IFLR Middle East Awards 2021: open for entries
The research for the IFLR Middle East Awards 2021 has begun
Deadline for entries: July 8 2021
Shortlist publication: September 2 2021
We are very hopeful that the 2021 award winners will be presented at the official ceremony on Wednesday October 27th in Dubai.
The Awards Summary has a description of all the award categories, methodology and criteria, along with links to submission templates. Entry forms are also all available below. All entries must be uploaded to the ENTRY PORTAL by July 8 2021.
This year, IFLR will be rewarding the most innovative legal deals, teams and law firms across seven deal categories:
Debt and equity-linked deal/team of the year
Domestic deal of the year
Equity deal/team of the year
M&A deal/team of the year
Pro bono firm of the year
Project finance deal/team of the year
Restructuring deal/team of the year
In addition to the above, there will be twelve team and individual categories:
National firm of the year
In-house team of the year - investment bank
In-house team of the year - regional bank
Corporate/sponsor in-house team
Islamic bank of the year
ESG in-house team of the year
In-house tech innovation award
Rising star law firm of the year
Individual rising star of the year
Managing partner of the year
IFLR Women dealmakers hall of fame
Lifetime achievement award
How to enter:
Please make your entries to the awards using the forms provided:
Individual awards: rising stars, managing partner, women dealmakers, lifetime achievement
All deals must have closed between July 1 2020 and June 30 2021. Deals that have not reached financial close before the end of June 2021 will not be considered.
The IFLR awards is based solely on legal innovation. We are interested in deals that break new legal ground and enrich the legal toolkit available in the market for corporate finance activity. Aside from the domestic market category, all work must be cross-border.
We will also be awarding in-house teams based on their creative use of legal technology, as well as leadership on impactful ESG initiatives.
As part of the awards research process, the IFLR team will review all relevant IFLR1000 submissions. Innovative deals that meet the awards criteria from those submissions will be automatically considered for an award.
Please contact Sophie Astles for any research related questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all commercial queries, please contact Liam Sharkey: email@example.com
Last year’s results are free to view: Winners 2020 and Shortlist 2020.
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