Sullivan & Cromwell Tops Legal M&A Advisors

Sergio Galvis (left), the head of the Latin America Group at US-based Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Schnell, chair of the Latin America practice for US-based Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Foreign law firms dominate first quarter legal M&A business.


Thanks to advising on Latin America’s top three deals in the first quarter, US-based Sullivan & Cromwell tops the ranking of the region’s top 25 legal advisors from Thomson Reuters.

“We’ve had a very busy start to 2013 with four very significant deals in the financial institutions, consumer products and natural resources industries, in four of the strongest economies in the region: Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Panama,” says Sergio Galvis, the head of the Latin America Group at US-based Sullivan & Cromwell. “We were very happy to see this reflected once again in Thomson’s Q1 league tables.”

The slowdown in Brazilian M&A activity is also having its impact on the law sector. Brazilian law firm Souza Cescon fell from first place to ...

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Top 25 Legal Advisors (First Quarter 2013)

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