IFLR Asia Awards 2017: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 9 Jan 2017
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The nominations for the 2017 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 2 at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong.

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

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 james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

To reserve your table, please e-mail Andrew Tappin at ATappin@euromoneyplc.com or +44 (0) 20 7779 8661


DEALS OF THE YEAR


Debt & equity-linked

Bank of China international green bonds

Clifford Chance
Jingtian & Gongcheng
JunZeJun Law Offices
Linklaters

China Yangtze Power dual currency exchangeable bonds

Clifford Chance
Linklaters

China Railway Construction convertible bonds

Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
DeHeng Law Offices
Fangda Partners

China's London listed RMB bond

Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters

HDFC rupee-denominated debt issuance

AZB & Partners
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Mizuho Financial Group notes offering

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

NTCP Green Masala bond

Allen & Overy
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Tiwi MakBan project bond

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Equity

BOC Aviation IPO

Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters

China Resources Pharmaceutical IPO

Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jia Yuan Law Offices
King & Wood Mallesons

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company IPO

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Davis Polk & Wardwell
S&R Associates

Kyushu Railway Company IPO

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell

Line Corporation IPO

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Nishimura & Asahi
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Manulife US REIT's IPO

Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Shook Lin & Bok

Postal Savings Bank of China Hong Kong IPO

Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Haiwen & Partners
King & Wood Mallesons

High yield

Biostime International Holdings

Clifford Chance
Fangda Partners
Linklaters
Walkers
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Cikarang Listrindo

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Shearman & Sterling

Delhi International Airport

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Krishnamurthy & Co
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling

Greenko high yield green bond

Appleby
Ashurst
Bedell Cristin
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Mayer Brown JSM
Shearman & Sterling
Talwar Thakore & Associates

Hsin Chong Construction

Conyers Dill & Pearman
Jun He Law Office
Simmons & Simmons
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Jiangsu NewheadLine

Conyers Dill & Pearman
Jingtian & Gongcheng
King & Wood Mallesons
Mayer Brown JSM

Studio City

Ashurst
Kirkland & Ellis
Harneys
Henrique Saldanha A&N
Manuela António
Maples and Calder
White & Case

M&A

Alibaba Group/Lazada Group

Dechert
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Morgan Lewis Stamford
Noerr
Stibbe
SSEK
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weerawong C&P

China Resources Beer/SABMiller

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Fangda Partners
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Sullivan & Cromwell
Walkers

Chubu Electric-TEPCO joint-venture

Allen & Overy
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
Morrison & Foerster
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Norton Rose Fulbright
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Tsujimaki Law Offices
White & Case

Didi Chuxing/Uber China

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Fangda Partners
Han Kun Law Offices
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Walkers

Foxconn/Sharp

Baker McKenzie
Nishimura & Asahi

Phoenix Healthcare Group/CR Healthcare

Reed Smith Richards Butler
Shearman & Sterling

TCC Group/Groupe Casino

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier
Linklaters
Weerawong C&P

Tsinghua Unigroup/Hewlett-Packard Corporation

Allen & Overy
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Private equity

Au Financiers secondary share sale

AZB Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Jyoti Sagar Associates
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Baring and Glenwood/Lafarge Halla

Kim & Chang
Linklaters
White & Case
Yulchon

Baring/Interplex Holdings

Allen & Gledhill
Drew & Napier
Walkers
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Wong Partnership

Carlyle sale of New Century REIT

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance

Carlyle sale of Ta Chong Bank

Baker & McKenzie
Lee & Li
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

CVC/Nirvana privatisation

Clifford Chance
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Mourant Ozannes
Sullivan & Cromwell
Walkers

Jiu Ding Capital/Modern Metal Precision Die Casting

Baker McKenzie
Sidley Austin
Zhong Lun Law Firm

MBK Partners and TPG acquisition of Wharf's telecom unit

Clifford Chance
Deacons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Walkers

Project finance

Central Java IPP financing

Ali Budiarjo Nugroho Reksodiputro
Hendra Soenardi
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Mochtar Karuwin & Komar
Shearman & Sterling

Light Rail Manila Corporation's LRT project

Abuda Asis & Associates
Nabarro
Pinsent Masons
Shearman & Sterling
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine

Farara Kerins
Kaufhold Ossola & Associates
Lackowicz & Hoffman
LehmanLaw Mongolia
Loyens & Loeff
MahoneyLiotta
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
VanDoorne
VanEps Kunneman

Tangguh 3 LNG project

Allen & Overy
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro
Ginting & Reksodiputro
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Widyawan & Partners

Tengizchevroil upstream expansion

Latham & Watkins
Sullivan & Cromwell

Thar Coal Mine and IPP financing

Anjarwalla Collins and Haidermota
Haidermota BNR & Co
Lincoln's Law Chamber
Linklaters
Moshin Tayebaly & Co
Pinsent Masons
RIAA Barker Gillette
Vellani & Vellani
Zhong Lun Law Firm

VICT Webb Dock container terminal

Allen & Overy
Allens
Linklaters

Zonergy's Quaid-i-Azam solar park

DeHeng Law Offices
Mohsin Tayebaly & Co
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Restructuring

AusGroup restructuring

Allen & Gledhill
Ashurst
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Morgan Lewis
Murcia Pestell Hillard

CIT Aerospace – Skymark restructuring

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Nishimura & Partners
White & Case

Hyundai Merchant Marine

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Ince & Co
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Shin & Kim
Yulchon

Kaisa Group restructuring

Clifford Chance
Harneys
Kirkland & Ellis
Mayer Brown JSM
O'Melveny & Myers
Mourant Ozannes
Ropes & Gray
Tanner de Witt
Walkers

Pacific Andes Resources Development restructuring

Advocatus Law
Appleby
Cavenagh Law
Clifford Chance
DLA Piper
Drew & Napier
Forbes Hare
Harney Westwood & Riegels
Kelley Drye & Warren
Lowenstein Sandler
Luskin Stern & Eisler
Mayer Brown JSM
Meyer Suozzi English & Klein
Rajah & Tann
Sidley Austin
Tan Rajah & Cheah
TSMP Law Corporation
White & Case
Wong Partnership

Structured finance and securitisation

Bank of China green covered notes

Clifford Chance
Jingtian & Gongcheng
JunZeJun Law Offices
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters

ISDA Japan WGMR Project

Linklaters

Leveraged FCNR structuring

Juris Corp

Lotte Capital lease receivables securitisation

Jones Day
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko

Pepper residential securities

Chapman and Cutler
Clayton Utz
King & Wood Mallesons
Mayer Brown JSM
Minter Ellison
Sidley Austin

Profit Reach international facility

Clifford Chance
King & Wood Mallesons
Ogier
White & Case



LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Equity

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell

High yield

Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Linklaters
Mayer Brown JSM
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

Private equity

Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Sidley Austin
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Project finance

Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Pinsent Masons
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell

Restructuring

Drew & Napier
Hogan Lovells
Kirkland & Ellis
Mayer Brown JSM
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Morgan Lewis
Ropes & Gray
White & Case
Wong Partnership

Structured finance and securitisation

Clifford Chance
Jones Day
Kim & Chang
King & Wood Mallesons
Lee & Ko
Linklaters
White & Case

Regional firm of the year

Allen & Gledhill
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Fangda Partners
King & Wood Mallesons
Nishimura & Asahi
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Financial services regulatory

Davis Polk & Wardwell
Deacons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters

Offshore firm of the year

Appleby
Bedell Cristin
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Harneys
Maples and Calder
Ogier
Walkers

China practice of the year

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

US law firm of the year

Baker McKenzie
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell

 


 

 

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