Americas awards – shortlist announced

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The nominations for this year’s IFLR Americas awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below. We will announce the winners of our lifetime achievement and regulatory contribution awards on the night. 

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 Ben DiMatteo on bdimatteo@euromoneyny.com  

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday March 31 in New York at the Waldorf Hotel

To reserve your table please email Tom St. Denis on tstdenis@iinvestor.net or call on +1 212-224-3412. For Latin American firms, please contact Roberto Miranda on rmiranda@euromoneyplc.com or +44 207 779 8435

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED DEAL OF THE YEAR

Ford Motor Company warrants and conversion offers
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Proskauer Rose
Shearman & Sterling

Bladex Chilean bond issue
Arias Fabrega & Fabrega
Philippi Yrarrázaval Pulido & Brunner

Mexico’s Century bond offering
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Ritch Mueller
Sullivan & Cromwell

Vale Euro-denominated note offer
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Pinheiro Guimarães

Chile sovereign bond offer
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Morales & Besa
Shearman & Sterling

CIBC US debt issuance platform and note program
Blake Cassels & Graydon
Mayer Brown
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED TEAMS

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

SECURITISATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR

American General mortgage securities certificates
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
Weil Gotshal & Manges

RBC covered bond offering
Davis Polk & Wardwell
McCarthy Tétrault
Morrison & Foerster
Sullivan & Cromwell

Lancer Finance Petrobras drillship structured financing
Arías Fabrega & Fabrega
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Hogan Lovells
Lefosse
Linklaters
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch

BIC Banco FIDC
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr. e Quiroga
Pinheiro Guimarães

BNP Paribas equity-linked notes
Morrison & Foerster
Sullivan & Cromwell

RBS structured notes
Morrison & Foerster

SECURITISATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE TEAM

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Hogan Lovells
Morrison & Foerster
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil Gotshal & Manges

EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR

Pesquera Exalmar IPO
Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
Estudio Echecopar
Hernández y Cía
Miranda & Amado
Morrison Cohen
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
White & Case

Petrobras global equity offering
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr. e Quiroga
Motta Fernandes Rocha
Shearman & Sterling

GM IPO
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Jenner & Block
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Stikeman Elliot
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Chedraui IPO
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Ritch Mueller
Robles Miaja

BofA preferred share sale of Itaú Unibanco
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Emmet Marvin & Martin
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr. e Quiroga
McGuireWoods
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

EQUITY TEAMS

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR

Blackstone Pátria investment
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr. e Quiroga
Pinheiro Neto
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Francisco Partners sale of Numonyx to Micron
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Kirkland & Ellis
Shearman & Sterling
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Bain Capital purchase of Styron from Dow
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Kirkland & Ellis
Mayer Brown
Shearman & Sterling

GTCR/Devicor carve-out of Ethicon-Endo from Johnson & Johnson
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Epstein Becker & Green
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Kirkland & Ellis
Vinson & Elkins

3G Capital Management acquisition of Burger King
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Holland & Knight
Kirkland & Ellis
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Carlyle buyout of Qualicorp
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr. e Quiroga
Latham & Watkins
Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão

PRIVATE EQUITY TEAM

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Kirkland & Ellis
Shearman & Sterling
Weil Gotshal & Manges

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR

Potash defence of BHP Billiton takeover bid
Blake Cassels & Graydon
Blake Dawson
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Jones Day
Kirkland & Ellis
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Slaughter and May
Stikeman Elliot

Heineken acquisition of FEMSA
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Galicia
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mundie e Advogados
Pinheiro Neto

Astellas Pharma acquisition of OSI
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Morrison & Foerster
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

CF Industries concurrent bid for Terra, defence of Agrium
Blake Cassels & Graydon
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Latham & Watkins
McMillan
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Wachtell Lipton & Katz
Wikborg Rein

Sinopec purchase of Occidental Petroleum’s Argentina operations
Alfaro Abogados
Andrews & Kurth
Pérez Alati Grondona Benites Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz Jr
Vinson & Elkins

M&A TEAM

Allen & Overy
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Wachtell Lipton & Katz

RESTRUCTURING OF THE YEAR

MEGA Brands recapitalisation
Blakes Cassels & Graydon
Borden Ladner Gervais
Fishman Flanz Meland Paquin
Kirkland & Ellis
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Otterbourg Steindler Houston & Rosen
Shearman & Sterling

LyondellBasell global restructuring
Brown Rudnick
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
Mayer Brown
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Debt restructuring of La Araucanía toll road concession
Claro y Cía
Debovoise & Plimpton
Larrain y Asociados
Morales & Besa
White & Case

Visteon Chapter 11
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Brown Rudnick
Bingham McCutchen
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Dewey & Leboeuf
Kirkland & Ellis
McGuireWoods
White & Case

Comercial Mexicana restructuring
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Bingham McCutchen
Bufete Dávalos
Cervantes Sainz
Gaxiola Calvo Sobrino
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Heather & Heather
Mayer Brown
Thompson & Knight
Santamarina & Steta

AmericanWest recapitalisation
Davis Wright & Termaine
Foster Pepper
Morrison & Foerster
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

RESTRUCTURING TEAM

Bingham McCutchen
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Kirkland & Ellis
Morrison & Foerster
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

PROJECT FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR

JBIC financing of Mitsui and Tokyo Gas plant and pipeline network
Allen & Overy
Forastieri Abogados
López Velarde Heftye y Soria
Morrison & Foerster
Ritch Mueller
Strausburger & Price

EPASA financing of Huascacocha hydroelectric project
Greenberg Traurig
Hogan Lovells
Mayer Brown
Miranda & Amado
Rodrigo Elías & Medrano
Rubio Leguia Normand
Tauil & Chequer Advogados

Abengoa, GE Financing Nuevo PEMEX cogeneration plant
Creel García-Cuellar Aiza y Enríquez
Galicia Abogados
Mayer Brown
Shearman & Sterling

Glen Dhu wind project financing
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Jones Day
McInnes Cooper
Stewart McKelvey
Stikeman Elliot

AEI-sponsored Jaguar power project
Asensio Barrios Andrade y Asociados
Clifford Chance
Consortium – Rodríguez Archila Castellanos Solares & Aguilar
Henan Da Zheng Law Office
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling

PROJECT FINANCE TEAM

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Mayer Brown
Milbank Hadley Tweed & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Bank of America
Citigroup
Goldman Sachs
HSBC
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley

US LAW FIRM OF THE YEARCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Milbank Tweed Haldley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Weil Gotshal & Manges