Welcome to the 14th annual The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards!

Date:      Friday, September 11, 2015

Venue:  Conrad Hong Kong – Grand Ballroom

              Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Asian Legal Business (ALB) proudly presents the The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2015. Committed to recognise the industry and excellence of people behind the great deals, tremendous projects and matters and cases that overturned landmark decisions to set an entirely new jurisprudence, ALB celebrates the 14th year of the most prestigious event in the legal calendar of the Hong Kong's legal circle.
 
The culmination of this months-long celebration will be on September 11 at Conrad Hong Kong, where the members of the judiciary, law professors, law firm partners, in-house teams, business tycoons, industrialists and dealmakers convene to salute the best deals and legal practitioners in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
 
ALB offers the best platform for showcasing your firm or in-house team's best work. Don't miss it! 
 
REGISTER NOW.

 

For enquiries about the event, please contact Caryl at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com

or (632) 982 5938.

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 GUEST OF HONOUR

 

  Professor Michael Hor

Dean, Faculty of Law
The University Of Hong Kong

Michael Hor grew up and went to school in Ipoh, Malaysia, before going to Singapore to read for an LLB. On graduation he joined the Singapore Legal Service where he administered bankruptcies and companies in liquidation and sat as a Magistrate. He joined the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and went off to Oxford University to read for a BCL. On his return he became a Lecturer at the Faculty. He is qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and also read for an LLM in the University of Chicago.

He specializes in most matters related to criminal justice. He has taught and published in criminal law, evidence, and criminal procedure. He has been a Consultant to the Ministry of Law, Singapore, and the Criminal Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. He has also been Chief Editor of the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, a member of the editorial boards of the Singapore Academy of Law Journal and the Asian Journal of Comparative Law, and an advisor to the Singapore Law Review and the Criminal Justice Club, NUS. He has also been Chairman of the Faculty Search (Hiring) Committee and a member of the Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee, NUS. 

He has been a Distinguished Visitor at the Law Faculty of the University of Toronto, a Visitor at the Oxford Centre for Criminology, and Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong Law Faculty, where he was also an advisor to its Centre for Comparative and Public Law.

 

 EMCEE

 

A journalist with more than 20 years financial reporting experience, Tara Joseph is currently chief correspondent for Reuters TV, Asia.

 Tara has more than 10 years experience reporting and presenting for TV in Asia, including daily shows for BBC World and China’s CCTV. She has moderated numerous webcasts and panel events including shows hosted at the World Economic Forum in Davos. She was previously the editor and main presenter of Reuters Financial Television based in London. Tara started in journalism as an emerging markets correspondent covering stories in Russia, South Africa and Turkey. She now oversees video production of video packages, and interviews with staff across Asia.

Tara is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, and Smith College in the United States. She is vice president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong. 

 

 

THE CATEGORIES

 

Deal Categories

 

1. Debt Market Deal of the Year

2. Equity Market Deal of the Year

3. M&A Deal of the Year

4. Dealmaker of the Year

5. Deal of the Year

 

In-House Categories

 

1. Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

2. Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year

3. Holman Fenwick Willan Award Shipping In-House Team of the Year

4. Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association Award Innovative In-House Team of the Year

5. Insurance In-House Team of the Year

6. Lewis Sanders Award Investment Banking In-House Team of the Year

7. Paul Weiss Award Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

8. Private Equity In-House Team of the Year

9. The Macallan Fine Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong In-House Lawyer of the Year

10. In-House Team of the Year

 

Firm Categories

 

1. Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

2. Boutique Law Firm of the Year

3. Construction Law Firm of the Year

4. Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

5. Criminal Law Firm of the Year

6. Deal Firm of the Year

7. Immigration Law Firm of the Year

8. Insolvency and Restructuring Law Firm of the Year

9. Insurance Law Firm of the Year

10. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

11. Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year

12. Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

13. Litigation Law Firm of the Year

14. Maritime Law Firm of the Year

15. BDO Limited Award Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year

16. Offshore Law Firm of the Year

17. Withers Award PRC Firm, Hong Kong Office of the Year

18. Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

19. Taiwan Deal Firm of the Year

20. Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

21. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

22. Wealth Management Law Firm of the Year

23. Managing Partner of the Year

24. The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

 

Nominations are now open. Deadline for nominations will be on July 6, Monday.

