IFLR’s 2013 Europe awards: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 4 Feb 2013
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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.

Please note, there is no shortlist for National law firm of the year award winners. Those will be announced on the night.

Speaking at the event will be Linklaters’ Lachlan Burn. Burn will be collecting IFLR’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Bank of England’s executive director for financial stability, Andy Haldane, will also be recognised for his services to financial regulation as winner of IFLR’s regulatory contribution award.

This year we are pleased to reveal a new award - the Financial regulatory team of the year award. This will be awarded to a firm that has demonstrated particular strength over the past 12 months in offering regulatory advice and services to domestic and international clients, in taking a lead role on policy input for governmental institutions and with personnel within the firm with regulatory experience.

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 April 10 at the Dorchester in London.

To reserve your table please email Melanie Petch at mpetch@euromoneyplc.com Or +44 207 779 8836

DEALS

Debt and equity-linked deal of the year

Barclays’ Tier 2 contingent convertible bonds
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell

Greek PSI
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Karatzas & Partners Law Firm
Koutalidis Law Firm
Kyriakides Georgopoulos & Daniolos Issaias
Linklaters
Sidley Austin
White & Case

Isbank’s Tier 2 bonds
Allen & Overy
Mayer Brown
Paksoy Ortak Avukat Burosu
Yazıcı Legal

Turkey’s $1.5 billion debt sukuk
Arnold & Porter
Clifford Chance
Yegin Law Firm

Volkswagen mandatory convertible bonds
Clifford Chance
Linklaters

VTB Bank’s perpetual bonds
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Linklaters

Equity deal of the year

ASML customer co-investment programme and synthetic share buyback
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Gibson Dunn
Nauta Dutilh
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Bank of Georgia's migration from GDR listing to Premium Listing of shares
Baker & McKenzie
DLA Piper Georgia

Megafon IPO
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
White & Case

NMC Healthcare IPO
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance

Unicredit rights offering
Dorda Brugger Jordis Rechtsanwälte
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling

High-yield deal of the year

Altice financing
Elvinger Hoss & Prussen
Goldfarb Seligman & Co
Latham & Watkins
Luther
Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein
Ropes & Gray

Center Parcs refinancing
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Fage Dairy financing
Arendt & Medernach
GS Kostakopoulos & Associates Law Firm
Loyens & Loeff
Moratis-Passas
Shearman & Sterling
Winston & Strawn
White & Case

Guala’s floating rate senior secured notes
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
White & Case

ONO
Clifford Chance
Garrigues
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Uria Menedez

Schaeffler’s senior secured bonds
Allen & Overy
Bär & Karrer
Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte
Costa Waisberg e Tavares Paes Sociedade de Advogados
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Hengeler Mueller
Robinson & Cole
Schönherr Rechtsanwälte
Shearman & Sterling
Slaughter and May
Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch Advogados
Uría Menéndez
Walder & Wyss
White & Case

Techem Energy Services bonds
Clifford Chance
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Freshfields
Kromann Reumert
Wardyński i Wspólnicy

M&A deal of the year

Eaton/Cooper
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Blake Cassels & Graydon
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Kinstellar
Latham & Watkins
Matheson
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Slaughter and May
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

HKEx/LME
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jones Day

Melrose/Elster Group
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hengeler Mueller
Hogan Lovells
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell

Outokumpu/Inoxum
Apitzsch Schmidt
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hannes Snellman
Hengeler Mueller
Latham & Watkins
Sayenko Kharenko
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

Sberbank/Volksbank
Baker & McKenzie
Bredin Prat
Clifford Chance
Dorda Brugger Jordis
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Sayenko Kharenko
Schoenherr

Vivendi Canal+/TVN
Baker & McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Hanotiau & van den Berg
Holland Van Gijzen Advocaten en Notarissen
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Salans
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Watson Pharmaceuticals/Actavis
BBA Legal
Clifford Chance
Kinstellar
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Logos
Loyens & Loeff
Sayenko Kharenko
Schellenberg Wittmer
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Private equity deal of the year

