IFLR Europe Awards 2022: shortlist revealed

Europe 22 shortlist

All the shortlisted deals, teams, and firms of the year - winners will be announced on May 5

IFLR is delighted to reveal the shortlist for the Europe Awards 2022. Below is the full shortlist across the deal, team, national and international firm, and in-house categories.

The Awards focus exclusively on legal innovation in cross-border transactions that closed in calendar year 2021.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on May 5 at The Biltmore, London.

IFLR will also publish all the winners online, with podcasts and analysis to explore the work covered in the Awards and the individuals and teams behind it.

To find out more please contact Sanawa Mtalo: sanawa.mtalo@iflr.com

The shortlist below is based on preliminary research. If your team advised on one of these transactions please contact Jamie Rayat: jamie.rayat@euromoneyplc.com

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

CBRE Global Investors green eurobond


Clifford Chance

Linklaters

H&M Finance sustainability-linked notes


Allen & Overy

NautaDutilh

White & Case

International Personal Finance floating rate notes


Gernandt & Danielsson

Slaughter and May

LimakPort ESG-linked project bond


Milbank

NautaDutilh

Paksoy

White & Case

Mondelēz guaranteed senior unsecured bonds


Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Loyens & Loeff

White & Case

Principality of Andorra sustainability-linked bond


Allen & Overy

Cases & Lacambra

Clifford Chance

UK Green Gilt


Clifford Chance

Linklaters

World Bank – UNICEF sustainable bond


Clifford Chance

Slaughter and May

Equity

Accor Acquisition Company IPO


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

White & Case

Air France-KLM recapitalisation


Gide Loyrette Nouel

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

AutoStore Holdings IPO


Kirkland & Ellis

Milbank

Thommessen

Walkers

Wiersholm

EDP Renováveis share placement


Clifford Chance

DLA Piper

King & Wood Mallesons

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Uría Menéndez

Hambro Perks Acquisition Company IPO


Carey Olsen

Clifford Chance

White & Case

Hepsiburada IPO


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

GKC Partners

Paksoy

White & Case

Trustpilot IPO


Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Goodwin Procter

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Plesner

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Volvo Cars IPO


Clifford Chance

Mannheimer Swartling

White & Case

High yield

Douglas note offering


Allen & Overy

Arendt & Medernach

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Wardyński & Partners


Iliad bond issuance


Bredin Prat

Goodwin Procter

K&L Gates

Kirkland & Ellis

Shearman & Sterling


Itelyum sustainability-linked SSNs


Gattai Minoli Partners

Latham & Watkins

Maisto & Associati

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

KPS bond issuance


Allen & Overy

Chiomenti

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gleiss Lutz

Loyens & Loeff

Macfarlanes

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Stibbe


L Catterton bond issuance


K&L Gates

Kirkland & Ellis

Loyens & Loeff

Milbank


Modulaire bond issuance


Allen & Overy

Milbank

Ukrenergo sustainability-linked bond


Avellum

Linklaters

Sayenko Kharenko

White & Case


Vertical Aerospace senior secured PIK toggle convertible notes


Latham & Watkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Loan

Aggreko public-to-private financing


Burness Paull

Chrysses Demetriades & Co

CMS

Elvinger Hoss Prussen

L Papaphilippou & Co

Loyens & Loeff

NautaDutilh

Richards Layton & Finger

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Stibbe

ASDA Group

Clifford Chance

Cravath Swaine & Moore

K&L Gates

Latham & Watkins

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Slaughter and May


Bain Capital / Valeo Foods financing


Allen & Overy

Appleby

GTA Lex

Karanović & Partners

Kirkland & Ellis

Loyens & Loeff

Matheson

Rymarz Zdort

Skils

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Willkie Farr & Gallagher


Enel sustainability-linked RCF


Loyens & Loeff

Simmons & Simmons

Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati

Walkers

White & Case


Ethypharm refinancing


Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance


Iliad public tender offer financing


Bredin Prat

Goodwin Procter

Kirkland & Ellis

Shearman & Sterling


L Catterton / Birkenstock financing


Kirkland & Ellis

Loyens & Loeff

Milbank

Modulaire Group


Allen & Overy

Milbank

M&A

bank99/ING Austria retail business


Binder Grösswang

KPMG Law

Linklaters

Cambridge Quantum Computing - Honeywell Quantum Solutions merger

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Morrison & Foerster

Euronext / Borsa Italiana

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gianni & Origoni

Fiat Chrysler – PSA Group merger

BonelliErede

Bredin Prat

Carey & Allende

Castaneda y Asociados

Covington & Burling

Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Demarest Advogados

Linklaters

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Morales & Besa

Perez Alati Grondona Benites & Arntsen

Stibbe

Sullivan & Cromwell

Jazz Pharmaceuticals / GW Pharmaceuticals


Arthur Cox

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Macfarlanes

Slaughter and May

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Telefónica - Liberty Global JV


Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills

Ropes & Gray

Shearman & Sterling

Vinci / ACS industrial division


Barros & Errázuriz

Clifford Chance

Cuatrecasas

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Vitrolife / Igenomix


Allen & Overy

Araoz & Rueda

Cedric Law

Clifford Chance

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Garrigues

Hogan Lovells

White & Case

Private Equity

Blackstone, Cascade and Global Infrastructure Partners / Signature Aviation


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Slaughter and May


Blackstone – Hipgnosis Song Management partnership

Herbert Smith Freehills

Kirkland & Ellis

Stephenson Harwood

Clayton Dubilier & Rice / Morrisons


Clifford Chance

Debevoise & Plimpton

Latham & Watkins

Norton Rose Fulbright

Clayton Dubilier & Rice / UDG Healthcare


A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

EQT / Cerba HealthCare


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Latham & Watkins

Paul Hastings

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Lovell Minnick Partners / HWM Group


A&L Goodbody

Appleby

Arthur Cox

Brown Rudnick

Chrysostomides & Co

CMS

Cole Schotz

Dentons

Forman Law

Kirkland & Ellis

Maples Group

Mason Hayes & Curran

Partners Group / Fortum Baltic district heating business


Clifford Chance

Ellex

Sorainen

Vitruvian Partners / Fotona Holdings Capital


Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Kirkland & Ellis

Project Finance

Cloncreen wind farm


A&L Goodbody

Matheson

McCann FitzGerald


D4 PPP

Clifford Chance

Kinstellar

Linklaters

White & Case

Highfield Solar


Arthur Cox

DLA Piper

Holland Kust wind farm


Clifford Chance

DLA Piper

Karapinar solar plant


Clifford Chance

Göksu Safi Işık Attorney Partnership

Linklaters

Selvi & Ertekin

L-Vejas


Clifford Chance

CMS

Walless

Önusberget wind farm


CMS

DLA Piper

White & Case

Tram di Firenze


Chiomenti

Loyens & Loeff

Studio Legale Lombardo

Restructuring

DeepOcean


DLA Piper

Kirkland & Ellis

Norton Rose Fulbright

Reed Smith

Wikborg Rein

DTEK Finance

Avellum

Dechert

Hogan Lovells

Latham & Watkins

Sayenko Kharenko

Gategroup


Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Herbert Smith Freehills

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

Niederer Kraft Frey

White & Case

Hertz Global


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Walkers

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Intralot


Allen & Overy

Burr & Forman

Dechert

Karatzas & Partners

Loyens & Loeff

Milbank

Papapolitis & Papapolitis

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Malaysia Airlines


Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Shearn Delamore & Co

Wong & Partners

Virgin Active


Allen & Overy

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

Ince Gordon Dadds

Kirkland & Ellis

Mishcon de Reya

Slaughter and May

Sullivan & Cromwell

Travers Smith

Vallourec


Ashurst

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Goodwin Procter

Jeantet

Morgan Lewis

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

Securitisation and structured finance

AMAG Leasing auto covered bond programme


Homburger

ERM Funding - ERMBS Programme and Series 2021-1

Allen & Overy

Appleby

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Herbert Smith Freehills

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Frost CMBS 2021-1


Allen & Overy

Mayer Brown

Walkers

HANetf / SparkChange Physical Carbon EUA ETC


A&L Goodbody

Greenberg Traurig

Reed Smith

LynxCap NPL Securitisation platform


Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

CMS Reich Rohrwig Hainz

Dlaw

Elvinger Hoss Prussen

Jadek & Pensa

Kovačević Prpić Simeunović

Pinsent Masons

Project Zeus Public Power Corporation securitization


Bernitsas Law

DLA Piper

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Milbank

Sardelas Petsa

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Neuberger Berman Loan Advisers Euro CLO 1


Ashurst

Maples Group

Paul Hastings

White & Case

Starz CRE CLO


Allen & Overy

Arthur Cox

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Reed Smith

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Milbank

NautaDutilh

Slaughter and May

White & Case


Equity

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

White & Case

High yield

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Milbank

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Loan

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Shearman & Sterling

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Linklaters

Morrison & Foerster

Slaughter and May

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Private Equity

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Project Finance

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

Chiomenti

Clifford Chance

CMS

DLA Piper

Linklaters

White & Case


Restructuring

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hogan Lovells

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

White & Case

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Securitisation and structured finance

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Paul Hastings

Reed Smith

White & Case


Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Dechert

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Linklaters

McCann FitzGerald

Travers Smith


NATIONAL/JURISDICTIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Austria

Binder Grösswang

Dorda

E+H Rechtsanwälte

Cerha Hempel 

Schoenherr

Wolf Theiss

Baltics

COBALT

Ellex

Sorainen

Walless

Belgium

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Czech Republic

Allen & Overy

Dentons

Kinstellar

White & Case


Finland

Avance Attorneys

Borenius

Dittmar & Indrenius

Roschier

France

Bredin Prat

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clifford Chance

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Gide Loyrette Nouel

White & Case

Germany

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Hengeler Mueller

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gleiss Lutz

Latham & Watkins

Greece

Bernitsas Law

Karatzas & Partners

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Ireland

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

Matheson

McCann FitzGerald

William Fry

Israel

Agmon & Co – Rosenberg Hacohen & Co

FBC & Co

Gornitzky & Co

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Meitar | Law Offices

Tadmor Levy

Yigal Arnon & Co

Italy

BonelliErede

Chiomenti

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Gianni & Origoni

White & Case

Luxembourg

Allen & Overy

Arendt & Medernach

Clifford Chance

Elvinger Hoss Prussen

GSK Stockmann

Loyens & Loeff

Norway

BAHR

Schjødt

Thommessen

Wiersholm

Wikborg Rein

Netherlands

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Loyens & Loeff

NautaDutilh

Stibbe

Poland

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Greenberg Traurig

Rymarz Zdort

Portugal

Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados

PLMJ

Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho

VdA

Spain

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Garrigues

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Pérez-Llorca

Uría Menéndez

Sweden

Gernandt & Danielsson

Mannheimer Swartling

Roschier

Vinge

Switzerland

Advestra

Bär & Karrer

Homburger

Lenz & Staehelin

Niederer Kraft Frey

Walder Wyss

Turkey

Bezen & Partners

Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

GKC Partners

Göksu Safi Işık Attorney Partnership

Paksoy

Ukraine

Aequo

Avellum 

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

Sayenko Kharenko


IN-HOUSE TEAMS OF THE YEAR

In-house team of the year: corporate

Brookfield

Enel

Euronext

Liberty Global

Telefónica


Investment bank in-house team of the year: debt capital markets

Barclays

BNP Paribas

Citi

Crédit Agricole

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

Standard Chartered

UBS


Investment bank in-house team of the year: equity capital markets

Bank of America

Citi

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

INDIVIDUALS

IFLR Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame

Hannah Valintine, Allen & Overy

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, Greenberg Traurig

Kate Stephenson, Kirkland & Ellis

Sara Pickersgill, Allen & Overy

Tereza Courmont Vlkova, Paul Hastings

 

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

US law firm of the year

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Shearman & Sterling

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case


International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Milbank

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case  

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