Cassels Brock & Blackwell was top M&A legal adviser by value and volume in metals & mining sector for 2021, finds GlobalData

Cassels Brock & Blackwell has emerged as the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) legal adviser in the metals & mining sector for 2021 by both value and volume, according to GlobalData, which noted that Cassels Brock & Blackwell advised on 24 deals worth $13 billion. The leading data and analytics company revealed that a total of 1,502 M&A deals were announced in the sector during 2021

According to GlobalData’s report, ‘Global and Metals & Mining M&A Report Legal Adviser League Tables 2021’, deal value for the sector increased by 81.4% from $61.3 billion in 2020 to $111.2 billion in 2021.

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Cassels Brock & Blackwell was the only firm to advise on more than 20 deals during 2021. It was also the only firm with the cumulative deal value crossing $13 billion.”

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg occupied the second position in terms of value, with 13 deals worth $12.8 billion, followed by Dorsey & Whitney, with 17 deals worth $12.8 billion, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, with 12 deals worth $12.3 billion and Blake Cassels & Graydon, with 19 deals worth $6.4 billion.

Blake Cassels & Graydon also occupied the second position by volume, followed by Dorsey & Whitney and Stikeman Elliott, with 17 deals worth $5.2 billion. Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg occupied the fifth position by volume.

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