European law firm of the year Freshfields
Bruckhaus Deringer Freshfields won a record number of
awards at this year's IFLR European ceremony. The firm walked
away with nine, but then once it had received equity deal of
the year for the $5 billion listing of KKR Private Equity
Investors on Euronext Amsterdam, securitization deal of the
year for representing the lead manager in Emerald, HSBC's
Covered Bond Programme, private equity deal of the year for
representing Grupo Ferrovial in its £12 billion
acquisition of British airports group BAA, and restructuring
deal of the year for representing Eurotunnel in its $9.2
billion restructuring, it was fairly obvious who was likely to
win the overall award. This was only underlined by Freshfields'
winning of the debt, equity, restructuring and private equity
team of the year awards....