IFLR Europe Awards 2018: shortlist revealed

The deals and teams in competition for IFLR's EU awards this year are now live

The nominations for this year's IFLR European Awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

All team and deal winners, along with the most innovative national law firms of the year, will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday April 19 at the Savoy Hotel, London.

The law firms listed on each deal are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals, but are not 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



Barclays green bond

Clifford Chance Linklaters

BBVA SEC-registered preferred securities

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Garrigues

Linklaters

Sidley Austin

Consus Real Estate synthetic equity-linked bond

Latham & Watkins

White & Case

Crédit Agricole senior non-preferred US offering

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Nordea Bank consent solicitations

Castrén & Snellman

Clifford Chance

Hannes Snellman

Linklaters

White & Case

Unicredit Yankee bond

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Volcan Investments mandatory exchangeable bonds

Allen & Overy

Graham Thompson

Harneys

White & Case

Equity Allied Irish Banks IPO

A&L Goodbody

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

McCann FitzGerald

William Fry

Carmila IPO

Bredin Prat

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

White & Case

Delivery Hero IPO

Allen & Overy

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

GLNS

Hyazinth

King & Spalding

Latham & Watkins

Sullivan & Cromwell

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

EN+ Group dual-listing in Moscow and London

Linklaters

White & Case

Global Ports Holding IPO

Akol Özok Namlı

Baker McKenzie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Esin Attorney Partnership

Linklaters

Landis+Gyr IPO

Bär & Karrer

Niederer Kraft & Frey

Morrison & Foerster

Sullivan & Cromwell

Sisram Medical Hong Kong IPO

Beijing Dentons Law Offices

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Grandall Law Firm

Weinstock Zecler

Yigal Arnon & Co

The Intertain Group delisting and relisting

Cassels Brock & Blackwell

Clifford Chance

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

High yield AnaCap Financial Europe

Carey Olsen

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg

Ogier

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații

White & Case

Bain Capital and Cinven / Stada Arzneimittel high yield financing

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

CMS Cameron McKenna

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Loyens & Loeff

Stibbe

White & Case

Cinven and CVC Capital Partners / NewDay high yield financing

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Hellman & Friedman / Allfunds Bank high yield financing

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Ropes & Gray

Infopro Digital

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Clifford Chance

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Nostrum Oil & Gas Finance

Greenberg Traurig

Latham & Watkins

White & Case

Zan Hub

Wind Tre

Allen & Overy

Latham & Watkins

NautaDutilh

White & Case

Loans Advent International / Brammer and IPH Group acquisition financing

Lydian

Ogier

Paul Hastings

Uría Menéndez

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Bain Capital and Cinven / Stada Arzneimittel financing

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

CMS Cameron McKenna

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Loyens & LoeffStibbe

White & Case

Belron senior secured credit facilities

Baker McKenzie

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Elvinger Hoss Prussen

Hochtief / Abertis Infraestructuras financing

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Intrum Justitia / Lindorff acquisition financing

Arntzen De Besche

Bär & Karrer

Burai-Kovács & Partners

Lakatos Köves & Partners

Latham & Watkins

Loyens & Loeff

NautaDutilh

Ropes & Gray

Roschier

Vinge

White & Case

Wiersholm

Paysafe Group

Cains

Collas Crill

Grama Schwaighofer Vondrak Rechtsanwälte

Hassans International

Stikeman Elliott

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Premier Lotteries Ireland refinancing

Allen & Overy

Matheson

Weil Gotshal & Manges

William Fry

Roark Capital / International Car Wash Group acquisition financing

AKD

Ashurst

Davis Polk & Wardwell

DLA Piper

Ogier

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

M&A Asahi / SABMiller CEE businesses

Allen & Overy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Greenberg Traurig

Hogan Lovells

Suciu Popa

BA Vidro / Yioula Glassworks glass container business

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Winston & Strawn

ChemChina / Syngenta

Bär & Karrer

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Gleiss Lutz

Global Law Office

Homburger

Simpson Thacher & Barlett

Elis / Berendsen

Ashurst

Cohen & Gresser

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Sullivan & Cromwell

Tallwood Capital and Canyon Bridge Capital Partners / MIPS and Imagination Technologies Group

