IFLR Asia Awards 2018: shortlist revealed

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The nominations for the 2018 IFLR Asia Awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

The IFLR Asia Awards celebrate legally innovative teams and deals in the Asia-Pacific region, and will be held on Thursday March 1 at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong.

The national law firms of the year and pro bono firm of the year will be announced on the night.

The law firms listed on each deal are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals but we do not have you listed, please mail james.wilson@legalmediagroup.com

To reserve your table, please email Andrew Yuen at andrew.yuen@euromoneyasia.com or call +852 2842 6936.

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Ayala Corporation fixed-for-life notes
Maples and Calder
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

China Lodging equity-linked refinancing transactions
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Latham & Watkins
Tian Yuan Law Firm
Walkers

Government of Mongolia's liability management and sovereign bond
Allen & Gledhill
GTs Advocates
Hogan Lovells Mongolia
Mayer Brown JSM
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China CICERO notes
Allen & Overy
JunHe
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters

Kyobo Life Insurance's subordinated capital securities offering
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Yulchon

Postal Savings Bank of China AT1 preference shares

Clifford Chance
Linklaters

PTTEP liability management and new issues

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance

Singha Estate's convertible bonds offering

Baker McKenzie
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Linklaters

Equity

China Literature IPO
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Grandall Law Firm
Han Kun Law Offices
Maples and Calder
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Lotte Chemical Titan Holding IPO
Adnan Sundra & Low
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Kadir Andri & Partners
Kim & Chang

Netlink NBN Trust IPO
Allen & Gledhill
Clifford Chance
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Sea Limited NYSE IPO
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
Kirkland & Ellis
Rajah & Tann
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers

VietJet Aviation IPO
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Vincom Retail IPO
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Vilaf

WuXi Biologics IPO
Fangda Partners
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Maples and Calder
Shearman & Sterling
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance H-share listing
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Grandall Law Firm
Han Kun Law Offices
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

High yield

Azure Power Energy
Appleby
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
IndusLaw
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown JSM
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Indika Energy senior notes
Allen & Gledhill
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with Allen & Overy
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
Mayer Brown JSM
Shearman & Sterling

Kaisa Group Holdings exchange offer and issuance
Harneys Westwood & Riegels
Jia Yuan Law Offices
Mayer Brown JSM
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin

Paiton Energy coal-fired power plant
Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
Latham & Watkins
NautaDutilh
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

SoftBank Group notes
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Sullivan & Cromwell

WTT high yield offering
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Maples and Calder

Xinhu Zhongbao senior notes
Grandall Law Firm
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
Ogier

M&A

Chow Tai Fook Enterprises / Alinta Energy
Allen & Overy
Harneys Westwood & Riegels
Herbert Smith Freehills
Greenwood Roche

HP / Samsung Electronics' printing business
Bae Kim & Lee
Christopher & Lee Ong
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
Kim & Chang
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Humanwell Healthcare and Citic Capital / Ansell
Gilbert + Tobin
Khaitan & Co
King & Wood Mallesons
Ropes & Gray
Thanathip & Partners

JERA / ReNew Power Ventures Private
Allen & Overy
AZB & Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Nishith Desai Associates
Trilegal

Rosneft / Essar Oil
AZB Partners
Cyril Amarchand Mandalgas
Dechert
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
J Sagar Associates
Linklaters
Talwar Thakore & Associates
Slaughter and May

Starbucks / Uni-President Enterprises and President Chain Store
Chen & Lin
Fangda Partners
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Yangming Partners

Yanzhou Coal Mining and Yancoal / Coal & Allied
Allens
Baker McKenzie
Gilbert + Tobin
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters 

Private equity

Bank of East Asia / PRASAC Microfinance
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Mayer Brown JSM
Rajah & Tann
Sciaroni & Associates
Shook Lin & Bok

CITIC and The Carlyle Group / McDonald's
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
JunHe
Kirkland & Ellis
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Zhong Lun Law Firm

KKR / Calsonic Kansei
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

KKR / Pepper
Herbert Smith Freehills
Jones Day
King & Wood Mallesons

PAG / Yingde Gases
Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
David Norman & Co
Fangda Partners
Slaughter and May
Sullivan & Cromwell
Walkers
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

