IFLR’s 2016 European awards: shortlist revealed

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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 regulatory contribution award winner is Georgina Philippou, chief operating officer of the Financial Conduct Authority. The lifetime achievement winner will be announced in the coming weeks.

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 21 at the Savoy Hotel, 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@legalmediagroup.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

Ardshinbank
Arlex International
Ashurst
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Concern Dialog
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Houthoff Buruma
Latham & Watkins

Credit Suisse TLAC bonds
Carey Olsen
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Homburger
Jones Walker
Linklaters

Euroclear single settlement
William Fry

PTSB
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
McCann Fitzgerald

Sainsbury's hybrid convertible
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

Equity

ABN Amro IPO
Allen & Overy
Davis Polk & Wardwell
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Shearman & Sterling
Stibbe

Hochschild Mining rights issue
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

Standard Chartered rights issue
Linklaters
Slaughter and May
Sullivan & Cromwell

Steinhoff IPO
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Linklaters
Werksmans

WorldPay IPO
Allen & Overy
Bonn Steichen
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Simmons & Simmons
Weil Gotshal & Manges

High yield

Altice/Cablevision Systems
Covington & Burling
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Mayer Brown
Mintz Levin Cohn Glovsky and Popeo
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
Richards Layton & Finger
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell

Cinven/Labco & Synlab
Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
White & Case

Douglas
Allen & Overy
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer

GTECH - International Game Technology
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
White & Case

ICBPI
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo
Bonn Steichen & Partners
Carbonetti e Associati
Carey Olsen
Elvinger Hoss & Prussen
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Ludovici & Partners
Ogier
Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati
Tremonti Vitali Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati
White & Case

ZF Friedrichshafen
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Loans

Anheuser-Busch InBev/SAB Miller
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

ChemChina/Pirelli
Chiomenti
Clifford Chance
Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners
Jun He
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Lombardi Molinari Segni
Studio Legale Pedersoli e Associati
White & Case

Cinven/Labco & Synlab
Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins

Fortum Distribution acquisition
Linklaters
Mannheimer Swartling
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Törngren Magnell

Verallia
Clifford Chance
Linklaters

M&A

Dorma/Kaba
Bär & Karrer
Gleiss Lutz
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Homburger

GE/Alstom
Arnold & Porter
Bredin Prat
Cabinet Bompoint
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Karatzas & Partners
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Paul Hastings
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Slaughter and May
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatti
Weil Gotshal & Manges

IAG/Aer Lingus
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Mason Hayes & Curran
Matheson
McCann Fitzgerald
Slaughter and May
White & Case
William Fry

ICBC/Standard Bank
Clifford Chance
Hylands Law Firm
Jones Day
White & Case

Lafarge/Holcim
Arthur Cox
Bär & Karrer
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Homburger
Linklaters
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

QIA and Brookfield/Songbird Estates and Canary Wharf Group
Appleby
Clifford Chance
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Slaughter and May
Torys

Private equity

Allianz-led consortium/Autobahn Tank & Rast
Linklaters
White & Case

Apollo/Carige insurance units
Chiomenti
Legance

Carlyle/PA Consulting
Herbert Smith Freehills
Proskauer Rose

Cinven/Labco/Synlab
Clifford Chance
Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent
Latham & Watkins
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Cityhold Office Partnership
Linklaters
Sidley Austin

EQT/Siemens Audiology Solutions
Bonn & Schmitt
Freshfields Bruckhaus derringer
Hengeler Mueller
Pöllath + Partner P+P

IK Investment Partners' sale of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Norton Rose Fulbright
Ropes & Gray
Stikeman Elliott
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Starwood Capital's sale of Groupe du Louvre Hotels
Arendt & Medernach
Cabinet Beau de Loménie
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Fangda Partners
Flichy Grangé
Jara & Partners
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
Paul Hastings
Prud'homme & Baum
Shearman & Sterling
Stibbe

Project finance

Bilkent PPP
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hergüner Bilgen Özeke
Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership

Calais Port Project

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
Latournerie Wolfrom & Associés
Linklaters
Orrick
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

M11 Motorway
Arthur Cox
Ashurst
McCann FitzGerald
Pinsent Mason

Thames Tideway
Ashurst
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Norton Rose Fulbright

Restructuring

Codere
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Proskauer Rose

DTEK
Avellum & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Sayenko Kharenko
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

Kaupthing
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Logos
White & Case

Piraeus Bank
Allen & Overy
Appleby
Kyriakides Georgopoulos
Potamitis Vekris
Shearman & Sterling

TORM
Accura
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Gorrissen Federspiel
Kromann Reumert
Macfarlanes
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Plesner
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Watson Farley & Williams
White & Case
Wikborg Rein & Co

Towergate
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
Sullivan & Cromwell

Structured finance and securitisation

Cairn CLO III restructuring
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

ENABLE funding programme
Clifford Chance
Shepherd & Wedderburn
Tughans

Etihad's Equity Alliance fund platform
Ashurst
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Loyens & Loeff
Paul Hastings

KKR/Unicredit/Intesa Sanpaolo NPL platform
Di Tanno
D'Urso Gatti Bianchi
Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli
Paul Hastings

PrimeRevenue funding platform
Baker & McKenzie
Simmons & Simmons

SumitG guaranteed secured obligation programme
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Gaikokuho Kyodo-Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho Linklaters
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Theatre Hospitals CMBS restructuring
Clifford Chance
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Paul Hastings
Sidley Austin
Simmons & Simmons
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Teams of the year

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Homburger
Linklaters

Equity

Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Slaughter and May

Financial regulation

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling

High yield

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling

Loan

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

M&A

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Slaughter and May
White & Case

Private equity

Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Project finance

Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Restructuring

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
Paul Hastings
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Bank and firm awards

In-house debt team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Citi
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan
PTSB

In-house equity team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley

Most innovative US firm in Europe

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

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case