IFLR Europe Awards 2020: shortlist revealed

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 19 Feb 2020
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IFLR is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Europe Awards 2020. Below is the full list of deal, team, national and international firm of the year finalists.

The IFLR Europe Awards 2020 celebrates legal innovation in cross-border transactions that were closed in 2019 and the teams and firms behind them. The methodology and criteria can be reviewed in our Awards Summary at iflr.com/awards

Winners will be announced on April 23 2020.

With much regret, we will not be holding a physical awards ceremony this year. IFLR will announce winners online and offer a series of programmes that will profile and promote the deals and teams covered in the awards. To find out more please contact Liam Sharkey: lsharkey@iflr.com

The shortlist below is based on preliminary research. If your team advised on one of these deals but has not been listed please contact James Wilson: james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

Click here to see what the event looked like last year and to hear from some of our guests.

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Associated British Ports Libor to Sonia bond switch
Clifford Chance
Linklaters

BreBeMi (Brescia-Bergamo-Milano Highway) project bonds
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
BonelliErede
Simmons & Simmons
White & Case

Cembra Money Bank
Bär & Karrer
Clifford Chance
Homburger
Linklaters

Credit Suisse bail-inable SOFR notes
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Homburger

ENEL SDG KPI-linked bonds
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Latham & Watkins

European Investment Bank €STR bond
Arendt & Medernach
Linklaters

Julius Meinl
Gandhi Advocates
Linklaters
White & Case

RBS social bond
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance

Equity

Aerkomm listing on Euronext Paris
Bevilacqua
Paul Hastings

DWF Group IPO
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
DWF

Huatai Securities IPO
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Fangda Partners
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters

Nexi IPO
BonelliErede
Bonn Steichen & Partners
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Legance
Linklaters
Lombardi Segni e Associati
Weil Gotshal & Manges

TeamViewer IPO
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Traton IPO
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters

Verallia IPO
Bredin Prat
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Jeausserand Audouard
Kirkland & Ellis
Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg
White & Case

Worldline equity collar and block trade
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

High yield

Aston Martin
Latham & Watkins
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Avia Solutions Group
Antis Triantafyllides & Sons
Dentons
Georgiades & Pelides
Magnusson
Sorainen
TGS Baltic
Walkers
White & Case

Domestic & General refinancing
Carey Olsen
Latham & Watkins
Mourant Ozannes
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

House of HR
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins

Kantar
Allen & Overy
Arendt & Medernach
Ashurst
Gilbert & Tobin
Loyens & Loeff
NautaDutilh
Paul Hastings
Weil Gotschal & Manges
White & Case

Merlin Entertainments
Arthur Cox
Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Slaughter and May
White & Case

Pinewood Studios
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins

SAZKA Group
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Karatzas & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Milbank

Loan

2 Sisters Foods Group
Allen & Overy
Burness Paull
Carey Olsen
DLA Piper
Kochanski & Partners
Paul Hastings
Shepherd and Wedderburn
Walkers

Ares - Daisy Group
Dechert
Dickson Minto
Eversheds Sutherland
Paul Hastings

Bain Capital / Kantar
Allen & Overy
Arendt & Medernach
Ashurst
Blakes Cassels & Graydon
Cuatrecasas
Garrigues
Gilbert & Tobin
Goodmans
Gorrissen Federspiel
Hamilton
Loyens & Loeff
NautaDutilh
Paul Hastings
Plesner
Roschier
Shieff Angland
Simpson Grierson
Weil Gothsal & Manges

BidFair MergeRight / Sotheby
Holland & Knight
Latham & Watkins
Luther
Mayer Brown
NautaDutilh
Ropes & Gray

Eddie Stobart rescue financing
Appleby
Cains
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Shearman & Sterling

Merlin Entertainments
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins

Metso – Outotec merger financing
Borenius
Clifford Chance
Hannes Snellman
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case

M&A

Caceis / Kas Bank
Clifford Chance
Stibbe

Connect Airways / Flybe
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hill Dickinson
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

