IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2019: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 17 Jan 2019
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The nominations for the 2019 IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

The IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards celebrate legally innovative teams and deals in the region and will be held on Thursday, March 7 at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong.

The national law firms of the year and pro bono firm of the year will be announced on the night.

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 james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

To reserve your table, please email James Murray at james.murray@euromoneyasia.com or call +852 2842 6936

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Air Liquide panda bond

Allen & Overy

JunHe

Australia Pacific LNG US private placement

Allens

Clayton Utz

Latham & Watkins

Sullivan & Cromwell

Bank of China 144A Additional Tier 1 capital securities

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Inalum bond

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Clifford Chance

Sidley Austin

Widyawan & Partners

PLN senior notes and concurrent tender offers

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Republic of Maldives definitive notes

Allen & Overy

Linklaters

Shah Hussain & Co

Suood & Anwar

Tsinghua Unic guaranteed bonds and tap issue 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Global Law Office

Linklaters

Ogier

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhongsheng Group Reg S convertible bond and on-market buyback

Clifford Chance

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Equity

Ascletis Pharma IPO

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Paul Hastings

Sidley Austin

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Walkers

BeiGene HKEx listing

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Fangda Partners

JunHe

Mourant Ozannes

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

China Tower IPO

Clifford Chance

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

King & Wood Mallesons

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Ping An Good Doctor IPO

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

DLA Piper

Grandall Law Firm

Haiwen & Partners

Kirkland & Ellis

Maples Group

Qingdao Haier IPO on the Ceinex

Clifford Chance

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters

Orrick

Zhong Lun Law Firm 

Softbank IPO

Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto 

Sullivan & Cromwell

Vinhomes initial equity offering

Allen & Overy

Latham & Watkins

Vilaf

YKVN

Xiaomi Corporation IPO

Clifford Chance

Jingtian & Gongcheng

JunHe

Maples Group

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

High yield

Energy and Resources (GEAR) offering

Latham & Watkins

Makes & Partners

Shearman & Sterling

Witara Cakra Advocates

Korean Air Lines offering

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Shin & Kim

PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana

Allen & Gledhill

Allen & Overy

KhattarWong

Mayer Brown

Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar

White & Case

Sands China notes

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Luís Cavaleiro de Ferreira Ricardo Silva & Associados

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Slaughter and May

Walkers

Star Energy project bond

Allen & Gledhill

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Latham & Watkins

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Rajah & Tann

Yingde Gases Group

Clifford Chance

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Haiwen & Partners

Tian Yuan Law Firm

M&A

Alibaba Group / Daraz

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar)

DFDL

FJ & G de Saram

Noerr

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Pioneer Law

RIAA Barker Gillette

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Alibaba / Sun Art

Clifford Chance

Fangda Partners

Herbert Smith Freehills

JunHe

Reed Smith

Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom

Slaughter and May

Cosco Shipping / Orient Overseas

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Davis Polk & Wardwell

JunHe

Kirkland & Ellis

Paul Hastings

Reed Smith

Slaughter and May

Sullivan & Cromwell

Walkers

Diageo / Swellfun

Allen & Overy

Haiwen & Partners

JunHe

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group / Bank Danamon

Allen & Gledhill

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Makes & Partners

Nishimura & Asahi

WongPartnership

Prudential-Eastspring / TMB Asset Management

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

SK Telecom and Macquarie Korea Opportunities Management / ADT Caps

Kim & Chang

Latham & Watkins

Lee & Ko

Walmart / Flipkart

Allen & Gledhill

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Drew & Napier

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Hogan Lovells

Khaitan & Co

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian

SAM & Co

WongPartnership

Private equity

Advent International / Serta China and partnership with King Koil China

Deacons

Haiwen & Partners

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Maples Group

Mayer Brown

Pepper Hamilton

Ropes & Gray

Sullivan & Cromwell

Walkers

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Bain Capital-led consortium / Toshiba Memory Corporation

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Dechert

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kim & Chang

Morrison & Foerster

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Ropes & Gray

Walkers

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Global Infrastructure Partners-led consortium / Equis Energy

Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

Atsumi & Sakai

Clifford Chance

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Lee & Li

Russin & Vecchi

Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

KKR and SinoCare / HeTia

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Global Law Office

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Nesta Investment / Global Logistic Properties

