Mergers & Acquisitions

Global in scope, Ropes & Gray’s M&A practice is equipped to handle any deal—of any size and in any industry sector—anywhere in the world. With over 250 transactional attorneys, we deliver the know-how, track record and global resources to help our clients succeed.


A Destination M&A Practice

Recognized as leaders in the field, our M&A attorneys possess both extensive transactional experience and deep industry knowledge. We hold a strong track record of advising strategic investors on a wide variety of corporate transactions, creating and implementing innovative deal structures driven by industry trends and evolving market terms.

Our transaction teams include attorneys with various specialties, including finance, tax, intellectual property, data privacy, regulatory, employment, antitrust, anti-corruption and international risk, and litigation, which allow us to present an integrated service offering to resolve matters that span the full spectrum of transaction-related issues.

A Client-Centric Focus

Clients value a firm with the global resources—and steadfast commitment to cultivating relationships—to achieve their business goals. Ropes & Gray’s M&A attorneys navigate clients through some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions around the world. We are consistently recognized for our excellence in client service and responsiveness, delivering the quick turnaround needed to keep pace with business demands.

We advise a broad array of clients:



Ropes & Gray’s award-winning M&A practice is regularly ranked among the world’s leading practices by high-profile publications such as Chambers, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and U.S. News & World Report.

The American Lawyer

  • Named to the 2021 “Dealmakers of the Year” list
  • Ranked #1 on The American Lawyer's 2022 “A-List”
  • This is the sixth consecutive year the firm has placed in the top-three and the 12th consecutive year that the firm has been named to this key legal industry benchmark, ranking the firm among the “best of the best.”

Chambers USA 2023

  • Ranked in the U.S. for “Corporate/M&A: The Elite” and “Private Equity: Buyouts”
  • Ranked in Massachusetts for “Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: Buyouts”
  • Ranked in New York for “Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded” and "Private Equity: Buyouts"
  • Ranked in California for “Corporate/M&A: Private Equity”
  • Ranked in Illinois for “Corporate/M&A: Private Equity”

Chambers Global 2022

  • Ranked in the Asia-Pacific Region for “Corporate/M&A: Private Equity”
  • Ranked in China for “Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms)”
  • Ranked in Japan for “Corporate/M&A: International”
  • Ranked in South Korea for “Corporate/M&A: International Firms”
  • Ranked in the U.S. for “Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)”

The Legal 500 US 2021

  • Ranked nationally as a leader for “M&A Corporate and Commercial: Large Deals ($1bn+)”
  • Ranked nationally as a leader for “M&A Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts”
  • Ranked nationally as a leader for “M&A Corporate and Commercial: Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

  • Ranked in China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea for “Corporate/M&A” 
  • Ranked in China and Hong Kong for “Private Equity”

The Legal 500 Latin America 2021

  • Ranked as a leader for “Corporate and M&A”

The Deal 2019

  • “Healthcare & Pharma Deal of the Year”

IFLR1000 2022

  • Ranked Tier 2 in the U.S. for M&A

LMG Life Sciences 2022

  • Shortlisted for “M&A Firm of the Year” and “Corporate Firm of the Year”

U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2020

  • “Law Firm of the Year” in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law 
  • Ranked Tier 1 in the U.S. for “Mergers and Acquisitions Law”

“A top-quality firm.” “They will do whatever is required to get the job done.”
Client, Chambers USA