Americas awards shortlist announced

Author: IFLR Correspondent | Published: 3 Mar 2017
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The nominees for IFLR's 2017 Americas awards have been announced. 

All team and deal winners, along with the National Law Firms of the year, will be announced at the awards ceremony which will take place on Thursday May 18 at the Pierre in New York City.

The law firms on each deal below are listed in alphabetical order and are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals but is not listed please contact James Wilson on James.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

To reserve your table for the ceremony please contact 

North America
Alissa Rozen; +1 212 224 3673; arozen@euromoneyny.com

Latin America
Paul Ptaschne; +1 212 224 3494; paul.ptaschne@euromoneyny.com


Deals of the year

Debt and equity-linked

BRF senior notes
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice
Pinheiro Guimarães 
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Freeport LNG Train 2 project bond
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Chadbourne & Parke
Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
King & Spalding
Norton Rose Fulbright
White & Case

Petrobras liability management
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Pinheiro Neto 
Shearman & Sterling

Argentina sovereign bond
Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Errecondo González & Funes
Shearman & Sterling

Toronto-Dominion NVCC notes
McCarthy Tétrault
Morrison & Foerster
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Vaulted Gold Bullion Trust
Morrison & Foerster
Stikeman Elliott

Equity

Acushnet IPO
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Latham & Watkins
McDermott Will & Emery
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Athene Holding IPO
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Cooley
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
NautaDutilh
Paul Weiss
Sidley Austin

Cencosud secondary public offering
Carey y Cía
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Morales y Besa
Shearman & Sterling

CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens follow-on
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Lefosse Advogados
Pinheiro Neto 
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch 

Ensco shares offering
Baker Botts
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mourant Ozannes
Slaughter and May

IEnova follow-on equity offering
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez
Latham & Watkins
Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes

Rumo Logística Operadora Multimodal public offering
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Lefosse Advogados
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga
White & Case

High yield

AES Dominicana notes units
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Garrigues
Maples and Calder
Medina Garrigo Abogados
NautaDutilh
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Squire Patton Boggs
Uria Menendez
Walkers

Cablevisión
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Errecondo González y Funes
Linklaters
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

Crédito Real senior notes offering
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Jones Day Mexico
Paul Hastings
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

Ecopetrol's re-opening of SEC-registered notes
Brigard & Urrutia
Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Sullivan & Cromwell

Yum! Brands senior notes offering
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mayer Brown

Loans

Aje syndicated loan
Arias
Clifford Chance
Consortium Legal
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez
Dias Carneiro 
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Miranda & Amado
Noboa Peña Larrea & Torres Abogados
Posse Herrera Ruiz
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau
Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados
Uría Menéndez

Ball/Rexam acquisition financing
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Slaughter and May
White & Case

Klabin loan facility
Andrews Kurth Kenyon
Dias Carneiro
Greenberg Traurig
Segurado e Oriente Advocacia

LatAm Airlines revolving credit facility
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Norton Rose Fulbright
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
Pinheiro Neto 

Pampa Energía loan
Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Salaverri Dellatorre Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán

M&A

Air Liquide/Airgas
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Enel Américas reorganisation
Carey
Cariola Diez Pérez Cotapos y Cía
Chadbourne & Parke
Claro & Cía
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Fintech/Telecom Argentina
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Errecondo González & Funes

Huatai Securities/AssetMark
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Jun He Law Offices
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Pampa/Petrobras Argentina
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Linklaters
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Salaverri Dellatorre Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán Abogados

TransUnion Netherlands / CIFIN
Brigard & Urrutia
Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados

Private equity

Brookfield Asset Management/Isagén
Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta
Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uría

Chicago Skyway Acquisition
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Schiff Hardin
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
Torys

KKR/Petróleos Mexicanos sale and leaseback
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez
Gonzalez Calvillo
Loyens & Loeff
Maples & Calder
Ogier
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Stibbe
Sullivan & Cromwell

L Catterton/St Marche group
Duarte Garcia Caselli Guimarães Terra
Madrona Law
Stocche Forbes Padis Filizzola Clapis 

