IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2024: shortlist revealed
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IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2024: shortlist revealed

IFLR APAC Awards 2024 Shortlist Announced

The full list of finalists for the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2024

IFLR is delighted to reveal the full list of finalists for the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2024, celebrating the region's most innovative cross-border work and those behind it.

Decided by an internal panel of judges, the awards focuses exclusively on celebrating the most exciting legal innovation in cross-border transactions that reached financial close in the 2023.

Winners across all the categories will be announced at the gala awards ceremony at The St. Regis Hong Kong on March 20, 2024, including the recipients of the Digital Finance and Financial Services Regulatory awards, in-house Market Makers award and the Rising Star Lawyer award.

At the event, IFLR will also reveal the 2024 winners of the prestigious Market Reform Award, the In-House Contribution Award and Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame Award.

The firms and teams listed on each of the shortlisted deals below are based on preliminary research. If you advised on one of the deals below and you would like to be listed, please contact Nancy Ping.

To book your seat at the ceremony, or find out about commercial and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Anicette Indiana.

Congratulations to all of those shortlisted!

DEALS OF THE YEAR

  • Debt and equity-linked

    Bank of China CNH Yulan bond
    Allen & Overy
    Jingtian & Gongcheng
    Junzejun law offices
    Linklaters
    Bank of China US dollar SLLB
    Allen & Overy
    Jingtian & Gongcheng
    JunZeJun Law Offices
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Linklaters
    Egypt debut sustainable development panda bonds
    ADSERO - Ragy Soliman & Partners
    Dechert
    Fangda Partners
    Global Law Office
    JunHe
    White & Case
    Government of Mongolia liability management
    Allen & Overy
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    DB & GTS LLP
    Melville Erdenedalai
    HKSAR inaugural tokenised green bond offering
    Allen & Overy
    Ashurst
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Linklaters
    NIO convertible bonds
    Commerce & Finance
    Han Kun Law Offices
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Latham & Watkins
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
    Maples and Calder
    Republic of Philippines Sukuk issuance
    Allen & Overy
    Linklaters
    Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
    Vingroup exchangeable bonds and concurrent buyback
    Allens
    Latham & Watkins
    Linklaters
    VILAF
  • Domestic

    Hahn & Company / Lutronic
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    Kim & Chang
    Shin & Kim
    Himeji Energy Storage Facility
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Housing Development Finance Corporation – HDFC Bank merger
    Argus Partners
    Singhi & Co
    AZB & Partners
    Cravath Swaine & Moore
    Wadia Ghandy & Co
    Japan Industrial Partners / Toshiba take-private
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Morrison & Foerster
    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Shearman & Sterling
    Slaughter and May
    TMI Associates
    Maples Group
    Malaysia Building Society / MIDF Group
    Abdullah Chan & Co
    Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law)
    MBK Partners and UCK Partners / Osstem Implant
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    Lee & Ko
    Yoon & Yang
    NetDragon / Gravitas Education Holdings Inc
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    Commerce & Finance Law Offices
    Jingtian & Gongcheng
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
    True Corporation – DTAC merger
    Allen & Overy
    Linklaters
  • Equity

    Adlai Nortye US IPO
    Han Kun Law Offices
    Latham & Watkins
    Maples Group
    O’Melveny & Myers
    Zhong Lun Law Firm
    Amman Mineral Internasional IPO
    Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
    Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
    Milbank
    Sidley Austin
    Dekon Group IPO
    Herbert Smith Freehills
    Jia Yuan Law Office
    Jingtian & Gongcheng
    Slaughter and May
    J&T Express IPO
    Commerce & Finance Law Offices
    DaHui Lawyers
    Han Kun Law Offices
    Harney Westwood & Riegels
    Hutabarat Halim & Rekan
    Latham & Watkins
    Rahmat Lim & Partners
    Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
    SyCip Salazar Hernandez &
    Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF)
    Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners
    JSW Infrastructure IPO
    Khaitan & Co
    Linklaters
    Trilegal


