Clifford Chance shines at IFLR Asia Awards

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 3 Mar 2016
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Clifford Chance has won international law firm of the year at IFLR’s annual Asia awards in Hong Kong. The firm also won restructuring and project finance team at tonight’s ceremony.

"Congratulations to Clifford Chance, which has had an outstanding year across the region," said Tom Young, managing editor at IFLR.

Davis Polk & Wardwell was also celebrating after winning China practice, equity firm and most innovative US firm.

The awards, which supported Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, saw Stephen J Clark win in-house contribution of the year. David Graham of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) won the market reform award for his instrumental role in the HKEx’s consultations on weighted voting rights.

Allen & Overy won M&A team of the year while also involved in the category’s deal of the year. King & Wood Mallesons, being crowned regional firm of the year, won the structured finance and securitisation team award, with its senior associate YuCheng Lin scooping IFLR’s rising star award for his securitisation work.

Elsewhere, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy won high yield and Ropes & Gray, which was shortlisted for private equity for the fourth consecutive year, clinched the category’s title for its expertise in take-private transactions.

In-house teams were rewarded too. HSBC won in-house debt and equity-linked for the second consecutive year while Goldman Sachs won the equity team of the year.

See below for the full list of winners.

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED

Indonesia’s national airline sukuk

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Ginting & Reksodiputro
Linda Widyati & Partners
Ogier

Team of the year: Allen & Overy

Rising star: Louise Hennessey, Allen & Overy

EQUITY

China RE IPO

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

Team of the year: Davis Polk & Wardwell

Rising star: David Milligan, Norton Rose Fulbright

HIGH-YIELD

Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia senior notes

Allen & Overy
Arlex Consulting Services
GTs Advocates
Mayer Brown JSM

Team of the year: Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy  

Rising star: Ashley Chow, Mayer Brown JSM

M&A

Tata-Boeing Joint Venture

Jones Day
Luthra & Luthra
Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas

Team of the year: Allen & Overy

Rising star: Sookyung Lee, Kim & Chang

PRIVATE EQUITY

Bain Capital/Yukiguni Maitake

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Ropes & Gray

Team of the year: Ropes & Gray

Rising star: Kelly Hyunsoo Jin, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 

PROJECT FINANCE

Vinh Tan One power project

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Vilaf

Team of the year: Clifford Chance

Rising star: Daniel Lau, Allen & Overy

RESTRUCTURING

PT Berlian Laju Tanker

Ashurst
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

Team of the year: Clifford Chance

Rising star: Mohan Gopalan, Drew & Napier

STRUCTURED FINANCE & SECURITISATION

DBS covered bond

Allen & Gledhill
Clifford Chance
Eversheds
Linklaters

China practice of the year: Davis Polk & Wardwell

Team of the year: King & Wood Mallesons

Rising star: YuCheng Lin, King & Wood Mallesons

FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY TEAM OF THE YEAR

Linklaters

NATIONAL FIRM OF THE YEAR

Australia: Clayton Utz
China: King & Wood Mallesons
Hong Kong: Deacons
India: Luthra & Luthra
Indonesia: Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro
Japan:   Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Korea: Kim & Chang
Malaysia: ZICOlaw
Mynamar:   DFDL
New Zealand: Chapman Tripp
Philippines: Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
Singapore: Allen & Gledhill
Taiwan: Lee & Li
Thailand: Chandler and Thong-Ek Law Offices
Vietnam: VILAF

REGIONAL FIRM OF THE YEAR

King & Wood Mallesons

OFFSHORE FIRM OF THE YEAR

Walkers

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

HSBC

EQUITY IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Goldman Sachs

PRO BONO LAW FIRM 

King & Wood Mallesons

CHINA PRACTICE OF THE YEAR

Davis Polk & Wardwell 

IN-HOUSE CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Stephen J Clark, HSBC

MARKET REFORM AWARD

David Graham, Hong Kong Stock Exchange

MOST INNOVATIVE US FIRM

Davis Polk & Wardwell

INTERNATIONAL FIRM OF THE YEAR

Clifford Chance

 


 

 

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