Carlyle and Vinci Partners/Uniasselvi
Lobo & De Rizzo 
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga
Ropes & Gray
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Warburg Pincus/Camil Alimentos
Machado Meyer
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga
Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch 
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Claro & Cia
PPU Legal
Posadas Posadas & Vecino

Project finance

Arturo Merino Benitez Airport
Linklaters
Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy
Morales y Besa
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria

Bancolombia Pacífico Tres
Castro Leiva
Clifford Chance
Holland & Knight
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
PPU Legal
Sullivan & Cromwell

El Pelicano solar PV Project
Carey & Cía
Chadbourne & Parke
Morales y Besa
White & Case

Kingston Container Terminal PPP
DunnCox
Hart Muirhead Fatta
Mayer Brown
Myers Fletcher & Gordon
Norton Rose Fulbright
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Libra FPSO long term financing
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Dorda Brugger Jordis
Houthoff Buruma
Lennox Paton
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga
Stocche Forbes Padis Filizzola Clapis 
Watson Farley & Williams
White & Case
Wolf Theiss

Long Beach Civic Center & Port Headquarters project
Norton Rose Fulbright
Sheppard Mullin
Nixon Peabody

Transmisora Eléctrica del Norte
Allen & Overy
Barros & Errázuriz
CMS Cameron McKenna
Garrigues Hogan Lovells US
Linklaters
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
Prieto y Cía
Rios Tagle Alessandri Romero & Benítez
Shearman & Sterling
Villarroel Lercaros Aste y Baraona
White & Case

Restructuring

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes debt
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch 
TozziniFreire

MMX Sudeste's restructuring
Chediak 
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga 
Stocche Forbes Padis Filizzola Clapis 
Sergio Bermudes 

Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation
Brown Rudnick
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
Goodmans
McMillan
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Proskauer Rose
Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch Advogados 
Torys

OAS
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Dechert
Demarest
Dias Carneiro Arystóbulo Flores Sanchez Thomas Bastos
E Munhoz 
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Pinheiro Neto 
Quinn & Emmanuel
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Sergio Bermudes 
Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch 
TozziniFreire 
White & Case

Target Canada's CCAA wind-down
Bennett Jones
Blake Cassels & Graydon
Blaney McMurtry
Cassels Brock & Blackwell
Chaitons
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Faegre Baker Daniels
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Goodmans
Koskie Minsky
Lax O'Sullivan Scott Lisus
McLean & Kerr
Minden Gross
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Solmon Rothbart Goodman
Stikeman Elliott
Sutts Strosberg
Thornton Grout Finnigan
Torys

Urbi Desarrollos Urbanos
González Calvillo
Javier Pérez Rocha
Lopez Melih Facha y Estrada
Paul Hastings
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

Structured finance and securitisation

Arcos Dourados
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Machado Meyer
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Pinheiro Neto 

Banco Central de la República Argentina
Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell

Ecuador's future flow securitisation
Hogan Lovells
Mayer Brown
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce

Linzor Capital Partners/ GE Capital Mexico
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza & Enriquez 
Hogan Lovells
Holland & Knight Mexico
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

Mexico City Airport green bond
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Galicia Abogados
Jones Day México
Muñoz Manzo y Ocampo
Paul Hastings

Monsanto-backed agribusiness credit receivable certificates
Demarest 
Pinheiro Neto 

Taco Bell Corp securitisation
King & Spalding
Mayer Brown

Teams of the year

Debt and equity-linked

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Morrison & Foerster
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Sidley Austin
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Financial services regulatory

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

High yield

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Paul Hastings
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Loans

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

M&A

Chadbourne & Parke
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Private equity

Gibson Dunn
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell

Project finance

Chadbourne & Parke
Linklaters
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Mayer Brown
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Restructuring

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Goodmans
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Proskauer Rose
White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
King & Spalding
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown
Paul Hastings
Sullivan & Cromwell

Bank and firm awards

In-house debt team of the year

Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley

In-house equity team of the year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley

Americas firm of the year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Mayer Brown
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case

 


 

 

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