GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for the top ten legal advisers by value and volume in the metals and mining sector for Q1-Q3 2022.

A total of 975 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worth $45.8bn was announced in the sector during Q1-Q3 2022.

Top advisers by value and volume

According to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Metals & Mining M&A Report Legal Adviser League Tables Q1-Q3 2022’, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (Paul Weiss) and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Fasken) emerged as the top M&A legal advisers in the metals & mining sector in Q1-Q3 2022 by deal value and volume, respectively.

Paul Weiss advised on $9.8bn worth of deals while Fasken advised on a total of 15 deals.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “As well as coming top of the chart when it comes to total deals advised, Fasken also performed well on the deal value ranking. Of its total 15 deals, six were valued at more than $100m, one of which was valued at more than $5bn. As a result, Fasken managed to occupy the second position by value. However, it still had some way to go in comparison with Paul Weiss, which had a total deal value just shy of the $10bn mark.”

According to the financial deals database of GlobalData, the other high rankers by value included Cassels Brock & Blackwell took the third position with $8.4bn worth of deals; followed by Linklaters with $6.7bn; and Webber Wentzel with $6.7bn.

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In terms of volume, Cassels Brock & Blackwell took the second place with ten deals; followed by Blake Cassels & Graydon with ten deals; Osler Hoskin & Harcourt with four deals; and Bennett Jones with four deals.

GlobalData’s league tables are based on the real-time tracking of thousands of company websites, advisory firm websites and other reliable sources available on the secondary domain. A dedicated team of analysts monitors all these sources to gather in-depth details for each deal, including adviser names.

To ensure further robustness to the data, the company also seeks submissions from leading advisers, through adviser submission forms on GlobalData’s website.