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IFLR is delighted to present its shortlist for the 2021 IFLR Europe Awards.

All deal, team, national and international firm of the year finalists are listed below. The IFLR editorial team carefully selected each finalist after months of research, interviews, analysis and deliberation. We hope they inspire.

Winners will be announced on April 29 2021.

Throughout the research IFLR kept its focus on legal innovation in cross-border deal-making. The shortlist reflects hard work and ingenuity, and seeks to showcase transactions that broke new legal ground and set new legal high-water marks in the region.

Judging decisions were based exclusively on legal innovation in multi-jurisdictional transactions. We have disregarded deal values, client prestige and press coverage and other such aspects as much as possible.

All the shortlisted deals closed during the awards review period, which was from January 1 2020 to December 31 2020. The awards does not recognise announced or ongoing deals.

The shortlist is based on our own preliminary research, including direct written nominations and conversations with law firms, in-house teams and clients. If your team advised on one of these deals but is not listed, please contact James Wilson: james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

IFLR will be revealing the winners on April 29 via a virtual awards presentation, followed up with writes ups and analysis of all the most significant work. To find out more - and to find out about how you can promote your success - please contact Liam Sharkey: lsharkey@iflr.com

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Federal Republic of Germany green bond

White & Case

Galaxy Pipeline Assets Bidco

Al Tamimi & Company

Carey Olsen

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Maples Group

London Borough of Sutton

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Simmons & Simmons

Nordic Investment Bank Covid-19 bond

Clifford Chance

Novartis sustainability-linked bond

Bär & Karrer

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

Mayer Brown

Rolls-Royce

Allen & Overy

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Schneider Electric sustainability-linked convertible bond

Linklaters

White & Case

Equity

 

Allegro IPO

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Greenberg Traurig

Fusion Fuel Green IPO

Arnold & Porter

Arthur Cox

Feinberg Hanson

Graubard Miller

Maples Group

GVS IPO

Clifford Chance

White & Case

Hensoldt IPO

Bredin Prat

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hengeler Mueller

Linklaters

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Taylor Wessing

JDE Peets IPO

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Jumia Technologies capital increase

Latham & Watkins

Sullivan & Cromwell

Ryanair Holdings equity raise

Arthur Cox

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

McCann Fitzgerald

Proskauer

The Hut Group IPO

Clifford Chance

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

High yield

 

Altice France

Allen & Overy

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Luther

Mayer Brown

Nabarro & Hinge

NautaDutilh

Ropes & Gray

Aston Martin

Appleby

Carey Olsen

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Banijay

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Hogan Lovells

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

White & Case

doValue

Clifford Chance

Hogan Lovells

Karatzas & Partners

Milbank

Papapolitis & Papapolitis

Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati

White & Case

KCA Deutag

Allen & Overy

Burness Paull

CMS-CMNO

FahadLaw

Linklaters

Schjødt

Weil Gotshal & Manges

SYNLAB refinancing and debt extension

Clifford Chance

CMS von Erlach Poncet

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte

Latham & Watkins

Setterwalls Advokatbyrå

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

Sofima

Legance Avvocati Associati

Milbank

Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati

White & Case

ThyssenKrupp Elevators

Bonn Steichen & Partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

McCarthy Tetrault

NautaDutilh

Reed Smith

Stikeman Elliott

Virgin Media/O2

Allen & Overy

Latham & Watkins

Ropes & Gray

Loan

 

British American Tobacco RFR facility

Allen & Overy

Herbert Smith Freehills

Cobham acquisition financing

Allen & Overy

Kieyr Grasson

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Hastings

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

EQT subscription line facility

Ashurst

Debevoise & Plimpton

Loyens & Loeff

Firmenich acquisition financing

Baker McKenzie

Bredin Prat

Homburger

Moonfall

Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen

Miller Thompson

Paul Hastings

Wiggin

Tesco RFR facility

Allen & Overy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

ThyssenKrupp acquisition financing

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Loyens & Loeff

VTTI

Al Tamimi & Company

KAAP

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

NautaDutilh

Rahmat Lim & Partners

Shearman & Sterling

Stephenson Harwood

M&A

 

