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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Clifford Chance corporate partner David Walker said the firm has acted for some of the largest global players for many years, adding that one of the biggest buyouts Clifford Chance has acted on recently is Kohlberg Kravis Roberts' (KKR) purchase of Alliance Boots.
"We've achieved this ranking by acting for a number of the world's largest and most active private equity houses, such as Permira, the Carlyle Group, CVC and KKR, across many jurisdictions," he said. "This demonstrates the depth and strength of our team and we remain committed to that."
Clifford Chance also fared well in terms of M&A activity, advising on 120 deals with a combined value of $435.3bn (£218.45bn) and winning roles on three of the top five M&A deals. This ranked the firm third in value terms for global M&A advice, behind Sullivan & Cromwell and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.
A&O, Linklaters and Freshfields ranked fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.