IFLR’s 2015 European awards: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 9 Feb 2015
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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.

IFLR is pleased to announce this year's individual award winners. Jonathan Faull, Director General for Internal Market and Services at the European Commission, is the 2015 Regulatory Contribution Award winner. Antonio Garrigues Walker, recently retired chairman of Garrigues, is the recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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 16 at Grosvenor House, 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 dmyles@euromoneyplc.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

Hellenic Republic bonds
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Karatzas and Partners
Koutalidis

Lloyds equity convertible notes
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

Telefónica's mandatory exchangeable bonds
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Uría Menéndez

UK's sukuk
Clifford Chance
Linklaters

UK Treasury renminbi bonds
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance 

Ukraine's eurobond
Arnold & Porter
Lavrynovych & Partners
Sayenko Kharenko
White & Case

Equity

AA IPO
Clifford Chance
Covington & Burling
Pinsent Masons
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Euronext IPO
Linklaters
PLMJ
Shearman & Sterling
Stibbe
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Pershing Square IPO
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Mourant Ozannes
Schulte Roth & Zabel
Stibbe
Sullivan & Cromwell

Seplat IPO
Alliance Law Firm
Linklaters
Punuka & Co
Udo Udoma
Winston & Strawn

TSB IPO
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters

Virgin Money IPO
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jones Day
Slaughter and May

High yield

B Communications
Carter Ledyard & Milburn
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co
Hogan Lovells
Latham & Watkins
White & Case
Yigal Arnon

Numericable
Franklin
Latham & Watkins
Luther
Nabarro
Ropes & Gray
White & Case

Nyrstar
Baker & McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Latham & Watkins
White & Case

SGD
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Loyens & Loeff
Stibbe
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Loans

Ceva Santé Animale
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Counsel for the lenders is unconfirmed. Please contact IFLR if your firm featured on this deal

Copenhagen Airport refinancing
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance

BSkyB/Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland financing
Clifford Chance
Hengeler Mueller
Linklaters

Liberty Global
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling

Master Blenders
Bech-Bruun
Chiomenti
Garrigues
Herbert Smith Freehills
Loyens & Loeff
NautaDutilh
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Stemcor Holdings
Allen & Overy
Clyde & Co
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

M&A

AMEC/Foster Wheeler
Bär & Karrer
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Homburger
Linklaters
Reed Smith

BSkyB/Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland
Allen & Overy
Hengeler Mueller
Herbert Smith Freehills
Legance
Mazzoni e Associati
Morrison & Foerster
Wolf Theiss

Dongfeng/ PSA Peugeot-Citroën
BDGS Associés
Bredin Prat
Cabinet Bompoint
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Jun He Law Offices

Goldman Sachs-led consortium/Dong Energy
Accura
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Lett
Plesner
Sullivan & Cromwell

IBS/Luxoft
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Liberty Global/Ziggo
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Loyens & Loeff
NautaDutilh
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Stibbe

Microsoft/Nokia's devices and services business
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Covington & Burling
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine
Hannes Snellman
Roschier
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Stikeman Elliott

Tui/Tui Travel
Allen & Overy
Gleiss Lutz
Herbert Smith Freehills

Private equity

Cinven and Hannover Re/Heidelberger Leben
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters

Cinven and HgCapital/Visma
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
White & Case

Clayton Dubilier & Rice/Mauser Group
Clifford Chance
Debevoise & Plimpton
Latham & Watkins
Nader Hayaux y Goebel
Pöllath & Partner
Torys
ZicoLaw

CVC/Avast Software
Clifford Chance
DeBrauw Blackstone
Kirkland & Ellis
White & Case

Hellman & Friedman/Scout24
Hengeler Mueller
Latham & Watkins

Hestya Energy/HES Beheer
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Clifford Chance
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Houthoff Buruma

Hony Capital/Pizza Express
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters

Project finance

A7 Bordesholm-Hamburg Road
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
White & Case

A11 PPP
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
NautaDutilh
Stibbe
White & Case

Areva Georges Besse 2 enrichment plant
Allen & Overy
Chadbourne & Parke
Herbert Smith Freehills
Lee & Ko
Mannheimer Swartling
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Stibbe

Gemini wind project
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Scottish roads project
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Linklaters

Socar Star refinery
Allen & Overy
Paksoy
Vinson & Elkins
Yüksel Karkin Küçük

Restructuring

Apcoa
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Gleiss Lutz
Hogan Lovells
Kirkland & Ellis
Lett
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
White & Case

ATU
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
Flick Gocke Schaumburg
Görg
Hengeler Mueller
Hogan Lovells
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
McDermott Will & Emery
Noerr
Schultze & Braun
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell

Espírito Santo
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Vieira de Almeida

IVG Immobilien
Arendt & Medernach
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gleiss Lutz
Goerg
Linklaters
Kirkland & Ellis
Noerr
Paul Hastings

New World Resources
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
PKR Partners
SK&S Legal
White & Case

Royal Imtech
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Clifford Chance
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hengeler Mueller
Loyens & Loeff
Slaughter and May

Vivarte
Ashurst
Ayache Salama
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Zim
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co
Gross Kleinhendler Hodak Halevy Greenberg & Co
Herzog Fox & Neeman
Ince & Co
Linklaters
Lipa Meir & Co
S Friedman
Seward & Kissel
Sullivan & Cromwell
Watson Farley & Williams
Yigal Arnon

Structured finance and securitisation

AVR's structured secured corporate debt platform
Clifford Chance
Greenberg Traurig
Linklaters

Cartesian Residential Mortgages 1
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
NautaDutilh
Sidley Austin

Deco 2014-Tulip CMBS
Boekel De Nerée
Paul Hastings
Reed Smith
Walkers

Phoenix Park CLO
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Herbert Smith Freehills
Ogier Legal Jersey
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Project Rock and Salt securitisation
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Clifford Chance
Dillon Eustace
Pinsent Masons

Project Slate securitisations
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Mayer Brown

Taurus 2014 FR-1
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Baker & McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Elvinger Hoss & Prussen
Mayer Brown
McDermott Will & Emery
Vinson & Elkins

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
White & Case

Equity

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Financial regulation

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling

High-yield

Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Ropes & Gray
White & Case

Loans

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Weil Gotshal & Manges

M&A

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Private equity

Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Project finance

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
White & Case

Restructuring

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Paul Hastings
Sidley Austin

BANK AND FIRM AWARDS

In-house debt team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Citi
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
HSBC
JP Morgan
Lloyds

In-house equity team of the year

Barclays
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan
UBS

Most innovative US firm in Europe

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case