2019 Winners

M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia

Takeda Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of Shire
Davis Polk Wardwell
Linklaters
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Nishimura & Asahi
Slaughter and May
Sullivan & Cromwell 
 

M&A Deal of the Year: South Asia

Merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers
AZB & Partners
Bharucha & Partners
Nishith Desai & Associates
S&R Associates
Slaughter & May

 

M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia

Grab’s acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia business
ABNR Counselors at Law
Allen & Gledhill
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Morrison & Foerster
Rahmat Lim & Partners
SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants  
Walkers
Weerawong C&P
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

 

Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions

Financing for Tianqi Lithium’s acquisition of SQM
Allen & Overy
JunHe
King & Wood Mallesons
Latham & Watkins
Nishimura & Asahi 
White & Case
Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring

Noble Group restructuring
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Clifford Chance
HFW
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Morgan Lewis Stamford
Walkers
White & Case
WongPartnership

 

Finance Deal of the Year: Projects

Financing for Eastern Indonesian renewable energy project
ABNR
Assegaf Hamzah and Partners
Baker & McKenzie
DLA Piper
Hendra Soenardi
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Shearman & Sterling

 

Securities Deal of the Year: Debt

Korea Housing Finance Corp.’s social covered bond
Kim & Chang
Linklaters
Shin & Kim

 

Securities Deal of the Year: Equity

Xiaomi’s Hong Kong IPO
Clifford Chance
Jingtian & Gongcheng
JunHe
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Private Equity Deal of the Year

Ant Financial's series c financing
Allen & Overy
Appleby
Fangda Partners
Goodwin Procter
King & Wood Mallesons
Kirkland & Ellis
Mayer Brown
Morrison & Foerster
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sullivan & Cromwell
Walkers
White & Case

 

Energy and Infrastructure Project of the Year

West Java LNG-to-power project
Allen & Overy
Ginting & Reksodiputro
Mayer Brown
Shearman & Sterling
Widyawan & Partners

 

TMT Deal of the Year

Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart
Allen & Gledhill
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Dentons Rodyk
Drew & Napier
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian
Hogan Lovells
Khaitan & Co
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Trilegal
WongPartnership

M&A Lawyer of the Year

Marcia Ellis, Morrison & Foerster

 

Finance Lawyer of the Year

Richard Perks, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

 

Securities Lawyer of the Year

Julie Gao, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Litigation and Investigations Lawyer of the Year

Baek Chang-hoon, Kim & Chang

 

Energy and Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year

Ben Shorten, Shearman & Sterling

 

Trade Lawyer of the Year

Pu Lingchen, Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

M&A Firm of the Year

Nishimura & Asahi

 

Finance Firm of the Year

King & Wood Mallesons

 

Investment Funds Firm of the Year

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Securities Firm of the Year

Clifford Chance

 

Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year

Gall

 

Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins

 

TMT Firm of the Year

Lee & Ko

 

Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Maples and Calder

 

Shipping Firm of the Year

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Private Client Firm of the Year

Stephenson Harwood

 

New Asian Office of the Year

CMS, Hong Kong

 

Asian Pro Bono Initiative of the Year

Mayer Brown: help refugees obtain Hong Kong employment permission

 

Asian Diversity Initiative of the Year

Hogan Lovells, Pride+

 

Asian Technology and Innovation Initiative of the Year

Bird & Bird: Patent Portfolio Intelligence Offering 

 

Alternative Legal Service Offering of the Year

Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Alternative Legal Services Resourcing

 

In-House Legal Department of the Year

Walmart Asia

 

International Law Firm Leader of the Year

Julie Gao, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year

Sai Ree Yun, Yulchon

 

International Law Firm of the Year

Clifford Chance

 

Asian Law Firm of the Year

King & Wood Mallesons