IFLR Americas Awards 2018: Davis Polk wins firm of the year

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Davis Polk & Wardwell was named firm of the year at IFLR's 13th annual Americas awards on May 17. The firm picked up six awards in total across a wide array of practice areas including the high yield, M&A and restructuring deals of the year, as well as team of the year for high yield and restructuring.

The ceremony, held at Essex House in New York, brought together the continent's best legal talent to celebrate 2017's most innovative cross-border Americas transactions, and the teams and firms that advised on them.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados received four awards, including for South America firm of the year and Brazil firm of the year. Ritch Mueller scooped up the North American firm of the year and the Mexican firm of the year awards.

Cleary Gottlieb was also celebrating after picking up three awards including debt & equity linked team of the year, while Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi was awarded the national corporate and banking & finance team recognitions, and Argentina firm of the year.

Sally Miller, the former chief executive if the International Bankers' Association, was given the Contribution to Regulatory Reform award for her work on banking and securities regulation. Leslie Silverman, from Cleary Gottlieb, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Full results from the ceremony are below:


Individual awards

Outstanding Contribution to Regulatory Reform

Sally Miller

Lifetime Achievement

Leslie Silverman


Deals of the year

Debt & equity linked

Bancolombia Basel III subordinated notes
Brigard & Urrutia
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Perkins Coie
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
Sullivan & Cromwell

Equity

Vista Oil & Gas
Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez
Latham & Watkins
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau
Shearman & Sterling

High yield

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International refinancing
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

Loan

Novelis
Goodrich Riquelme Associados
Ice Miller
JA Trevino Abogados
Jackson Kelly
King & Spalding
Lavery de Billy
Levy & Salomão Advogados
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Stikeman Elliott
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Torys
TozziniFreire Advogados
Tucker Ellis

M&A

Baker Hughes and GE's Oil and Gas business merger
Arnold & Porter
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Shearman & Sterling
WilmerHale

Private equity

HBC/WeWork/Rhône Global Strategic Partnership
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
McCarthy Tétrault
Stikeman Elliott
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Project finance

Southland repowering project
Latham & Watkins
Norton Rose Fulbright

Restructuring

Odebrecht
Barbosa Müssnich e Aragão
Blank Rome
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
E Munhoz Advogados
Ferro Castro Neves Advogados
Machado Meyer
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Mayer Brown
Moses & Singer
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Santos Neto Advogados
Stocche Forbes Advogados

Securitisation and structured finance

The World Bank's 'pandemic bonds'
Linklaters
Sidley Austin
Sullivan & Cromwell


Teams of the year

Debt & equity linked

Cleary Gottlieb

Equity

Simpson Thacher

Financial regulation

Sullivan Cromwell

High yield

Davis Polk

Loan

Skadden

M&A

Shearman & Sterling

Private equity

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Project finance

Clifford Chance

Restructuring

Davis Polk

Structured finance & securitisation

Weil Gotshal


National firm category winners

National banking and finance firm of the year are:

Argentina: Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Brazil: Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice Advogados
Canada: Torys
Chile: Morales & Besa
Colombia: Posse Herrera Ruiz
Mexico: Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

National capital markets firm of the year

Argentina: Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Brazil: Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Canada: Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Chile: Garrigues Chile
Colombia: Brigard & Urrutia
Mexico: Creel Garcia-Cuellar Aiza y Enriquez

National corporate firm of the year

Argentina: Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Brazil: Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Canada: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Chile: Carey
Colombia: Gómez-Pinzón
Mexico: Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes


National firms of the year

Argentina

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Brazil

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Canada

Torys

Central America

Consortium Legal

Chile

Claro & Cía

Colombia

Brigard & Urrutia

Costa Rica

BLP Legal

Dominican Republic

Pellereno & Herrera

El Salvador

Arias

Guatemala

Mayora & Mayora

Honduras

García & Bódan

Mexico

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

Nicaragua

Consortium Legal

Panama

Alfaro Ferrer & Ramirez

Peru

Estudio Rodrigo Elías y Medrano

Uruguay

Ferrere Abogados


Regional firms of the year

North America national firm of the year

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

South America national firm of the year

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Americas firm of the year

Davis Polk


In-house awards

Debt in-house team

Citi

Equity in-house team

JP Morgan

 


 

 

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