IFLR Europe Awards 2018: shortlist revealed

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The nominations for this year's IFLR European Awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below.

All team and deal winners, along with the most innovative national law firms of the year, will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday April 19 at the Savoy Hotel, London.

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

To reserve your table, please email Jamil Ahad at jamil.ahad@euromoneyplc.com or call +44 207 779 8767

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Barclays green bond
Clifford Chance

Linklaters

BBVA SEC-registered preferred securities
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Garrigues
Linklaters
Sidley Austin

Consus Real Estate synthetic equity-linked bond
Latham & Watkins
White & Case

Crédit Agricole senior non-preferred US offering
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Nordea Bank consent solicitations
Castrén & Snellman
Clifford Chance
Hannes Snellman
Linklaters
White & Case

Unicredit Yankee bond
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins

Volcan Investments mandatory exchangeable bonds
Allen & Overy
Graham Thompson
Harneys
White & Case

Equity

Allied Irish Banks IPO
A&L Goodbody
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
McCann FitzGerald
William Fry

Carmila IPO
Bredin Prat
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
White & Case

Delivery Hero IPO
Allen & Overy
Dentons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
GLNS
Hyazinth
King & Spalding
Latham & Watkins
Sullivan & Cromwell
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

EN+ Group dual-listing in Moscow and London
Linklaters
White & Case

Global Ports Holding IPO
Akol Özok Namlı
Baker McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Esin Attorney Partnership
Linklaters

Landis+Gyr IPO
Bär & Karrer
Niederer Kraft & Frey
Morrison & Foerster
Sullivan & Cromwell

Sisram Medical Hong Kong IPO
Beijing Dentons Law Offices
Dentons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Grandall Law Firm
Weinstock Zecler
Yigal Arnon & Co

The Intertain Group delisting and relisting
Cassels Brock & Blackwell
Clifford Chance
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

High yield

AnaCap Financial Europe
Carey Olsen
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg
Ogier
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații
White & Case

Bain Capital and Cinven / Stada Arzneimittel high yield financing
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
CMS Cameron McKenna
Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Loyens & Loeff
Stibbe
White & Case

Cinven and CVC Capital Partners / NewDay high yield financing
Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins

Hellman & Friedman / Allfunds Bank high yield financing
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray

Infopro Digital
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Clifford Chance
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Nostrum Oil & Gas Finance
Greenberg Traurig
Latham & Watkins
White & Case
Zan Hub

Wind Tre
Allen & Overy
Latham & Watkins
NautaDutilh
White & Case

Loans

Advent International / Brammer and IPH Group acquisition financing
Lydian
Ogier
Paul Hastings
Uría Menéndez
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Bain Capital and Cinven / Stada Arzneimittel financing
A&L Goodbody
Arthur Cox
CMS Cameron McKenna
Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Loyens & LoeffStibbe
White & Case

Belron senior secured credit facilities
Baker McKenzie
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Elvinger Hoss Prussen

Hochtief / Abertis Infraestructuras financing
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters

Intrum Justitia / Lindorff acquisition financing
Arntzen De Besche
Bär & Karrer
Burai-Kovács & Partners
Lakatos Köves & Partners
Latham & Watkins
Loyens & Loeff
NautaDutilh
Ropes & Gray
Roschier
Vinge
White & Case
Wiersholm

Paysafe Group
Cains
Collas Crill
Grama Schwaighofer Vondrak Rechtsanwälte
Hassans International
Stikeman Elliott
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Premier Lotteries Ireland refinancing
Allen & Overy
Matheson
Weil Gotshal & Manges
William Fry

Roark Capital / International Car Wash Group acquisition financing
AKD
Ashurst
Davis Polk & Wardwell
DLA Piper
Ogier
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

M&A

Asahi / SABMiller CEE businesses
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Greenberg Traurig
Hogan Lovells
Suciu Popa

BA Vidro / Yioula Glassworks glass container business
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Winston & Strawn

ChemChina / Syngenta
Bär & Karrer
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Gleiss Lutz
Global Law Office
Homburger
Simpson Thacher & Barlett

Elis / Berendsen
Ashurst
Cohen & Gresser
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Sullivan & Cromwell

Tallwood Capital and Canyon Bridge Capital Partners / MIPS and Imagination Technologies Group
Clifford Chance
Jones Day

