Deal Awards

ESG Deal of the Year

State Power Investment Group New Energy REIT
Han Kun Law Offices
King & Wood Mallesons

Airtrunk's $3 billion data centre sustainability-linked loan
Maples Group
King & Wood Mallesons
Gilbert + Tobin
Baker McKenzie

SK On's $900 million green bonds issuance
Lee & Ko
Greenberg Traurig
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Linklaters

Hainan province's debut biodiversity-themed green bond
JunHe

BW Epic Kosan's $160 million sustainability-linked loan
Stephenson Harwood
Virtus Law
Ganado Advocates
Nishimura & Asahi

ESR's $205 million first sustainability linked loan in Hong Kong
Mayer Brown
Allen & Overy
Ogier

PAG Renewables Japanese solar power development project
Morrison Foerster
Anderson Mori & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Withers 
Mourant

ACEN Renewables' investment in $1 billion Monsoon Wind project
Dechert
Clifford Chance
Herbert Smith Freehills
Milbank

CSN Mineração S.A's $1.4 billion pre-export finance facility
Allen & Overy
White & Case
Machado Meyer
Hinckley Allen

Egypt’s $490 million sustainable development panda bond offering
Fangda Partners
Dechert
ADSERO – Ragy Soliman & Partners
White & Case
Global Law Office
JunHe


Finance Deal of the year


Bangchak Corporation Plc - ExxonMobil Thailand financing
DLA Piper
Linklaters

PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk's oil and gas asset acquisition financing
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Herbert Smith Freehills
Prolegis
Harney Westwood Riegels
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
Nishimura & Asahi

MBK Partners and UCK Partners - Osstem Implant acquisition financing
Lee & Ko
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Yoon & Yang

ESR's $1.13 billion Hong Kong green loan
Mayer Brown
Allen & Overy
Ogier

PT Graha Teknologi Nusantara's $403.8 million hyperscale data center financing
Milbank

DITO Telecommunity’s $3.9 billion Philippine telecom project financing
Shearman & Sterling
Villaraza & Angangco Law Offices 
Clifford Chance
Romulo Law Firm
WongPartnership

Lenovo Group’s $547 million syndicated trade receivables financing programme
Simmons & Simmons
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Project financing for Indonesia's Batang Toru Hydroelectric Power Plant
UMBRA
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
Makarim & Taira S
Global Law Office
JunHe

$2.3 billion loan green loan facility for 8 Shenton Way
WongPartnership
Allen & Gledhill

IFC's $700 million loans to two Vietnamese electronics manufacturers
Zhong Lun Law Firm
White & Case
Allens


M&A Deal of the Year


Stellantis’ investment in Zhejiang Leapmotor
Allen & Overy
Vermilion Partners
Haiwen & Partners
Clifford Chance
Grandway Law Offices

Black Spade Acquisition's $23 billion combination with VinFast
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Walkers
Rajah & Tann
Appleby
Allen & Gledhill
VILAF
YKVN

Saudi Aramo's joint venture with Norinco Group and Panjin Xincheng Industrial Group
Fangda Partners
White & Case
JunHe 

Zurich Insurance Group - Kotak Mahindra General Insurance stake acquisition
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
AZB & Partners

Subway's master franchise deal in China 
Han Kun Law Offices
Kirkland & Ellis
Haiwen & Partners
Baker McKenzie

ZG Group - Aquila Acquisition SPAC merger
Kirkland & Ellis
Shihui Partners
Maples Group
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Allen & Overy
JunHe

$14 billion acquisition and take-private of Toshiba
Maples Group
TMI Associates
Nishimura & Asahi
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Nagashimi Ohno & Tsunematsu
Shearman & Sterling

Temasek's $2 billion stake in Manipal India
Milbank
J.Sagar Associates
Trilegal
AZB & Partners

Tricor’s $6.5 billion merger with Vistra
Ropes & Gray
Latham & Watkins
Milbank
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Mourant

$3.16 billion take-private of Chindata Group
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Kirkland & Ellis
Maples Group
Haiwen & Partners
Conyers Dill & Pearman
King & Wood Mallesons
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Harneys 
Mourant
JunHe 


Private Equity Deal of the Year


ESR's $1 billion Data Centre Fund I
Baker McKenzie
Sidley Austin
Linklaters
Herbert Smith Freehills

KKR's $800 million investment in Singtel’s regional data centre business
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Allen & Gledhill
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Kirkland & Ellis
TSMP Law Corporation
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Soemadipradja & Taher
Skrine Advocates and Solicitors

