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Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:08 am

Would really appreciate if someone could offer insights on V20 firms' respective strengths in different corporate practices, say, private equity, securities, M&A etc. A lot of firms are on Chambers' rankings in every sub-categories and I found it really hard to see a firm's strengths. Thanks in advance for help!

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:52 am

wachtell - sell side M&A
CSM - M&A but also Banking/Finance/Cap Markets
S&C - cap markets, public M&A (although really all of the V5 have big public M&A practices)
Skadden - public M&A, cap markets, international M&A
DPW - cap markets, banking, M&A
STB - PE M&A, cap markets, fund formation, LATAM M&A
Cleary - M&A, cap markets, LATAM/international M&A
K&E - PE M&A, lev buyouts, fund formation
Latham - leveraged buyouts/M&A
Weil - M&A usually PE M&A, fund formation
Gibson - M&A, oftentimes sell side
CovingTTTon - not really a major corporate player, i guess you'll see them on deals with big regulatory components?
PW - PE M&A
Deb - PE M&A, fund formation
Sidley - Cap markets, especially structured products
Quinn - no corporate practice at all
Boies - ditto
W&C - ditto
Jones Day - M&A, especially cross-border
White & Case - Project Finance, a little bit of Banking, pretty much anything Finance-related
R&G - PE M&A
WH - Corporate Governance...but not a real player in transactional world
MoFo - Tech transactions...but not a real player in transactional world
Paul Hastings - Banking, but just brought over a top-notch LATAM/project finance group from A&O


FYI if you see a firm highly ranked in Chambers for Corporate, that means they're highly ranked for M&A. If you see them highly ranked for "Capital Markets", that means securities. If you see them highly ranked for "Private Equity: Buyouts", that means PE M&A

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Joscellin » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:wachtell - sell side M&A
CSM - M&A but also Banking/Finance/Cap Markets
S&C - cap markets, public M&A (although really all of the V5 have big public M&A practices)
Skadden - public M&A, cap markets, international M&A
DPW - cap markets, banking, M&A
STB - PE M&A, cap markets, fund formation, LATAM M&A
Cleary - M&A, cap markets, LATAM/international M&A
K&E - PE M&A, lev buyouts, fund formation
Latham - leveraged buyouts/M&A
Weil - M&A usually PE M&A, fund formation
Gibson - M&A, oftentimes sell side
CovingTTTon - not really a major corporate player, i guess you'll see them on deals with big regulatory components?
PW - PE M&A
Deb - PE M&A, fund formation
Sidley - Cap markets, especially structured products
Quinn - no corporate practice at all
Boies - ditto
W&C - ditto
Jones Day - M&A, especially cross-border
White & Case - Project Finance, a little bit of Banking, pretty much anything Finance-related
R&G - PE M&A
WH - Corporate Governance...but not a real player in transactional world
MoFo - Tech transactions...but not a real player in transactional world
Paul Hastings - Banking, but just brought over a top-notch LATAM/project finance group from A&O


FYI if you see a firm highly ranked in Chambers for Corporate, that means they're highly ranked for M&A. If you see them highly ranked for "Capital Markets", that means securities. If you see them highly ranked for "Private Equity: Buyouts", that means PE M&A


This is an amazing answer.

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:Great Post


OP here. This is super helpful. Thanks so much for the input! Looks like big NY firms = firms with a strong M&A practice lol

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:42 pm

Joscellin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:wachtell - sell side M&A
CSM - M&A but also Banking/Finance/Cap Markets
S&C - cap markets, public M&A (although really all of the V5 have big public M&A practices)
Skadden - public M&A, cap markets, international M&A
DPW - cap markets, banking, M&A
STB - PE M&A, cap markets, fund formation, LATAM M&A
Cleary - M&A, cap markets, LATAM/international M&A
K&E - PE M&A, lev buyouts, fund formation
Latham - leveraged buyouts/M&A
Weil - M&A usually PE M&A, fund formation
Gibson - M&A, oftentimes sell side
CovingTTTon - not really a major corporate player, i guess you'll see them on deals with big regulatory components?
PW - PE M&A
Deb - PE M&A, fund formation
Sidley - Cap markets, especially structured products
Quinn - no corporate practice at all
Boies - ditto
W&C - ditto
Jones Day - M&A, especially cross-border
White & Case - Project Finance, a little bit of Banking, pretty much anything Finance-related
R&G - PE M&A
WH - Corporate Governance...but not a real player in transactional world
MoFo - Tech transactions...but not a real player in transactional world
Paul Hastings - Banking, but just brought over a top-notch LATAM/project finance group from A&O


