IFLR Asia Awards 2016: shortlist revealed

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The nominations for the 2016 IFLR Asia Awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

The IFLR Asia Awards celebrate legally innovative teams and deals in the Asia-Pacific region, and will be held on March 3 at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong. The 2016 awards ceremony will be sponsored by Asia Search Partners.

The National Law Firms of the Year and Pro Bono Firm of the Year will be announced on the night.

This year we are pleased to announce that we will be supporting the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC) through a silent auction on the night of the awards. HKSPC has been committed to nurturing children in their early childhood development since 1926 and this year marks its 90th anniversary.

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 e-mail Brian.yap@iflrasia.com.

To reserve your table, please e-mail Simon King at simon.king@euromoneyasia.com or +852 2842 6936.

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

ADB's CGIF-guaranteed bond
Allen & Overy
Vilaf
YKVN
Weerawong Chinnavat & Peangpanor 

CCB syndicated MTN offerings
Chapman Tripp

China Life Insurance core tier 2 securities
Clifford Chance
Jingtian & Gongcheng
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters

HSBC's panda bond
Allen & Overy
Global Law Office
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Khazanah's responsible investment sukuk
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Korea RMB sovereign bond
Bae Kim & Lee
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Global Law Office
Kim & Chang
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters

Indonesia's national airline sukuk
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Ginting & Reksodiputro
Linda Widyati & Partners
Ogier

Malaysia's sovereign sukuk
Adnan Sundra & Low
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

Equity

China Re IPO
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Haiwen & Partners
King & Wood Mallesons
Slaughter and May
Sullivan & Cromwell

CICC IPO
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus & Deringer
Haiwen & Partners
King & Wood Mallesons

Daiichi Sankyo's Sun Pharmaceutical block trade
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Luthra & Luthra
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Haitong Securities' H-Share placement
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Grandall Law
Norton Rose Fulbright

PT Hanjaya Mandala's rights issue
Clifford Chance
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Mochtar Karuwin & Komar

Renhe's note offering
Allen & Overy
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Mayer Brown JSM
Norton Rose Fulbright
Sidley Austin
Walkers Global 

High yield

Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia senior notes
Allen & Overy
Arlex Consulting Services
GTs Advocates
Mayer Brown JSM

Delhi International Airport's senior secured notes
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
AZB & Partners
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Link Legal India Law Services
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

ICTSI's tender offer
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Norton Rose Fulbright
Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

PT Tower Bersama's seven-year tenor offering
Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto
Assegaf Hamazah & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown JSM
Shearman & Sterling

VLL international's MTN programme
Latham & Watkins
Maples & Calder
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
Romulo

M&A

China CSR/CNR
Baker & McKenzie
Commerce & Finance
Grandall Law
Haiwen & Partners
Linklaters
Morrison & Foerster
Jiayuan Law
Jingtian & Gongcheng

CIC/Investa portfolio
Allens
Clayton Utz

Jiangsu Electronics/STATS
Allen & Gledhill
CT Partners
Drew Napier
Herbert Smith Freehills
JunHe Law Offices
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Lee & Li
Tsar & Tsai
WongPartnership

KKR's Masan divestment
Allen & Overy
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
YKVN

Mondelez's/Kinh Do's confectionary business
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Vilaf

Standard Chartered/PrimeCredit
Jun He Law Offices
King & Wood Mallesons
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Slaughter and May

Tata-Boeing joint venture
Jones Day
Luthra & Luthra
Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas

Visteon Corp's sale of stakes in Halla
Bae Kim & Lee
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Yulchon

Private equity

Bain Capital/Yukiguni Maitake
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Ropes & Gray

Digital Garage take private
Norton Rose Fulbright
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

IK Fund/Vistra Group
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Walkers

MBK Partners/Tesco's Homeplus
Bae Kim & Lee
Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Paul Hastings
Ropes & Gray
Shin & Kim
Yulchon

Vogo-TLY/Tongyang Life Insurance
Bae Kim & Lee
Kim & Chang

Project finance

Digicel Myanmar Tower
Appleby
Carey Olsen
Clifford Chance
Conyers Dill & Pearman
DFDL
Jones Day
Polastri Wint & Partners

Gulpur hydropower project
Bae Kim & Lee
Riaalaw
Kabraji & Talibuddin
Shearman & Sterling

Thu Thiem observation tower complex
Allen & Overy
Indochine Counsel

Vinh Tan One power project
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Vilaf

Restructuring

China Shanshui Cement
Akin Gump
Chiu & Partner
Clifford Chance
Deacons
DLA Piper
Freshfields Bruckhaur Deringer
Harney Westwood & Riegels
K&L Gates
Kirkland & Ellis
Mayer Brown JSM
Ogier
PC Woo & Co
Slaughter and May
Walkers

Grocer International
Johnson Winter & Slattery
Piper Alderman
WongPartnership

PT Berlian Laju Tanker
Allen & Gledhill
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro
Arias B. & Associates
Clifford Chance
Drew & Napier
Harney Westwood & Riegels
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
Holland & Knight
Kim & Chang
Mayer Brown JSM
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Morrison & Foerster
Quahe Woo & Palmer
Ropes & Gray
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono
Stephenson Harwood
Watson Farley & Williams

Sistema Shyam Teleservices
Baker & Mckenzie
Herbert Smith Freehills
Khaitan & Co
J.Sagar Associates

Structured finance & securitisation

DBS covered bond
Allen & Gledhill
Clifford Chance
Eversheds
Linklaters

Kookmin Bank's global bond programme
Allen & Overy
Kim & Chang
Linklaters
Shin & Kim

Minsheng's A-rated secured repackaged notes
King & Wood Mallesons
Walkers Global

Supreme 9
Kim & Chang
King & Wood Mallesons
Shin & Kim

Korea Housing Corp's covered bond
Jones Day
Kim & Chang
Shin & Kim

IN-HOUSE TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Barclays
BNP Paribas
Deutsche Bank
Citigroup
HSBC
Merrill Lynch

Equity

Citigroup
Goldman Sachs
HSBC
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley
UBS

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb & Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Equity

Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
King & Wood Mallesons
Norton Rose Fulbright
Slaughter and May
Sullivan & Cromwell

High yield

Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown JSM
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling

M&A

Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Baker & Mckenzie
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Latham & Watkins
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Private equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Project finance

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
King & Wood Mallesons
Shearman & Sterling
Watson Farley & Williams

Restructuring

Clifford Chance
Drew & Napier
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mayer Brown JSM
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Structured finance & Securitisation

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Kim & Chang
King & Wood Mallesons
Shin & Kim

Regional firm of the year

Allen & Gledhill
Bae Kim & Lee
Drew & Napier
King & Wood Mallesons
Kim & Chang
Luthra & Luthra
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Shin & Kim

Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters

Offshore firm of the year

Appleby
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Maples and Calder
Walkers

China practice of the year

Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Slaughter and May

US firm of the year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

International firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy