For the third successive year Arthur Cox has been ranked at the top of the prestigious Irish law firm league tables by Mergermarket, the international M&A intelligence publisher. It received the distinction for advising on more Irish M&A transactions than any other firm, by both volume and value, in 2008.
According to the recently published final 2008 Mergermarket league tables, Arthur Cox advised on 30 Irish M&A deals with a combined value of €6.6 billion. Its nearest Irish competitors in the value tables advised on Irish deals worth a total of €2.8 billion (19 deals) and in the volume tables with 20 deals (€0.9 billion value).
This announcement rounds off a successful 2008 for Arthur Cox which also saw the firm being named European winner of ‘Mould-breaking Initiative’, the ‘Best HR Initiative’ at the Managing Partners’ Forum 2008 and the FT/Mergermarket Legal Advisor of the Year for Ireland, 2008.