CC ousts Linklaters from M&A top spot

Clifford Chance has dumped Linklaters from the top of Thomson Financial’s M&A tables for the first three quarters of 2003.

Clifford Chance was ranked fifth for announced deals for the same period last year, but this year has boosted the value of deals it has worked on by 31 per cent.

Linklaters has held first place for a long time, but with deal values slumping by 38.1 per cent it has finally conceded the top spot.