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Deal Awards

Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions

Medco Energi's US$1.4 billion major stake acquisition in Corridor PSC
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Harney Westwood & Riegels
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
Prolegis
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Zuill & Co

Hillhouse Capital's US$4.4 billion acquisition of Philips Domestic Appliances
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Haiwen & Partners
Linklaters

Risun Chemicals Limited, Hongye Chemical Group US$770 million acquisition of six insolvent companies
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Latham & Watkins

Macquarie Korea Asset Management’s US$600 millin acquisition of Deokyang Co.
Bae, Kim & Lee
Lee & Ko

CIMC US$1.08 Billion Acquisition of Maersk Container Industry
Gorrissen Federspiel
JunHe
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring

US$11 billion restructuring of China state-linked Peking University Founders Group
Addleshaw Goddard
Allen & Overy
Alvarez & Marsal
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Ogier

US$170 billion restructuring of Hong Kong-listed HNA Holdings
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Han Kun Law Offices

US$3.5 billion debt restructuring of Hong Kong-listed Genting
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Weil Gotshal

US$3.1 billion loan restructuring for Indonesian state-owned-enterprise, PTPN Group
Allen & Overy
Ginting & Reksodiputro
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
Oentoeng Suria & Partners in association with Ashurst

US$4 billion collapse of Singapore's Hin Leong Trading
Allen & Gledhill
Davinder Singh Chambers
Drew & Napier
Haridass Ho & Partners
K&L Gates
Oon & Bazul
Rajah & Tann
Stephenson Harwood
Wong Tan & Molly Lim
WongPartnership

Finance Deal of the Year: Projects

Sustainable financing for Indonesia's state-owned utility company, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
Norton Rose Fulbright

Financing for Lotus Wind Power Project in Vietnam
Mayer Brown
Allen & Overy

Financing for Cirata Solar Power Project in Indonesia
Allen & Overy
Shearman & Sterling

Financing for the Jawa 9 and 10 Power Plants in Indonesia
UMBRA
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
DLA Piper
Milbank

PPP to develop Thailand's Laem Chabang Port Phase 3 Terminal
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Financing for Taiwan's Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Project
Baker McKenzie
Lee and Li
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
White & Case

M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia

eBay Inc.'s US$3.6 billion 80% stake sale of eBay Korea
Kim & Chang
Bae Kim & Lee
Ropes & Gray
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

US$2 billion controlling stake sale in Starbucks Coffee Korea
Lee & Ko
Allen & Overy
Kim & Chang
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Shin & Kim

DL Chemical's US$2.5 Billion Acquisition of Kraton Corporation
King & Spalding
O'Melveny & Myrs

K-pop agency HYBE’s US$1 billion Acquisition of Ithaca Holdings
Paul Hastings
Kim & Chang
Latham & Watkins

Incorporation of blockchain platform "Global Shipping Business Network"
AEQUO
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Kim & Chang
Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
Tiang & Partners
Xin Bai Law Firm

Panasonic’s US$8.5 billion acquisition of Blue Yonder
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Guerrero Olivos
Khaitan & Co
Lee and Li
Lee Tsai & Partners
McCarthy Tétrault
Rahmat Lim & Partners
White & Case
Zhong Lun Law Firm

M&A Deal of the Year: South and South East Asia

US$12.1 billion merger of Digi.com and Celcom Axiata
Adnan Sundra & Low
Ashurst
Christopher & Lee Ong
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Grab Holdings' US$40 billion SPAC deal and listing
Cooley
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Nishimura & Asahi
Ropes & Gray
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
WilmerHale
YKVN 

ESR Cayman's US$5.2 billlion acquisition of ARA Asset Management
Allen & Gledhill
Conyers
Corrs
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gilbert + Tobin
Latham & Watkins
Shin & Kim
WongPartnership

Indonesian merger to create world's second largest mobile telecoms company
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners
White & Case

Private Equity Deal of the Year

Bank of China Group Investment's US$1.6 billion investment in SVOLT Energy
Allbright Law Offices

China's CGN Wind Energy's US$4.8 billion fund raising
JunHe

US$512 million cornerstone investments in Hong Kong's SenseTime
Llinks Law Offices
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

US$1.5 billion acquisition of Shiseido's Personal Care business
Allen & Gledhill
Baker McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Formosa Transnational
JunHe
Kim & Chang
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
White & Case
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Kuehne+Nagel's US$1.5 billion acquisition of Apex International
Baker McKenzie
Haiwen Partners
Ropes & Gray
YKVN
Yulchon

MBK Partners' US$2.2 billion acquisition of CAR Inc.
Clifford Chance
Conyers
Davis Polk
Fangda Partners
Kirkland & Ellis
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Alibaba and Baring consortium's US$400 million acquisition of CrownX
YKVN
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Milbank

Securities Deal of the Year: Debt

SK Battery's US$1 billion green bonds offering
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Lee & Ko
Linklaters

China Construction Bank’s US$2.4 billion tri-product ESG bonds
Allen & Overy
Dentons
Global Law Office
Linklaters

Adani Electricity’s US$2 billion Sustainability-Linked Bond Issuance
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
L&L Partners
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters

CDC, Northern Arc Group's US$43 million bond issuance
Anoma Legal Advocates
Phoenix Legal
Trilegal

Kaisa’s US$3 billion new notes offering
Commerce & Finance Law Offices
Harneys
Jia Yuan Law Office
Linklaters
Sidley Austin

The Republic of Indonesia’s US$3 billion sukuk bond offering
Assegaf, Hamzah & Partners
Clifford Chance
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
White & Case

