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WFW ranked among top legal advisors worldwide in Trade Finance 2015 Full Year League Tables Analysis

11 February 2016

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) have been ranked amongst the world’s leading legal advisors in Trade Finance’s inaugural Full Year League Tables Analysis for the year 2015.

Specifically, WFW was ranked:

  • Eighth in Top Ten Global Legal Advisers Table;
  • Second in Top Ten European Legal Advisers Table;
  • Ninth in Top Ten North America Legal Advisers Table;
  • Tenth in Top Ten Latin America Legal Advisers Table;
  • Third in Top Ten Renewables Legal Advisers Table; and
  • First in Top Ten Transport Legal Advisers Table.

Transport – WFW’s stand-out top ranking – was the biggest sector by deal count (188)  worldwide and the third largest by deal value. The Asia-Pacific region had the greatest number of transport deals – 61 – followed by Europe on 58.WFW’s excellent performance comes despite, as Trade Finance noted, a tough year for many trade finance sectors – commodities in particular.

The rankings are based on data from 1,255 medium- to long-term trade finance transactions closed in the full year 2015 and gathered by Trade Finance from both submissions and proprietary research. Total market value was $US688.8bn.