2016 The American Lawyer Global Awards
 
2015 Global Legal Award Honorees
FINANCE
Global Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring (South America)
WINNER: OGX debt restructuring
HONOREES: Barbosa, Müssnich Aragão; Brown Rudnick; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jorge Lobo Advogados; Kirkland & Ellis; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga; Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados; McDermott, Will & Emery; Paulo Cezar Pinheiro Carneiro; Pinheiro Neto; Veirano; Moses & Singer; Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Global Finance Deal of the Year: Capital Markets
WINNER: Alibaba IPO
HONOREES: Alibaba Group; Fangda Partners; King & Wood Mallesons; Maples and Calder; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell

Global Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance
CO-WINNERS: Cameron LNG Terminal financing and Freeport LNG project financing
HONOREES (Cameron): Latham & Watkins; Linklaters; Jones Walker; Kean Miller; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Phelps Dunbar; Sempra Energy; Sullivan & Cromwell; Vinson & Elkins
HONOREES (Freeport): Allen & Overy; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Chadbourne & Parke; Duane Morris; Duggins Wren Mann & Romero; Freeport LNG Development; Hunton & Williams; Ito & Mitomi; King & Spalding; Linklaters; Morrison & Foerster; Norton Rose Fulbright; Porter Hedges; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan; White & Case; Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

Global Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring (France)
WINNER: Vivarte group restructuring
HONOREES: Ashurst; Ayache Salama; Linklaters; Mayer Brown; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Global Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring (Germany)
WINNER: IVG financial restructuring
HONOREES: Allen & Overy; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Gleiss Lutz; GÖRG; Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters; Paul Hastings

Global Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring (U.S.)
WINNER: NII Holdings restructuring
HONOREES: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Ask LLP; Hogan Lovells; Jones Day; Kirkland & Ellis; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel; Latham & Watkins; Loyens & Loeff; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Sullivan & Cromwell

Global Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring (South America)
WINNER: OGX debt restructuring
HONOREES: Barbosa, Müssnich Aragão; Brown Rudnick; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jorge Lobo Advogados; Kirkland & Ellis; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga; McDermott, Will & Emery; Paulo Cezar Pinheiro Carneiro; Pinheiro Neto; Veirano

Finance Deal of the Year: Islamic Finance
WINNER: Project Sandstone sukuk
HONOREES: Clifford Chance; Davitt Jones Bould; HM Treasury; Linklaters

Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisition Finance
WINNER: Goodpack acquisition financing
HONOREES: Allen & Gledhill; BLC Chambers; Fangda Partners; Kim & Chang; Lee & Ko; Maples and Calder; Paul Hastings; Pinheiro Neto; Rajah & Tann; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Stibbe; Walkers; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor; White & Case; WongPartnership

Global Finance Deal of the Year: Grand Prize
Winner: TBA at the Global Legal Awards dinner, Sept. 28, Gotham Hall, New York


DISPUTES
Global Dispute of the Year: Investigations
Winner: Swiss Tax Settlements
Honorees: Baker & McKenzie; Caplin & Drysdale; McKool Smith; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Shearman & Sterling; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Global Dispute of the Year: Treaty Arbitration
Winner: Yukos v. Russia
Honorees: Shearman & Sterling; Group Menatep Limited

Global Dispute of the Year: Commercial Arbitration
Winner: Roche v. Gilead
Honorees: Cooley; Gilead Sciences Inc.

Global Dispute of the Year: U.K. Litigation
Winner: UBS v. Leipzig Water Authority
Honorees: Noerr; Addleshaw Goddard; Brick Court Chambers; Leipzig Water Authority

Global Dispute of the Year: U.S. Litigation
Winner: Dupont v. Kolon Industries
Honorees: Crowell & Moring; McGuireWoods; Kim & Chang; E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company

Global Dispute of the Year: International Litigation
Winner: The Right to be Forgotten
Honoree: Abanlex

Global Dispute of the Year: Investigations
Winner: Swiss Tax Settlements
Honoree: Baker & McKenzie

Global Dispute of the Year: Grand Prize
Winner: TBA at the Global Legal Awards dinner, Sept. 28, Gotham Hall, New York


MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Global M&A Deal of the Year: U.S.
Winner: Actavis / Allergan
Honorees: Actavis plc; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Arthur Cox; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Allergan Inc.; Latham & Watkins; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Richards, Layton & Finger

Global M&A Deal of the Year: Canada
Winner: Burger King / Tim Hortons
Honorees: Burger King Worldwide Inc.; Kirkland & Ellis; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg; Tim Hortons Inc.; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

Global M&A Deal of the Year: Ireland
Winner: Medtronic / Covidien
Honorees: Medtronic Inc.; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; A&L Goodbody; Covidien plc; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Arthur Cox; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Global M&A Deal of the Year: Europe
Winner: Holcim / Lafarge
Honorees: Lafarge S.A.; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Holcim Ltd.; Linklaters; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; CRH plc; Arthur Cox; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Global M&A Deal of the Year: Africa
Winner: VimpelCom / Djezzy
Honorees: Algerian National Investment Fund; Shearman & Sterling; CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre; VimpelCom Ltd.; Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld; Gide Loyrette Nouel

Global M&A Deal of the Year: China
Winner: Giant Interactive
Honorees: Baring Private Equity Asia Group Ltd.; CDH Fund; Kirkland & Ellis; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Giant Interactive Group Inc.; Fenwick & West; O’Melveny & Myers; Grandall Law Firm

Global M&A Deal of the Year: Asia
Winner: Oriental Brewery
Honorees: Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV; Sullivan & Cromwell; Kim & Chang; Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Global M&A Deal of the Year: Middle East
Winner: Canary Wharf
Honorees: Qatar Investment Authority; Shearman & Sterling; Songbird Estates plc; Slaughter and May; Brookfield Property Partners; Linklaters

Global M&A Deal of the Year: Latin America
Winner: Telefonica / Vivendi 
Honorees: Telefonica S.A.; Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice; Vivendi S.A.; Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier; Bompoint Avocats; Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Global M&A Deal of the Year: Grand Prize
Winner: TBA at the Global Legal Awards dinner, Sept. 28, Gotham Hall, New York


CITIZENSHIP

Global Pro Bono Deal of the Year: Finance
Winner: Retail Charity Bonds
Honoree: Linklaters

Global Pro Bono Deal of the Year: Projects
Winner: The Agahozo-Shalom Solar Field
Honoree: Jenner & Block

Global Pro Bono Program of the Year
Winner: Vietnam’s Project 30
Honoree: Baker & McKenzie

Global CSR Program of the Year
Winner: Bhutan’s First Law School
Honoree: White & Case

Global Pro Bono Dispute of the Year
Winner: The Signal International Litigation
Honorees: Crowell & Moring; Skadden Arps; Covington & Burling; DLA Piper; Fredrikson & Byron; Kaye Scholer; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton; Latham & Watkins; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; McDermott Will & Emery; Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Award (Lifetime Achievement)
Winner: Shearman & Sterling for its support of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Award (Grand Prize)
Winner: TBA at the Global Legal Awards dinner, Sept. 28, Gotham Hall, New York