Skadden and Davis Polk top M&A rankings for Q1-Q3 as deal volumes fall to four-year low

European deal volumes fall to lowest quarterly total since first quarter of 2013

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Davis Polk & Wardwell have secured top spots in the M&A rankings by deal value for the first three quarters of 2017.

Figures from Mergermarket put Skadden at the top of the table by total global deal value for Q1-Q3, with Davis Polk leading the European and UK rankings after a subdued third quarter which saw global, European and UK deal volumes fall to four-year lows.

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