McGuireWoods Again Ranks No. 1 in the U.S. and Worldwide for Syndicated Lending Deals

August 10, 2020

McGuireWoods, one of the world’s pre-eminent banking and finance law firms, again ranked No. 1 worldwide and was first in the United States for advising lenders in syndicated loans through the first half of 2020, remaining a dominant force in authoritative league tables published by Refinitiv.

The firm advised lenders on 125 global deals valued at $107.8 billion to rank No. 1 in deal count and No. 2 in proceeds. The firm also ranked No. 1 in deal count and No. 4 in proceeds for representing lenders in U.S. syndicated loans, with 93 deals valued at $69.1 billion.

For nine consecutive years, McGuireWoods has ranked among the top 10 U.S. law firms for deal count and dollar volume in lending league tables published by Refinitiv and its predecessor, the financial and risk business of Thomson Reuters. The firm ranked No. 1 worldwide in deal count in Refinitiv’s 2019 and 2018 year-end rankings.

The firm’s notable transactions in the first six months of 2020 include representing Bank of America in a $7 billion revolving credit facility for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and a $1 billion term loan facility for Jacobs Engineering Group and Jacobs UK. The firm also advised Wells Fargo in a $900 million delayed draw term loan for Silgan Holdings, which financed Silgan’s acquisition of the dispensing business of the Albéa Group.

“We are proud to maintain our position as a global leader for advising lenders in syndicated loans and for delivering comprehensive services to our banking and finance clients,” said Raj Natarajan, chair of McGuireWoods’ Debt Finance Department.

McGuireWoods represents each of the top 10 U.S. banks ranked by assets. U.S. News-Best Lawyers named McGuireWoods Law Firm of the Year for banking and finance law in 2020’s “Best Law Firms,” the fourth time the firm earned the honor.