Press Release

GlobalCapital Names Morrison & Foerster Americas Derivatives Law Firm of the Year

26 May 2017

NEW YORK (May 26, 2017) – Morrison & Foerster has been named “Americas Law Firm of the Year” by GlobalCapital magazine at its Americas Derivatives Awards, which took place on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

This is the third year in a row the firm has been recognized with this award, which is the highest honor awarded by GlobalCapital at its Americas Derivatives Awards.  In addition, the firm had been shortlisted as best regulatory and best transactional law firm for derivatives, underscoring the strength of the firm’s work across the board.  The firm was also named GlobalCapital’s “Global Law Firm of the Year” at its Global Derivatives Awards in London in 2016.

The firm’s derivatives practice advises investment and commercial banks, swap dealers, trade associations, sovereigns and corporate users in connection with all aspects of the sale and trading of derivatives and commodities.  The practice brings to bear the depth and expertise of a leading capital markets firm in advising clients on product development, transactional matters, documentation issues, and tax and regulatory matters.

GlobalCapital is a leading news, opinion and data service for people and institutions using and working in the international capital markets.  It provides clearly voiced, lively coverage of key markets based on the comments of those who work in them, together with a wealth of transaction data and archive material.

About Morrison & Foerster

We are Morrison & Foerster—a global firm of exceptional credentials. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, technology and life science companies. We’ve been included on The American Lawyer’s A-List for 13 straight years, and Fortune named us one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger. This is MoFo.

  • Ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, IFLR1000 US, IFLR1000 UK, Legal 500 US and Legal 500 UK as a leading structured finance and derivatives practice.
  • Named Americas Law Firm of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by GlobalCapital at their Americas Derivatives Awards.
  • Named Global Law Firm of the Year in 2016 by GlobalCapital at their Global Derivatives Awards.
  • Named Equity Derivatives Law Firm of the Year 2016 by EQDerivatives at their Global Equity & Volatility Derivatives Awards.
  • named us Best Law Firm in the Americas in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Structured Products Magazine named us Law Firm of the Year seven out of the last 11 years. 


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