CHICAGO (November 6, 2006) — McDermott Will & Emery ranked 17th in the third quarter M&A legal advisory league tables published by Mergermarket. This legal advisers ranking is based on aggregated deal volume of announced transactions in North American from January 1, 2006 to September 30, 2006.
Additionally, McDermott is ranked in the top 20 by Bloomberg for its October M&A legal advisory league tables. This ranking is based on aggregated deal volume for global deals announced in October. For U.S. announced deals in October, McDermott is ranked 11th in Bloomberg's tables.
Among the deals announced, McDermott represented a special committee of the board of directors of Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Holdings in its recently announced merger with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Holdings Inc. With leading global derivatives trading in all major asset classes, the combined company will provide one of the world's most liquid marketplaces, with average daily trading volume approaching nine million contracts, representing approximately $4.2 trillion in notional value.
McDermott's mergers and acquisitions practice is a globally integrated team of corporate lawyers providing high-end M&A services to a broad range of clients around the world. The Firm represents clients in both friendly and contested public company acquisitions, proxy contests, stock and asset acquisitions, and divestitures and joint ventures. Our lawyers have extensive experience in complex transactions and work closely with members of our tax, antitrust and other key practice groups.