Allen & Overy wins top award at IFLR’s European ceremony

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Allen & Overy was named the international firm of the year at last night's 16th annual IFLR European Awards. The firm had lead roles on the two winning deals of the year, and took home four team of the year trophies.

The ceremony, hosted at London's Grosvenor House, celebrated the most innovative deals, teams, firms and in-house dealmakers from 2014.

Clifford Chance also enjoyed a hugely successful night, winning three team of the year awards and appearing on three deals of the year. Its French and Romanian offices won their respective national firm of the year categories.

White & Case was another top performer, scooping the most innovative US firm in Europe award after a particularly strong showing in private equity, high yield and project finance.

IFLR continued with its two individual awards, recognising lawyers and regulators that have excelled in their respective fields. Jonathan Faull, the European Commission's Director General for Internal Market and Services, received the contribution to regulatory reform award. And Antonio Garrigues Walker, the recently retired chairman of his namesake firm, was presented with the lifetime achievement award.

All the night's photos are available here.

Congratulations to all the winners, the full list is below.

Individual awards


Contribution to regulatory reform award

Jonathan Faull

Lifetime achievement award
Antonio Garrigues Walker

Deals of the year

Debt and equity-linked

UK Treasury renminbi bonds
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance

Equity

Euronext IPO
Linklaters
PLMJ
Shearman & Sterling
Stibbe
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

High yield

B Communications
Carter Ledyard & Milburn
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co
Hogan Lovells
Latham & Watkins
White & Case
Yigal Arnon

Loan

Master Blenders
Bech-Bruun
Chiomenti
Garrigues
Herbert Smith Freehills
Loyens & Loeff
NautaDutilh
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Weil Gotshal & Manges

M&A

Goldman Sachs-led consortium/Dong Energy
Accura
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Lett
Plesner
Sullivan & Cromwell

Private equity

Cinven and Hannover Re/Heidelberger Leben
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters

Project finance

A7 Bordesholm-Hamburg Road
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
White & Case

Restructuring

Apcoa
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Gleiss Lutz
Hogan Lovells
Kirkland & Ellis
Lett
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Phoenix Park CLO
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Herbert Smith Freehills
Ogier Legal Jersey
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Teams of the year


Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Equity
Linklaters

Financial regulation
Clifford Chance

High yield
Latham & Watkins

Loan
Clifford Chance

M&A
Allen & Overy

Private equity
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Project finance
Allen & Overy

Restructuring
Clifford Chance

Structured finance and securitisation
Allen & Overy

National winners


Austria

Wolf Theiss

Baltics|
Lawin

Belgium
Stibbe

Czech Republic
White & Case

Denmark
Plesner

Finland
Hannes Snellman

France
Clifford Chance

Germany
Hengeler Mueller

Greece
Karatzas & Partners

Hungary
White & Case

Ireland
Arthur Cox

Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Italy
Chiomenti

Luxembourg
Arendt & Medernach

Netherlands
NautaDutilh

Norway
BA-HR

Poland
White & Case

Portugal
VdA

Romania
Clifford Chance Badea

Russia
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Spain
Garrigues

Sweden
Mannheimer Swartling

Switzerland
Bär & Karrer

Turkey
YükselKarkinKüçük

Ukraine
Sayenko Kharenko

Bank and firm awards


Debt in-house team of the year

Goldman Sachs

Equity in-house team of the year
JP Morgan

Most innovative US law firm in Europe
White & Case

International law firm of the year
Allen & Overy