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The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009: Corporate/M&A

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and thorough data analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of international legal practice. Its research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.

In Chambers' 2009 review of international legal talent in the area of Corporate/M&A, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.

Chambers' comments:

USA Ranking: Tier 3

Based in Chicago, this firm has made an impact on the market, due largely to its close relationships with certain private equity funds. Indeed, with the likes of Bain Capital quickly expanding, the team has become more active than ever in M&A. Having already developed its mid-market public M&A practice, the group has made great strides in entering the high end of the market. Highlight matters include acting for ServiceMaster on its acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for approximately USD5.5 billion. Based in the firm's New York outpost, Stephen Fraidin is noted for his all-round corporate transactional talent and his "creative approach to problems and sophisticated advice." One client remarked: "He is well connected all over the world and is a great attribute for the profession as a whole." Carter Emerson has now taken an of counsel role at the firm and retains a reputation for being "good, strong and aggressive."

Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 -