Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that its mergers and acquisitions practice has once again ranked among the top 10 law firms in Refinitiv’s 2020 U.S. legal advisor league tables and in the top 25 of global rankings.

“We are proud that our M&A team was able to maintain its high level of deal activity, despite difficult market conditions,” said J. Steven Patterson, who co-heads the firm’s M&A practice group with Steven M. Haas. “We saw a strong push at year-end and closed more than 20 transactions in December alone.”

Haas added: “The COVID-19 pandemic created significant challenges for M&A in 2020, particularly during the second quarter, but it also created a lot of opportunities for our clients in a number of key industries. We saw a significant increase in transactions during the fourth quarter, driven by deal volume that was shifted from the first half to the second half of the year due to pandemic-related factors.”

Hunton Andrews Kurth placed among the top law firms in Refinitiv’s year-end league tables in six U.S. M&A categories and four global categories, including:

  • #9 U.S. Target Mid-Market
  • #9 U.S. Target Completed
  • #10 U.S. Target Announced
  • #23 Global Mid-Market
  • #24 Global Completed 

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s M&A practice comprises nearly 250 lawyers and has handled more than 1,000 transactions worth approximately $370 billion in the past five years. With longtime experience managing transactions ranging from acquisitions of private equity-backed companies to a $30 billion merger-of-equals to create the nation’s largest regulated utility, the team advises clients on virtually every form of corporate transaction, in nearly every sector of the economy.