Johnson & Johnson / Actelion
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Homburger
Niederer Kraft & Frey
Sexton Riley
Slaughter and May
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Midea Group Co / KUKA Aktiengesellschaft
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Harneys
Herbert Smith Freehills

Mobileye / Intel Corp.
Goldfarb Seligman & Co
Houthoff Buruma
Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal
Morrison & Foerster
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Van Campen Liem

Multi-Color Corporation / Constantia Flexibles' labels division
Ashurst
Binder Grösswang
Chassany Watrelot & Associés
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Keating Muething & Klekamp
Kinstellar
Loyens & Loeff
Lydian
Mishcon de Reya
Pérez-Llorca
Sullivan & Cromwell
Webber Wentzel
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Private equity

Bain and Cinven / Stada
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Cinven and CVC / NewDay
Clifford Chance
Jones Day
Mourant Ozannes
Slaughter and May

Exponent Private Equity / The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company businesses
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Pinsent Masons
White & Case

Hg-led consortium / Visma Group Holdings
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Schjødt
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Wiersholm

Lone Star Funds / Novo Banco
Allen & Overy
DLA Piper
Vieira de Almeida
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Project finance

Ikitelli Integrated Health Campus PPP

Bezen & Partners
Ergün Avukatlık Bürosu
White & Case
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Italy-France interconnector project
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo
Chiomenti Studio Legale
Clifford Chance
Legance
Paul Hastings

Leviathan gas reservoir
Agmon & Co Rosenberg Hacohen & Co
Epstein Rosenblum Maoz

Malta LNG-to-power IPP
Camilleri Preziosi
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
GVZH Advocates
Mamo TCV
Winston & Strawn

Markbygden ETT project
CMS
Simmons & Simmons

Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Slaughter and May
Watson Farley & Williams

Yamal LNG
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters

Restructuring

Abengoa
Arendt & Medernach
Armstrong Teasdale
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
Cortés Abogados
Creel Garcia-Cuellar Aiza y Enriquez
DLA Piper
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
Linklaters
Loyens & Loeff
Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes
Sullivan & Cromwell
Uría Menéndez
Wickersham & Taft

Banco Santander / Banco Popular
Baker McKenzie
David Polk & Wardwell
Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados
Pérez-Llorca

Frigoglass
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Karatzas & Partners
Koutalidis
Kyriakides Georgopoulos
Shearman & Sterling
Stibbe

Metinvest
Allen & Overy
Avellum
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Redcliffe Partners

Ocean Rig Group
Appleby
Collas Crill
Kelley Drye & Warren
Kirkland & Ellis
Maples and Calder
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Ogier
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Seward & Kissel
Sidley Austin

Premier Oil
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Slaughter and May
Wilkie Farr & Gallagher

Roust
Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Greenberg Traurig
Kirkland & Ellis
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

The Co-operative Bank
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Paul Hastings

Structured finance and securitisation

Attica Bank NPL securitisation
Arendt & Medernach
Jones Day
Shearman & Sterling
Zepos & Yannopoulos

Autobahn Tank & Rast Gruppe structured secured refinancing
Allen & Overy
Arthur Cox
Chapman and Cutler
Clifford Chance
McCann FitzGerald
Watson Farley & Williams
White & Case

Bradford & Bingley and Mortgage Express buy-to-let mortgage securitisation
Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Slaughter and May

Budapest airport refinancing
Allen & Overy
Dentons
Faludi Wolf Theiss
Linklaters

Cadent Gas acquisition financing
Clifford Chance
CMS McKenna
Linklaters

CVC Credit Partners risk retention capital raise
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Herbert Smith Freehills
Linklaters
Mourant Ozannes
Paul Hastings

Premium Credit Limited public insurance premium loan securitisation
Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

UK Department of Education sale of student loans
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Weil Gotshal & Manges

LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR


Debt & equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Dentons
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
White & Case

Equity

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & case

Financial services regulatory

Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Norton Rose Fulbright
Shearman & Sterling
Travers Smith

High yield

Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Ropes & Gray
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Loans

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

M&A

Allen & Overy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Private equity

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

Project finance

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Paul Hastings
Watson Farley & Williams
White & Case

Restructuring

Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
DLA Piper
Linklaters
Kirkland & Ellis
Paul Hastings
Shearman & Sterling

Structured finance and securitisation

Allen & Overy
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

In-house debt team

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barclays Bank
Citi
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan
UBS

In-house equity team

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

Most innovative US firm in Europe

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

 


 

 

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