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IFLR’s 2017 European awards: shortlist revealed

The nominations for this year's IFLR European awards, taking place in London on April 20, have been announced

The nominations for this year's 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 National Law Firms of the year, will be announced at the awards ceremony which will take place on Thursday April 20 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 we do not have you listed, please email james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

To reserve your table please email Melanie Petch at mpetch@euromoneyplc.com or +44 207 779 8836



Deals of the year



Debt and equity-linked

AB InBev corporate bond

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Lee & Li

Sullivan & Cromwell

Bayer mandatory convertibles concurrent placement

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

Credit Agricole senior non-preferred bonds

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Elazig project bond

Arendt & Medernach

Bezen & Partners

Blohm Law

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

MCI Group bond issuance

Allen & Overy

DFJ

Gedik & Eraksoy

Kluge Advokatfirma

Nykredit senior resolution notes

Allen & Overy

Gorrissen Federspiel

Russian Federation bond offering

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Linklaters

Telenor/VimpelCom equity-linked offerings

Akhund Forbes

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Dentons

Ghellal & Mekerba

Latham & Watkins

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Equity

BCP private placement

Linklaters Portugal

MLGTS

Clydesdale Bank IPO

Allen & Overy

Allens

Clifford Chance

King & Wood Mallesons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

ConvaTec IPO

Arendt & Medernach

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Delta Lloyd Solvency II equity capital restructuring

Allen & Overy

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Linklaters

NautaDutihl

DONG Energy IPO

Accura

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Gorrissen Federspiel

Krommann Reumert

Latham Watkins

Plesner

Sullivan & Cromwell

Enav IPO

Allen & Overy

BonelliErede

Clifford Chance

Shearman & Sterling

GeNeuro IPO

Bär & Karrer

Paul Hastings

RWE/Innogy IPO

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hengeler Mueller

Sullivan & Cromwell

High yield

Autodis

Arendt & Medernach

Field Fisher Waterhouse

Kirkland & Ellis

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Cable Communications Systems

Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda

Clifford Chance Badea

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Houthoff Buruma

Linklaters

Orbán & Perlaki

PeliFilip

White & Case

IHO Pik toggle bonds

Allen & Overy

Hengeler Mueller

Latham & Watkins

Slaughter and May

Mydentist

Carey Olsen

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

White & Case

Perstorp Holding

Allen & Overy

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

Mannheimer Swartling

Reed Smith

Thompson Hine

Vinge

Synlab senior secured

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Virgin Media

A&L Goodbody

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

Dorsey & Whitney

Latham & Watkins

Ropes & Gray

Ziggo secured finance notes

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Ropes & Gray

Loans

Bayer's syndicated bridge loan

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Sullivan & Cromwell

ConvaTec

Accura

AKD lawyers

Allen & Overy

Bär & Karrer

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Carey Olson

Homburger

Krommann Reumert

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Mourant Ozannes

Crescent Capital/Akocak HPP acquisition financing

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Çakmak & Gökçe

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paksoy

White and Case

J Sainsbury/Home Retail acquisition financing

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

Safegate International acquisition financing

Arendt & Medernach

Binder Grösswang

Cederquist

Clifford Chance

MNKS

Shearman & Sterling

Vinge

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

M&A

AB InBev/SABMiller

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

Linklaters

Macfarlanes

Sullivan & Cromwell

Airbus/Safran JV

BDGS Associés

Bredin Prat

Clifford Chance

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Fieldfisher

Jones Day

Ball Corporation/Rexam

Axinn Harkrider & Veltrop

BDK Advokati

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Demarest Advogados

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Homburger

Loyens & Loeff

Schönherr

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Slaughter and May

Travers Smith

Uría Menéndez

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

Baofeng Technologies and Everbright Securities/MP & Silva

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Liberty Global/Cable & Wireless Communications

