Allen & Overy LLP led the largest ever public financing for a gas project in Australia, advised on the creation of the landmark free financial market in Abu Dhabi and built on its longtime track record as a powerhouse innovator for financial deals, landing it among Law360's Global 20.
By helping Chinese companies and others make unprecedented overseas acquisitions, fending off multiple investigations of alleged sanctions violations for an Italian bank and beefing up its Hong Kong and London offices, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has earned a spot among Law360's Global 20 law firms.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has represented clients in high-risk, billion-dollar litigation in some of the thorniest jurisdictions in the world, while continuing to expand its litigating and deal-making prowess from London and Dubai to Singapore and Beijing, earning it a spot on Law360’s annual Global 20 list of groundbreaking international law firms.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has laid the groundwork for continuing growth in the burgeoning African market — where it's advising on an $80 billion hydroelectric power project — in addition to launching a Brussels office and helping Europe's biggest regulated gas company land an $11 billion credit line, landing itself on Law360's Global 20 list for the third straight year.
Strained by demands from clients who expect diverse offerings and deep expertise around the globe, Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP this year sealed a blockbuster combination that substantially broadened their international reach, landing them a spot among Law360's Global 20.
Sidley Austin LLP has had a global presence for decades and it continued its carefully plotted growth around the world last year, especially in Asia, where it invested heavily in its Singapore office and helped Chinese clients navigate the U.S. legal and regulatory system, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20 list for the second year in a row.
The past year has seen K&L Gates LLP make a major push into the Asia-Pacific region by establishing new footholds in Australia and South Korea while further developing its formidable stateside practice as the firm continues to climb the ranks in its third straight appearance on Law360's Global 20.
King & Spalding LLP's strict adherence to a strategic growth plan centered around building up its strongest practice areas in select markets has spurred its recent expansions in London, Paris, Singapore and the Middle East, securing the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20 for the second time.
For Squire Sanders, expansion into the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East wasn't an incidental strategy, but part of a long-standing mission that helped land the firm its inaugural spot among Law360's Global 20.
The philosophy behind the ever-expanding international practice of Baker & McKenzie LLP — whose complex cross-border work and path-breaking forays in Peru and Southeast Asia have landed it among Law360's Global 20 for the third consecutive year — may boil down to the marketing truism "think global, act local."
Hogan Lovells has surged ahead with its plan to grow in the world's key legal markets following the huge merger that created the firm three years ago, opening a Brazil location and advising on a string of major deals around the world that helped land the firm a place among Law360's Global 20 for the third consecutive year.
DLA Piper thrives on sealing highly complex deals that have multiple countries at the table, but when it comes to its global expansion strategy, the firm, which is enjoying its third consecutive year on Law360's Global 20 list, keeps it simple — closely watching the world's G-20 economies and emerging markets like Latin America and Africa.
With a host of recent, high-profile transactional work across the globe and a continued focus on expanding its international presence to meet the needs of clients, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has landed itself on Law360's Global 20 for the third straight year.
With a penchant for closing highly complex, cross-border deals by drawing on its deep bench in offices around the world, Latham & Watkins LLP has earned a spot on Law360's Global 20 for the third year as it continues to expand its reach in Europe by eschewing the top-down approach for a more decentralized, collective structure.
Shearman & Sterling LLP was one of the first major U.S. firms to develop a global presence and has earned praise for handling a slew of high-profile international matters in a six-week span from December to January, but it has a simple recipe for expansion: Grow gradually and prudently.
From the $55 billion tie-up of two Russian oil giants to the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings of Nortel Networks Corp., Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP's work on complex, high-profile issues throughout the world has earned it a place in Law360’s Global 20 for a third consecutive year.
White & Case LLP landed itself a spot near the top of Law360's Global 20 list for the third year in a row by doing what it's done for decades: offering clients a global network of deeply entrenched attorneys who can handle the toughest international work in project finance, antitrust and many other practice areas.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP continued its push into the high-growth markets of Southeast Asia this year by opening an office in Singapore, and guided Switzerland’s Xstrata PLC through an antitrust gauntlet in China to complete a $34 billion merger with Glencore International PLC, earning the firm a spot on Law360’s Global 20 list for the third year in row.
For the third straight year, Law360 has selected and ranked the 20 law firms that had the largest global presence and were involved in the biggest, most complex and most diverse array of cross-border matters over the past year.
With a deep bench of bilingual attorneys, the transactional team at O'Melveny & Myers LLP has spent the last year at the helm of Asian deals ranging from Chinese IPOs to Turkish private equity fund closings, earning the firm a spot on Law360's Global 20 list for the first time.
Paul Hastings LLP has cultivated relationships with some of the biggest companies in the world on their home turf, putting feet on the ground in both established and emerging markets and plugging clients into its worldwide network of litigation and transactional experts, earning it a spot on Law360's Global 20 list for the second straight year.
Whether implementing trailblazing new bankruptcy law in the U.K., fast-tracking a blockbuster $37.8 billion takeover of a U.S. energy company, or sealing up the second-biggest biotech deal in history, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP is regularly breaking new ground in markets across the world, earning it a spot on Law360's Global 20 list for the second straight year.
Years of legwork preceded Shearman & Sterling LLP’s sprawling global expansion, a strategy most emblematic in the decades the firm spent working with Brazilian companies before opening in Sao Paolo and eventually representing underwriters in the historic $1.95 billion initial public offering by Brazilian investment bank Banco BTG Pactual in 2012, keeping the firm on Law360's Global 20 list since 2011.
Helping to facilitate transactions in every corner of the globe — including billion-dollar, cross-border deals for Federated Investors Inc. and China's Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Ltd. — the team at Reed Smith LLP earned itself a spot on Law360's Global 20 list for the second year in a row.
A robust international expansion effort that included opening new offices on four continents since last April and a global culture of interconnectedness has earned K&L Gates LLP a spot on Law360's Global 20 list for the second straight year.