What It Is: Tracks the transactional practices of leading firms.
Why It Matters To You: For those interested in pursuing corporate or transactional law, this survey can give you a sense of the leading law firms in particular areas of corporate law.
Considerations: This survey only tracks public data. Searchable via practice areas which include IPOs/equities, M&A, private equity, project finance, corporate debt, securities, municipal bonds, EITS, and bankruptcy.
Created By: The American Lawyer
Sample Key Findings
Corporate Scorecard (2016): The annual rankings track the U.S. law firms with the most active corporate finance and capital markets practices.
Corporate Scorecard (2015): After a so-so 2013, European and Asian economies picked up last year while the United States continued its recovery, showering corporate and transactions practitioners with work. The number of mergers and acquisitions worldwide rose 6 percent, and their combined value jumped 47 percent, making 2014 the strongest year since 2007. Capital markets, especially equity offerings, also showed healthy gains.
Corporate Scorecard (2014): An interactive chart package ranking the firms in nine key practice areas for their work in 2013, the slowest year for M&A since 2009, but M&A work in the U.S. saw an uptick, and deals with U.S. targets were a bright spot, posting a gain of 11.3 percent, to $1.04 trillion.
Corporate Scorecard (2013): An interactive chart package ranking the firms in nine key practice areas for their work in 2012—a year that saw global M&A activity rise to $2.6 trillion and and global debt capital markets dealmaking hit $5.6 trillion, the highest mark since 2009.
Corporate Scorecard (2012): An interactive chart package ranking the firms in nine key practice areas for their work in 2011 a year that saw global M&A activity rise to $2.2 trillion to reach its highest point since 2008.
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