Clifford Chance

Jones Day

Johnson & Johnson / Actelion

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Homburger

Niederer Kraft & Frey

Sexton Riley

Slaughter and May

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Midea Group Co / KUKA Aktiengesellschaft

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Harneys

Herbert Smith Freehills

Mobileye / Intel Corp.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co

Houthoff Buruma

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

Morrison & Foerster

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Van Campen Liem

Multi-Color Corporation / Constantia Flexibles' labels division

Ashurst

Binder Grösswang

Chassany Watrelot & Associés

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Keating Muething & Klekamp

Kinstellar

Loyens & Loeff

Lydian

Mishcon de Reya

Pérez-Llorca

Sullivan & Cromwell

Webber Wentzel

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Private equity Bain and Cinven / Stada

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Cinven and CVC / NewDay

Clifford Chance

Jones Day

Mourant Ozannes

Slaughter and May

Exponent Private Equity / The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company businesses

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Pinsent Masons

White & Case

Hg-led consortium / Visma Group Holdings

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Ropes & Gray

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Schjødt

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Wiersholm

Lone Star Funds / Novo Banco

Allen & Overy

DLA Piper

Vieira de Almeida

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Project finance



Ikitelli Integrated Health Campus PPP Bezen & Partners

Ergün Avukatlık Bürosu

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Italy-France interconnector project

Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Clifford Chance

Legance

Paul Hastings

Leviathan gas reservoir

Agmon & Co Rosenberg Hacohen & Co

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz

Malta LNG-to-power IPP

Camilleri Preziosi

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

GVZH Advocates

Mamo TCV

Winston & Strawn

Markbygden ETT project

CMS

Simmons & Simmons

Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Slaughter and May

Watson Farley & Williams

Yamal LNG

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Restructuring Abengoa

Arendt & Medernach

Armstrong Teasdale

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Cortés Abogados

Creel Garcia-Cuellar Aiza y Enriquez

DLA Piper

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes

Sullivan & Cromwell

Uría Menéndez

Wickersham & Taft

Banco Santander / Banco Popular

Baker McKenzie

David Polk & Wardwell

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados

Pérez-Llorca

Frigoglass

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Karatzas & Partners

Koutalidis

Kyriakides Georgopoulos

Shearman & Sterling

Stibbe

Metinvest

Allen & Overy

Avellum

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Redcliffe Partners

Ocean Rig Group

Appleby

Collas Crill

Kelley Drye & Warren

Kirkland & Ellis

Maples and Calder

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Ogier

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Seward & Kissel

Sidley Austin

Premier Oil

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Slaughter and May

Wilkie Farr & Gallagher

Roust

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Greenberg Traurig

Kirkland & Ellis

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

The Co-operative Bank

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Paul Hastings

Structured finance and securitisation Attica Bank NPL securitisation

Arendt & Medernach

Jones Day

Shearman & Sterling

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Autobahn Tank & Rast Gruppe structured secured refinancing

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

Chapman and Cutler

Clifford Chance

McCann FitzGerald

Watson Farley & Williams

White & Case

Bradford & Bingley and Mortgage Express buy-to-let mortgage securitisation

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Slaughter and May

Budapest airport refinancing

Allen & Overy

Dentons

Faludi Wolf Theiss

Linklaters

Cadent Gas acquisition financing

Clifford Chance

CMS McKenna

Linklaters

CVC Credit Partners risk retention capital raise

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Mourant Ozannes

Paul Hastings

Premium Credit Limited public insurance premium loan securitisation

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

UK Department of Education sale of student loans

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Weil Gotshal & Manges



LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR



Debt & equity-linked Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Dentons

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

White & Case

Equity Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

White & case

Financial services regulatory Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

Travers Smith

High yield Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Ropes & Gray

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Loans Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Latham & Watkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

M&A Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Private equity Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case

Project finance Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Paul Hastings

Watson Farley & Williams

White & Case

Restructuring Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

DLA Piper

Linklaters

Kirkland & Ellis

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling

Structured finance and securitisation Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Linklaters

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

In-house debt team Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays Bank

Citi

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

UBS

In-house equity team Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citi

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS

Most innovative US firm in Europe Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Sullivan & Cromwell

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

International law firm of the year Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case


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