Noting 39 announced deals, Mergermarket ranked Goodwin among the top 10 most active (by volume) law firms advising on M&A transactions globally in the first quarter of 2017. With 18 deals in Europe, Goodwin placed among the top 15 most active (by volume) advisers in Europe for the first time.
Goodwin’s Private Equity Practice was also ranked as the most active adviser in France (by volume), where the firm opened a Paris office last year with a top-ranked team of private equity and M&A lawyers.
In addition, Goodwin Paris has been recently recognized by multiple French publications that track and report on the nation’s private equity and broader business markets. The following rankings and awards – bestowed by Option Finance, Magazine des Affaires, Décideurs and Leaders League’s Trophées du Droit – highlight Goodwin’s growing reputation as a global leader advising clients on investments in France, throughout Europe and globally.
- Option Finance
Ranked first in Mid-Cap LBO (€50 - €300 million) for 2016.
- Magazine des Affaires
Ranked first in LBO Financing by volume, and fourth in LBO by volume and by value for 2016.
- Décideurs – Private Equity Guide
Ranked first in Mid-Cap LBO for 2016.
- Trophées du Droit – Leaders League
Awarded silver trophy at Thursday’s 17th annual awards ceremony for practice in Private Equity - LBO Upper Mid & Large-Cap Market. Trophées du Droit recognize France’s top legal practices and are awarded by judging panels comprised