Jones Day is top M&A adviser

Jones Day, Linklaters, DLA Piper, Allen & Overy (A&O) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have been named as the top five law firms to advise on the most M&A deals during the first quarter of the year, according to Mergermarket data. Jones Day advised on 50 deals during the period, while Linklaters and DLA each advised on 49 a piece. A&O was instructed on 40 deals and Freshfields on 35. Global M&A was up 15 per cent in the quarter compared to last year.