Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has once again topped multiple league tables in 2020’s full year energy and infrastructure results for legal advisers in top sector publications inspiratia, Inframation and IJGlobal.
For the eighth consecutive quarter, WFW has dominated the inspiratia rankings, again being ranked 1st in renewables by deal count, with 94 accredited transactions in 2020, 27 more than the next highest competitor. The firm also picks up its first full-year rankings in the publication’s infrastructure tables, including a 5th place ranking by deal count.
In Inframation and SparkSpread’s FY 2020 League table and Trend Report (Project Finance), WFW attained 24 top-20 rankings and made the top five in 12 tables. The firm reached top spot in the Global Renewables (by deal count), having been second last year, and accrued a new ranking in Asia Renewables (by deal value), coming sixth. The firm’s seven first-place rankings are:
- 1st by deal count – Global Renewables;
- 1st by deal count – EMEA All Sectors;
- 1st by deal count – Europe All Sectors;
- 1st by deal count – Europe Renewables;
- 1st by deal count – France All Sectors;
- 1st by deal count – Spain All Sectors; and
- 1st by deal value – Spain All Sectors.
WFW records nine top-20 rankings in IJGlobal’s FY 2020 tables, one more than in 2019. The firm moves up in the Global, Europe and Asia-Pacific Project Finance tables, with top 10 rankings in: European and Global Project Finance; Renewables Infrastructure Finance; Renewables Project Finance; and Global Infrastructure Finance.
Global Energy Sector Co-Head Henry Stewart commented: “To repeatedly rank as one of the world’s most prolific law firms for energy and infrastructure deals is an exceptional achievement and underlines the determination shown and high-level work being done by our Global Energy team over the past two years”.
Global Energy Sector Co-Head Malte Jordan added: “It is particularly pleasing that, after two years of excellent results in these league tables, we continue to find ways of improving or adding to our rankings in multiple jurisdictions and practice areas, demonstrating our ambition to keep driving forward in this sector”.