IFLR Asia Awards 2018: shortlist revealed

All the deals and law firms shortlisted for IFLR's 2018 Asia Awards, which will be held on March 1 in Hong Kong

The nominations for the 2018 IFLR Asia Awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

The IFLR Asia Awards celebrate legally innovative teams and deals in the Asia-Pacific region, and will be held on Thursday March 1 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 mail james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

To reserve your table, please email Andrew Yuen at andrew.yuen@euromoneyasia.com or call +852 2842 6936.


DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Ayala Corporation fixed-for-life notes

Maples and Calder

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

China Lodging equity-linked refinancing transactions

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Latham & Watkins

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Walkers

Government of Mongolia's liability management and sovereign bond

Allen & Gledhill

GTs Advocates

Hogan Lovells Mongolia

Mayer Brown JSM

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China CICERO notes

Allen & Overy

JunHe

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters

Kyobo Life Insurance's subordinated capital securities offering

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Yulchon

Postal Savings Bank of China AT1 preference shares

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

PTTEP liability management and new issues

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Singha Estate's convertible bonds offering

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Linklaters

Equity

China Literature IPO

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Grandall Law Firm

Han Kun Law Offices

Maples and Calder

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Lotte Chemical Titan Holding IPO

Adnan Sundra & Low

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Kadir Andri & Partners

Kim & Chang

Netlink NBN Trust IPO

Allen & Gledhill

Clifford Chance

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Sea Limited NYSE IPO

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Kirkland & Ellis

Maples and Calder

Rajah & Tann

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

VietJet Aviation IPO

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Vincom Retail IPO

Allen & Overy

Latham & Watkins

Vilaf

WuXi Biologics IPO

Fangda Partners

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Maples and Calder

Shearman & Sterling

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance H-share listing

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Grandall Law Firm

Han Kun Law Offices

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

High yield

Azure Power Energy

Appleby

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

IndusLaw

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown JSM

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Indika Energy senior notes

Allen & Gledhill

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Mayer Brown JSM

Shearman & Sterling

Kaisa Group Holdings exchange offer and issuance

Harneys Westwood & Riegels

Jia Yuan Law Offices

Mayer Brown JSM

Shearman & Sterling

Sidley Austin

Paiton Energy coal-fired power plant

Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto

Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Latham & Watkins

NautaDutilh

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

SoftBank Group notes

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Sullivan & Cromwell

WTT high yield offering

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Maples and Calder

Xinhu Zhongbao senior notes

Grandall Law Firm

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters

Ogier

M&A

Chow Tai Fook Enterprises / Alinta Energy

Allen & Overy

Harneys Westwood & Riegels

Herbert Smith Freehills

Greenwood Roche

HP / Samsung Electronics' printing business

Bae Kim & Lee

Christopher & Lee Ong

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Kim & Chang

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Humanwell Healthcare and Citic Capital / Ansell

Gilbert + Tobin

Khaitan & Co

King & Wood Mallesons

Ropes & Gray

Thanathip & Partners

JERA / ReNew Power Ventures Private

Allen & Overy

AZB & Partners

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Nishith Desai Associates

Trilegal

Rosneft / Essar Oil

AZB Partners

Cyril Amarchand Mandalgas

Dechert

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

J Sagar Associates

Linklaters

Talwar Thakore & Associates

Slaughter and May

Starbucks / Uni-President Enterprises and President Chain Store

Chen & Lin

Fangda Partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Yangming Partners

