IFLR Europe Awards 2019: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 7 Feb 2019
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The nominations for the 2019 IFLR Europe Awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

The IFLR Europe Awards celebrate legally innovative teams and deals in the region and will be held on Thursday, April 4 2019 at The Ballroom, Grosvenor House, London.

The national law firms 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 Jamil Ahad at jamil.ahad@euromoneyplc.com or call +44 207 779 8767

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Bayer Monsanto refinancing

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

Eurobank Ergasias share redemption

Allen & Overy

Bernitsas Law

Linklaters

Liberty One Methanol Czech law bond

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Maxima Grupė bond

Clifford Chance

Ellex

Linklaters

TGS Baltic

Net4gas exchange, tender offer and offering

Allen & Overy

White & Case

Santander Poland EMTN

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Swiss Prime Site senior convertible bonds

Bär & Karrer

Linklaters

Swiss Re senior exchangeable notes

Bär & Karrer

Homburger

Niederer Kraft Frey

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Simmons & Simmons

Equity

Adyen IPO

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Stibbe

Avast IPO

Latham & Watkins

White & Case

Kazatomprom IPO and dual LSE/AIX Listing

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case

Zan-Hub

NLB IPO

Clifford Chance

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dentons

Jadek & Pensa

Odvetniki Vidmar Zemljarič

Shearman & Sterling

Port of Tallinn IPO

Baker McKenzie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cobalt

Sorainen

Qingdao Haier's IPO on Ceinex

Clifford Chance

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Quilter IPO

Allen & Overy

Bowmans

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Webber Wentzel Attorneys

SIG Combibloc Group IPO

Bär & Karrer

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Niederer Kraft Frey

High yield

International Design Group

Bech-Bruun

Garrigues

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gorrissen Federspiel

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Studio Associato Consulenza legale e tributaria (KPMG)

White & Case 

KKR / Flora Food Group

Allen & Overy

Dentons Boekel

Dentons Europe

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Nexi - Project Jaguar

Annunziata & Conso

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Lombardi Segni e Associati

Ludovici Piccone & Partners

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

Reed Smith

Studio Legale Carbonetti

Novalpina Capital / Olympic Entertainment

Cobalt

Eversheds Sutherland

Loyens & Loeff

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

OCI refinancing

Clifford Chance

NautaDutilh

White & Case

Refresco Group

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

McCarthy Tétrault

McMillan

Rossini / Recordati

Clifford Chance

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Pedersoli & Associati

White & Case

TDC takeover financing

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Horten

Plesner

Loan

Advent International / Laird acquisition financing

Linklaters

Paul Hastings

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Carlyle Group and GIC / Nouryon

Baker McKenzie

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Horten

Kromann Reumert

Loyens & Loeff

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr E Quiroga Advogados

Milbank

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters Advokatbyrå

Orange Clover Law

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Stikeman Elliot

Irish Continental Group

A&L Goodbody

Cains Advocates

McCann FitzGerald

Morrison & Foerster

William Fry

Neptune Energy Group RBL

Bracewell

Herbert Smith Freehills

Latham & Watkins

Macfarlanes

PAI Partners and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation / Refresco Group

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

Playtech / Snaitech

Allen & Overy

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons

Appleby

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Cains Advocates

Chiomenti

Harneys Aristodemou Loizides Yiolitis

Linklaters

Simmons & Simmons

SGG Group / First Names Group acquisition financing

Cains

Carey Olsen

Eversheds

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

NautaDutilh

Venture Law

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

We Soda and Ciner Enterprises financing

GKC Partners

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Regnum Solicitors

White & Case

M&A

ACS and Atlantia / Abertis Infraestructuras

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

DLA Piper

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners

Gleiss Lutz

Herbert Smith Freehills

Legance Avvocati

Uría Menéndez

CME Group / NEX Group

Clifford Chance

Norton Rose Fulbright

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Travers Smith

Comcast Corporation / Sky

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Matheson

Shearman & Sterling  

Travers Smith

NJJ Telecom-led consortium / Eir

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

Clifford Chance

Matheson

McCann FitzGerald 

Paul Hastings

RPC

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Novartis / Advanced Accelerator Applications

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Orrick Rambaud Martel

Shearman & Sterling

Praxair / Linde

Arthur Cox

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Gleiss Lutz

Hengeler Mueller

Linklaters

Strook & Strook & Lavan

Sullivan & Cromwell

William Fry

Renault / Avtovaz

Lecap

Loyens & Loeff

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Unibail-Rodamco / Westfield merger

