Cuatrecasas closes outstanding year for international M&A advisory services

Cuatrecasas rounds up 2021 with good results in international M&A.

Cuatrecasas closes outstanding year for international M&A advisory services
January 21, 2022

In a year marked by intense activity in the field of mergers and acquisitions, Cuatrecasas broke the record in the number of M&A transactions handled by one law firm in Spain and Portugal, totaling 149 transactions, according to the league tables published by Mergermarket. Reviewing the results in Latin America, the firm particularly stands out for its great capacity for expansion and an increased activity in M&A in all the jurisdictions where it operates.

For the second consecutive year, Cuatrecasas ended 2021 as the leader in the Mergermarket ranking that classifies law firms by volume of closed transactions in Spain. The firm was ranked third in the total value of the transactions. It stands out for having advised on the two largest transactions carried out mainly in Spain this year. It also strengthened its position as a benchmark law firm advising on foreign investments, operating in particularly complex transactions.

In Portugal, Mergermarket ranks Cuatrecasas in second place on the list of law firms for transaction volume. Besides, the firm has participated in three of the six highest-value transactions carried out in the country.

Throughout 2021, Cuatrecasas in Latin America succeeded in maintaining its expansion strategy in the region, also increasing the number of complex crossborder transactions in which it participated. According to TTR, the firm scored second place for transaction volume in Chile, third in Peru, fifth in Colombia and sixth in Mexico. Regarding the total monetary value of these transactions, the firm ranks ninth, eleventh, fifth, and eighth, respectively.

These yearly results demonstrate that, once again, Cuatrecasas has succeeded in staying on the podium of the most prestigious law firms in international M&A. These good figures and the market trend encourage us to predict a successful 2022 in this area.

January 21, 2022