McGuireWoods Repeats Top 5 Ranking for Syndicated Loans in Year-End League Tables

Firm Ranks No. 4 With 183 Deals and No. 6 With $157.7 Billion in Value

January 31, 2019

McGuireWoods again ranked among the leading law firms for syndicated debt financings in 2018, placing fourth in deal count and sixth in dollar volume in Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp.’s year-end U.S. Lender Legal Advisor rankings. The firm advised clients on 183 deals valued at $157.7 billion.

For eight consecutive years, McGuireWoods has ranked among the top 10 U.S. law firms for deal count and dollar volume in the league tables that finance professionals consider definitive, demonstrating the depth and the strength of the firm’s nationally recognized debt finance practice. In seven of those years, McGuireWoods was among the top five in deal count.

Global syndicated lending reached an all-time high in 2018 and loan volume in the Americas accounted for 63.9 percent of the worldwide total, according to Thomson Reuters’ report. Proceeds on deals closed by McGuireWoods lawyers increased by 27 percent in 2018 over the previous year.

“The firm’s consistently strong performance in these authoritative rankings reflects the market-leading service we deliver for our financial institution clients nationwide,” said Raj Natarajan, chair of the firm’s Debt Finance Department. “We look forward to even greater results in 2019.”

McGuireWoods’ finance practice is one of the largest in the United States, with more than 90 debt finance lawyers in the U.S. and London. The firm represents each of the top 10 U.S. banks ranked by assets and has handled domestic and cross-border commitments exceeding $100 billion in each of the past eight years.

McGuireWoods was named 2019’s “Law Firm of the Year” for banking and finance law in U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.” In addition, Law360 recently named the firm a “Banking Practice Group of the Year” for advising national banks in multibillion-dollar financings and deals, winning high-stakes appeals and representing financial institutions in other matters.