McGuireWoods remained a leader in syndicated debt financings in 2016, placing fifth in deal count and seventh in dollar volume in Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp.’s year-end U.S. Lender Legal Advisor rankings. The firm recorded 113 deals valued at $83.4 billion for the year.
It’s the sixth year in a row that McGuireWoods has ranked among the top 10 U.S. law firms in the league tables that debt finance professionals consider definitive, underscoring the depth and strength of the firm’s nationally recognized debt finance practice.
“Reaching the top 10 in these rankings is one thing, but remaining there year after year reflects the sustained excellent work our lawyers do for clients,” said Raj Natarajan, chair of the firm’s debt finance practice. “Our deep bench and broad transactional experience provide our clients with real advantages in a competitive market. We’re excited about the continued growth of our practice and look forward to an even stronger year in 2017.”
McGuireWoods has more than 80 debt finance and asset-based lending lawyers in the United States and London. The firm has been recognized repeatedly as a leading law firm for banking and financial services clients, including being named “Law Firm of the Year” for Banking and Finance Law in the 2017 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The American Lawyer honored McGuireWoods in its 2016 Global Legal Awards for advising Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a record $75 billion syndicated loan that helped finance Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s takeover of SABMiller Plc. The transaction was named “Global Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisition Finance.”