DSV / Panalpina Group
Bär & Karrer
Homburger
Kromann Reumert
Jones Day
Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen
Schellenberg Wittmer
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Emirates NBD / Denizbank
Binder Grösswang
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Paksoy
Schoenherr
Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership

Galapagos - Gilead Sciences
Baker McKenzie
Covington & Burling
Eubelius
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Gigafactory – Swedish Northvolt JV
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Hengeler Mueller
Mannheimer Swartling
Roschier

Merck – GlaxoSmithKline JV
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Norton Rose Fulbright
White & Case

Takeda / Shire
Ashurst
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Ogier
Slaughter and May
Sullivan & Cromwell

Private equity

Advent International / Evonik methacrylates business
Baker McKenzie
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
P+P Pöllath & Partners
Weil Gotshal & Manges

CVC Capital Partners / APRIL
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Mayer Brown

EQT / Galderma Skin Health
Bär & Karrer
Bonn & Schmitt
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
DLA Piper
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Walder Wyss
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Henderson Park / Green REIT
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox

Inmarsat take-private
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Weil Gotshal & Manges

KIRKBI, Blackstone and CPPIB / Merlin Entertainments
Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Slaughter and May

Piolin BidCo / Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Garrigues
Linklaters
Loyens & Loeff
Vinge

Warburg Pincus / Leumi Card
FBC & Co
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Goldfarb Seligman
Gornitzky & Co
Tadmor Levy & Co

Project finance

Bayerische Landesbank wind power plant
Baker McKenzie

East Anglia One wind farm
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

Finerge group refinancing
Arendt & Medernach
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Vieira de Almeida

IFC / City of Belgrade waste management PPP
Hogan Lovells
Karanovic & Partners

Municipality of Milan: Metro 5
BonelliErede
Bucchi & Micalella
Chiomenti
DLA Piper

Silvertown Tunnel PPP
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Pinsent Masons
Hogan Lovells
Shin & Kim

Syvash wind farm
Clifford Chance
Integrites
KL Gates
Redcliffe Partners

Windpark Fryslân
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Houthoff
Loyens & Loeff
Norton Rose Fulbright
Stibbe

Restructuring

Agrokor
Akin Gump
BDP
Hogan Lovells
Houthoff
Kirkland & Ellis
Madirazza & Partneri
NautaDutilh

Asia Pulp Paper Group
Arthur Cox
McCann Fitzgerald
Mehigan
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

Ballantyne
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Debevoise & Plimpton
Emmet Marvin & Martin
Fleischman Bonner & Rocco
Kaufman Coren & Ress
Mason Hayes and Curran
Matheson
McCann Fitzgerald
Sidley Austin
Weil Gotshal & Manges
William Fry

Galapagos
Akin Gump
Arendt & Medernach
BonelliErede
Bonn & Schmidt
Dentons
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Gleiss Lutz
Görg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten
Kirkland & Ellis
Jones Day
Linklaters
Loyens & Loeff
Milbank
Schoenherr
Sidley Austin
Vandenbulke
Werksmans
Wolf Theiss

Gerry Weber
Allen & Overy
Ebner Stolz
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gerloff – Lieber
Gleiss Lutz
Hengeler Mueller
Pluta
Vieker & Chatziparaskewas
Wellensiek

Lebara
AKD
BAHR
Carey Olsen
Kirkland & Ellis
NautaDutilh
Norton Rose Fulbright
Schjødt

Steinhoff Group
Allen & Overy
Binder Grösswang
Bowmans
Carey Olsen
Dorda
Gleiss Lutz
Eisenberger & Herzog
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Loyens & Loeff
Werksmans
Wolf Theiss

Türk Telekom
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie

Structured finance and securitisation

Eurobank Ergasias NPL mortgage securitisation
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Bernitsas Law firm
Clifford Chance
Karatzas & Partners
Linklaters
Zepos & Yannopoulos