Please contact Caryl at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or at 632 982 5938.

 

 

METHODOLOGY SUMMARY

 

Part I

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

  1. All nominations must be written in the ALB nomination form. ALB will not accept entries written in any other forms.
  2. Work includes any transactions/deals/projects completed, cases handled, disputes settled and other legal services provided within the organisation or otherwise.
  3. Entries to any categories must have been completed or provided within the period of April 2014 to March 2015.
  4. Clients or contact persons provided in the nomination form will be contacted by ALB, as may be necessary, without prior notice to nominating organisations. It is advisable that only the names of clients whose consent for this purpose has been obtained are listed in the nomination form. 

Part II

 

DEFINITION OF TERMS

 

For purposes of this Awards, unless the context otherwise requires -

 

"breadth" means the degree to which the work spanned different jurisdictions, practice areas, parties and industries;

 

"complexity" means the degree to which the work requires intricate legal principles or advanced techniques and structures;

 

"impact or significance" means the degree by which the stakeholders, the bench and bar or the Hong Kong community at large is affected;

 

"improvement" means the degree to which the work involved improved techniques and structures;

 

"innovation" means the degree to which the work involved original techniques and structures or innovative legal rules or regulations;

 

"Hong Kong element" means any or all of the following: (a) one of the law firms involved must be based in Hong Kong; (b) one of the clients/parties to the case/deal must be based in Hong Kong; (c) the deal was completed in Hong Kong; or (d) the case/deal must, in any way, be related to Hong Kong;

 

 

THE SHORTLIST***

 

DEBT MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR

 

Alibaba’s Debut 144A/Reg S Bond Offering

Law firms: Fangda Partners;King & Wood Mallesons; Maples and Calder;Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Credit Suisse Securities (USA); Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch; Goldman Sachs (Asia);J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

Accounting firm: PwC

 

Alibaba's Revolving Credit Facility

Law firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Maples and Calder

Banks: BNP Paribas, Hong Kong Branch; Citibank; Credit Suisse; DBS Bank; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs Bank USA; HSBC; ING Bank; J.P. Morgan Chase Bank; Mizuho Bank; Morgan Stanley Senior Funding

 

AT&T's Formosa Bond Offering

Law Firms: Lee and Li; Sidley Austin; Sullivan & Cromwell

Bank: Morgan Stanley

 

Bank of China's Offshore Preference Shares Issuance

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Linklaters; King & Wood Mallesons

Banks: BNP Paribas; BOC International (China); China Merchants Securities (HK); Citibank; CITIC Securities International; Credit Suisse; HSBC; Morgan Stanley; Standard Chartered Bank

 

Chexim's Dual Tranche 144/Reg S Bond Offering

Law firms: Haiwen & Partners; JunHe; Linklaters; Sidley Austin

Bank: ANZ; Bank of Communications, Hong Kong Branch; Barclays; Credit Agricole CIB; HSBC; ICBC International; J. P. Morgan; The Royal Bank of Scotland

 

China Huarong's Dual-Tranche Bond Issuance

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Maples and Calder

Banks: ABCI Capital; CCB International Capital; China Merchants Securities (HK); Citigroup Global Markets; Credit Suisse Securities (Europe); DBS Bank; ICBC (Asia); Jefferies; Shanghai Pudong Development Bank; Standard Chartered Bank; Wing Lung Bank

 

China Shenhua Energy's Bond Issuance

Law firms: Jingtian & Gongcheng; JunHe; Latham & Watkins; Ogier; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: BOCOM International Securities; CICC HK Securities; Citigroup Global Markets; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs (Asia); HSBC; ICBC International Capital; ICBC International Securities; J.P. Morgan Securities

Accounting firms: Deloitte Touche; KPMG

 

CITIC Securities' MTN Programme

Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jingtian & Gongcheng; King & Wood Mallesons; Walkers

