Leading data and analytics company GlobalData has published its league tables for the top ten legal advisers by value and volume in the power sector for Q1 2023.

Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis emerged as the sector’s top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) legal advisers by value and volume, respectively.

Jones Day advised on $11.2bn worth of deals, while Kirkland & Ellis was the adviser for a total of nine deals.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Kirkland & Ellis led by volume and also occupied the tenth position by value. Meanwhile, Jones Day, despite advising on a relatively lesser number of deals compared to Kirkland & Ellis, managed to top the chart by value due to its involvement in high-value transactions.

“Jones Day advised on two billion-dollar deals during Q1 2023, which also included one deal valued more than $5bn. Interestingly, it was the only adviser to surpass the $10bn mark in total deal value during the quarter.”

According to GlobalData’s financial deals database, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher secured the second position in the value table, by advising on $7.5bn worth of deals, followed by Allen & Overy with $4.3bn, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom with $3.5bn, and Latham & Watkins with $3.2bn.

Watson Farley & Williams got second place in the volume table with nine deals, followed by White & Case with eight deals, Clifford Chance with seven deals, and CMS with seven deals.

GlobalData’s league tables are based on the real-time tracking of thousands of company websites, advisory firm websites and other reliable sources available on the secondary domain.

A dedicated team of analysts monitors all these sources to gather in-depth details for each deal, including adviser names.

To improve the reliability of the data, the company also seeks submissions from leading advisers through adviser submission forms on its website.