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K&L Gates was named among the top corporate law firms in a survey of U.S. general counsel by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting in 2016.

The corporate/M&A practice at K&L Gates is global, integrated, and one of the most substantial in the profession. We are positioned at strategic intersections in the global economy, with a strong local presence in key capital cities and world commercial and financial centers.

With more than 500 lawyers who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents, we provide full-service corporate counsel to facilitate the structuring, financing, and successful completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions including: 

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Joint ventures/strategic alliances
  • Recapitalizations
  • Public and private debt and equity offerings

The 2019 Global Corporate Practice Transaction Highlights Brochure showcases our work in several industries across our five-continent platform.

We serve as counsel to a broad array of Global 500, Fortune 100, FTSE 100 corporations, privately held and venture-backed companies, partnerships, private equity firms and other investment funds, management groups, and entrepreneurs. Our lawyers in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and South America are leaders in corporate legal issues relating to the economies of both developed and developing worlds with particular strength in the areas of:

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial services/FinTech
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Telecommunications
  • Health care
  • Life sciences
  • Infrastructure

Recent industry recognition includes the following:

  • K&L Gates was ranked in Tier 1 of the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 United States in the publication’s M&A: Middle Market ($500m-999m) category.
  • K&L Gates was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine in 2013.
  • K&L Gates was named among the top corporate law firms in a survey of U.S. general counsel by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting. Published in the magazine’s “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms,” the rankings are based on a survey of general counsel from U.S. public companies regarding national firms they would retain for a variety of corporate legal matters in 2016.
  • U.S.News–Best Lawyers® 2019 survey ranked K&L Gates as a national first-tier firm for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Tax Law, Venture Capital Law, and Private Fund/Hedge Funds Law.
  • K&L Gates was ranked 13th this year by Law360 in the publication’s 2019 “Global 20” as one of the “20 leading law firms that had the largest global presence and were involved in the most groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year.”
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