Yanzhou Coal Mining and Yancoal / Coal & Allied

Allens

Baker McKenzie

Gilbert + Tobin

Herbert Smith Freehills

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters 

Private equity

Bank of East Asia / PRASAC Microfinance

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Maples and Calder

Mayer Brown JSM

Rajah & Tann

Sciaroni & Associates

Shook Lin & Bok

CITIC and The Carlyle Group / McDonald's

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

JunHe

Kirkland & Ellis

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Zhong Lun Law Firm

KKR / Calsonic Kansei

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

KKR / Pepper

Herbert Smith Freehills

Jones Day

King & Wood Mallesons

PAG / Yingde Gases

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

David Norman & Co

Fangda Partners

Slaughter and May

Sullivan & Cromwell

Walkers

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

Permira / Tricor

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Walkers

Prostar Capital / Kyungnam Energy

Allen & Overy

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Ropes & Gray

Walkers

Warburg Pincus / ARA

Allen & Gledhill

Baker McKenzie

Hall & Wilcox

Jones Day

Kim & Chang

Latham & Watkins

Rahmat Lim & Partners

WongPartnership

Project finance

Cirebon II IPP

Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

Bae Kim & Lee

Drew & Napier

Latham & Watkins

Lee & Ko

Loyens & Loeff

Makarim & Taira S

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Shin & Kim

Karot Hydropower

Allen & Overy

Aqlaal Advocates

Deacons

Global Law Office

Kabraji & Talibuddin

Mourant Ozannes

RIAA Barker Gillette

Shearman & Sterling

Legoland theme park – Tokyo

Clifford Chance

White & Case

Muara Laboh IPP

Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

Latham & Watkins

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Mochtar Karuwin Komar

Momo-o Matsuo & Namba

Myingyan IPP

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar)

Allen & Overy

DFDL (Myanmar)

Duane Morris & Selvam

Mayer Brown JSM

Sidrap Wind Farm

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Sirajganj Greenfield Power Plant

Allen & Overy

Ahmed & Farooq

Baker & McKenzie

DFDL

Shearman & Sterling

Tanjung Jati 5 & 6 (Jawa-4) expansion

Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro

Allen & Overy

Latham & Watkins

Makarim & Taira S

Restructuring

Arrium restructuring

Arnold Bloch Leibler

Clayton Utz

Gilbert + Tobin

King & Wood Mallesons

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Bis Industries restructuring

Allens

Carey Olsen

Clifford Chance

Gilbert + Tobin

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

EMAS Chiyoda Subsea restructuring

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Allen & Gledhill

Blank Rome

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Porter Hedges

Shook Lin & Bok

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Vinson & Elkins

White & Case

WongPartnership

Emeco recapitalisation and triple merger

Baker McKenzie

Gilbert + Tobin

Sullivan & Cromwell

KrisEnergy capital restructuring

Allen & Gledhill

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

WongPartnership

Walkers

Mongolian Mining restructuring

Carey Olsen

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Harneys Westwood & Riegels

Mayer Brown JSM

Ogier 

Ropes & Gray

Walkers

Structured finance and securitisation

Avant Trust notes

Allen & Overy

Clayton Utz

King & Wood Mallesons

Latitude's credit card master trust

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills

King & Wood Mallesons

Neerg Energy / ReNew high yield

Allen & Overy

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Latham & Watkins

Orient auto loan-backed receivables

Clifford Chance

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

Seward & Kissel

Sidley Austin

Shinhan Card's Credit Card ABS issuance

Bae Kim & Lee

Jones Day

Kim & Chang

Shin & Kim

Walkers

Trafigura's non-recourse commodity inventory funding programme 

Allen & Gledhill

Allen & Overy

JunHe

Katten Muchin & Rosenman

Kim & Chang

Lee and Li

Rahmat Lim & Partners 

White & Case

United Overseas Bank covered bonds

Allen & Gledhill

Allen & Overy

Linklaters


LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Mayer Brown JSM

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Equity

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

High yield

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown JSM

Shearman & Sterling

Sidley Austin

Sullivan & Cromwell

M&A

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Private equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

King & Wood Mallesons

Kirkland & Ellis

Ropes & Gray

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Project finance

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Latham & Watkins

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Shearman & Sterling

Mayer Brown JSM

Linklaters

Restructuring

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Gilbert + Tobin

King & Wood Mallesons

Kirkland & Ellis

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Ropes & Gray

White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Jones Day

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters

In-house equity team

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

In-house debt team

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

JP Morgan

HSBC

Standard Chartered

Pro bono team of the year

Allen & Gledhill

Allen & Overy

Bae Kim & Lee

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hogan Lovells

Lee & Ko

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

WongPartnership

Regional firm of the year

Allen & Gledhill

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

AZB & Partners

Bae Kim & Lee

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Fangda Partners

Gilbert + Tobin

Kim & Chang

King Wood & Mallesons

Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Deacons

Herbert Smith Freehills

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters

Offshore firm of the year

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Harney Westwood & Riegels

Maples and Calder

Mourant Ozannes

Walkers

China practice of the year

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US law firm of the year

Baker McKenzie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown JSM

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Mayer Brown JSM

Shearman & Sterling

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