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IFLR Europe Awards 2020: shortlist revealed

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All the shortlisted deals, teams, firms and individuals can now be revealed for the annual awards. Winners will be announced on April 23

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

Winners will be announced on April 23 2020.

We will not be hosting an awards ceremony this year. IFLR will instead announce winners online and offer a series of programmes that will explore and profile the work 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 

Carey Olsen

Latham & Watkins

Mourant Ozannes

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

House of HR

Allen & Overy

Latham & Watkins

Kantar

Allen & Overy

Arendt & Medernach

Ashurst Australia

Gilbert + Tobin

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg

NautaDutilh Luxembourg

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 acquisition financing

Allen & Overy

Arendt & Medernach

Ashurst Australia

Blakes Cassels & Graydon

Cuatrecasas

Garrigues

Gilbert + Tobin

Goodmans

Gorrissen Federspiel

Hamilton

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg

NautaDutilh Luxembourg

Paul Hastings

Plesner

Roschier

Shieff Angland

Simpson Grierson

Weil Gothsal & Manges

BidFair MergeRight / Sotheby's acquisition financing

Holland & Knight

Latham & Watkins

Luther

Mayer Brown

NautaDutilh

Ropes & Gray

Eddie Stobart 

Appleby

Cains

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Mourant Ozannes

Shearman & Sterling

KIRKBI, Blackstone and CPPIB / Merlin Entertainments acquisition financing

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

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

McCann FitzGerald

Inmarsat take-private

Alden

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Mishcon de Reya

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Wiley Rein

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

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

BDK Advocati

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Karanovic & Partners

Wolf Theiss

Municipality of Milan: Metro 5

BonelliErede

Bucchi & Micalella

Chiomenti

DLA Piper

Primorskaya Wind Electricity Plant (WEP) 

Baker McKenzie

Silvertown Tunnel PPP

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Hogan Lovells

Pinsent Masons

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 Strauss Hauer & Feld

Bogdanovic Dolicki & Partners 

GGP Law Firm

Harrisons

Hogan Lovells

Houthoff

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Madirazza & Partneri

Maric & Co

NautaDutilh

Reed Smith

Rojs Peljhan Prelesnik & Partners

Shearman & Sterling

Veselinovic & Co

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

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 International

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

Clifford Chance

Dorda

Eisenberger & Herzog

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner

Gleiss Lutz

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

Milbank

Resor

WKK Law

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

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