    SharkNinja NYSE listing
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    Clifford Chance
    Maples Group
    Paul Hastings
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
    Shiyue Daotian H-share listing
    Clifford Chance
    Commerce & Finance Law Offices
    Jingtian & Gongcheng
    Paul Hastings
    ZJLD Group Hong Kong IPO
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    Conyers
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Haiwen & Partners
    King & Wood Mallesons
  • High yield

    Chinadata Group
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    JunHe
    Linklaters
    Continuum Energy Aura
    Ashurst
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
    Talwar Thakore & Associates
    Linklaters
    Goswami Infratech Private
    Desai & Diwanji
    Khaitan & Co
    Linklaters
    Trilegal
    Talwar Thakore & Associates
    Mongolian Mining Corporation and Energy Resources
    Allen & Overy
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Loyens & Loeff
    Maples Group
    Melville Erdenedalai
    Shearman & Sterling
    Snow Hill Consultancy
    PT Medco Energi Internasional
    Allen & Gledhill
    Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
    Barrow & Williams
    Chandler MHM
    Conyers
    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
    Dentons
    Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong
    Mayer Brown
    Shearman & Sterling
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
    Walkers
    Witara Cakra Advocates
    ReNew Energy Global – Diamond II notes due 2026
    Ashurst
    Appleby
    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
    Linklaters
    Talwar Thakore & Associates
    Theta Capital tender offer
    Makes & Partners
    Milbank
    Morgan Lewis Stamford
    Shearman & Sterling
  • Loan

    Adani Group refinancing
    Allen & Overy
    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
    Latham & Watkins
    Madun Gujadhur Chambers
    Talwar Thakore & Associates
    TM&S Gujadhur Chambers
    AET Singapore Holdings Islamic sustainability linked RCF
    Rajah & Tann Singapore
    Shook Lin & Bok
    AirTrunk Global Sustainability-Linked Loan financing
    Baker McKenzie
    Conyers
    Gilbert + Tobin
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Maples Group
    Zul Rafique & Partners
    BPEA EQT / IMG Academy financing
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Latham & Watkins
    Linklaters
    Mourant
    Ropes & Gray
    Bank of Qingdao blue loan
    Fangda Partners
    White & Case
    ESR and Chinachem Group logistics centre green loan
    Allen & Overy
    Mayer Brown
    Ogier
    MedcoEnergi Group
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
    Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
    Harney Westwood & Riegels
    Herbert Smith Freehills
    Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
    Prolegis
    Telstra / Digicel Pacific financing
    Baker McKenzie
    Clifford Chance
    Gilbert + Tobin
  • M&A

    Airbus – Tarmac Aerosave – Chengdu Airport Xingcheng JV
    Allbright Law Firm
    Zhong Lun Law Firm
    Boston Scientific / Acotec Scientific
    Baker McKenzie
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
    O’Melveny & Myers
    Shearman & Sterling


    Entain Group / TAB New Zealand
    Allens Linklaters
    Chapman Tripp
    MinterEllisonRuddWatts
    Stellantis / Zhejiang Leapmoto
    Allen & Overy
    Clifford Chance
    Grandway Law
    Haiwen & Partners
    Jingtian & Gongcheng
    Vermilion Partners
    United Overseas Bank / Citi’s consumer banking businesses
    Allen & Overy
    Kadir Andri & Partners
    Linklaters
    Rahmat Lim & Partners
    VILAF
    Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation – 17LIVE business combination
    Deacons
    Eng and Co
    Harney Westwood & Riegels
    K&L Gates
    Lin & Partners
    Maples Group
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Rajah & Tann Singapore
    WongPartnership LLP
    VinFast / Black Spade business combination
    Allen & Gledhill
    Appleby
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Latham & Watkins
    Rajah & Tann
    VILAF
    Walkers
    YKVN
    Webuild / Clough
    Allens
    Ashurst
    Clifford Chance
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    Gilbert + Tobin
    Herbert Smith Freehills
    HWL Ebsworth
    King & Wood Mallesons
  • Private equity

