We are delighted to announce the launch of the IFLR Europe Awards 2021 research. To nominate deals, teams, firms and individuals for the awards please use the forms below. All the award categories, along with criteria, methodology and what we look for, are detailed in this year's Awards Summary.
- Nomination deadline: January 8 2021
- Shortlist publication: March 2021
- Winners’ announcement: April 29 2021
- Deal of the year
- Team of the year
- Financial services regulatory team
- In-house legal team
- National law firm
- Rising star lawyer of the year
- Lifetime achievement award
All entries must be uploaded here UPLOAD by January 8 2021.
For any questions about the research please contact James Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries about business development and commercial opportunities related to the awards, please contact Liam Sharkey: email@example.com
Last year’s IFLR Europe winners’ presentation, write ups and shortlists are free to view at Winners 2020 and Shortlist 2020. You can also find all of IFLR’s award presentations, podcast discussions about research highlights, and interviews with some of last year’s award winners here.
All deals must have closed in 2020 to be included in the research. Deals that have not reached financial close before the end of December 2020 will not be considered. All deals must also meet the awards’ cross-border criteria. We recommend that law firms and in-house legal teams nominate no more than three deals in any one deal of the year category, using the forms provided above.
As ever, IFLR awards is based solely on legal innovation, focusing on deals that break new legal ground, set precedents, and develop the legal environment for cross-border corporate finance. When searching for innovation, IFLR looks for new legal structures, deals that overcome new regulatory hurdles and regional firsts that adapt existing technology to local markets. The difficulty and intricacy of that innovation is assessed, as well as its likely market impact.
The deals form the basis of the team and firm awards.
IFLR is making some small but important changes this year. In the Awards Summary we have included a climate pledge, which highlights our support for climate goals and high ESG (environmental, social, governance) standards, and introduces a commitment to no longer shortlist new investments into hydrocarbon projects.
IFLR awards will also be looking to expand its focus on in-house legal teams to be able to better recognise and reward their innovative work.
Good luck to all!