Mergers & Acquisitions

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Band 1 Nationwide Corporate/M&A: The Elite - Chambers USA, 2020–2024

Year after year, our Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group maintains its position at the forefront of high-profile, cutting-edge M&A transactions. We consistently lead the market in both number and value of deals, representing public and private companies, financial sponsors, boards of directors and financial advisors.

Our team thrives amid the challenge of intricate and complex situations. With innovative perspectives and commercial awareness, we look at situations holistically and manage all aspects of a deal, not just the legal tactics. Kirkland’s M&A group adeptly guides its clients to desirable outcomes across a broad spectrum of industries and geographies, including a full range of cross-border and contested transactions. The group also counsels public companies facing activist shareholders and other complex governance matters.

Kirkland’s full-service M&A practice is coordinated globally, with the unique ability to bring together best-in-class lawyers in all major markets across an extensive M&A platform. This includes renowned tax, finance, antitrust, intellectual property, regulatory and executive compensation lawyers with an extraordinary level of interactivity that provides a seamless, integrated service.

Beyond delivering exceptional results, we are fiercely committed to client service and quality, forging many long-standing relationships. As a result, many of the most sophisticated players in M&A hire us again and again. The group’s aptitude for developing novel, constructive solutions, combined with hard work and energy, ensures that Kirkland is consistently a top-choice for the highest-quality legal services in the M&A market. 

#1 Global and U.S. M&A by Deal Volume and Deal Count

Bloomberg Global M&A Market Review Legal Rankings, FY 2023

Tier 1 Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards

The Legal 500 United States, 2021–2024

“They are super hard-working, always available, and there's no limit to their performance in terms of capacity. And they combine that with the expertise in all relevant areas.”

– Chambers USA