Deal Awards

M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia

Prudential Financial’s $1.9B Sale of Prudential Life Insurance Korea
Debevoise & Plimpton
Kim & Chang
Yulchon


M&A Deal of the Year: South & Southeast Asia

Tesco’s $10.6B sale of Thailand and Malaysia Businesses
Adnan Sundra & Low
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Linklaters
Rahmat Lim & Partners


Finance Deal of the Year: Acquisitions

58.com’s $3.5B Leveraged Financing for Take-Private
Conyers
Fangda Partners
Harneys
JunHe
Kirkland & Ellis
Linklaters
Maples Group
Weil, Gotshal & Manges


Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring

Duniatex Group’s $2.6B Debt Restructuring
Aji Wijaya & Co
Baker McKenzie
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners


Finance Deal of the Year: Projects

Meghnaghat II Gas-Fired Power Project’s $642M Financing and Development
Baker McKenzie
Farooq & Associates


Securities Deal of the Year: Debt

Mongolia’s $600M Sovereign Bond for Sustainable Development
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
DB>S
Dorsey & Whitney
Mayer Brown
Melville Erdenedalai


Securities Deal of the Year: Equity

JD.com’s $4.3B Hong Kong Secondary Listing
Clifford Chance
Han Kun Law Offices
Maples Group
Shihui Partners
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Private Equity Deal of the Year

KKR and Rakuten’s $1.6B Acquisition of Seiyu Stakes
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Nishimura & Asahi
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


TMT Deal of the Year

Jio PLatforms’ $20B Fundraising
AZB & Partners
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Kirkland & Ellis
Nishith Desai Associates
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Individual Awards

IPO Lawyer of the Year

Paloma Wang, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Private Equity Lawyer of the Year

Tsuyoshi Imai, Ropes & Gray


Energy and Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year

Tomohiro Sato, Nishimura & Asahi


International Trade Lawyer of the Year

Eugene Lim, Taxise Asia


Data Privacy Lawyer of the Year

Kieran Donovan, Latham & Watkins


Private Client Lawyer of the Year

Kevin Lee, Stephenson Harwood


Firm Awards

M&A Firm of the Year (Large deal $500M or above)

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


M&A Firm of the Year (Medium-sized deal under $500M)

Goodwin Procter


Finance Firm of the Year

Fangda Partners


Securities Firm of the Year

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year

King & Wood Mallesons


Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Maples


Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

Lee & Ko


Investment Funds Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie


TMT Firm of the Year

Bae, Kim & Lee


Other Categories

Asian Pro Bono Initiative of the Year

Hogan Lovells’ Counter Trafficking Work in Vietnam with Pacific Links Foundation


Asian Diversity Initiative of the Year

Shearman & Sterling’s Women Partner/Associate Mentoring Circles


Asian Technology and Innovation Initiative of the Year

King & Wood Mallesons’ LG Crowd Multifunctional Process Improvement Team for National Australia Bank


Asia Alternative Legal Service Offering of the Year

KorumLegal


Best Crisis Management of the Year

Fangda Partners


In-House Awards

In-House Legal Department of the Year

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Manulife Asia


General Counsel of the Year

Vincent Ng, Klook


ACC Outstanding Achievement Award

Sharyn Ch'ang, PwC


Grand Prizes

International Law Firm Leader of the Year

May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills Asia


Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year

Joyce Li, Han Kun Law Offices


International Law Firm of the Year

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


Asian Law Firm of the Year

Nishimura & Asahi