Advent International’s tender offer for Douglas Holding
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Berger Steck & Kollegen
Clifford Chance
Ebner Stolz Mönning Bachem
Flick Gocke Schaumburg
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
P+P Pöllath + Partners
Sullivan & Cromwell

Providence's acquisition of  HSE24 from  APE
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Bright Food’s majority stake in Weetabix
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Cinven’s parallel takeover of Mercury and Amdipharm
Addleshaw Goddard
Ashurst
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Clifford Chance
Elvinger Hoss & Prussen
Eversheds
Fasken Martineau
Homburger
Linklaters
McCann FitzGerald
Mourants Ozannes

EQT’s acquisition of BSN Medical from Montagu
AHB (Arends Hofert Bergemann)
Baker & McKenzie
Bonn & Schmitt
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Ropes & Gray

More than 20 local counsel around the world also acted on this deal

Walgreen’s minority stake in Alliance Boots
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Project finance deal of the year

Carrington CCGT power project
Ashurst
Linklaters

Eiffarie – APRR refinancing
Bredin Prat
Clifford Chance
Gide Loyrette Nouel

Energy Financing Team’s thermal power plant
Linklaters
Norton Rose

Northwind Offshore Energy's wind farm financing
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kromann Reumert
Loyens & Loeff
Norton Rose
Stibbe
White & Case

Western High Speed Diameter financing
Capital Legal Services
Herbert Smith Freehills
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters

Restructuring of the year

Eircom
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Maples and Calder
McCann FitzGerald

Pfleiderer
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
GÖRG Rechtsanwälte
Gleiss Lutz
Hengeler Mueller
Linklaters
Nörr
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Seat Pagine Gialle
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Bonn & Schmitt
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Facchini Rossi Scarioni
Giliberti Pappalettera Triscornia
Grimaldi
Latham & Watkins
Legance Studio Legale Associato
Linklaters
Sidley Austin

TORM
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Gorrissen Federspiel
Kirkland & Ellis
Kromann Reumert
Lett
Rajah & Tann
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Stephenson Harwood
Watson Farley & Williams
White & Case

Viridian
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Bingham McCutchen
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Sidley Austin
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
SNR Denton
Walkers
White & Case

WestLB
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hengeler Mueller
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Structured finance and securitisation deal of the year

Boost ETP programme
Appleby
Maples and Calder
Simmons & Simmons

GRAND CMBS restructure
A&L Goodbody
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
GÖRG Rechtsanwälte
Norton Rose
Paul Hastings
Sidley Austin
White & Case

Opera Finance Uni-Invest restructure
Baker & McKenzie
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Houthoff Buruma
NautaDutilh
Norton Rose
Sidley Austin

Peel Ports WBS
Allen & Overy
Bingham McCutchen
Carey Olsen
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Loyens & Loeff
MacRoberts
Maples and Calder
McCann FitzGerald
Pinsent Masons
Slaughter and May
Tods Murray
Travers Smith

Premium Credit securitisation
A&L Goodbody
Allen & Overy
Appleby
Bedell Cristin
Carey Olsen
Kirkland & Ellis
Mayer Brown
Sidley Austin
SNR Denton
Tods Murray

Vitus CMBS
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Norton Rose
Paul Hastings

TEAMS

Debt and equity-linked team of the year
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case

Equity team of the year
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom

Financial regulation team of the year
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Morrison & Foerster
Shearman & Sterling
Simmons & Simmons

High-yield team of the year
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

M&A team of the year
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hengeler Mueller
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Private equity team of the year
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Project finance team of the year
Ashurst
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Norton Rose
White & Case

Restructuring team of the year
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation team of the year
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mayer Brown
Paul Hastings
Sidley Austin

US law firm in Europe
Baker & McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

Inhouse debt team of the year
Barclays
Citi
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank HSBC
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley

In-house equity team of the year
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Credit Suisse
Citi
Deutsche Bank Goldman Sachs
Morgan Stanley

International law firm of the year
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
White & Case