Allen & Gledhill

BMA Law

Broad & Bright

Clifford Chance

Drew & Napier

Kirkland & Ellis

Maples Group

Morgan Lewis Stamford

Morrison & Foerster

Rajah & Tann

Shook Lin & Bok

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Walkers

WongPartnership

Tat Hong managing director, founders and StanChart Private Equity / Tat Hong Holdings

Allen & Gledhill

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Drew & Napier

TPG Capital Asia / Quest Laboratories and Gribbles Pathology and Innovative Diagnostics and Quantum Diagnostics

Allen & Gledhill

Allens

Christopher & Lee Ong

Latham & Watkins

Oon & Bazul

Rahmat Lim & Partners 

Rajah & Tann

Shook Lin & Bok

TPG Growth / Healthium

Cleary Gottileb Steen & Hamilton

Khaitan & Co

Khaitan Legal Associates

Kirkland & Ellis

Platinum Partners

SAM & Co

Project finance

Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Project

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Shearman & Sterling

Fukuoka airport privatisation

Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail Project

Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

Ashurst

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Guantao Law Firm

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Oentoeng Suria & Partners

Jawa 1 LNG-to-power project

Allen & Overy

Ginting & Reksodiputro

Mayer Brown

Nah’r Murdono Law Office

Shearman & Sterling

Widyawan & Partners

Nam Theun 1 hydropower project

Allen & Overy

Chandler MHM

Clifford Chance

DFDL (Lao) Sole

Nghi Son 2 coal-fired BOT

Allen & Overy

Bae Kim & Lee

Clifford Chance

Frasers Law Company

Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono

Vilaf

Pakistan Hub coal-fired power project

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Rantau Dedap IPP

Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Sakai

Latham & Watkins

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Mochtar Karuwin Komar

Noviar Ianto Pratama

Tokyo-Marunouchi Law Offices

Restructuring

Ezion Holdings restructuring and refinancing

Allen & Gledhill

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Morgan Lewis Stamford

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Rajah & Tann

WongPartnership

Global A&T Electronics

Baker McKenzie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Dechert

Dentons

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Drew & Napier

Harneys

Kirkland & Ellis

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Rajah & Tann

Ropes & Gray

Marco Polo Marine

Allen & Gledhill

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Morgan Lewis Stamford

TSMP Law Corporation

Nam Cheong Group

Allen & Gledhill

Drew & Napier

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Rajah & Tann

Skrine

Noble Group

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Allen & Gledhill

Allen & Overy

Appleby

Clifford Chance

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Harneys

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Walkers

White & Case

WongPartnership

Takata Corporation

Baker McKenzie

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Honigman Miller Schwartz

Jones Day

Kajitani Law Offices

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Mayer Brown

McGuireWoods

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

Norton Rose Fulbright

O’Melveny & Myers

Orrick

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Sidley Austin

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

TMI

Tokiwa Law Office

Tokyo Fuji Law Office

Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Z-Obee Holdings

Harneys

Mayer Brown

Paul Hastings

Structured finance and securitisation

Astrea IV ABS issue

Allen & Gledhill

Linklaters

Bayfront Infrastructure Capital project-backed notes

Allen & Gledhill

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Beijing Jingdong Century Trading ABS notes series 1

AllBright Law Offices

King & Wood Mallesons

Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) social covered bonds

Kim & Chang

Linklaters

Shin & Kim

Sumitomo Mitsui Bank’s covered bonds

Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

Linklaters

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Sullivan & Cromwell

Equity

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Paul Hastings

Sidley Austin

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

High yield

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Paul Hastings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Slaughter and May

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Private equity

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Morrison & Foerster

Ropes & Gray

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Project finance

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Shearman & Sterling

Restructuring

Akin Gump

Allen & Overy

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Ropes & Gray

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Gledhill

Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

King & Wood Mallesons

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Pro bono

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Mayer Brown

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Han Kun Law Offices

Herbert Smith Freehills

In-house debt team

BNP Paribas

Barclays

Citi

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

Standard Chartered Bank

In-house equity team

China International Capital Corporation

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS

Regional firm of the year

Allen & Gledhill

Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

JunHe

King & Wood Mallesons

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

SAM & Co

Financial services regulatory

Deacons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

King & Wood Mallesons

Mayer Brown

Offshore firm of the year

Appleby

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Harney Westwood & Riegels

Maples Group

Mourant Ozannes

Walkers

China practice of the year

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Paul Hastings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US law firm of the year

Baker McKenzie

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Ropes & Gray

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom