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WFW maintains Energy & Infrastructure League Tables Top Ranking in 202114 February 2022

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to have achieved exceptional results in the full year 2021 energy and infrastructure league tables by leading publications inspiratia, Inframation and IJGlobal.

The firm achieved an impressive 25 top twenty rankings in the Inframation FY2021 league tables – one more than in 2020 – including 14 in the top ten and retaining first place in the following:

  • 1st – by deal count, Renewables, Europe;
  • 1st – by deal count, Renewables Global; and
  • 1st – by deal count, Spain all sectors.

The firm continued to perform well in inspiratia’s rankings, obtaining a first-place position in the renewables table by deal count in Q4 2021 – as well as picking up a 2nd place overall for global renewables deals in FY 2021 with 97 accredited transactions, three more than last year.

In the IJGlobal tables, WFW secured 10 top twenty rankings, greatly improving our position in the MENA deal value table for both infrastructure and project finance, jumping six and 12 places to 18th and 12th place respectively. A brand new ranking was 20th by deal value for transport project finance. Of the 20 rankings, five were in the top ten, including:

  • 8th – by deal count, Global project finance;
  • 8th – by deal value, Europe infrastructure;
  • 8th – by deal value, Europe project finance;
  • 8th – by deal value, Renewables infrastructure; and
  • 8th – by deal value, Renewables project finance.

Elsewhere, WFW were also named as the top M&A legal advisers in the power sector by GlobalData in their ‘Global and Power M&A Report Legal Adviser League Tables 2021’ report, rounding off an excellent year and cementing our position as unrivalled legal advisers in the energy & infrastructure sectors.

Global Energy Group Co-Head Henry Stewart commented: “We are delighted that WFW has once again excelled in these key league table rankings. Our excellent results show that after a challenging year we continue to stand as one of the world’s top legal advisers for energy and infrastructure expertise”.

Global Energy Group Co-Head Malte Jordan added: “Achieving such positive results is testament to the hard-work and skill of our teams worldwide. To continue to rank highly in these publications highlights the consistency of our expert advice and dedication of our lawyers”.


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