    Blackstone / R Systems
    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    Chindata Group take-private
    Conyers
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
    Haiwen & Partners
    Harney Westwood & Riegels
    JunHe
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Linklaters
    Maples Group
    Mourant
    Weil Gotshal & Manges
    EQT / SK Shieldus
    Kim & Chang
    Loyens & Loeff
    Poellath
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    Investor consortium / Subway China
    Baker McKenzie
    Han Kun Law Offices
    Haiwen & Partners
    Kirkland & Ellis
    KKR / Hitachi Transport System
    Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    PAG / Shanghai Xingyi Cinema Management
    Fangda Partners
    Haiwen & Partners
    JunHe
    Sundial Law Firm
    Temasek / Manipal Health Enterprises Private (MHEPL)
    AZB & Partners
    JSA
    Milbank
    Shardul Amarchand & Mangaldas
    Trilegal
  • Project finance

    Batang Toru Hydropower
    Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
    Global Law Office
    JunHe
    Makarim & Taira S
    UMBRA
    Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm
    Clifford Chance
    Lee and Li
    Linklaters
    Tsar & Tsai
    White & Case
    DITO Telecommunity Corporation (DITO)
    Clifford Chance
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Romulo Law Firm
    Shearman & Sterling
    Villaraza & Angangco
    WongPartnership
    ECX Indonesian data centre financing
    Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro
    Allen & Overy
    Ginting & Reksodiputro
    Milbank
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Rajah & Tann
    Inuyama Solar Project
    Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Jeonnam 1 Offshore Wind Project
    Kim & Chang
    Lee & Ko
    Linklaters
    White & Case
    Karratha Urea Project
    Allens
    Ashurst
    Herbert Smith Frehills
    White & Case
    Monsoon Wind Project
    Allen & Gledhill
    Dechert
    DFDL
    Frasers Law Company
    Hunton Andrews Kurth
    LS Horizons
    Milbank
    VILAF
  • Restructuring

    Hong Kong Airlines debt restructuring
    Allen & Overy
    Clifford Chance
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Latham & Watkins
    Stephenson Harwood
    Ise Foods
    Akimitsu Takai of Takai & Partners Law Offices
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Kurow Duntroon Irrigation restructuring
    Chapman Tripp
    MinterEllisonRuddWatts
    Russell McVeagh
    Simpson Grierson
    Modern Land debt restructuring
    Maples Group
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Reliance Capital Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP)
    AZB & Partners
    Agarwal Law Associates
    Crawford Bayley & Co.
    Luthra and Luthra Law Offices
    Sunac debt restructuring
    Linklaters
    Maples Group
    Sidley Austin


  • Securitisation and structured finance

    Bayfront Infrastructure Capital infrastructure asset-backed securities
    Allen & Gledhill
    Clifford Chance
    Dentons Rodyk
    Latham & Watkins
    HKMC – AIIB pilot infrastructure ABS
    Clifford Chance
    Linklaters
    White & Case
    NZGIF Solar Finance Programme – solarZero Residential No 1 Trust
    Chapman Tripp
    DLA Piper
    Mayne Wetherell
    Webb Henderson
    Reliance Jio Infocomm – Ericsson India non-recourse receivables purchase programme
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
    Shinhan Bank global covered bond programme
    Kim & Chang
    Linklaters
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    Shin & Kim
    Vivriti Fixed Income Fund – Series 3 IFSC LLP
    Talwar Thakore & Associates
    Trilegal
    Khaitan & Co
    Wollar Solar Farm deferred receivables financing
    Ashurst
    Baker McKenzie
    Dentons
    King & Wood Mallesons

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

  • Debt and equity-linked

    Allen & Overy
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Latham & Watkins
    Linklaters
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
  • Equity