Permira / Tricor
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Walkers

Prostar Capital / Kyungnam Energy
Allen & Overy
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Ropes & Gray
Walkers

Warburg Pincus / ARA
Allen & Gledhill
Baker McKenzie
Hall & Wilcox
Jones Day
Kim & Chang
Latham & Watkins
Rahmat Lim & Partners
WongPartnership

Project finance

Cirebon II IPP
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro
Bae Kim & Lee
Drew & Napier
Latham & Watkins
Lee & Ko
Loyens & Loeff
Makarim & Taira S
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shin & Kim

Karot Hydropower
Allen & Overy
Aqlaal Advocates
Deacons
Global Law Office
Kabraji & Talibuddin
Mourant Ozannes
RIAA Barker Gillette
Shearman & Sterling

Legoland theme park – Tokyo
Clifford Chance
White & Case

Muara Laboh IPP
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Mochtar Karuwin Komar
Momo-o Matsuo & Namba

Myingyan IPP
Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar)
Allen & Overy
DFDL (Myanmar)
Duane Morris & Selvam
Mayer Brown JSM

Sidrap Wind Farm
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
DLA Piper

Sirajganj Greenfield Power Plant
Allen & Overy
Ahmed & Farooq
Baker & McKenzie
DFDL
Shearman & Sterling

Tanjung Jati 5 & 6 (Jawa-4) expansion
Ali Budiardjo Nugroho Reksodiputro
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
Makarim & Taira S

Restructuring

Arrium restructuring
Arnold Bloch Leibler
Clayton Utz
Gilbert + Tobin
King & Wood Mallesons
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Bis Industries restructuring
Allens
Carey Olsen
Clifford Chance
Gilbert + Tobin
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

EMAS Chiyoda Subsea restructuring
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Allen & Gledhill
Blank Rome
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Porter Hedges
Shook Lin & Bok
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Vinson & Elkins
White & Case
WongPartnership

Emeco recapitalisation and triple merger
Baker McKenzie
Gilbert + Tobin
Sullivan & Cromwell

KrisEnergy capital restructuring
Allen & Gledhill
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
WongPartnership
Walkers

Mongolian Mining restructuring
Carey Olsen
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Harneys Westwood & Riegels
Mayer Brown JSM
Ogier 
Ropes & Gray
Walkers

Structured finance and securitisation

Avant Trust notes
Allen & Overy
Clayton Utz
King & Wood Mallesons

Latitude's credit card master trust
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons

Neerg Energy / ReNew high yield
Allen & Overy
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Latham & Watkins

Orient auto loan-backed receivables
Clifford Chance
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Seward & Kissel
Sidley Austin

Shinhan Card's Credit Card ABS issuance
Bae Kim & Lee
Jones Day
Kim & Chang
Shin & Kim
Walkers

Trafigura's non-recourse commodity inventory funding programme 
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
JunHe
Katten Muchin & Rosenman
Kim & Chang
Lee and Li
Rahmat Lim & Partners 
White & Case

United Overseas Bank covered bonds
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Mayer Brown JSM
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Equity

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

High yield

Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown JSM
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Sullivan & Cromwell

M&A

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Private equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
King & Wood Mallesons
Kirkland & Ellis
Ropes & Gray
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Project finance

Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Mayer Brown JSM
Linklaters

Restructuring

Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Gilbert + Tobin
King & Wood Mallesons
Kirkland & Ellis
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Ropes & Gray
White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Jones Day
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters

In-house equity team

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

In-house debt team

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Citigroup
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
JP Morgan
HSBC
Standard Chartered

Pro bono team of the year

Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Bae Kim & Lee
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hogan Lovells
Lee & Ko
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
WongPartnership

Regional firm of the year

Allen & Gledhill
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
AZB & Partners
Bae Kim & Lee
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Fangda Partners
Gilbert + Tobin
Kim & Chang
King Wood & Mallesons

Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Deacons
Herbert Smith Freehills
King & Wood Mallesons
Linklaters

Offshore firm of the year

Conyers Dill & Pearman
Harney Westwood & Riegels
Maples and Calder
Mourant Ozannes
Walkers

China practice of the year

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US law firm of the year

Baker McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown JSM
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Mayer Brown JSM
Shearman & Sterling

 


 

 

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