IFLR Americas Awards 2018: shortlist revealed

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

The IFLR Americas Awards celebrate legally innovative teams and deals in the region, and will be held on Thursday May 17 at Essex House in New York.

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 Paul Ptaschne at paul.ptaschne@euromoneyny.com  or call +1 212 224 3494

DEALS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Autopistas del Sol - Ruta 27 refinancing
BLP Legal
Clifford Chance
Consortium Legal
Dentons Muñoz
Jones Day

Bancolombia Basel III-compliant subordinated notes
Brigard & Urrutia
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Perkins Coie
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
Sullivan & Cromwell

Bank of Nova Scotia AT1 capital notes
Morrison & Foerster
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Shearman & Sterling

Celeo Redes Operación Chile
Claro & Cía
Garrigues Chile
Mayer Brown
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Citigroup TLAC bonds
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) Formosa bonds
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
White & Case

Fondo Mivivienda bond issuance
Estudio Echecopar / Baker McKenzie International
Garrigues
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
Shearman & Stearling
Simpson Thacher & Barlett

Stoneway project bond
Baker McKenzie
Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly
Hogan Lovells
Holland & Knight
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Pérez Alati Grondona Benites Arntsen
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Equity

Atacadão (Carrefour Brasil) IPO
Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Loyens & Loeff
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Azul IPO dual listing
Jones Day
Lefosse Advogados
Moss & Gilmore
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom

Despegar.com IPO
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Dias Carneiro Advogados
Beccar Varela
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
TozziniFreire Advogados

Netshoes IPO
Campbells
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Nexa Resources IPO
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Estudio Rodrigo Elías & Medrano
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
McCarthy Tetrault
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom
Stikeman Elliott

Sea Limited NYSE IPO
Allen & Overy
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Kirkland & Ellis
Maples and Calder
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung (in association with Herbert Smith Freehills)
LCS & Partners
Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers
Hunton & Williams
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles
Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings SPAC IPO
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom

Vista Oil & Gas SPAC
Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez
Latham & Watkins
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau
Shearman & Sterling

High yield

Argentina Century Bond
Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Shearman & Sterling

CRC Escrow Issuer and CRC Finco senior notes
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins

Energuate high yield offering
Aguilar Castillo Love
Mayora & Mayora
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
White & Case

EPM international bond
Brigard & Urrutia
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Mosquera Abogados
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International refinancing
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Davis Polk & Wardwell

YPF bond reopening and tender offer
Estudio O'Farrell
Linklaters
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

Loans

El Corti wind farm financing
Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Clifford Chance
Salaverri Dellatorre Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán
Winston & Strawn

Grupo Lala / Vigor Alimentos bridge financing
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez
Davies Polk & Wardwell
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau
TozziniFreire Advogados

Michael Kors / Jimmy Choo bridge financing
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Slaughter and May

Novelis Inc
Goodrich Riquelme Associados
Ice Miller
JA Trevino Abogados
Jackson Kelly
King & Spalding
Lavery de Billy
Levy & Salomão Advogados
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Stikeman Elliott
Torys
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
TozziniFreire Advogados
Tucker Ellis

State of Rio de Janeiro financing
Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados
Demarest Advogados
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
Mayer Brown
Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Ternium Investments / ThyssenKrupp Slab International financing
Elvinger Hoss Prussen
Loyens & Loeff
Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

M&A

Alimentation Couche-Tard and Parkland Fuel Corporation / CST Brands
Bennett Jones
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Dentons Canada
Faegre Baker Daniels
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Stikeman Elliott
Torys
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Baker Hughes and GE's Oil and Gas business merger
Arnold & Porter
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Shearman & Sterling
WilmerHale

CITIC Agri Fund / selected Dow AgroSciences' seed businesses
Dias Carneiro Advogados
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Pinheiro Neto Advogados

GMéxico Transportes / Florida East Coast Railway
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Dechert
Galicia Abogados
Sidley Austin

Henkel / Nattura
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa
Gonzalez Luna Abogados
Nader Hayaux & Goebel

Sibanye Gold / Stillwater Mining Company
ENSafrica
Holland & Hart
Jones Day
Linklaters

State Grid International / Camargo Corrêa
Bocater Camargo Costa e Silva Rodrigues Advogados
Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Sullivan & Cromwell
Veirano Advogados

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Bradesco Seguros merger
Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados
Matto Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Private equity

Cartesian Capital Group / Aloo Telecom
TozziniFreire Advogados
Veirano Advogados

CIC Capital and Brookfield consortium / Nova Transportadora do Sudeste
Hogan Lovells
Lobo & de Rizzo
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Sullivan & Cromwell
Torys
Veirano Advogados

