IFLR Asia awards 2013: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 9 Feb 2013
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The nominations for this year’s IFLR Asia awards have been announced.

This year we are pleased to reveal a number of new award categories. These include the financial regulatory team of the year, to be awarded to a firm which has demonstrated particular strength over the past 12 months in offering regulatory advice and services to domestic and international clients, in taking a lead role on policy input for governmental institutions and with personnel within the firm with regulatory experience; the ‘rising star’ award, to be awarded to an associate who has demonstrated particular expertise within the past 12 months in handling innovative deal structures and negotiating regulatory complexities in their given field; and, Myanmar law firm of the year and Mongolia law firm of the year. All national law firms of the year award winners will be announced on the night, together with the winners of our Outstanding in-house contribution award, Services to financial regulation award and the IFLR market reform award.

For all individual, deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

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 Ashley Lee at ashley.lee@iflrasia.com

The awards ceremony will take place at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong on February 28 2013.

To book your table, please contact Simon King on simon.king@euromoneyasia.com

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Peter Cheng, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Phillip Hall, Linklaters
Michael Ng, Linklaters
Daniel Yeh, Weil Gotschal & Manges
Alexander Stathopoulos, Allen & Overy

TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT: Outstanding in-house contribution award, Services to financial regulation award and the IFLR market reform award

DEALS OF THE YEAR

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED DEAL OF THE YEAR

Axiata sukuk multi-currency programme
Allen & Overy
Adnan Sundra & Low
Clifford Chance
ZICOlaw

Baidu SEC-registered bond
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Han Kun Law Offices
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Maples and Calder
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Arps

Doosan Infracore hybrid bond
Allen & Overy
Kim & Chang
Linklaters
Norton Rose
Shin & Kim
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Walkers

Genting retail perpetual bonds
Allen & Gledhill
Clifford Chance
Cains

Gemdale high-yield bonds
Clifford Chance
Commerce and Finance Law Offices
Linklaters

INTL guaranteed renminbi bond
Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff
Dave & Girish & Co
Linklaters
Talwar Thakore & Associates
WongPartnership

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s PERLS VI hybrid bond
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons


EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR

CIMC Shenzhen B-share to H-share relocation
Commerce & Finance Law Offices
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Paul Hastings
Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund IPO and establishment of Fonterra Shareholders’ Market
Bell Gully
Buddle Findlay
Chapman Tripp
Harmos Horton Lusk
King & Wood Mallesons
Minter Ellison
Russell McVeagh
Sidley Austin
Sullivan & Cromwell

Hopewell Highway Infrastructure share placement
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Maples and Calder
Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

IHH IPO
Albar & Partners
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Akol Avukatlik Burosu
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Kadir Andri & Partners
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
Talwar Thakore & Associates
WongPartnership

PICC IPO
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Slaughter & May
Sullivan & Cromwell

Mongolia Yitai Coal IPO
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jiayuan Law Offices
Jingtian & Gongcheng


PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR

Bain Capital – Genpact
Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Nishith Desai Associates
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Ropes & Gray

Bain Capital – Jupiter Shop Channel
Baker & McKenzie
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto 
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Ropes & Gray

Baring Private Equity – China Waste Water Company
Commerce & Finance Law Offices
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Maples and Calder
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

CVC – HKBN, City Telecom’s IDD business
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Maples and Calder
Sidley Austin

Pacific Equity Partners – Spotless
Clayton Utz
Gilbert + Tobin
King & Wood Mallesons
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Trinity Opportunities – Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Herbert Geer
Latham & Watkins
Maples and Calder
Norton Rose
Walkers


M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR
Trafigura/Nagarjuna Oil Corporation
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Phoenix Legal

Youku/Tudou
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Kirkland & Ellis
Maples and Calder
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Trans Asia Lawyers

CIMB/RBS
Allen & Gledhill
Allens Linklaters
Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff
Chandler & Thong-ek
Jun He Law Offices
Linklaters
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Shin & Kim
Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono
Slaughter & May
Tsar & Tsai
ZICOlaw

Shanda take-private
Clifford Chance
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Maples and Calder
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Walkers
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Yahoo!/Alibaba buyback
Allen & Overy
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Fangda Partners
Fenwick & West
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
King & Wood Mallesons
Maples and Calder
Morrison & Foerster
Munger Tolles & Olson
Norton Rose
O'Melveny & Myers
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell
Walkers
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
White & Case

PROJECT FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR

Ichthys LNG financing
Allen & Overy
Allens Linklaters
Clayton Utz
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Latham & Watkins

Khauzak-Shady & Kandym gas field development financing
Akin Gump
Azizov & Partners
Bar & Karrer
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Farara Kerins
Graf & Pitkowitz
Leges
Shearman & Sterling

Patrind Hydropower project financing
Allen & Gledhill
Kabraji & Talibuddin
Rajah & Tann
Rizvi Isa Afridi & Angell
Shearman & Sterling
Shin & Kim

Tanjung Bin coal-fired IPP
Albar & Partners
Adnan Sundra & Low
Cheang & Ariff
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Kamilah & Chong
Shearn Delamore & Co

Wampu Hydroelectric power project financing
ABNR
Norton Rose
Milbank
Susandarini & Partners

RESTRUCTURING DEAL OF THE YEAR

PT Arpeni Pratama Ocean Line
Chadbourne & Park
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
Jones Day
Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo
Norton Rose
O'Melveny & Myers
Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono

Continental Chemicals Corporation and Royal Chemie Group Restructuring and Merger
Clifford Chance
Drew & Napier
O’Melveny & Myers
Stamford Law Corporation
Walkers

Subex FCCBs
Allen & Overy
Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff
J Sagar Associates
Latham & Watkins
Norton Rose

Tiger – Saratoga – PT Mandala Airlines
ABNR
Drew & Napier
Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners
Norton Rose
WongPartnership

Westpac New Zealand
Allens Linklaters
Russell McVeagh
Simpson Grierson

STRUCTURED FINANCE AND SECURITISATION DEAL OF THE YEAR

Asian shipping company freight receivables
Clifford Chance
Shin & Kim

Asiana Airlines ticket receivables
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Kim & Chang
Linklaters
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Walkers

Barclays update to the Foss Master Issuer RMBS Programme, Series 2012-1 Notes
Allen & Overy
Linklaters
Norton Rose
Slaughter & May

SMART ABS Series 2012-4
Allen & Overy
King & Wood Mallesons
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity linked
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Equity
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Paul Hastings
Sullivan & Cromwell

Private equity
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Ropes & Gray

M&A
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Project finance
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling

Restructuring
Clifford Chance
Jones Day
Latham & Watkins
Norton Rose
O’Melveny & Myers

Securitisation and structured finance
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY TEAM OF THE YEAR
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Sidley Austin

REGIONAL FIRM OF THE YEAR
Allen & Gledhill
Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff
King & Wood Mallesons
Kim & Chang
WongPartnership

OFFSHORE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Appleby
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Maples and Calder
Walkers

CHINA PRACTICE OF THE YEAR
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR
CIMB
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
HSBC
JP Morgan

EQUITY IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of China International
CICC
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs

MOST INNOVATIVE US FIRM
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell

INTERNATIONAL FIRM OF THE YEAR
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Norton Rose