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IFLR Sub-Saharan Africa awards 2020: winners announced

All the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals for the 2020 Sub-Saharan Africa awards

IFLR is delighted to announce the winning deals, teams, firms and individuals for its inaugural 2020 IFLR Sub-Saharan 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 IFLR awards recognise legal innovation in cross-border transactions. To be considered, all deals must have closed between May 31 2019 and May 31 2020. The deals must meet the specific criteria to be categorised as cross-border and as Sub-Saharan African.

Given the enormously difficult environment due to Covid-19 we are unable to host a physical awards event this year to celebrate the awards. We do however believe that it is important to recognise the achievements, the legal ingenuity and potential for innovation across the market.

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



To find out more about the opportunities in business development and marketing relating to the awards, please contact: Liam Sharkey: lsharkey@iflr.com

Congratulations to all the winners.

FIRMS OF THE YEAR

International law firm of the year

Linklaters

Sub-Saharan Africa network of the year

Africa Legal Network (ALN)

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Lifetime achievement award

Kojo Bentsi-Enchill - Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah

Women in Business Law award

Kofo Dosekun - Aluko & Oyebode

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Capital markets

Airtel Africa IPO
Abdullahi Ibrahim & Co
ALN Tanzania
Anjarwalla & Khanna
AZB & Partners
BLC Robert & Associates
Cabinet Gomes
Djunga & Risasi
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
K-Solutions & Partners
Katende Ssempebwa & Co
Kreich Avocats
Linklaters
Madagascar Law Offices
Marc Le Bihan et collaborateurs
Musa Dudhia & Co
Olaniwun Ajayi
Project Lawyers
Savjani & Co

Domestic

Commercial Bank of Africa - NIC Bank
Bowmans
Bowmans Tanzania
Bowmans Uganda (AF Mpanga)
Bowmans Kenya (Coulson Harney)
IKM Advocates
IMMMA Advocates
Sebalu & Lule

Loans

African Finance Corporation Samurai loan
Ashurst
Jackson Etti & Edu
Norton Rose Fulbright

M&A

American Tower Corporation / Eaton Towers Africa
Allen & Overy
Bowmans Uganda (AF Mpanga)
Bowmans Kenya (Coulson Harney)
Debevoise & Plimpton
ENSafrica Uganda
Kaplan & Stratton
Katende Ssempebwa & Company
Paul Weiss
Reindorf Chambers
Slaughter and May

Project finance: energy, infrastructure, and natural resources

Genser Captive Power Project
Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Kimathi & Partners
Senet Corporate Solicitors
Trinity International

Project finance: renewables and social infrastructure

Gigawatt Burundi Solar Project
Legal Solution Chambers
Trinity International

Restructuring

Savannah Petroleum / Seven Energy restructuring
Allen & Overy
Banwo & Ighodalo
BLC Robert & Associates
Bracewell
Burness Paull
Clifford Chance
Dentons
DLA Piper
Latham & Watkins
The Law Crest LLP
Linklaters
Maples Group
Mourant Ozannes
Olaniwun Ajayi
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie 


TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Capital markets

Linklaters

Loans

Allen & Overy

M&A

Bowmans

Project finance: energy, infrastructure, natural resources

Clifford Chance

Project finance: renewables and social infrastructure

Trinity International

Restructuring

Latham & Watkins

NATIONAL LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Angola

ALC Advogados

Burundi

Legal Solution Chambers

Ethiopia

Mehrteab Leul & Associates

Ghana

Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah

Kenya

Anjarwalla & Khanna

Mauritius

BLC Robert & Associates

Mozambique

Couto Graça e Associados

Namibia

ENSafrica Namibia

Nigeria

Olaniwun Ajayi

Nigeria - capital markets

Olaniwun Ajayi

Nigeria - loans

Olaniwun Ajayi

Nigeria - M&A

Banwo & Ighodalo

Nigeria - project finance

Aluko & Oyebode

OHADA

BAO & Fils

Rwanda

K-Solutions & Partners

South Africa

ENSafrica

South Africa - capital markets

ENSafrica

South Africa - loans

Webber Wentzel

South Africa - M&A

Bowmans

South Africa - project finance

ENSafrica

Tanzania

Bowmans Tanzania

Uganda

Bowmans Uganda (AF Mpanga)

Zambia

Musa Dudhia & Co

Zimbabwe

Manokore Attorneys

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