AbbVie / Allergan

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Arthur Cox

Kirkland & Ellis

McCann FitzGerald

Slaughter and May

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Weil Gotshal & Manges

BASF and Domo Chemicals / Solvay’s polyamide business

Allen & Overy

Bredin Prat

Davis Polk & Wardwell

DLA Piper

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

LPA-CGR

Fortiana / Highland Gold Mining

Allen & Overy

Herbert Smith Freehills

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Global Blue - Far Point

Baker Hostetler

Bär & Karrer

Gomez-Acebo & Pombo

Grimaldi Studio Legale

Elvinger Hoss

Kirkland & Ellis

Lenz & Staehelin

Linklaters

Maples Group

MinterEllison

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

NautaDutilh

Niederer Kraft Frey

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Stibbe

Vinge

Walkers

Wolf Theiss

Hitachi / ABB Power Grids

Baker McKenzie

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Homburger

Karatzas & Partners

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Just Eat / Takeaway.com

Cravath Swaine & Moore

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Linklaters

NautaDutilh

Slaughter and May

Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu Electrics / Eneco

Clifford Chance

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Stibbe

SAZKA / Casinos Austria (CASAG)

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

DORDA

Eisenburger Herzog

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Grohs Hofer

Homburger

Schoenherr

Schuppich Sporn & Winischhofer

Schima Mayer Starlinger

Private equity

 

Advent, Cinven and RAG foundation / Thyssenkrupp Elevator business

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Antin / Hippocrates

BonelliErede

Cornelli Gabelli

Latham & Watkins

Nctm

White & Case

BC Partners / Sofima

NCTM Studio Legale

Poggi & Associati

White & Case

Blackstone / NIBC

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

NautaDutilh

Slaughter and May

EQT / Idealista

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Morais Leitao

Paul Hastings

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Uría Menéndez

KKR / Coty and Wella

Baker McKenzie

Bär & Karrer

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

KKR / Viridor

Allen & Overy

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Project finance

 

Contego battery storage project

Bracewell

Covington & Burling

Dogger Bank offshore wind farm

Linklaters

Norton Rose Fulbright

Fécamp offshore wind farm

BCTG Avocats

Clifford Chance

Jeantet

Linklaters

Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farm

Arendt & Medernach

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Stikeman Elliott

Masrik Solar PV plant

Bracewell

Clifford Chance

Northvolt

Cederquist

Latham & Watkins

Mannheimer Swartling

Milbank

Wistrand

Sorek B Seawater Desalination facility

Allen & Overy

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Gornizky & Co

Lipa Meir & Co

Yehuda Raveh & Co

Windpark Zeewolde

Clifford Chance

Norton Rose Fulbright

Kromann Reumert

Restructuring

 

Codere

Allende & Brea

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Beccar Varela

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Cuatrecasas

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Galicia Abogados

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Jenner & Block

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Milbank

Posadas Posadas & Vecino

Posse Herrera Ruiz

Proskauer Rose

EuropaCorp

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Nordic Aviation Capital DAC

A&L Goodbody

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Matheson

McCann Fitzgerald

Milbank

Watson Farley & Williams

Stockmann

Avance Attorneys

Borenius

Castrén & Snellman

Hannes Snellman

Krogerus

Ojantakanen & Itäinen

White & Case

Swissport

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Arendt & Medernach

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Hogan Lovells

Homburger

Jones Day

Latham & Watkins

Loyens & Loeff

McDermott Will & Emery

Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Proskauer Rose

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

White & Case

Technicolor

Allen & Overy

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

Dechert

Fasken

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Hogan Lovells

Jackson Walker

Kirkland & Ellis

Lavery De Billy

PwC

Santoni

Selafa Mandataires Judiciaires Associés

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Virgin Atlantic

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Clifford Chance

CMS

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Kirkland & Ellis

Norton Rose Fulbright

Sidley Austin

Watson Farley & Williams

Structured finance and securitisation

 

