High-value tech deals in Asia Pacific have propelled Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Sullivan & Cromwell and Ropes & Gray to the top three spots for M&A legal advisers in the region during the first six months of 2021.

M&A activity in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, generated almost $600 billion in the first half of this year. Mergermarket data tracked 5,800 deals in the first half with a total value which marked an 82% increase from the same period last year. The number of transactions grew only by about 1%.

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