Bain's $3.16 billion take-private of Chindata
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Maples Group
Haiwen & Partners
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Kirkland & Ellis
Conyers Dill & Pearman
King & Wood Mallesons
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Harneys 
Mourant
JunHe 

Light Year Series Angel and Series A financing
Han Kun Law Offices

EQT’s acquisition of a majority stake in SK shieldus
Kim & Chang
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Loyens & Loeff
Poellath

Vistra - Tricor $6.5 billion merger
Latham & Watkins
Milbank
Ropes & Gray
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Mourant

Ares Management Corporation - Crescent Point Capital acquisition
Latham & Watkins
Kirkland & Ellis
Walkers

MBK Partners, UCK Partners’ $1.7 billion acquisition of Osstem Implant
Lee & Ko
Yoon & Yang
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Temasek's $2 billion stake in Manipal India
Milbank
J.Sagar Associates
Trilegal
AZB & Partners

Japan Industrial Partners’ $14 billion tender offer for Toshiba Corporation
Shearman & Sterling
Davis Polk & Wardwell
TMI Associates
Nishimura & Asahi
Morrison Foerster
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu


Restructuring and Insolvency Matter of the Year


Aldesa's restructuring and sale to China Railway
Eversheds Sutherland
Uria Menendez
Carles Cuesta
Linklaters
Cutrecasas

HNA Group's split and reorganization
Global Law Office
King & Wood Mallesons
Zhong Lun Law Firm
Dacheng Law Offices
JunHe 

Zhonghe Co., Ltd.'s delisting and reorganization
JunHe

Tsinghua Unigroup's Keepwell bonds dispute
Kirkland & Ellis
Hogan Lovells
Harney Westwood & Riegels 
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Maples Group
Latham & Watkins
Ogier

Zipmex Group's $97 million restructuring
Kudun and Partners
Morgan Lewis Stamford
Allen & Gledhill
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung
Withers 

China Evergrande Group's $300 billion restructuring
Maples Group
Sidley Austin
Kirkland & Ellis

SsangYong Motor Corporation's rehabilitation and acquisition
Shin & Kim
Kim & Chang

Sunac China Holdings Limited's $10.2 billion offshore debt restructuring
Sidley Austin
Maples Group
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Addleshaw Goddard
Harney Westwood & Riegels
Allen & Overy

Thai AirAsia X's business rehabilitation plan
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners
Allen & Overy
Tilleke & Gibbins

No Va Land Group's debt restructuring
YKVN
Sidley Austin
Hogan Lovells
Latham & Watkins
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Sullivan & Cromwell


Securities Deal of the Year: Debt


HKSAR Government's inaugural tokenised green bond's offering
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Linklaters

Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited's pilot infrastructure loan-backed issuance
Clifford Chance
Linklaters

Pfizer's $31 billion bonds issuance
Drew & Napier
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Linklaters
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Egypt's debut sustainable panda bonds issuance
Global Law Office
Fangda Partners
Dechert
White & Case

Nio Inc.'s $1 billion convertible senior notes offering
Han Kun Law Offices
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Kirkland & Ellis
WongPartnership
Maples and Calder
Latham & Watkins
Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Shinhan Bank's $5 billion debut covered bond programme
Kim & Chang
Linklaters
Shin & Kim
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

LG Chem's $2 billion exchangeable bonds issuance
Lee & Ko
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Linklaters
Kim & Chang

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.'s $750 million subordinated notes issuance
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison


Securities Deal of the Year: Equity

Link REIT's $2.4 billion rights issue
Baker McKenzie
Linklaters

ZJLD Group Inc’s $811 million Hong Kong IPO
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
King & Wood Mallesons
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Haiwen & Partners

4Paradigm's Hong Kong listing
JunHe
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Sichuan Kelun-Biotech’s Hong Kong IPO
Kirkland & Ellis
King & Wood Mallesons
Global Law Office
Sullivan & Cromwell
Zhong Lun Law Firm

PT Amman Mineral International's $713 million Indonesian IPO
Milbank
Sidley Austin
Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung

Arm's $52 billon Nasdaq IPO
Morrison Foerster
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Sullivan & Cromwell

SharkNinja's spin-off and NYSE listing
Paul Hastings
Clifford Chance
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Maples Group
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