FYI if you see a firm highly ranked in Chambers for Corporate, that means they're highly ranked for M&A. If you see them highly ranked for "Capital Markets", that means securities. If you see them highly ranked for "Private Equity: Buyouts", that means PE M&A


This is an amazing answer.

I'd just look at Chambers. Some of this is pretty spot on and helpful (e.g., Debevoise is good at PE M&A but top-notch at fund formation), but this list also is a bit off on some groups (e.g., Latham/Skadden are also elite at project finance, STB is in the elite tier in banking and most of its M&A is actually public M&A, etc.).

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Joscellin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:wachtell - sell side M&A
CSM - M&A but also Banking/Finance/Cap Markets
S&C - cap markets, public M&A (although really all of the V5 have big public M&A practices)
Skadden - public M&A, cap markets, international M&A
DPW - cap markets, banking, M&A
STB - PE M&A, cap markets, fund formation, LATAM M&A
Cleary - M&A, cap markets, LATAM/international M&A
K&E - PE M&A, lev buyouts, fund formation
Latham - leveraged buyouts/M&A
Weil - M&A usually PE M&A, fund formation
Gibson - M&A, oftentimes sell side
CovingTTTon - not really a major corporate player, i guess you'll see them on deals with big regulatory components?
PW - PE M&A
Deb - PE M&A, fund formation
Sidley - Cap markets, especially structured products
Quinn - no corporate practice at all
Boies - ditto
W&C - ditto
Jones Day - M&A, especially cross-border
White & Case - Project Finance, a little bit of Banking, pretty much anything Finance-related
R&G - PE M&A
WH - Corporate Governance...but not a real player in transactional world
MoFo - Tech transactions...but not a real player in transactional world
Paul Hastings - Banking, but just brought over a top-notch LATAM/project finance group from A&O


FYI if you see a firm highly ranked in Chambers for Corporate, that means they're highly ranked for M&A. If you see them highly ranked for "Capital Markets", that means securities. If you see them highly ranked for "Private Equity: Buyouts", that means PE M&A


This is an amazing answer.

I'd just look at Chambers. Some of this is pretty spot on and helpful (e.g., Debevoise is good at PE M&A but top-notch at fund formation), but this list also is a bit off on some groups (e.g., Latham/Skadden are also elite at project finance, STB is in the elite tier in banking and most of its M&A is actually public M&A, etc.).



Anon with the long list here. Yeah, of course I didn't put down EVERY strong group of the V20, that's what chambers is for. What, are you going to be salty that I forgot to mention Deb's world-class Aircraft Finance Tax team, or Gibson's domination of IT scene? I really doubt project finance is the first thing people think of when they hear the word "Skadden". I doubt it's the tenth thing they think of.

OP - Previous anon is right that these firms are good at a lot of things. But for the most part these firms all made a pretty big mark on the practice groups I listed. Casey Cogut from STB basically invented PE M&A, and Sidley's New York office was arguably responsible for the first securitization deals.

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:53 pm

I thought that Boies did have a (small) Corp group (but it only has 7-10 associates or something)

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

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Anonymous User wrote:Would really appreciate if someone could offer insights on V20 firms' respective strengths in different corporate practices, say, private equity, securities, M&A etc. A lot of firms are on Chambers' rankings in every sub-categories and I found it really hard to see a firm's strengths. Thanks in advance for help!

Does Corp included bankruptcy

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:51 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Would really appreciate if someone could offer insights on V20 firms' respective strengths in different corporate practices, say, private equity, securities, M&A etc. A lot of firms are on Chambers' rankings in every sub-categories and I found it really hard to see a firm's strengths. Thanks in advance for help!

