Linklaters has topped legal advisor rankings for announced U.K. M&A deals in the first half of 2024, amid a rebounding global deal market.

The firm unseated Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in the top spot, having had an involvement in 31 announced deals which were valued at $34.5 billion. Rival firms Slaughter and May and Freshfields, placed second and 10th in the table respectively.