J&T Global Express Limited's Hong Kong IPO
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Latham & Watkins
Dahui Lawyers
Han Kun Law Offices
Commerce & Finance Law Offices
Rahmat Lim & Partners

WuXi XDC's spin-off from Wuxi Biologics and Hong Kong IPO
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Fangda Partners
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Jingtian & Gongcheng

VinFast’s NASDAQ listing
YKVN
Latham & Watkins
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Rajah & Tann
VILAF
 

Firm Awards

Banking & Finance Firm of the Year
Fangda Partners
Global Law Office
Han Kun Law Offices
Kim & Chang
Kirkland & Ellis
Lee & Ko
Rahmat Lim & Partners
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
WongPartnership
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Boutique Law Firm of the Year
BH2I
Collyer Law
Eric Chow & Co. in association with Commerce & Finance Law Offices 
Icon Law
Oldham, Li & Nie
Setia Law

ESG Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Bae, Kim & Lee
Fangda Partners
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Mayer Brown
Pinsent Masons
Rajah & Tann

FinTech and Digital Assets Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Global Law Office
Han Kun Law Offices
JunHe
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Norton Rose Fulbright
Rajah & Tann

Intellectual Property Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Fangda Partners
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Mayer Brown
RWT International Law Office
Tilleke & Gibbins
Zhong Lun Law Firm

International Arbitration Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
JunHe
Kim & Chang
Pinsent Masons
Sidley Austin
WongPartnership

Investment Funds Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Deacons
Dechert
Fangda Partners
Goodwin Procter
Han Kun Law Offices
Kirkland & Ellis
Ropes & Gray
Sidley Austin
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Law Firm Innovation of the Year
Bird & Bird
JunHe
Lee & Ko
Mayer Brown
Rajah & Tann
Shihui Partners

Litigation Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Bae, Kim & Lee
Drew & Napier
Global Vietnam Lawyers
Han Kun Law Offices
Khaitan & Co
Kim & Chang
Mayer Brown
Rahmat Lim & Partners
WongPartnership

M&A Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Han Kun Law Offices
Khaitan & Co
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Nishimura & Asahi
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Tilleke & Gibbins
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Offshore Law Firm of the Year
Appleby
Carey Olsen
Harney Westwood & Riegels
Maples Group
Mourant Ozannes
Walkers

Securities Firm of the Year
Commerce & Finance Law Offices
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Haiwen & Partners
Han Kun Law Offices
Jingtian & Gongcheng
JunHe
Kirkland & Ellis
O'Melveny & Myers
Sidley Austin
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Tian Yuan Law Firm

Southeast Asian Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Rajah & Tann 
Tilleke & Gibbins
UMBRA 

TMT Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Fangda Partners
JunHe
Lee & Ko
Morrison Foerster
Nishimura & Asahi
Shin & Kim
Tilleke & Gibbins

Transport Firm of the Year
Bae, Kim & Lee
Fangda Partners
Han Kun Law Offices
Jingtian & Gongcheng
JunHe
Lee & Ko
Norton Rose Fulbright
Stephenson Harwood

Asian Diversity Initiative of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Khaitan & Co

Asian Pro Bono Initiative of the Year
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Han Kun Law Offices
JunHe
Lee & Ko
Mayer Brown
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Lawyers of the Year

Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year
Juyi Lu, JunHe
le Hwan Yoo, Kim & Chang
Young Chul Kwak, Lee & Ko
Jasmine Chiu, Mayer Brown
Yu-En Ong, Norton Rose Fulbright
Helen Xin Wu, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Data Privacy Lawyer of the Year
James Gong, Bird & Bird
Gilbert Leong, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Rhys McWhirter, Eversheds Sutherland
Marissa Xiao Dong, JunHe
Ari Yoon, Kim & Chang
Gabriela Kennedy, Mayer Brown
Barbara Li, Reed Smith
Jingyuan Shi, Simmons & Simmons
Pádraig Walsh, Tanner De Witt
Doil Son, Yulchon

Employment Lawyer of the Year
Jonathan Isaacs, Baker McKenzie
Helen Colquhoun, DLA Piper
Will Wei Huang, Han Kun Law Offices
Xin Yu, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Changsoo Jin, Lee & Ko
Lim Heng Seng, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Lesli Ligorner, Morgan Lewis
Wendy Wong, Simmons & Simmons
Russell Bennett, Tanner De Witt
Haiyan Duan, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Energy and Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year
Maria Tan Pedersen, Dechert
Jay Ze, Eversheds Sutherland
Tao Lan, Han Kun Law Offices
Bill Yu Qin, JunHe
Chang Sup Kwon, Kim & Chang
James Clayton-Payne, Latham & Watkins
Eun Sam Choi, Lee & Ko
Jie Chai, Tian Yuan Law Firm
Linh Doan, Watson Farley & Williams
Jun Cheng, Zhong Lun Law Firm

