Cleary triumphs at IFLR Americas awards

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 30 Mar 2016
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton collected the prestigious Americas firm of the year title at IFLR's 11th annual Americas awards last night.

The firm's awards haul also included five team of the year trophies for debt and equity-linked, financial regulation, private equity, restructuring and M&A at the ceremony held at New York's Pierre Hotel.

"Cleary had a great year," said IFLR managing editor Tom Young. "We'd like to congratulate the firm on all its excellent work."

Paul Hastings were also celebrating after winning loan team of the year, as were Simpson Thacher & Bartlett with its equity team trophy. Elsewhere Davis Polk & Wardwell picked up the high-yield team award, Clifford Chance the project finance award, and Mayer Brown was named structured finance and securitisation team of the year.

CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad and Donald Lamson, of counsel at Squire Patton Boggs, were both honoured with individual awards. Lamson took home the outstanding achievement trophy for his critical role both in helping to write key US regulations and subsequently interpreting them in private practice. Chairman Massad was presented with the contribution to regulatory reform award for his invaluable actions during the financial crisis and for his subsequently clear-sighted leadership of CTFC.

Morgan Stanley received the award for in-house debt team, while JPMorgan collected the equity in-house award.

Congratulations to all the night's winners, the full list of which is below.


Deals of the year

DEBT AND EQUITY-LINKED

Colombia Telecomunicaciones perpetual hybrids
Brigard & Urrutia
Cárdenas & Cárdenas
Davis Polk & Wardwell
White & Case

Equity

Telefônica Brasil's equity offering
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga
Pinheiro Neto
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

High-yield

XPO Logistics
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

LOAN

Blackstone/GE Real Estate Mexico financing
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Haynes and Boone
Nader Hayaux y Goebel
Paul Hastings

M&A

Dow Chemical Company's Reverse Morris Trust with Olin
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Demarest
Shearman & Sterling
Ulhôa Canto

Private equity

Wells Fargo and Blackstone/GE Capital Real Estate
Dechert
Hogan Lovells
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Project finance

Lima Metro Line 2
Chadbourne & Parke
Clifford Chance
DLA Piper
Estudio Echecopar, member firm of Baker & McKenzie International
Ferrero
Garrigues
Maples and Calder
Miranda & Amado
Rodrigo Elias & Medrano

Restructuring

Corporación GEO
Baker & McKenzie
Cervantes Sainz
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Emmet Marvin & Martin
Galicia
Gaxiola Calvo
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Santamarina y Steta
Shearman & Sterling

Structured finance and securitisation

SolarCity securitisation
Chadbourne & Parke
Mayer Brown


Teams of the year

Debt and equity-linked
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Equity
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Financial regulation
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

High yield
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Loans
Paul Hastings

M&A
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Private equity
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Project finance
Clifford Chance

Restructuring
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Structured finance and securitisation
Mayer Brown

National firms of the year


Argentina
Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Brazil
Pinheiro Neto

Canada
Stikeman Elliott

Central America
Arias & Muñoz

Chile
Carey

Colombia
Brigard & Urrutia

Costa Rica
BLP

Dominican Republic
Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández

El Salvador
Arias & Muñoz

Guatemala
Consortium

Honduras
Consortium

Mexico
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Nicaragua
Arias & Muñoz

Panama
ARIFA

Peru
Miranda & Amado

Uruguay
Guyer & Regules

Individual awards

Contribution to regulatory reform award
Timothy Massad

Outstanding achievement award
Donald Lamson

In-house awards

Debt team of the year
Morgan Stanley

Equity team of the year
JP Morgan

Americas firm of the year
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton