IFLR Africa Awards 2022: winners announced

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All the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals from the third IFLR Africa Awards


IFLR is delighted to announce the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals for the third edition of its IFLR Africa Awards.

This announcement follows months of research by the team and careful deliberation by the editors and IFLR journalists that make up the internal judging panel.

The core objective of the awards is to recognise legal innovation in cross-border transactions. To be considered, all deals must have reached financial close between June 1 2021 and May 31 2022, as well as meet pre-defined criteria to be considered cross-border and jurisdictionally African.

There was a raft of pioneering work analysed by our research team that reached across all areas of Africa, and the list of winners below reflects the innovative, cross-border legal advice that allowed the most transformative business transactions to reach completion.

The winners' award presentation, in which we reveal the winners and talk about some of the highlights from the research, can be viewed below.

To find out more about business development and marketing related to the awards, please contact Emily Kyriacou: emily.kyriacou@euromoneyplc.com

On behalf of the research team, thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute through submissions and interviews, and congratulations to all the winners.

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Capital markets

Access Bank Tier-1 eurobonds

Aluko & Oyebode

Banwo & Ighodalo

Clifford Chance

Templars

White & Case

Wigwe & Partners

Domestic

Titan Trust Bank / Union Bank of Nigeria

Banwo & Ighodalo

Drey Law Practice

G Elias & Co

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Loans

Lagos State Government bus corridors

Udo-Udoma & Belo Osagie

White & Case

M&A

Ardagh Group / Consol Holdings

Aman & Partners

Bowmans

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Webber Wentzel

Private Equity

International Finance Corporation / Equity Group stake

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Covington & Burling

DLA Piper Africa, Kenya (IKM Advocates)

DLA Piper Africa, Tanzania (IMMMA Advocates)

DLA Piper Africa, Uganda (Sebalu & Lule)

DLA Piper Africa, Rwanda (Equity Juris Chambers)

Matadi & Associes

Piyanile & Co Advocates

Walker Kontos

Project finance

Temane power project

Clifford Chance

DLA Piper Africa, Mozambique (SAL & Caldeira)

Pimenta e Associados, Miranda Law Alliance

Shearman & Sterling

Restructuring

Ambatovy Nickel – Cobalt Mining Project

Milbank

Sullivan & Cromwell

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Capital markets

White & Case

Loans

White & Case

M&A

Bowmans

Private equity

Clifford Chance

Project finance

Clifford Chance

Restructuring

Sullivan & Cromwell

In-house team of the year

Africa Finance Corporation

JURISDICTIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Angola

ASP Advogados

Ethiopia

Aman & Partners

Ghana

Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah

Kenya

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Madagascar

Lexel Juridique & Fiscal

Mauritius

BLC Robert & Associates

Morocco

Clifford Chance

Mozambique

Couto Graça e Associados

Namibia

ENSafrica Namibia

Nigeria

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Capital markets - Nigeria

Banwo & Ighodalo

Loans – Nigeria

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

M&A – Nigeria

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Project finance - Nigeria

Aluko & Oyebode

OHADA

John W Ffooks & Co

Rwanda

DLA Piper Africa, Rwanda (Equity Juris Chambers)

South Africa

Bowmans

Capital markets - South Africa

Webber Wentzel

Loans - South Africa

Bowmans

M&A - South Africa

Bowmans

Project finance - South Africa

Bowmans

Tanzania

Anjarwalla & Khanna Tanzania

Tunisia

Ferchiou & Associés

Uganda

DLA Piper Africa, Uganda (Sebalu & Lule)

Zambia

Corpus Legal Practitioners

Zimbabwe

DLA Piper Africa, Zimbabwe (Manokore Attorneys)

Legal network of the year

ALN

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement

Gbenga Oyebode, Aluko & Oyebode

Previous Lifetime Achievement winners: Iqbal Rajahbalee (2021), Kojo Bentsi-Enchill (2020)

Rising Stars

Mayowa Kalesanwo, Clifford Chance

Mintewab Afework Abebe, Aman & Partners

In-House Market Maker

Hansina Valaydon, Ambatovy

IFLR Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame

Olubunmi Fayokun, Aluko & Oyebode

Previous Hall of Fame winners: Brigette Baillie (2021), Kofo Dosekun (2020)

REGIONAL AWARD

International law firm of the year

White & Case

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