The Big Six firm advised on US$13.27bn worth of deals across 11 transactions – a 35.5% decline over last year, but still the largest amount in Mergermarket’s first quarter league tables. KWM also topped the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) table with US$18.49bn in deals, and the Asia (excluding Australasia and Japan) with US$15.2bn.
At second place in the Australia and New Zealand ranking by deal value is Allens
, which moved up one place, with US$12.64bn. The global firm is followed by Herbert Smith Freehills
(US$6.23bn), Gilbert + Tobin (US$4.99bn), and Allen & Overy (US$4.79bn).
Completing the top 10 are: Baker McKenzie
(US$2.6bn), Clifford Chance
(US$2.01bn), and Ashurst
Below are the complete Australasia, APAC and Asia league tables:
US firms dominate global M&A as businesses make fewer – but bigger – deals
Australasian M&A drops in first quarter
King & Wood Mallesons has successfully defended its crown as the top firm on deals in Australasia in the first quarter of the year, Mergermarket’s latest league tables reveal.