as David Katz of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Richard Grossman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates.
Lawyers are ranked under the general New York Corporate/M&A heading.