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    Clifford Chance
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Latham & Watkins
    Paul Hastings
    Sidley Austin
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
    Slaughter and May
  • High yield

    Allen & Overy
    Ashurst
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Linklaters
    Shearman & Sterling
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
  • Loan

    Allen & Overy
    Baker McKenzie
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Latham & Watkins
    Mayer Brown
    White & Case
  • M&A

    Allen & Overy
    Baker McKenzie
    Clifford Chance
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
    Latham & Watkins
    Linklaters
    Slaughter and May
  • Private equity

    Baker McKenzie
    Clifford Chance
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
    Ropes & Gray
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    Weil Gotshal & Manges
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher
  • Project finance

    Allen & Overy
    Ashurst
    Clifford Chance
    Linklaters
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Shearman & Sterling
    Milbank
    White & Case
  • Restructuring

    Allen & Overy
    Clifford Chance
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Latham & Watkins
    Linklaters
    Maples Group
    Sidley Austin
  • Structured finance and securitization

    Allen & Gledhill
    Chapman Tripp
    Clifford Chance
    Kim & Chang
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Latham & Watkins
    Linklaters
    White & Case

IN-HOUSE TEAMS OF THE YEAR

  • In-house debt Team: investment bank

    BNP Paribas
    Citi
    CITIC – CLSA
    Goldman Sachs
    HSBC
    JP Morgan
    Morgan Stanley
    Standard Chartered Bank
  • In-house equity Team: investment bank

    CICC
    Citi
    CITIC – CLSA
    Credit Suisse
    Goldman Sachs
    Merrill Lynch
    Morgan Stanley
  • Regional bank in-house team

    Asia Development Bank
    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    Bank of China
    CICC
    CNCB Investment
    CSCI
    DBS
    UOB
  • In-house team

    J&T Express
    KKR Asia
    Stellantis
    Stonepeak
    Swire Properties
    TPG
    Vivriti
    Webuild (Clough)

SPECIALISED AWARDS

  • Digital finance award - APAC headquartered

    Allen & Gledhill
    Fangda Partners
    IndusLaw
    Khaitan & Co
    Rajah & Tann
    Sethalay Law Office
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
    Zhong Lun Law Firm
    WongPartnership
  • Financial Services Regulatory award - APAC headquartered

    Allen & Gledhill
    Fangda Partners
    Khaitan & Co
    Kim & Chang
    Lee & Ko
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Net-zero Transition award

    Baker McKenzie
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Lee & Ko
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Rajah & Tann Singapore
  • Pro bono

    Allen & Overy
    Baker McKenzie
    Clifford Chance
    HSBC Legal
    Lee & Ko
    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
    Nishimura & Asahi and alliance members
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Tech Innovation Award

    ALLEN – Zhonglun Law Firm
    GLinkGrabber and Kim & Chang AI Translator – Kim & Chang
    Harnessing Enterprise Knowledge – Khaitan & Co
    Hissa – Rulezero Technology Solutions
    Lee & Ko AI Translation System – Lee & Ko and AI Lingo
    Membercheck – RTTech and Showsuite
    Project Babelfish – Law Society of Singapore and Clifford Chance
    StreamEQ – HSBC
  • Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame

    Agnes Tsang - Allen & Overy
    Evelyn Wee - Rajah & Tann Singapore
    Haiping Li - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
    Julia Dai - DaHui Lawyers
    Joey Chau - Kirkland & Ellis
    Minny Siu - King & Wood Mallesons
    Vicky Ma – Clifford Chance

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

  • Regional firm

    Allen & Gledhill
    Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
    Commerce & Finance
    Kim & Chang
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Rajah & Tann
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Rising Star Law Firm

    Allen & Gledhill – Vietnam
    ARMA Law – Indonesia
    Icon Law – Singapore
    RCM Law - Indonesia
    Serrano Law – Philippines
  • Offshore firm