AMCO - Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena NPE securitisation

Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

BonelliErede

Clifford Chance

Matheson

Blackstone pan-European CMBS

Arendt & Medernach

Arthur Cox

Borenius

Kromann Reumert

Mayer Brown

Norton Rose Fulbright

Coventry Building Society Master Issuer Programme

Clifford Chance

Dentons

MUFG ESG CLO

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Olympic/Avis Hellas auto lease receivables securitisation

Allen & Overy

Bernitsas Law

Hogan Lovells

Kyriakides Georgopoulos

Matheson

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Public Power Corporation securitisation

Arthur Cox

DLA Piper

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Sardelas Petsa Law Firm

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Tagus RMBS Green Belém 1

DLA Piper

Morais Leitao

VdA Vieira de Almeida

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Linklaters

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown

White & Case

Equity

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Sullivan & Cromwell

White & Case

High yield

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Ropes & Gray

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

White & Case

Loan

Allen & Overy

Debevoise & Plimpton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling

White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Slaughter and May

Private equity

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case

Project finance

Allen & Overy

Bracewell

Clifford Chance

Covington & Burling

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright

Restructuring

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Mayer Brown

Latham & Watkins

Paul Hastings

White & Case

Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Shearman & Sterling

Simmons & Simmons

Travers Smith

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

 

US law firm of the year

Baker McKenzie

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

White & Case

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

White & Case

IN-HOUSE TEAMS OF THE YEAR

 

In-house debt

Bank of America

Barclays

BNP Paribas

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

JP Morgan

Société Générale

UBS

In-house equity

Bank of America

Barclays

Citi

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

JP Morgan

NATIONAL FIRMS OF THE YEAR

 

Austria

Binder Grösswang

Cerha Hempel

Dorda

Eisenberger & Herzog

Schoenherr

Wolf Theiss

Baltics

Cobalt

Ellex

Sorainen

Belgium

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Eubelius

Linklaters

Bulgaria

Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Kinstellar

Spasov & Bratanov

Czech Republic

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dentons

White & Case

Denmark

Bech-Bruun

Gorrissen Federspiel

Horten

Kromann Reumert

Plesner

Finland

Avance

Borenius

Dittmar & Indrenius

Hannes Snellman

Krogerus

Roschier

White & Case

France

Allen & Overy

Bredin Prat

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Germany

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hengeler Mueller

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Noerr

White & Case

Greece

Bernitsas Law

Karatzas & Partners

Kyriakides Georgopoulos

Koutalidis Law Firm

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Hungary

Dentons

Hegymegi-Barakonyi Baker McKenzie

Lakatos Koves and Partners

Lengyel Allen & Overy

Schoenherr Hetényi

Ireland

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

Matheson

McCann FitzGerald

William Fry

Israel

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Gornitzky & Co

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Meitar

Italy

BonelliErede

Chiomenti

Clifford Chance

Gianni & Origoni 

White & Case

Luxembourg

Allen & Overy

Arendt & Medernach

Clifford Chance

GSK Stockmann

Loyens & Loeff

Netherlands

Clifford Chance

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Linklaters

NautaDutilh

Stibbe

Norway

BAHR

Schjødt

Thommessen

Wiersholm

Poland

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak

White & Case

Portugal

Linklaters

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados

PLMJ

Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho

VdA Vieira de Almeida

Romania

Bondoc & Asociatii

Clifford Chance Badea

Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii

Russia

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills

White & Case

Spain

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Cuatrecasas

Garrigues

Gómez Acebo & Pombo

Pérez-Llorca

Uría Menéndez

Sweden

Cederquist

Linklaters

Mannheimer Swartling

Roschier

Vinge

Switzerland

Baker McKenzie

Bär & Karrer

Homburger

Lenz & Staehelin

Niederer Kraft Frey

Walder Wyss

Turkey

Bezen & Partners

Esin Attorney Partnership, a member of Baker McKenzie International

Gedik & Eraksoy

GKC Partners

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Paksoy

Ukraine

Aequo

Avellum

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

Sayenko Kharenko

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