Banks: Citi; Citic Securities International; HSBC; Standard Chartered Bank

CITIC's MTN Programme Listing

Law firms: Clifford Chance;JunHe; Linklaters; Zhong Lun Law Firm

Bank: HSBC

Accounting firm: KPMG

 

CNOOC's Guaranteed Note Offering

Law firms: Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Davis Polk & Wardwell; JunHe; Linklaters; Stewart McKelvey

Banks: BOCI Asia; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

 

CNPC's Drawdown

Law firms: Appleby; Clifford Chance; JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Shearman & Sterling

 

Hutchison Whampoa's Bond Offering

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Maples and Calder; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Goldman Sachs (Asia); HSBC; Merrill Lynch International

 

ICBC's Triple-Currency Preference Shares Offering

Law Firms: Allen & Overy;JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters

 

Lenovo's Bond Offering

Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; King & Wood Mallesons; Shearman & Sterling

Bank: Citigroup Global Markets

 

Petronas' Debt Offering

Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low;Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Kadir, Andri & Partners; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Norton Rose Fulbright

 

PRC Ministry of Finance's Sovereign Bond Issuance

Law firms: Deacons; Haiwen & Partners; Linklaters

Banks: Agricultural Bank of China, Hong Kong Branch; Bank of China (Hong Kong); Bank of Communications, Hong Kong Branch; China Construction Bank (Asia); HSBC; ICBC (Asia); Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong)

 

Sinopec Group's 144A/Reg S Note Offering

Law firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Davis Polk & Wardwell;Haiwen & Partners; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Banks: Citi; HSBC; Goldman Sachs (Asia); CCB International Capital; J.P. Morgan

 

State Grid Corp's Senior Guaranteed Note Issuance

Law firm: Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Tencent's Bond Offering

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Global Law Offices; JunHe; Latham & Watkins; Maples and Calder

Banks: ANZ; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Bank of China (Hong Kong); Barclays; Citigroup; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs (Asia); J.P. Morgan; China Merchants Securities (HK)

 

 

EQUITY MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR

 

Alibaba’s IPO

Law firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Fangda Partners; King & Wood Mallesons; Maples and Calder; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell

Bank: Citigroup Global Markets;Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

Accounting firm: PwC

 

BAIC Motor's IPO

Law firms: Clifford Chance; King & Wood Mallesons; Norton Rose Fulbright

Banks: China Merchants Securities; Citic Securities; CLSA; Deutsche Bank; HSBC; Morgan Stanley; UBS

 

CAR's IPO

Law firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Han Kun Law Offices; King & Wood Mallesons; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Banks: China Renaissance Securities; CICC; Credit Suisse; Morgan Stanley

 

CGN Power's Hong Kong IPO and Global Offering

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Grandall Law Firm; King & Wood Mallesons; Shearman & Sterling

 

Cheil Industries' IPO

Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Kim & Chang;Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Banks: J.P. Morgan; KDB Daewoo Securities; Woori Investment & Securities

 

Cheung Kong and Hutchison's Reorganisation

Law firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Guantao Law Firm; Linklaters; King & Wood Mallesons; Maples and Calder; Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch;HSBC

Accounting firms: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu' PwC

 

China CNR Corp's IPO

Law firms: Allens; Clifford Chance; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Morrison & Foerster

Banks: China International Capital Hong Kong Securities Corp;Macquarie Capital Securities;UBS Hong Kong

 

Dalian Wanda's IPO

Law firms: Appleby; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; King & Wood Mallesons; Reed Smith; Tian Yuan Law Firm

Banks: Barclays; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; CICC; Citi; Credit Suisse; DBS; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; Nomura; UBS

Accounting firm: Ernst & Young

 

 

Fuyao Glass' IPO

Law firms: Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Fujian Zenith Law Firm; Latham & Watkins; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: Goldman Sachs; HSBC; China Merchants Securities; UBS

Accounting firm: PwC

 

Hang Seng Bank's A Shares Institutional Market Placing

Law firm: Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Harbin Bank's IPO

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Jiayuan Law Firm; JunHe; Linklaters

Accounting firm: Ernst & Young

 

Jasmine Broadband Internet Infrastructure Fund's IPO

Law firms: Shearman & Sterling; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor; White & Case