ESG Lawyer of the Year
Wei Quan, Han Kun Law Offices
Guanchun Dai, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Fang Yi, JunHe
Hak Jin Lee, Kim & Chang
Tong Keun Seol, Lee & Ko
Lisa Chung, Slaughter and May

Fintech and Digital Assets Lawyer of the Year
Stephanie Magnus, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Kristi Swartz, DLA Piper
Frankie Tam, Eversheds Sutherland
Wei Quan, Han Kun Law Offices
Zheyuan Qiao, JunHe
Achint Kaur, Khaitan & Co.
Joon-Young Kim, Kim & Chang
Chloe Jung-Myung Lee, Lee & Ko
Hagen Rooke, Reed Smith
Jeffrey Liu, Zhong Lun Law Firm

International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year
Nicholas Lingard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Chul-Won Lee, Kim & Chang
Sunyoung Kim, Lee & Ko
Dato' Nitin Nadkarni, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Yu-Jin Tay, Mayer Brown
Timothy Cooke, Reed Smith
Tai-Heng Cheng, Sidley Austin
Shaun Leong, Withers
Swee Yen Koh, WongPartnership
Wilson Wei Huo, Zhong Lun Law Firm

IPO Lawyer of the Year
Li He, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Andrew Tezhi Ling, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Tao Zhang, JunHe
Sharon Lau, Latham & Watkins
Ke Geng, O'Melveny & Myers
Takahiro Saito, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Paloma Wang, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Keiji Hatano, Sullivan & Cromwell
Han Li, Tian Yuan Law Firm
Dan Ouyang, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Litigator of the Year
Cavinder Bull SC, Drew & Napier
Chris Wong, Gall
Vincent Wei Sun, Han Kun Law Offices
Xuejun Peng, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Hyeon Tae Bae, Kim & Chang
Anna Chan, Oldham, Li & Nie
Geoffrey Sant, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Pamela Mak, Tanner De Witt
Qi Li, Tian Yuan Law Firm
Baosheng Zhang, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Private Client Lawyer of the Year
Dawn Quek, Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow
Jeffrey Li, Charles Russell Speechlys
Michael Naidong Ma, Dacheng Law Offices
Alfred Ip, Hugill & Ip
Echo Zhao, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Anna Chan, Oldham, Li & Nie
Wei Kang, Stephenson Harwood
Stacy Choong, Withers
Mark Gao, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Private Equity Lawyer of the Year
Yang Wang, Guantao Law Firm
James Yong Wang, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Sammuel Xiyong Zhao, JunHe
Teo Kim, Kim & Chang
Je Won Lee, Lee & Ko
Selena She, Llinks Law Offices
Oliver Nip, Ropes & Gray
Richard Porter, Shearman & Sterling
Ian Ho, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Tim Gardner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Southeast Asia Emerging Markets Dealmaker of the Year
James C. Lin, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Jian Yao, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Transport Lawyer of the Year
Jingpu Zhao, Dacheng Law Offices
Ting Lei, Global Law Office
Shuzhou Zhao, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Gavin Gang Wang, JunHe
Jin-Young Jung, Lee & Ko
Sue Ann Gan, Norton Rose Fulbright
Paul Jebely, Withers
Chen Biao Li, Zhong Lun Law Firm

In-House Awards


Asian In-House Legal Team of the Year
Autodesk Asia
Carousell
CNCB Investment Limited
Fresenius Medical Care
Hisense
I-Mab Biopharma
Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants
Morgan Stanley Bank
Nanyang Technological University
Seaspan Corporation

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General Counsel of the Year
Steve Kim, Conservation International
Mani Han, Gilead Sciences
Eddie Chan, Hong Kong Tourism Board
Seung Hyun Youn, Hyundai Motors
Richard Li, i-Mab Biopharma
Christopher Y. Chan, Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants
Greg Chew, Nanyang Technological University
Andrew E. Derksen, Seaspan Corporation
 Rachel Hui Lin Yee, Sembcorp Industries
Haiyang Cao, Syngenta Group China
 


Southeast Asian In-House Department of the Year
Avanade
Deloitte
Nanyang Technological University