The firm is ranked among the top ten law firms in Italy by M&A deal count

27 Jun 2019

International law firm Simmons & Simmons was ranked among the top ten law firms in Italy by deal count in Mergermarket’s Global & Regional M&A Report for the first half of 2019. This ranking marks the third consecutive year that the firm has been featured in the league tables.

Mergermarket specialises in creating an information advantage for subscribers and boasts the largest team of dedicated M&A journalists and analysts in the world. Mergermarket’s biannual league tables have become an industry standard among investment professionals.

Simmons & Simmons’ Milan corporate & commercial group saw a number of noteworthy M&A successes in 2019. Recent deals have included assisting in the disposal of Nuova Castelli to Lactalis Group and advising Tapì on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Les Bouchages Delage.

The ranking is another triumph for the firm’s Italian office, which has won a number of awards over the past year, including:

  • Equity Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Legalcommunity Corporate Awards
  • Finance Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Legalcommunity Finance Awards
  • Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 TopLegal Awards

Italy country head Andrea Accornero commented as follows: “We are very pleased to see these numbers. This is a challenging market, but we see our leading position is reflected in an increase in the number of transactions in which we have successfully assisted.”

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