Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and White & Case were the top M&A legal advisers in the automotive sector in Q1-Q3 2023, according to GlobalData’s ranking of leading M&A advisers.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton topped the charts when measuring the value of deals, advising on $2bn worth of deals during the period, while White & Case advised on the most transactions with a total of five deals.

“White & Case witnessed growth in the number of deals advised by it during Q1-Q3 2023 compared to Q1-Q3 2022. It’s ranking by volume also improved from 19th place in Q1-Q3 2022 to the top position in Q1-Q3 2023,” said GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose.

“Similarly, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton also registered a massive jump in the total value of deals advised by it, and resultantly, its ranking by value also improved significantly in Q1-Q3 2023 compared to Q1-Q3 2022.”

An analysis of GlobalData’s Financial Deals Database reveals that Sullivan & Cromwell came second in terms of value, by advising on $1.3bn worth of deals, followed by  Gleiss Lutz and Galicia Abogados with $1.1bn each, and Clifford Chance with $700m.

Runners-up when measured by number of transactions were Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day  with four deals each, followed by Advokatfirman Vinge, CMS and Latham & Watkins with three deals each.

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GlobalData’s league tables are based on the real-time tracking of thousands of company websites, advisory firm websites and other reliable sources available on the secondary domain. A dedicated team of analysts monitors all these sources to gather in-depth details for each deal, including adviser names.

To ensure further robustness to the data, the company also seeks submissions of deals from leading advisers.