Smith Anderson’s M&A and Finance Practices and Five Lawyers Ranked by IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

IFLR: 1000 The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms

Smith Anderson’s M&A and Finance practices were again ranked in the North Carolina chapter of IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.

Five Smith Anderson lawyers were also named in the guide. Managing Partner Byron Kirkland, Firm Chair and Corporate lawyer Gerald Roach, Life Sciences co-lead Christopher Capel and Mergers and Acquisitions lead Robert Duggins were recognized as Highly Regarded practitioners, while Public Companies co-lead Heyward Armstrong was recognized as a Rising Star.

According to IFLR, the IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The first rankings were published in 1990 and the guide currently covers over 120 jurisdictions worldwide. Rankings are based on three key criteria: transactional evidence, peer feedback and client feedback. The IFLR1000 rankings are a reflection of a firm’s long-term track record in the market. For more information, visit


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