Rankings: Global 20

Law360’s Global 20 profiles the 20 law firms with the greatest global reach and expertise. Winning firms are selected based on how much they’ve expanded outside their home countries and the breadth, volume and sophistication of their cross-border work.
  • August 23, 2019

    Global 20: Shearman & Sterling

    Shearman & Sterling LLP has been working to expand its global reach by shoring up its forces at home, guiding Ecopetrol through a venture that gave the Colombian oil company a solid foothold in Texas and landing the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list for the ninth year in a row.

  • August 22, 2019

    Global 20: Reed Smith

    Reed Smith LLP helped the Bank of New York Mellon navigate Puerto Rico's debt restructuring and represented a former hedge fund CEO accused in a major fraud investigation brought by Denmark's tax authority, winning the firm a place on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • August 21, 2019

    Global 20: Paul Hastings

    Paul Hastings LLP has reached new heights with a milestone expansion in its London office and exponential growth in its Brazil outpost while deftly steering clients through global business and political transitions in Europe, Latin America and Asia, landing the firm a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • August 20, 2019

    Global 20: Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown LLP retained its spot on Law360’s Global 20 list with another banner year that included guiding France’s Societe Generale to a favorable settlement ending Libor-rigging investigations and advising some of the world's most influential companies on multibillion-dollar deals.

  • August 19, 2019

    Global 20: Cleary

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP represented a slew of prominent international companies in a variety of legal actions around the world this past year, including nabbing a victory for Robert Bosch in a suit over emissions-cheating software, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20 list for the ninth straight year.

  • August 16, 2019

    Global 20: Orrick

    Helping companies in 30 countries raise more than $14 billion in funding and advising on the largest power plant development in Africa’s history have helped Orrick become the third-most active law firm in venture capital and land a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • August 15, 2019

    Global 20: Dechert

    Dechert LLP used its international network to take on deals like Differential Brands Group’s $1.2 billion buy of part of a Hong Kong company’s licensing business and to successfully defend former Barclays chairman Robert Diamond in an investigation from the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, securing a spot yet again on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • August 14, 2019

    Global 20: K&L Gates

    K&L Gates LLP once again solidified its status as a titan of the global legal industry, representing major names like Microsoft on important international investments and scoring a key victory in a trade secrets dispute before the U.S. International Trade Commission to earn a spot on Law360’s Global 20.

  • August 13, 2019

    Global 20: Squire Patton Boggs

    Squire Patton Boggs LLP helped the Republic of Kosovo dodge a €380 million investment treaty claim, one of the many victories it has secured for states and multinational companies, landing the firm a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list for the seventh year in a row.

  • August 12, 2019

    Global 20: Latham & Watkins

    Latham & Watkins LLP expanded its international presence over the past year and landed once again on Law360’s Global 20 list while advising clients including Takeda Pharmaceutical, The Carlyle Group and tech startup Ayden, among others, in some of the biggest deals and offerings of their kind in their respective regions.

  • August 09, 2019

    Global 20: Eversheds Sutherland

    Continued growth in the U.S. and the U.K., new offices in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands and a client-first attitude world-wide have earned Eversheds Sutherland a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • August 08, 2019

    Global 20: Linklaters

    Linklaters LLP secured its reputation as a global legal powerhouse when advising Linde AG as lead strategic counsel on global antitrust matters in a $90 billion merger of equals with Praxair Inc. that closed in October, again earning it a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • August 07, 2019

    Global 20: Dentons

    Dentons in the past year continued on its path to becoming a ubiquitous legal presence throughout the globe, crossing the 10,000 attorney threshold and opening 16 additional offices, again earning a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • August 06, 2019

    Global 20: Hogan Lovells

    Hogan Lovells has enjoyed another banner year of cross-border work in and out of the courtroom, from advising a $16 billion deal that saw Walmart take a majority stake in an Indian e-commerce firm to fighting for the rights of migrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border, landing the firm on Law360's Global 20 for the ninth year in a row.

  • August 05, 2019

    Global 20: Herbert Smith Freehills

    Herbert Smith Freehills saw continued growth in emerging markets, represented clients connected to the investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and kept up its dominance in the arbitration market with a big win for Costa Rica, once again earning a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • August 02, 2019

    Global 20: DLA Piper

    Knowing industries as deeply as its clients do and enlisting top legal minds to make sure international deals go off without a hitch, DLA Piper has staked out a wide range of cross-border talent, landing a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • August 01, 2019

    Global 20: Norton Rose Fulbright

    Norton Rose Fulbright has continued to establish itself as a global force with its worldwide industry groupings, advising on big-ticket transactions, such as Randgold Resources’ merger creating an $18 billion company and Danaos’ $2.2 billion restructuring, and once again earning a spot on Law360's Global 20 list.

  • July 31, 2019

    Global 20: Allen & Overy

    Allen & Overy LLP has spent the past year leading billion-dollar deals and disputes across the globe, including Engie’s deal to sell off its Glow Energy stake and a deal to create a Middle Eastern banking giant, landing the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list for the seventh consecutive year.

  • July 30, 2019

    Global 20: Baker McKenzie

    Baker McKenzie LLP has spent the past year helping clients navigate multibillion-dollar transactions that span continents, including Japanese giant Hitachi’s $11 billion purchase of a Swiss power grid business, landing the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list for the ninth year in a row.

  • July 29, 2019

    Global 20: White & Case

    White & Case LLP has topped Law360’s Global 20 list again with its far-flung roster of attorneys who steered a $4.9 billion train deal in Los Angeles, successfully defended a London-based trader facing forex-rigging charges and scored a $650 million arbitral award for a Portuguese telecom company.

  • July 26, 2019

    Law360 Reveals The Global 20 Firms Of 2019

    What does it mean to be a global legal powerhouse? These firms have it figured out. Here, Law360 reveals its ninth annual ranking of the firms with the most international clout.

  • July 31, 2018

    Global 20: Sidley Austin

    Sidley Austin LLP demonstrated its breadth of international work in the past year by advising private equity firm Mid Europa Partners in a significant health care deal in central Europe and representing North America’s football association in corruption investigations against FIFA, once again securing a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • July 30, 2018

    Global 20: Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown has watered its global roots by breaking ground on new offices in Tokyo and San Francisco this year, while continuing to help clients work on innovative deals such as the first green bond sale by a pension fund on a global scale, solidifying its place on Law360's Global 20 list. 

  • July 27, 2018

    Global 20: Orrick

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has continued its focus on innovation in the last year, working on deals like $250 million in financing for digital banking alternative Revolut and advice to Zodiac Aerospace’s board on its €8.5 billion acquisition by French aerospace company Safran SA, landing the firm on Law360’s Global 20 list.

  • July 26, 2018

    Global 20: Shearman & Sterling

    Shearman & Sterling LLP has racked up many achievements abroad over the past year— including the largest initial public offering by a South American business in seven years and a restructuring of a European company doing business on five continents — and also added two Texas offices, landing the U.S.-based firm back on Law360's Global 20 list.

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