Teams of the year

Author: | Published: 1 Apr 2009

International firm
Debt and equity-linked
Private equity
Project finance
China practice
Most innovative US firm
In-house team
National winners

International firm

Left to right: William Liu, Nigel Pridmore, Melvin Sng, Keith Johnson and Mary Matson of Linklaters, with Simon Wiggs from Major Lindsey & Africa


Capital markets are one of Linklaters' main strengths; this year, the firm excelled itself in debt capital markets and structured finance. Linklaters worked on two exciting equity-linked deals – Country Garden's convertible and CapitaLand's convertible. The firm's structured partners were also busy, assisting on two skilful securitisations out of Korea. Elsewhere, Linklaters' corporate team advised Rio Tinto on Chinalco's dawn raid, and China Telecom and China Netcom on the consolidation of the PRC's telecommunications sector.

Debt and equity-linked Linklaters Linklaters had an excellent year, working on two of the year's most interesting transactions. The firm assisted Merrill Lynch, the lead manager, on Country Garden's Rmb3.60 billion ($500 million) convertible. The derivatives-enhanced...