Securities Deal of the Year: Equity

Zomato Limited's US$12 billion IPO
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Hong Kong-listed Li Ning Company's US$1.3 billion share sale
Allen & Overy
LC Lawyers

Bank Rakyat Indonesia’s US$6.73 billion rights issue
McCarthy Tétrault
Milbank
Rahmat Lim & Partners
White & Case

Krafton Inc.’s US$3.8 billion IPO
Bae, Kim & Lee
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Kim & Chang
Paul Hastings

PTT Oil and Retail US$1.57 billion IPO
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling
Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners

JD Logistics’s US$2 billion Hong Kong listing
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Han Kun Law Offices
Shihui Partners
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

TMT Deal of the Year

US$5.6 billion privatisation of 51job.com
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Fangda partners
Haiwen Partners
JunHe 
Kirkland & Ellis
Maples and Calder
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Delivery Hero and Woowa US$4 billion regional partnership
Kim & Chang
Yulchon

PT Bukalapak’s US$1.5 billion IPO
Milbank
White & Case

JD Logistics’s US$2 billion Hong Kong listing
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Han Kun Law Offices
Shihui Partners
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Prosus Ventures’ US$4.7billion acquisition of BillDesk by PayU
AZB & Partners
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Trilegal

PayPal’s US$2.7 billion acquisition of Japan's Paidy
Cooley
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Nishimura & Asahi
White & Case


Firm Awards

Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year
Drew & Napier
Global Law Office
Han Kun Law Offices
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
JunHe
Kim & Chang

Finance Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
King & Wood Mallesons
Milbank
Nishimura & Asahi
Norton Rose Fulbright
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Intellectual Property Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Bird & Bird
ELLALAN
Fangda Partners
JunHe
Shin & Kim

Investment Funds Firm of the Year
Cooley
Fangda Partners
JunHe
Kirkland & Ellis
Lee & Ko
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

M&A Firm of the Year (Large deal $500M or above)
Allen & Gledhill
Baker McKenzie
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
King & Wood Mallesons
Sullivan & Cromwell

M&A Firm of the Year (Medium-sized deal under $500M)
Baker McKenzie
Commerce & Finance Law Offices in Association with Eric Chow & Co.
Goodwin
Nishimura & Asahi
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Shihui Partners
Tilleke & Gibbins
YKVN

Offshore Law Firm of the Year
Carey Olsen
Conyers
Harney Westwood & Riegels
Walkers

Securities Firm of the Year
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Fangda Partners
Haiwen & Partners
Han Kun Law Offices
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Kim & Chang
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

TMT Firm of the Year
Haiwen & Partners
Lee & Ko
Morrison & Foerster
Tanner De Witt
Tay & Partners
Tilleke & Gibbins
Trilegal
Withers
Zhong Lun Law Firm


Individual Awards

Data Privacy Lawyer of the Year
Wu Weiming, Allbright Law Offices
Anna Gamvros, Norton Rose Fulbright
Jingyuan Shi, Simmons & Simmons
Feng Zhang, V&T Law Firm
Doil Son, Yulchon

Energy and Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year
Kim Hock Ang, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Matthias Schemuth, DLA Piper
Jian Yao, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Nick Kouvaritakis, Mayer Brown
Jean-Louis Neves Mandelli, Shearman & Sterling
Linh Doan, Watson Farley & Williams

International Trade Lawyer of the Year
Arun Khanna, Agri Commodities & Finance
Tatman Savio, Akin Gump
Shiraz Patodia, Dua Associates
Riza Buditomo, Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
Eric Jiaxi Jiang, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Young Gee Park, Lee & Ko
Shaun Wu, Paul Hastings
Lindsay Zhu, Squire Patton Boggs

IPO Lawyer of the Year
Will Cai, Cooley
Li He, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Chen Zejia, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Myoung Jae Chung, Kim & Chang
Rajiv Gupta, Latham & Watkins
Kay Ian Ng, Sullivan & Cromwell
Dan Ouyang, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Private Client Lawyer of the Year
Jeffrey Lee, Charles Russell Speechlys
Angell Xi, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Kevin Lee, Stephenson Harwood
Stacy Choong, Withers KhattarWong
Mark Gao, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Private Equity Lawyer of the Year
Stephanie Keen, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
Sameena Chatrapathy, IC Universal Legal, Advocates and Solicitors
Willard Wang, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Ho Joon Moon, Lee & Ko
Marcia Ellis, Morrison & Foerster
Erwan Barre, RHTLaw Asia
George Niu, Shihui Partners
Ian Ho, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Tim Gardner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges


In-House Awards

Asian In-House Legal Department of the Year
KPMG China
Manulife Financial
Marriott International
Medtronic Inc.
Nanyang Technological University
P.J. Lhuillier Group of Companies
Ping An Group
The Adecco Group

General Counsel of the Year
Heejin YI, Facebook
Andy (Wenfeng) Li, GDS Holdings
Olivia Tong, KPMG China
Steven Yeo, Manulife Financial
Edward Tung, ORI Capital
Carlos Estrada, The Adecco Group

Asian Alternative Legal Service Offering of the Year
Herbert Smith Freehills
KorumLegal
LOD

Asian Diversity Initiative of the Year
Hogan Lovells
Mayer Brown
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
RWT International Law Firm

Asian Pro Bono Initiative of the Year
Anli Partners
Baker McKenzie
Hogan Lovells
JunHe
Nishimura & Asahi
Ropes & Gray
RPC
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Asian Technology and Innovation Initiative of the Year
Algo Legal
DLA Piper
Kim & Chang
Shearman & Sterling
Shihui Partners

Best Crisis Management Initiative of the Year
To be announced at the awards ceremony