European law firm Fieldfisher has been ranked the leading legal adviser to London AIM-listed clients by deal volume in 2019, according to the latest ECMi Report by respected data analysis provider, Acuris.
The firm's Equity Capital Markets practice successfully closed 10 deals for clients in the year to the end of September, three more than its closest competitor.
The value of the deals completed for Fieldfisher AIM clients this year totals £175 million, a 6% increase over the same period in 2018 and an excellent achievement in what continue to be testing times for the UK capital markets.
Fieldfisher also maintained its position as the third largest legal adviser to AIM-listed companies by number of clients in the third quarter of 2019, winning three additional clients since the prior quarter, according to the most recent AIM Adviser Rankings Guide (ARL).
The firm is ranked as a top five adviser to AIM-listed companies in the basic materials (including mining), consumer, energy, financials and real estate categories, reflecting the diversity of Fieldfisher's capital markets practice and the value of its specialist expertise in these key sectors.
Commenting on the firm's performance, Neil Matthews, Head of Fieldfisher's Equity Capital Markets practice, said:
"Our number one ranking by AIM client deal volume is a particularly impressive accomplishment, at a time when activity on AIM and the capital markets in general is known to be subdued.
"This testifies to our ability as capital markets experts to get deals done, regardless of the challenging business environment.
"Fieldfisher is also a leading adviser to the various banks and brokers who work with us to assist AIM-listed companies to meet their objectives.
"Our relationships with the wider adviser community attests to our excellent reputation for astute legal advice and commercial acumen in this critical growth segment of the market."
Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy & natural resources, technology, finance & financial services, life sciences and media.
Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.
We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
Fieldfisher was named as a highly commended firm by FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019.