Nelson Mullins

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Ropes & Gray

Shearman & Sterling

Slaughter and May

Softbank/ARM Holdings

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Morrison & Foerster

Slaughter and May

White & Case

VimpelCom and WIND/3 Italia joint venture

Allen & Overy

Bredin Prat

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Private equity

BC Partners and PSP Investments/Keter Group

Gross Kleinhendler Hodak Halerys Greenberg & Co

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

Van Doorne

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Cerberus/Northern Rock

Linklaters

Clayton Dubilier & Rice and WM Holding / BUT

Clifford Chance

Debevoise & Plimpton

MAMO TCV Advocates

Mayer Brown

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

HarbourVest/SVG Capital

Allen & Overy

Debevoise & Plimpton

Norton Rose Fulbright

Slaughter and May

HgCapital/CogitalGroup

Accura

Linklaters

Maxwell Winward

Mourant Ozannes

Selmer

Taylor Wessing

The Wilkes Partnership

White & Case

Withers

Wiersholm

Lone Star/N&W Global Vending

Chiomenti

Linklaters

NCTM

Shearman & Sterling

Vinson & Elkins

NB Renaissance and Apax VIII/Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

Accinni Cartolano e Associati

Arendt & Medernach

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi

Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners

R+R/Nestlé Ice Cream JV

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Project finance

A8 motorway in Germany

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

White & Case

Ashalim (Plot B) solar thermal power station

Allen & Overy

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co

Levy Meidan & Co

Beatrice offshore wind farm financing

Linklaters

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pinsent Masons

Cogeneration power plant financing in Alon Tavor and Ramat Gabriel

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co

Herzog Fox & Neeman

N17/N18 motorway PPP refinancing

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

CMS Cameron McKenna

DLA Piper

Elvinger Hoss Prussen

Holmes O'Malley Sexton

Matheson

McCann FitzGerald

Pinsent Masons

Proskauer Rose

Tughans

SASA mine Macedonia refinancing

Appleby

Cox Hallett Wilkinson

Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys

Karanović & Nikolić

Mayer Brown

Simmons &Simmons

Slovakia D4/R7 road PPP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

White & Case

Solar Storm

Baker Botts

Dorsey & Whitney

Norton Rose Fulbright

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Simmons &Simmons

Restructuring

ATU's holding chain restructuring

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Gleiss Lutz

GÖRG Rechtsanwälte 

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Macfarlanes

Mayer Brown

Mourant Ozannes

NautaDutilh

Noerr

Sullivan & Cromwell

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Camaieu Group

Ashurst

Bremond & Associés

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Eurasian Resources

BLC Robert and Associates

Bowman Gilfillan

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Corpus Legal Practitioners

Dentons

Etude Kabinda

GHR Rechtsanwälte

Goodmans

Linklaters

Ogier

Stek

Gulf Keystone Petroleum

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Baker McKenzie

CHW

Memery Crystal

Paul Hastings

HETA

Abel

Binder Grösswang

CMS

Dorda Brugger Jordis

Gleiss Lutz

GÖRG

Hausmaninger Kletter

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Schönherr

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Wolf Theiss

Hibu restructuring

Slaughter and May

Sullivan & Cromwell

Scholz Group debt restructuring

Clifford Chance

Dorda Brugger Jordis

Gleiss Lutz

Dentons

Dr Ulla Reisch

Eisenberger & Herzog

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Schönherr

Wellensiek

White & Case

Ukrainian sovereign debt restructuring

Avellum

Brown Rudnick

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Dechert

Dentons

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Close Brothers public securitisation

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Tughans

Funding Circle securitisation

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Linklaters

Matheson

Purrington Moody Weil

Shakespeare Martineau

Simmons & Simmons

PKO Bank Hipoteczny covered bonds

Allen & Overy

White & Case

Towd Point mortgage funding 2016-Granite 1

Allen & Overy

Brodies

Linklaters

Shepherd & Wedderburn

Vakifbank mortgage covered bonds

Çakmak-Gökçe Avukatlık Bürosu

Mayer Brown

White & Case

Yazici Law Offices

Virgin Media mobile handset securitisation

Allen & Overy

Dorsey & Whitney

HBJ Gateley

Ropes & Gray

Tughans

ZOPA consumer loans securitisation

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Keystone Law

Matheson

Morgan Lewis & Bockius


Teams of the year

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

Equity

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Sullivan & Cromwell

Travers Smith

High yield

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Ropes & Gray

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Loans

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

M&A

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Skadden

Slaughter and May

Private equity

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Debevoise & Plimpton

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Slaughter and May

White & Case

Project finance

Allen & Overy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pinsent Masons

Simmons & Simmons

White & Case

Restructuring

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Paul Hastings

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Ropes & Gray

White & Case


Bank and firm awards

In-house debt team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

BNP Paribas

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

In-house equity team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Most innovative US firm in Europe

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Shearman & Sterling

Sullivan & Cromwell

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

White & Case


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