HBC/WeWork/Rhône Global Strategic Partnership
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
McCarthy Tétrault
Stikeman Elliott
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Blackstone sale of Hilton
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Weil Gotshal & Manges
WilmerHale

IFM Global Infrastructure Fund and OHL Concesiones joint-venture
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez
Garrigues
González Calvillo
Latham & Watkins
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

JAB Holding / Panera Bread Company
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

Public Sector Pension Investment Board / San Juan Airport
Baker McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Mayer Brown

Project finance

Altan Redes
Clifford Chance
Galicia Abogados
Gonzalez Calvillo
Linklaters
White & Case

Antioquia - Bolívar highway (Ruta al Mar)
Clifford Chance
Paul Hastings
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
Posse Herrera Ruiz

Campo Palomas B bond
Appleby
Clifford Chance
Ferrere Abogados
Hughes & Hughes
Mayer Brown
White & Case

Central El Bracho and Loma Campana II power plants
Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Clifford Chance
Beccar Varela
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Shearman & Sterling
Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

Conexion Pacífico 2
Brigard & Urrutia
Clifford Chance
Paul Hastings
Posse Herrera Ruiz

Lima metro line 1 expansion
Clifford Chance
Maples and Calder
Paul Hastings
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria
Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

Southland repowering project
Latham & Watkins
Norton Rose Fulbright

T-Oil Project
Chediak Advogados
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Paul Hastings
White & Case

Restructuring

Abengoa Brasil in-court restructuring
Barbosa Müssnich e Aragão
Demarest Advogados
Galdino Coelho Mendes Advogados
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Tepedino Migliore Berezowski Poppa
Trench Rossi e Watanabe
TozziniFreire Advogados
Veirano Advogados

JBS debt restructuring
E Munhoz Advogados
Linklaters
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
White & Case

Odebrecht Oil & Gas restructuring
Barbosa Müssnich e Aragão
Blank Rome
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati
Cescon Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
E Munhoz Advogados
Ferro Castro Neves Advogados
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Mayer Brown
Moses & Singer
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Santos Neto Advogados
Stocche Forbes Advogados

PetroAmazonas debt restructuring
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Ferrere
Greenberg Traurig
Hogan Lovells
Perez Bustamante & Ponce
Reed Smith

SH130 Concession Company
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Munsch Hardt
Shearman & Sterling
White & Case

SunEdison Latin American portfiolio
Carey
Claro Cia
Clifford Chance
Fraga Bekierman & Cristiano Advogados
HVG
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Mijares Angoita
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Togut Segal & Segal

Unigel debt restructuring
Clifford Chance
Felsberg Advogados
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
TozziniFreire Advogados

Structured finance and securitisation

Caribbean Financial Group multi-jurisdictional securitisation
Alfaro Ferrer & Ramirez
Baker Tilly
Chapman and Cutler
Holland & Knight
Loyens & Loeff
SIGMA
VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne
Walkers
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Winston & Strawn

Domino's Pizza Master Issuer LLC Series 2017-1
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

Four Seas 2017-1 / Diarough Group
Al Tamimi & Company
Baker McKenzie
Bryan Cave
Clifford Chance
Goodmans
Homburger
Loyens & Loeff
Mayer Brown
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Stephenson Harwood
Weil Gotshal & Manges

LendingClub self-sponsored securitisation
Morgan Lewis
Morrison & Foerster
Seward & Kissel
The Rosner Law Group

The World Bank 'pandemic bonds'
Linklaters
Sidley Austin
Sullivan & Cromwell


LAW FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Debt & equity-linked

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Hogan Lovells
Morrison & Foerster
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell

Equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Financial services regulatory

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Morrison & Foerster
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

High yield

Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Loans

Clifford Chance
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Torys

M&A

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Cravath Swaine & Moore
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Dechert
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

Private equity

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Latham & Watkins
Mayer Brown
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Project finance

Clifford Chance
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Norton Rose Fulbright
Paul Hastings
White & Case

Restructuring

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Hogan Lovells
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case

Structured finance and securitisation

Mayer Brown
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Morrison & Foerster
Sidley Austin
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwel
Weil Gotshal & Manges

In-house debt team

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

In-house equity team

Banco Bradesco BBI
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Citi
Credit Suisse
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley

North America national law firm of the year

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
McCarthy Tétrault
Nader Hayaux & Goebel
Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau
Stikeman Elliott
Torys

South America national law firm of the year


Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria
TozziniFreire Advogados
Veirano Advogados

Americas firm of the year

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Sullivan & Cromwell

 


 

 

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