Australia: Mallesons Tops Thomson M&A League Table For Announced Deals
Last Updated: 23 January 2003

Mallesons Stephen Jaques has been ranked number one for announced deals in Thomson Financial’s Australia/New Zealand M&A Legal Adviser League Tables for 2002.

During the period 1 January to 31 December 2002, the firm acted on 33 announced deals valued at US$14.82bn and 31 completed deals valued at US$12.48bn.

In the Asia Pacific Tables, the firm ranked second in the announced deals table with transactions amounting to US$15.44bn.

Mallesons’ head of M&A, Michael Lishman, said: "These results are particularly pleasing given last year’s tough M&A environment. The premier ranking for announced deals in Australia / New Zealand and the second placing in the Asia Pacific Tables is recognition of the commitment of our M&A team in Australia and Asia Pacific."

Managing Partner, Frank Zipfinger added: "These results speak for themselves. We thank our clients for their continued support. We will continue to strive to add value to our clients and their operations throughout the region, and grow with them."

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