IFLR’s 2017 European awards: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 15 Feb 2017
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The nominations for this year's European awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

All team and deal winners, along with the National Law Firms of the year, will be announced at the awards ceremony which will take place on Thursday April 20 at the Savoy Hotel, London.

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 email james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

To reserve your table please email Melanie Petch at mpetch@euromoneyplc.com or +44 207 779 8836

Deals of the year


Debt and equity-linked

AB InBev corporate bond
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Lee & Li
Sullivan & Cromwell

Bayer mandatory convertibles concurrent placement
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell

Credit Agricole senior non-preferred bonds
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Elazig project bond
Arendt & Medernach
Bezen & Partners
Blohm Law
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

MCI Group bond issuance
Allen & Overy
DFJ
Gedik & Eraksoy
Kluge Advokatfirma

Nykredit senior resolution notes
Allen & Overy
Gorrissen Federspiel

Russian Federation bond offering
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Linklaters

Telenor/VimpelCom equity-linked offerings
Akhund Forbes
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Dentons
Ghellal & Mekerba
Latham & Watkins
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Equity

BCP private placement
Linklaters Portugal
MLGTS

Clydesdale Bank IPO
Allen & Overy
Allens
Clifford Chance
King & Wood Mallesons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters

ConvaTec IPO
Arendt & Medernach
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Delta Lloyd Solvency II equity capital restructuring
Allen & Overy
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Linklaters
NautaDutihl

DONG Energy IPO
Accura
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Gorrissen Federspiel
Krommann Reumert
Latham Watkins
Plesner
Sullivan & Cromwell

Enav IPO
Allen & Overy
BonelliErede
Clifford Chance
Shearman & Sterling

GeNeuro IPO
Bär & Karrer
Paul Hastings

RWE/Innogy IPO
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hengeler Mueller
Sullivan & Cromwell

High yield

Autodis
Arendt & Medernach
Field Fisher Waterhouse
Kirkland & Ellis
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Cable Communications Systems
Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda
Clifford Chance Badea
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Houthoff Buruma
Linklaters
Orbán & Perlaki
PeliFilip
White & Case

IHO Pik toggle bonds
Allen & Overy
Hengeler Mueller
Latham & Watkins
Slaughter and May

Mydentist
Carey Olsen
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
White & Case

Perstorp Holding
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Loyens & Loeff
Mannheimer Swartling
Reed Smith
Thompson Hine
Vinge

Synlab senior secured
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Virgin Media
A&L Goodbody
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Dorsey & Whitney
Latham & Watkins
Ropes & Gray

Ziggo secured finance notes
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Ropes & Gray

Loans

Bayer's syndicated bridge loan
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Sullivan & Cromwell

ConvaTec
Accura
AKD lawyers
Allen & Overy
Bär & Karrer
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Carey Olson
Homburger
Krommann Reumert
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes

Crescent Capital/Akocak HPP acquisition financing
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki
Çakmak & Gökçe
Norton Rose Fulbright
Paksoy
White and Case

J Sainsbury/Home Retail acquisition financing
Ashurst
Clifford Chance

Safegate International acquisition financing

Arendt & Medernach
Binder Grösswang
Cederquist
Clifford Chance
MNKS
Shearman & Sterling
Vinge
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

M&A

AB InBev/SABMiller
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Macfarlanes
Sullivan & Cromwell

Airbus/Safran JV
BDGS Associés
Bredin Prat
Clifford Chance
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier
Fieldfisher
Jones Day

Ball Corporation/Rexam
Axinn Harkrider & Veltrop
BDK Advokati
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Demarest Advogados
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Homburger
Loyens & Loeff
Schönherr
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Slaughter and May
Travers Smith
Uría Menéndez
WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

Baofeng Technologies and Everbright Securities/MP & Silva
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance

Liberty Global/Cable & Wireless Communications
Nelson Mullins
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Slaughter and May

Softbank/ARM Holdings
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Morrison & Foerster
Slaughter and May
White & Case

VimpelCom and WIND/3 Italia joint venture
Allen & Overy
Bredin Prat
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Private equity

BC Partners and PSP Investments/Keter Group
Gross Kleinhendler Hodak Halerys Greenberg & Co
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Loyens & Loeff
Van Doorne
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Cerberus/Northern Rock
Linklaters

