Europe awards 2011: shortlist revealed

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Europe awards – shortlist announced

The nominations for this year’s IFLR Europe awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

The law firms listed on each deal are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals but we do not have you listed, please email
Iflreditorial1@iflr.com

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday March 23 in London at the Dorchester Hotel.

To reserve your table please email Claudia Tan at ctan@iflr.com or call on +44 207 779 8637

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED DEAL OF THE YEAR

Akbank notes
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Cerrahoglu Law Firm
Paksoy

Yuskel Insaat high yield bond
Akol Avukatlik Bürosu
ELIG
Latham & Watkins
White & Case

Axa fixed-to-floating subordinated notes
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

Continental high yield bond
Lindahl
Baker & McKenzie Zurich
Calfee Halter & Griswold
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hengeler Mueller
Loyens & Loeff
Martínez Algaba de Haro Curiel y Galván Duque
Stikeman Elliott
Salans
Shearman & Sterling
Ughi e Nunziante

Suez subordinated notes
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

Lion Capital double luxco highyield
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Shearman & Sterling

Rabobank senior contingent notes
Linklaters

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED TEAMS
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR

Helikos IPO
Arendt & Medernach
Bonn Schmitt Steichen
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Rusal's Russian depositary receipts (RDR) programme
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Liniya Prava
Ogier

Volkswagen capital increase
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
CMS Hasche Sigle
Hengeler Mueller
Shearman & Sterling

Deutsche Bank rights offer
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Hengeler Mueller
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Drägerwerk IPO
DLA Piper
Hogan Lovells
Sullivan & Cromwell

Amadeus IT Holding IPO
Uría Menéndez
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Verbund capital increase
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
Clifford Chance
Wolf Theiss
Allen & Overy

EQUITY TEAM OF THE YEAR
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR

GDF Suez/International Power
Bredin Prat
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith
Linklaters

Unimilk/Danone
Aequitas
Ameria CJCS
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
FINA
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
RULG
Kalikova & Associates
Turcan & Turcan
Vasil Kisil & Partners
Vlasova Mikhel & Partners
White & Case

De-merger of ABN Amro
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Nauta Dutilh

BA/Iberia
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo
Garrigues
Herbert Smith
Norton Rose
Slaughter and May
Sullivan and Cromwell
Uría Menéndez

NESV/Liverpool Football Club
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Peters & Peters
Shearman & Sterling
Slaughter and May

M&A TEAM OF THE YEAR

Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Slaughter and May

PROJECT FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR

Margonin Wind Farm Project
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
DLA Piper

High Speed 1
Allen & Overy
CMS Cameron McKenna
Herbert Smith
Linklaters

ContourGlobal
A&L Goodbody
Antis Triantafyllides & Sons
Dewey & LeBoeuf
Hausmaninger Kletter
Latham & Watkins
Norton Rose
Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu
Plesner
Spasov & Bratanov Lawyers’ Partnership
Squire Sanders & Dempsey
Stankovic & Partners

Nord Stream
Clifford Chance
White & Case

Borkum West II
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters

PROJECT FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Allen & Overy
Linklaters
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith
DLA Piper

STRUCTURED FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR

Andromeda Finance project bond
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

Smurfit Kappa trade receivables
Hogan Lovells
Mayer Brown
Sidley Austin

HSBC Rail Asbo
Allen & Overy
Linklaters
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

AXA covered bond
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Hogan Lovells
Laga

Dexia liability management
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

TSS2 securitisation fund
Gide Loyrette Nouel

STRUCTURED FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Allen & Overy
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Linklaters
Mayer Brown

RESTRUCTURING OF THE YEAR

Almatis
Allen & Overy
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Houthoff Buruma
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Loyens & Loeff
Mayer Brown
Nauta Dutilh
Ropes & Gray
Schulte Roth & Zabel
Schultze & Braun
Simmons & Simmons
Van Doorne
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

European Directories
Allen & Overy
Binder Grösswang
Gorrissen Federspiel
Kinstellar
Kirkland & Ellis
Kromann Reumert
Linklaters
LMR Attorneys
Nauta Dutilh
Schoenherr
Setterwalls
SNR Denton
Waselius & Wist
Wolf Theiss

Oerlikon
Bär & Karrer
Baker & McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
CMS von Erlach Henrici
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Homburger
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

BTA Bank
Baker & McKenzie
Hogan Lovells
White & Case
Watson Farley & Williams

Panrico
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Bonn Schmitt Steichen
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

Wind Hellas
Allen & Overy
Bingham McCutchen
Emmet Marvin & Martin
Hogan Lovells
Karatzas & Partners
Koutalidis Law Firm
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

LyondellBasell
Akin Gump
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Nauta Dutilh
Simmons & Simmons

RESTRUCTURING TEAM OF THE YEAR
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
White & Case

PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR

KKR/Wild
Bär & Karrer
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Walder Wyss & Partners

Elia/IFM/50Hertz
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Eubelius
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hogan Lovells
Liedekerke
White & Case

Tomkins/Canadian Pension Plan
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Slaughter and May

Carlyle/B&B Hotels
Bredin Prat
Clifford Chance
Frieh & Associés
Linklaters
Sarrau Thomas Couderc

AXA Private Equity/Natixis Private Equity
Baker & McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Lamartine Conseils
Linklaters
Salans

PRIVATE EQUITY TEAM OF THE YEAR
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Allen & Overy

INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Slaughter and May

MOST INNOVATIVE US FIRM IN EUROPE
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

IN-HOUSE EQUITY TEAM OF THE YEAR
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
JPMorgan
Morgan Stanley

IN-HOUSE DEBT TEAM OF THE YEAR
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
BNP Paribas
Citigroup
JPMorgan