PitchBook Recognizes Gunderson Dettmer as the Top VC Law Firm Globally for Q2 2022

August 19, 2022Firm News

Gunderson Dettmer finished the second quarter of 2022 as the “most active VC law firm globally” in PitchBook’s Global Venture Capital League Tables.


  • Confirmed reputation. The firm was ranked as the top VC law firm in 19 categories – including global, software and several regional and international categories. Gunderson Dettmer represented its clients in 421 global financings valued at more than $23 billion in Q2 alone, and when considering the first half of 2022, Gunderson Dettmer leads the world with 913 financings valued at over $55 billion raised for high-growth emerging companies globally.
  • Lifecycle expertise. Gunderson Dettmer earned a #1 ranking in categories across the company lifecycle – from early-stage financings to exits. Its work in early stage financings, notably, infused over $6.5 billion into startups around the world.
  • International excellence. The firm is the dominant law firm for financings in Latin America and Asia and is recognized for representing both investors and companies. Gunderson Dettmer is uniquely positioned to support clients with its new São Paulo hub in Latin America, offices in Singapore and Beijing and continued growth across its eight U.S. offices.
  • Success in Life Sciences. For life sciences-focused clients on pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and healthcare services sectors, Gunderson Dettmer was credited with closing 51 financings in Q2 alone and 110 financings in the first half of 2022.

Gunderson Dettmer was the top-ranked firm in 19 categories including:





Healthcare Services and Systems

Rest of World/Latin America and Asia

Mid-Atlantic/New York

New England




PitchBook’s league tables are the industry’s most comprehensive and independent coverage of venture capital firm and service provider deal activity.  This annual report provides the most complete information on rapidly changing trends in venture capital deal-making.

Gunderson Dettmer is the preeminent international law firm with an exclusive focus on the innovation economy. The firm serves market-leading venture capital and growth equity investors and pioneering companies through inception, growth and maturity, as well as groundbreaking public companies that result from the global venture capital ecosystem. The firm’s clear-cut focus and well-honed technical skill enables an accelerated pace and unmatched efficiency, delivering best-in-class value at each phase of a client’s business.