Ropes & Gray Receives Top Rankings in the 2015 Edition of the IFLR1000

Practices: Investment Management, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Private Investment Funds, Regulatory Compliance for Private Funds, Business Restructuring, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Capital Markets, Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Futures Enforcement, Finance, Asset Management

Ropes & Gray has been widely recognized as a leading law firm in the 2015 edition of the IFLR1000. The firm received top rankings in the following categories:

Tier 1

  • Private equity (United States)
  • Registered funds (United States)

Tier 2

  • Private equity (Hong Kong)
  • Private equity funds (Hong Kong)
  • Private equity – foreign (China)
  • Financial services regulatory (United States)
  • Hedge funds (United States)
  • M&A (United States)
  • Private equity funds (United States)
  • Restructuring – bond holder and fund representation (United Kingdom)

Overall, Ropes & Gray was recognized in 26 categories across Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The firm received a new ranking for financial services regulatory and increased its rankings in four categories.

Regarding the financial services regulatory ranking, IFLR notes, the firm “[has] risen admirably to the challenges posed by M&A disputes, the STOCK Act, new disclosure obligations, stepped-up scrutiny of money-market funds, and other developments” and cites clients who say the firm is “dependable” and has “expertise that is unmatched” in this area.

The firm’s complete rankings include:

China

  • M&A – foreign
  • Private equity – foreign

Hong Kong

  • Banking
  • Capital markets – equity
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds

Japan

  • Banking – foreign
  • M&A – foreign

United Kingdom

  • Bank lending – sponsor side
  • Capital markets – high yield
  • Financial services regulatory – non-contentious
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Restructuring – bond holder and fund representation
  • Restructuring and insolvency – corporate

United States

  • Banking
  • Capital markets – debt & equity
  • Capital markets – high yield
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity 
  • Private equity funds
  • Registered funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency

In addition to the firm rankings, 31 attorneys were named leading lawyers and 12 attorneys were named rising stars.

The IFLR1000 is an annual guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms.