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Mergermarket has released its M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2017. Once again, AZB & Partners has topped the Indian M&A tables in terms of deal value. The firm also recorded the highest number of deals this quarter.
AZB has advised on 44 deals, valued at $21.5 billion. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas is in second, with 26 deals at $19.08 billion, followed by Trilegal in third, with 24 deals at $16.3 billion. S&R Associates and Vaish Associates complete the top five, with 6 deals at $13.2 billion and 7 deals at $13.05 billion respectively.
The other Indian firms in the top ten are Bharucha & Partners, Khaitan & Co and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Two international law firms – Slaughter & May and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian – make it to the top ten as well.
|Rank||Law Firm||Deal Value (in $billion)||Deal Count|
|1||AZB & Partners||21.5||44|
|2||Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas||19.08||26|
|6||Slaughter & May||12.7||2|
|7||Bharucha & Partners||12.6||1|
|8||Khaitan & Co||6.1||35|
|9||Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas||3.8||34|
|10||Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian||2.7||2|
Khaitan has the second most deals after AZB, with 35 this quarter. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has 34, whereas Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has 26, followed by Trilegal with 24. Next is J Sagar Associates with 19, followed by HSA Advocates and DSK Legal with 13 each, and Nishith Desai Associates and Desai & Diwanji with 10 each.
|Rank||Law Firm||Deal Count||Deal Value (in $billion)|
|1||AZB & Partners||44||21.5|
|2||Khaitan & Co||35||6.1|
|3||Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas||34||3.8|
|4||Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas||26||19.08|
|9||Nishith Desai Associates||10||2.2|
|10||Desai & Diwanji||10||1.3|
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas had topped the H1 league tables for 2017, with 16 deals at $16.6 billion, followed closely by AZB with 32 deals at $16.6 billion.