    Appleby
    Conyers
    Harney Westwood & Riegels
    Maples Group
    Mourant
    Ogier
    Walkers
  • India practice

    Allen & Overy
    Latham & Watkins
    Linklaters
    Sidley Austin
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    White & Case
  • China practice

    Allen & Overy
    Clifford Chance
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Linklaters
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
    Sullivan & Cromwell
  • US law firm

    Baker McKenzie
    Davis Polk & Wardwell
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Latham & Watkins
    Milbank
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
    White & Case
  • International Law Firm

    Allen & Overy
    Baker McKenzie
    Clifford Chance
    Latham & Watkins
    Linklaters
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

NATIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

JURISDICTIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR
  • Australia

    Allens
    Ashurst
    Gilbert + Tobin
    Herbert Smith Freehills
    King & Wood Mallesons
  • China - Debt firm of the year

    Commerce & Finance Law Offices
    Fangda Partners
    Jingtian & Gongcheng
    JunHe
    JunZeJun Law Offices
  • China - M&A firm of the year

    Allbright Law Firm
    Commerce & Finance Law Offices
    Fangda Partners
    Haiwen & Partners
    Jingtian & Gongcheng
    Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Hong Kong SAR

    Charltons
    Deacons
    Gallant
  • India - Equity firm of the year

    AZB & Partners
    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
    Khaitan & Co
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
    Trilegal
  • India - Restructuring firm of the year

    AZB & Partners
    Anagram Partners
    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
    Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India
    Samvad Partners
  • Japan

    Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
    Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
    Nishimura & Asahi
    Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
    TMI Associates
  • New Zealand

    Bell Gully
    Buddle Findlay
    Chapman Tripp
    Harmos Horton Lusk
    MinterEllisonRuddWatts
    Russell McVeagh
  • Singapore

    Allen & Gledhill
    BlackOak
    Prolegis
    Rajah & Tann Singapore
    Shook Lin & Bok
    Wong Partnership
  • Taiwan

    Baker McKenzie
    Lee and Li
    Lin & Partners
    Tsar and Tsai
  • Vietnam

    Frasers Law Company
    Rajah & Tann Vietnam
    YKVN
    VILAF
  • Cambodia

    Bun & Associates
    DFDL
    R&T Sok & Heng Law Office
    Sarin & Associates
    VDB Loi
  • China - Equity firm of the year

    Commerce & Finance Law Offices
    Jingtian & Gongcheng
    Haiwen & Partners
    Han Kun Law Offices
    Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • China - Restructuring firm of the year

    Commerce & Finance Law Offices
    Global Law Office
    Fangda Partners
    King & Wood Mallesons
    Zhong Lun Law Office
  • India - Debt firm of the year

    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
    Khaitan & Co
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
    Talwar Thakore & Associates
    Trilegal
  • India - M&A firm of the year

    AZB & Partners
    Argus Partners
    DMD Advocates
    Khaitan & Co
    Shardul Amarchand
    Singhi & Co
    Mangaldas & Co
    Trilegal
    Wadia Ghandy & Co
  • Indonesia

    Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
    Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
    Makarim & Taira S
    Makes & Partners
    Witara Cakra Advocates
  • Malaysia

    Kadir Andri & Partners
    Rahmat Lim & Partners
    Shook Lin & Bok
    Wong & Partners
    Zaid Ibrahim & Co (in association with KPMG Law)
    Zul Rafique & Partners
  • Philippines

    Quisumbing Torres
    Romulo Law Firm
    SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
    Villaraza & Angangco
  • South Korea

    Bae Kim & Lee
    Kim & Chang
    Lee & Ko
    Shin & Kim
    Yoon & Yang
  • Thailand

    Allen & Overy Thailand
    Baker McKenzie Thailand
    Chandler MHM
    DFDL
    Kudun and Partners
    Linklaters Thailand
    Tilleke & Gibbins
    Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners
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