Despite economic headwinds, the past week looked a lot more like peak deal time in 2021 than the comparatively sluggish first half of 2022. And while IPOs are down year-over-year, Baker McKenzie is advising in a hot IPO market in Switzerland.  

All told, there were nine deals over $1 billion last week, the highest count in months. Three of those were “mega-deals” over $5 billion, headlined by Jones Day representing Orange S.A. in its $19.1 billion merger with Masmovil.