Clayton Dubilier & Rice and WM Holding / BUT
Clifford Chance
Debevoise & Plimpton
MAMO TCV Advocates
Mayer Brown
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

HarbourVest/SVG Capital
Allen & Overy
Debevoise & Plimpton
Norton Rose Fulbright
Slaughter and May

HgCapital/CogitalGroup
Accura
Linklaters
Maxwell Winward
Mourant Ozannes
Selmer
Taylor Wessing
The Wilkes Partnership
White & Case
Withers
Wiersholm

Lone Star/N&W Global Vending
Chiomenti
Linklaters
NCTM
Shearman & Sterling
Vinson & Elkins

NB Renaissance and Apax VIII/Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
Accinni Cartolano e Associati
Arendt & Medernach
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gatti Pavesi Bianchi
Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners

R+R/Nestlé Ice Cream JV
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

Project finance

A8 motorway in Germany
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
White & Case

Ashalim (Plot B) solar thermal power station
Allen & Overy
Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co
Levy Meidan & Co

Beatrice offshore wind farm financing
Linklaters
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pinsent Masons

Cogeneration power plant financing in Alon Tavor and Ramat Gabriel
Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co
Herzog Fox & Neeman

N17/N18 motorway PPP refinancing
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
CMS Cameron McKenna
DLA Piper
Elvinger Hoss Prussen
Holmes O'Malley Sexton
Matheson
McCann FitzGerald
Pinsent Masons
Proskauer Rose
Tughans

SASA mine Macedonia refinancing
Appleby
Cox Hallett Wilkinson
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys
Karanović & Nikolić
Mayer Brown
Simmons &Simmons

Slovakia D4/R7 road PPP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
White & Case

Solar Storm
Baker Botts
Dorsey & Whitney
Norton Rose Fulbright
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Simmons &Simmons

Restructuring

ATU's holding chain restructuring
Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
Gleiss Lutz
GÖRG Rechtsanwälte 
King & Spalding
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Macfarlanes
Mayer Brown
Mourant Ozannes
NautaDutilh
Noerr
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Camaieu Group
Ashurst
Bremond & Associés
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Eurasian Resources
BLC Robert and Associates
Bowman Gilfillan
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Corpus Legal Practitioners
Dentons
Etude Kabinda
GHR Rechtsanwälte
Goodmans
Linklaters
Ogier
Stek

Gulf Keystone Petroleum
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Baker McKenzie
CHW
Memery Crystal
Paul Hastings

HETA
Abel
Binder Grösswang
CMS
Dorda Brugger Jordis
Gleiss Lutz
GÖRG
Hausmaninger Kletter
King & Spalding
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Schönherr
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Wolf Theiss

Hibu restructuring
Slaughter and May
Sullivan & Cromwell

Scholz Group debt restructuring
Clifford Chance
Dorda Brugger Jordis
Gleiss Lutz
Dentons
Dr Ulla Reisch
Eisenberger & Herzog
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Schönherr
Wellensiek
White & Case

Ukrainian sovereign debt restructuring
Avellum
Brown Rudnick
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Dechert
Dentons
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Close Brothers public securitisation
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Shepherd and Wedderburn
Tughans

Funding Circle securitisation
Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Linklaters
Matheson
Purrington Moody Weil
Shakespeare Martineau
Simmons & Simmons

PKO Bank Hipoteczny covered bonds
Allen & Overy
White & Case

Towd Point mortgage funding 2016-Granite 1
Allen & Overy
Brodies
Linklaters
Shepherd & Wedderburn

Vakifbank mortgage covered bonds
Çakmak-Gökçe Avukatlık Bürosu
Mayer Brown
White & Case
Yazici Law Offices

Virgin Media mobile handset securitisation
Allen & Overy
Dorsey & Whitney
HBJ Gateley
Ropes & Gray
Tughans

ZOPA consumer loans securitisation
Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Keystone Law
Matheson
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Teams of the year

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell

Equity

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell

Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
Travers Smith

High yield

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Ropes & Gray
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Loans

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

M&A

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Skadden
Slaughter and May

Private equity

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Debevoise & Plimpton
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Slaughter and May
White & Case

Project finance

Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pinsent Masons
Simmons & Simmons
White & Case

Restructuring

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Paul Hastings
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
White & Case

Bank and firm awards

In-house debt team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Citigroup
Credit Suisse
BNP Paribas
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
HSBC

In-house equity team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley

Most innovative US firm in Europe

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case

 


 

 

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