Allens

Clifford Chance

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Debevoise & Plimpton

King & Wood Mallesons

Lacourte Raquin Tatar

Loyens & Loeff

NautaDutilh

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Private equity

Apex Fund Services / Deutsche Bank's Alternative Fund Services Business

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Blackstone / Banco Popular’s real estate and real estate finance business

Garrigues

Uría Menéndez

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Blackstone / Hispania

Garrigues

Kirkland & Ellis

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Uría Menéndez

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

CD&R / MRH

Clifford Chance

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dorsey Whitney

Pinsent Masons

KKR / Unilever's spreads business

Allen & Overy

Dentons

Linklaters

Paksoy

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Partners Group / Ammeraal Beltech and Megadyne Group

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Schönherr

Private investor consortium / HSH Nordbank

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hengeler Mueller

Hogan Lovells

Linklaters

Noerr

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Sullivan & Cromwell

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Project finance

Çanakkale 1915 Bridge

Clifford Chance

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Shearman & Sterling

Shin & Kim

Yazıcı Legal Hukuk Bürosu

Yeğin Çiftçi

DBFM A24 Blankenburg connection

Norton Rose Fulbright

Stibbe

Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Slaughter and May

Karish Gas Field

Chrysostomides

Herzog Fox & Ne’eman

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Moray East offshore wind farm

Ashurst

Linklaters

SeaMade offshore wind farm projects

Allen & Overy

Kromann Reumert

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

Trans Adriatic Pipeline project

Allen & Overy

Bernitsas Law

Clifford Chance

Karatzas & Partners

Niederer Kraft Frey

Windfloat Atlantic project

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados

Vieira de Almeida

Restructuring

Areva restructuring

Bredin Prat

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Gleiss Lutz

White & Case

Asco Industries

BDGS Associés

Baker McKenzie

Bredin Prat

Bremond & Associés

Orrick Rambaud Martel

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

CGG

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

DLA Piper

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

Defilis

Hogan Lovells

Jeantet Associés

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Orrick Rambaud Martel

Paul Weiss

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Danaos Corporation

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Holman Fenwick

Ince & Co

Kirkland & Ellis

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Slaughter and May

Sullivan & Cromwell

Watson Farley & Williams

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mriya Agro

Avellum

Dentons

Dickson Minto

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Redcliffe Partners 

Sayenko Kharenko

Noble Group

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Allen & Overy

Appleby

Clifford Chance

Conyers

Hogan Lovells

Kirkland & Ellis

White & Case

Paracelsus clinic group

Bär & Karrer

Dentons

Gleiss Lutz

Wenger Plattner

Seadrill

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Appleby

BAHR

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Cox Hallett Willkinson

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

Hogan Lovells

Kirkland & Ellis

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Schjødt

Slaughter and May

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Thommessen 

White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

DoBank NPL servicing platform

Bernitsas Law

Koutalidis Law Firm

White & Case

Pietra Nera Uno – Blackstone CMBS

Clifford Chance

Reed Smith

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Walkers

Project Amoeba – Piraeus Bank

Allen & Overy

Andreas Angelidis & Associates

Karatzas & Partners

Kirkland & Ellis

Koutalidis Law Firm

Maples and Calder

Shearman & Sterling

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Project Glenbeigh – Permanent TSB

A&L Goodbody

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

ByrneWallace

Clifford Chance

Dillon Eustace

Mason Hayes & Curran

Simmons & Simmons  

Prunelli - Standard Chartered Bank trade finance CLO

Clifford Chance

King & Wood Mallesons

Queenhithe DAC – ENABLE Funding Programme

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills

Maples Group

Mourant Ozannes

Volkswagen Doğuş Finansman ABS

Hogan Lovells International

Paksoy

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Bär & Karrer

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Simmons & Simmons

Sullivan & Cromwell

White & Case

Equity

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case

High yield

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Loan

Herbert Smith Freehills

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

M&A

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

DLA Piper

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Private equity

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Project finance

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Restructuring

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Hogan Lovells

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Shearman & Sterling

Simmons & Simmons

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

White & Case

In-house debt team

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Standard Chartered Bank

UBS

In-house equity team

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citigroup

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS

Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

Simmons & Simmons

Travers Smith

US law firm of the year

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

White & Case