A&O, Linklaters lead at IFLR’s European awards

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Allen & Overy was named International Law Firm of the Year at last night’s IFLR European awards.

More than 330 attendees gathered at the Dorchester in London to see the magic circle firm triumph at the annual awards ceremony.

The firm worked on four deals of the year: the Greek PSI which won debt and equity-linked deal of the year, the Seat Pagine Gialle restructure, private equity firm Providence's acquisition of HSE24 from APE, and the Vitus CMBS. It also had leading roles on two outstanding deals which were a close second in their respective categories: GRAND CMBS restructure and HKEx's takeover of the LME.

“I congratulate Allen & Overy for their groundbreaking work on European transactions throughout 2012,” said IFLR’s managing editor Lucy McNulty.

Linklaters also had an outstanding year, winning three team of the year awards. The firm's success continued in the individual awards, with highly-respected partner Lachlan Burn being presented with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement award.

The Bank of England’s Andy Haldane won the night’s other individual award, for services to regulatory reform. The Bank’s Vasileios Madouros accepted the award on Mr Haldane’s behalf. Mr Haldane's acceptance speech is here.

Clifford Chance scooped the inaugural financial regulation team of the year trophy. IFLR introduced this award to recognise outstanding regulatory advice and services offered to local and foreign financial institutions, and firms that take a lead role on policy input and reforms.

The full list of winners is below, and the photos are available here.

Thank you to everyone for participating in this year’s awards process.

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

Lifetime achievement award
Lachlan Burn, Linklaters

Regulatory contribution award
Andy Haldane, Bank of England

DEAL WINNERS

Debt & equity-linked
Greek PSI

Equity
Megafon IPO

High-yield
Fage Dairy financing

M&A
Outokumpu/Inoxum

Private equity
Providence’s acquisition of HSE24 from APE

Project finance
Carrington CCGT power project

Restructuring
Seat Pagine Gialle

Structured finance and securitisation team of the year
Vitus CMBS

NATIONAL WINNERS

Austria
Dorda Brugger Jordis

Baltics
Sorainen

Belgium
Linklaters

Czech republic
Allen & Overy

Denmark
Kromann Reumert

Finland
White & Case

France
Gide Loyrette Nouel

Germany
Hengeler Mueller

Greece
Karatzas & Partners Law Firm

Hungary
Kinstellar

Ireland
A&L Goodbody

Israel
Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein

Italy
Linklaters

Luxembourg
Bonn & Schmitt

Netherlands
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Norway
Wiersholm

Poland
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Portugal
Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho

Romania
Muşat & Asociaţii

Russia
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Spain
Garrigues

Sweden
Roschier

Switzerland
Homburger

Turkey
YaziciLegal

Ukraine
Sayenko Kharenko

TEAM AND FIRM WINNERS

Debt & equity-linked team of the year
Clifford Chance

Equity team of the year
Linklaters

High yield team of the year
Allen & Overy

M&A team of the year
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Private equity team of the year
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Project finance team of the year
Linklaters

Restructuring team of the year
Linklaters

Structured finance and securitisation team of the year
Sidley Austin

Debt in-house team of the year
Deutsche Bank

Equity in-house team of the year
Goldman Sachs

Financial regulation team of the year
Clifford Chance

Most innovative US law firm in Europe
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

International law firm of the year
Allen & Overy

 


 

 

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