Lloyds Banking Group RMBS Syon Securities
Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
Walkers

Mulcair Securities
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Clifford Chance
McCann FitzGerald
Norton Rose Fulbright

Piraeus Bank – Intrum
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Karatzas & Partners
Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm
Milbank
Zepos & Yannopoulos
White & Case

Prosil Acquisition NPL securitisation
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Clifford Chance
Garrigues
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

Société Générale – Mariner Investment Group impact risk transfer
Latham & Watkins
White & Case

Stenn trade receivables securitisation
Arthur Cox
Clifford Chance
Dentons
Latham & Watkins
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pinsent Masons
Walkers

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

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

Equity

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

High yield

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Milbank
Paul Hastings
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Loans

Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Paul Hastings
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

M&A

Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Slaughter and May
White & Case
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Private equity

Clifford Chance
DLA Piper
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Project finance

Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Norton Rose Fulbright
Shearman & Sterling

Restructuring

Akin Gump
Allen & Overy
Hogan Lovells
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Milbank
Sidley Austin
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Structured finance and securitisation

A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Milbank
White & Case
Zepos & Yannopoulos

Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Simmons & Simmons
Sidley Austin
Shearman & Sterling

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

US law firm of the year

Baker McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Milbank
Paul Hastings
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

International law firm of the year

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

IN-HOUSE TEAMS OF THE YEAR

In-house debt

BofA Securities
BNP Paribas
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs & Co
HSBC
JP Morgan
NatWest Markets

In-house equity

Bank of America
Barclays
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs & Co
JP Morgan
Jefferies
Morgan Stanley
Stifel Nicolaus

NATIONAL FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Austria

Binder Grösswang
Cerha Hempel
Eisenberger & Herzog
Schoenherr
Wolf Theiss

Baltics

Cobalt
Ellex
Sorainen

Belgium

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Eubelius
Linklaters
Stibbe

Bulgaria

Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov
Kinstellar
Wolf Theiss

Czech

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Kinstellar
White & Case

Denmark

DLA Piper
Gorrissen Federspiel
Kromann Reumert
Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen
Plesner

Finland

Borenius
Dittmar & Indrenius
Hannes Snellman
Roschier
White & Case

France

Allen & Overy
Bredin Prat
Clifford Chance
Gide Loyrette Nouel
White & Case

Germany

Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gleiss Lutz
Hengeler Mueller
Linklaters

Greece

Bernitsas Law
Karatzas & Partners
Kyriakides Georgopoulos
Koutalidis
Zepos & Yannopoulos

Hungary

Kinstellar
Dentons
Lakatos Koves and Partners
Wolf Theiss

Ireland

A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
Matheson
McCann FitzGerald
William Fry

Israel

Gornitzky & Co
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co
Herzog Fox & Neeman
Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal
Tadmor Levy & Co

Italy

BonelliErede
Chiomenti
Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners
Latham & Watkins

Luxembourg

Arendt & Medernach
Bonn & Schmitt
Clifford Chance
Loyens & Loeff
NautaDutilh

Netherlands

Clifford Chance
Houthoff
Loyens & Loeff
NautaDutilh
Stibbe

Norway

BAHR
Schjødt
Thommessen
Wiersholm

Poland

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Dentons
Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak

Portugal

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados
PLMJ
Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho
Vieira de Almeida & Associados

Romania

Clifford Chance Badea
Kinstellar
Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii
Wolf Theiss

Russia

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills

Spain

Clifford Chance
Cuatrecasas
Garrigues
Gómez Acebo & Pombo
Uría Menéndez

Sweden

Linklaters
Mannheimer Swartling
Roschier
Vinge

Switzerland

Bär & Karrer
Homburger
Lenz & Staehelin
Niederer Kraft Frey
Walder Wyss

Turkey

Esin Attorney Partnership
GKC Partners
Hergüner Bilgen Özeke
Paksoy
Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership

Ukraine

Aequo
Avellum
Dentons
Redcliffe Partners
Sayenko Kharenko