Banks: Bualuang Securities; Morgan Stanley

 

JD.com's IPO

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Maples and Calder; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

PICC Property and Casualty Co's H Share Rights Issue

Law firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Linklaters

Banks: CICC; Goldman Sachs; HSBC

 

Ping An Insurance's H-Share Placement

Law firms: DLA Piper; Paul Hastings

Banks: Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; Morgan Stanley

 

Shengjing Bank Co's IPO

Law firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: China Merchants Securities (HK); UOB Kay Hian (Hong Kong)

 

WH Group's IPO

Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Haiwen & Partners; Jingtian & Gongcheng; Maples and Calder; Paul Hastings

Banks: BOCI Asia; Morgan Stanley Asia

 

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR

 

AB InBev's Acquisition of Oriental Brewery Co

Law firms: Kim & Chang;Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: Citigroup; Deutsche Bank; Lazard; Morgan Stanley

 

Alibaba's Acquisition of UCWeb

Law firms: Maples amd Calder; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

A.S. Watson and Temasek's Alliance

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Linklaters; Maples and Calder

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; DBS; Goldman Sachs; HSBC

 

China Consortium's Investment in GLP

Law firm: Morrison & Foerster

 

China Lodging Group's Alliance with Accor

Law firms: JunHe; Proskauer Rose; Shearman & Sterling

 

CLP and CSG's Acquisition of 60 Percent Interest in CAPCO

Law firms: J.S. Gale & Co; Linklaters

 

COLI's Acquisition of CSCECL's Property Portfolio

Law firms: Jingtian & Gongcheng; Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Didi and Kuaidi's Merger

Law firms: JunHe; Maples and Calder

 

Giant Interactive Group's Going-Private Transaction

Law firms: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Appleby; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Fangda Partners; Fenwick & West; Grandall Law Firm; JunHe; Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters; Maples and Calder; O'Melveny & Myers; Shearman & Sterling; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Banks: BNP Paribas; China Minsheng Bank; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Duff & Phelps; Goldman Sachs; ICBC International Capital; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

 

HKT's Acquisition of CSL

Law firms: Clifford Chance;Conyers Dill & Pearman; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Linklaters

 

Hony Capital's Acquisition of PizzaExpress

Law firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Linklaters; Weil Gotshsal & Manges

 

Lenovo's Acquisition of IBM's Server Business

Law firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Hogan Lovells

 

Microsoft's Acquisition of Nokia's Devices Service Business

Law firms: Baker & McKenzie; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe;Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

MMG’s Acquisition of Las Bambas

Law firms: Baker & McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Dentons; Estudio Grau; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Linklaters; Miranda; Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados; Sullivan & Cromwell; White & Case

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs

 

OCBC's Acquisition of Wing Hang Bank

Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Haiwen & Partners; Kirkland & Ellis; Maples and Calder; MdME Lawyers; Slaughter and May

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan; Nomura Holdings

 

Subscription of 30 Percent Interest in Sinopec Marketing

Law firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Hylands Law Firm; K&L Gates; Morrison & Foerster; King & Wood Mallesons

 

Tencent and JD.com's Investment in Bitauto

Law firms: Han Kun Law Offices; JunHe;Maples and Calder;Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom;

 

TPG's Sale of Stakes in Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional

Law firm: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

 

Dealmaker of the Year

Judy Lee - Appleby

Dorothea Koo - Baker & McKenzie

Denise Shiu - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Paul Chen - DLA Piper

Edward Freeman - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Cui Liguo - Guantao Law Firm

Joshua Cole - King & Wood Mallesons

Cathy Yeung - Latham & Watkins

James Grandolfo - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Psyche Tai - Norton Rose Fulbright

Jeanette Chan - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

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

William Chua - Sullivan & Cromwell

 

Deal of the Year

TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT

 

Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

Citic Capital

Citigroup

DBS Bank

 

Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year

Citic Capital

Hongkong Land

MTR Corp

 

 

Holman Fenwick Willan Award Shipping In-House Team of the Year

COSCO Pacific

Univan

West of England

 

Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association Award Innovative In-House Team of the Year

