Asia law firm of
|Kate Williams of
Major Lindsey & Africa presents Asia law firm of the
year to Connie Heng and Alexander Lloyd of Clifford
Clifford Chance stepped up another gear in 2006, and was
involved on innovative deals across the board. The firm was
nominated for a remarkable five deal categories, and was
especially dominant in both debt and equity-linked and M&A.
Yet again, its lawyers tackled some of the year's most
difficult deals and were praised by in-house clients for their
fresh approach in often challenging circumstances.
Highlights in debt and equity included Sarawak's monoline
wrapped bond, (acting for Sarawak) and for the issuer and
obligor on Khazanah's world first Islamic exchangeable bond.
While the firm sharpened its focus on China, it was still
involved in Softbanks's acquisition of Vodafone Japan, as well
as 3i Group and Khazanah Nasional Berhad...