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General Counsel Recognize K&L Gates Among America’s Top 25 Corporate Law Firms
25 May 2016
New York -
Global law firm
K&L Gates LLP
has been named one of the top 25 corporate law firms in the United States, according to a survey of U.S. general counsel by
Corporate Board Member
magazine, NYSE Governance Services, and FTI Consulting.
Published in the magazine’s annual “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” issue, the rankings are based on a survey of general counsel from U.S. public companies regarding the national firms they would retain for a variety of corporate governance and legal matters. K&L Gates ranks 21st on the 2016 survey, marking the firm’s second appearance on the list.
K&L Gates’ corporate/M&A practice is one of the most substantial full-market practices in the legal industry. More than 500 lawyers in offices across five continents assist clients from a diverse array of sectors in the structuring, financing, and completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions.
Significant corporate matters on which K&L Gates has advised recently include a dual-track initial public offering and sales process for PharMEDium, culminating in the company’s $2.6 billion sale to AmerisourceBergen Corp; LKQ Corp.’s €1.04 billion acquisition of Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia S.p.a.; and a cross-border representation of Boralex Inc. on its acquisition of a portfolio of wind power projects in Northern France totaling approximately 350 MW.
K&L Gates has been ranked as a national first-tier firm in numerous corporate categories of
–Best Lawyers’ annual “Best Law Firms” survey, including in the Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, Corporate Governance, Securities/Capital Markets, Tax, Trusts & Estates, and Venture Capital law categories, among others. In addition,
Mergers & Acquisitions
magazine honored K&L Gates as its “Law Firm of the Year” for mid-market M&A in 2013.
K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.
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