Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has once more attained a fantastic set of results in the Q3 2020 Energy & Infrastructure league table rankings for legal advisers in leading sector publications inspiratia, Inframation and IJGlobal.
WFW has topped inspiratia’s global renewables rankings by deal count for the seventh consecutive quarter. We also lead this quarter’s transaction volume table. Following consistently strong performances in 2020, the firm is ranked top by both deal count and transaction volume in the Q1-3 2020 global renewables rankings as well as picking up its first global infrastructure rankings: 7th by transaction volume and 8th by deal count over Q1-3 2020.
40 top twenty rankings were amassed in Inframation and SparkSpread’s Q3 2020 league tables, including first place by deal count in the Global Renewables table. The firm’s leadership of the market in Spain is reflected by the fact that it is top across all sectors by both deal count and deal value. WFW picked up 17 top five rankings, three more than in Q3 2019, and topped nine tables. Our first-place rankings were:
- 1st by deal count – Global Renewables
- 1st by deal count – All Sectors EMEA
- 1st by deal count – All Sectors Europe
- 1st by deal count – Europe Renewables
- 1st by deal count – All Sectors EU
- 1st by deal count – All Sectors UK
- 1st by deal count – All Sectors Spain
- 1st by deal value – All Sectors Spain
- 1st by deal count – All Sectors France
The firm moves up in seven different tables in IJGlobal’s rankings, most notably up to 3rd in the Global Renewables Infrastructure Finance table. Six top ten rankings were attained by the firm, including these three top five places:
- 3rd by deal value – Global Renewables Infrastructure Finance
- 5th by deal value – Global Renewables Project Finance
- 5th by deal value – Europe Project Finance
Global Energy Co-Head Henry Stewart commented: “These excellent results demonstrate the firm’s entrenched position as the go-to legal adviser for renewables around the world. In particular, the results in Spain illustrates the superb work being done by Office Head María Pilar García Guijarro and all her team”.
Global Energy Co-Head Malte Jordan added: “It is especially pleasing to see that the firm is making great progress in wider service areas such as project and infrastructure finance. For example, the rise of our position in IJGlobal’s Asia-Pacific tables, into the top twenty for both Infrastructure Finance and Project Finance, shows WFW’s global footprint and multidisciplinary offering within the energy sector”.