McGuireWoods, one of the world’s pre-eminent banking and finance law firms,
ranked No. 3 worldwide for advising lenders in syndicated loans in 2020,
remaining a dominant force in authoritative league tables published by
The firm advised lenders on 182 global deals valued at $143.4 billion to
rank third in deal count and fourth in proceeds in the year-end league
tables. The firm also ranked third in deal count and sixth in proceeds for
representing lenders in U.S. syndicated loans, with 137 deals valued at
For 10 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. In nine of those years, the firm has finished among the
top five in deal count.
The firm’s notable 2020 transactions 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 Bank, N.A., as
administrative agent in a $4 billion credit facility for BlackRock.
McGuireWoods’ finance practice is one of the largest in the United States.
The firm represents leading financial services institutions, including the
top 10 U.S. banks ranked by assets. Law360 named McGuireWoods a “Banking Practice Group of the Year” for 2020, the second time in three years the legal news service has
recognized the firm for excellence in representing financial services
institutions in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters.
“In a challenging year, our lawyers stepped up to deliver another strong
performance for our clients,” said
Raj Natarajan, chair of McGuireWoods’ Debt Finance Department. “We are proud of our
reputation as a market leader providing innovative and comprehensive
solutions to our banking and finance clients and look forward to helping
our clients thrive in 2021.”