Press Release

GlobalCapital Again Names Morrison & Foerster Global Law Firm of the Year

21 Sep 2017

NEW YORK (September 21, 2017) – Morrison & Foerster has again been named “Global Law Firm of the Year” by GlobalCapital magazine at its Global Derivatives Awards, which took place on September 20, 2017 in London.

This is the second year in a row that the firm has been recognized with this award. The firm has also been named “Americas Law Firm of the Year” by the magazine for the past three years at their Americas Derivatives Awards. The firm distinguished itself as the only firm that provides clients with consistent and comprehensive transactional and regulatory advice across the United States, Europe and Asia.

Morrison & Foerster’s derivatives practice advises clients on 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, as well as tax and regulatory matters.

This award follows other recent recognition for the firm, including from, which named the firm Best Law Firm in the Americas earlier this year.

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. The Global Derivatives Awards honor the companies, platforms, services and products that have made an impact on the global derivatives market during the last 12 months. Each category is decided based upon innovation in products and services, improvements in market efficiency and client service and guidance.

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. Visit us at

  • Ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, IFLR1000 US and IFLR1000 UK, and recommended by the Legal 500 US and Legal 500 UK as a leading structured finance and derivatives practice.
  • Named Best Law Firm for Derivatives – US in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by GlobalCapital at their Americas Derivatives Awards.
  • Named Equity Derivatives Law Firm of the Year 2016 by EQDerivatives at their Global Equity & Volatility Derivatives Awards.
  • Named Best Law Firm in the Americas by in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. 


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