Does Corp included bankruptcy


No. Bankruptcy has a totally different hierarchy. Cravath doesn't even have a practice.

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Would really appreciate if someone could offer insights on V20 firms' respective strengths in different corporate practices, say, private equity, securities, M&A etc. A lot of firms are on Chambers' rankings in every sub-categories and I found it really hard to see a firm's strengths. Thanks in advance for help!

Does Corp included bankruptcy


No. Bankruptcy has a totally different hierarchy. Cravath doesn't even have a practice.


Yes it does.

https://www.cravath.com/practices/litig ... anization/

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Would really appreciate if someone could offer insights on V20 firms' respective strengths in different corporate practices, say, private equity, securities, M&A etc. A lot of firms are on Chambers' rankings in every sub-categories and I found it really hard to see a firm's strengths. Thanks in advance for help!

Does Corp included bankruptcy


No. Bankruptcy has a totally different hierarchy. Cravath doesn't even have a practice.


Yes it does.

https://www.cravath.com/practices/litig ... anization/


It doesn't. Cravath's bankruptcy practice essentially left with Richard Levin.

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Would really appreciate if someone could offer insights on V20 firms' respective strengths in different corporate practices, say, private equity, securities, M&A etc. A lot of firms are on Chambers' rankings in every sub-categories and I found it really hard to see a firm's strengths. Thanks in advance for help!

Does Corp included bankruptcy


No. Bankruptcy has a totally different hierarchy. Cravath doesn't even have a practice.


Yes it does.

https://www.cravath.com/practices/litig ... anization/


You are wrong. Law student's shouldn't be commenting in these sorts of threads. Let the practicing lawyers help people, please.

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:09 pm

I am not an OP but just wanted to thank you for the post above. This law firm list is really helpful.

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Would really appreciate if someone could offer insights on V20 firms' respective strengths in different corporate practices, say, private equity, securities, M&A etc. A lot of firms are on Chambers' rankings in every sub-categories and I found it really hard to see a firm's strengths. Thanks in advance for help!

Does Corp included bankruptcy


No. Bankruptcy has a totally different hierarchy. Cravath doesn't even have a practice.


Yes it does.

https://www.cravath.com/practices/litig ... anization/


You are wrong. Law student's shouldn't be commenting in these sorts of threads. Let the practicing lawyers help people, please.

How can you even tell who's who when everyone abuses the anon feature.

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:39 pm

1styearlateral wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Would really appreciate if someone could offer insights on V20 firms' respective strengths in different corporate practices, say, private equity, securities, M&A etc. A lot of firms are on Chambers' rankings in every sub-categories and I found it really hard to see a firm's strengths. Thanks in advance for help!

Does Corp included bankruptcy


No. Bankruptcy has a totally different hierarchy. Cravath doesn't even have a practice.


Yes it does.

https://www.cravath.com/practices/litig ... anization/


You are wrong. Law student's shouldn't be commenting in these sorts of threads. Let the practicing lawyers help people, please.

How can you even tell who's who when everyone abuses the anon feature.


That's why ideally you should do your own research.

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:05 pm

Thoughts on Cahill?

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Re: Respective strengths of V20's corporate practices

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Anonymous User wrote:
1styearlateral wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Would really appreciate if someone could offer insights on V20 firms' respective strengths in different corporate practices, say, private equity, securities, M&A etc. A lot of firms are on Chambers' rankings in every sub-categories and I found it really hard to see a firm's strengths. Thanks in advance for help!

Does Corp included bankruptcy


No. Bankruptcy has a totally different hierarchy. Cravath doesn't even have a practice.


Yes it does.

https://www.cravath.com/practices/litig ... anization/


You are wrong. Law student's shouldn't be commenting in these sorts of threads. Let the practicing lawyers help people, please.

How can you even tell who's who when everyone abuses the anon feature.


That's why ideally you should do your own research.

Then this thread is effectively useless if we can't trust the sources. Mods, pls.



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