Alibaba Group

BT Hong Kong

Carlyle Group, Asia

Citic Capital

CK Hutchison

COSCO Pacific

Hongkong Land

Tencent

 

Insurance In-House Team of the Year

Manulife

Prudential

 

Lewis Sanders Award Investment Banking In-House Team of the Year

China International Capital Corp Hong Kong Securities

Citic Capital

Citigroup

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific)

Morgan Stanley

 

Paul Weiss Award Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

Alibaba Group

BT Hong Kong

Telstra International

Tencent

 

Private Equity In-House Team of the Year

Carlyle Group, Asia

Citic Capital

 

The Macallan Fine Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong In-House Lawyer of the Year

Joe Zhou Jiaxing - China International Capital Corp Hong Kong Securities

Yong Kai Wong - Citic Capital

Michelle Hung - COSCO Pacific

Rodney Chen - MTR Corp

Sharyn Ch'ang - PricewaterhouseCoopers

 

In-House Team of the Year

TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT

 

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Berwin Leighton Paisner in association with Haley Tam & Co

Bird & Bird

Deacons

Fangda Partners in association with Peter Yuen & Associates

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

King & Wood Mallesons

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown JSM

Minter Ellison

Norton Rose Fulbright

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Pinsent Masons

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Stephenson Harwood

Stevenson, Wong & Co

Watson Farley & Williams

 

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Charltons

Gall

Morley Chow Seto

Payne Clermont

 

Construction Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Berwin Leighton Paisner in association with Haley Tam & Co

Clyde & Co

Deacons

Hogan Lovells

Holman Fenwick Willan

King & Wood Mallesons

Mayer Brown JSM

Minter Ellison

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pinsent Masons

 

Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deacons

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

Holman Fenwick Willan

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters

Mayer Brown JSM

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Criminal Law Firm of the Year

Boase Cohen & Collins

Haldanes

Morley Chow Seto

 

Deal Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

King & Wood Mallesons

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Morrison & Foerster

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Stevenson, Wong & Co

Sullivan & Cromwell

 

Immigration Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Harvey Law Group

Oldham, Li & Nie

 

Insolvency and Restructuring Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deacons

Gall

Hogan Lovells

King & Wood Mallesons

Linklaters

Mayer Brown JSM

Sidley Austin

Stephenson Harwood

Tanner de Witt

 

Insurance Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Clyde & Co

Deacons

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

Mayer Brown JSM

 

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Deacons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hogan Lovells

Mayer Brown JSM

Morrison & Foerster

Oldham, Li & Nie

Pinsent Masons

Simmons & Simmons

Vivien Chan & Co

 

Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Deacons

Debevoise & Plimpton

King & Wood Mallesons

Shearman & Sterling

Sidley Austin

Simmons & Simmons

 

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deacons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gall

Mayer Brown JSM

Oldham, Li & Nie

Pinsent Masons

Simmons & Simmons

Tanner de Witt

 

Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Clyde & Co

Deacons

Fangda Partners in association with Peter Yuen & Associates

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gall

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

King & Wood Mallesons

Kobre & Kim

Mayer Brown JSM

Norton Rose Fulbright

Oldham, Li & Nie

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Pinsent Masons

Sidley Austin

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Stevenson, Wong & Co

Tanner de Witt

Wilkinson & Grist

 

Maritime Law Firm of the Year

Clyde & Co

Herbert Smith Freehills

Holman Fenwick Willan

Mayer Brown JSM

Stephenson Harwood

Watson Farley & Williams

 

BDO Limited Award Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year

Boase Cohen & Collins

Gall

Haldanes

Oldham, Li & Nie

Payne Clermont

Tanner de Witt

Withers

 

Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Appleby

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Harney Westwood & Riegels

Maples and Calder

Mourant Ozannes

Ogier

Walkers

 

Withers Award PRC Firm, Hong Kong Office of the Year

Fangda Partners in association with Peter Yuen & Associates

Guantao Law Firm (Hong Kong) in association with Peter C. Wong, Chow & Chow

JunHe

 

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deacons

King & Wood Mallesons

Mayer Brown JSM

Morrison & Foerster

Sidley Austin

Vivien Chan & Co

 

Taiwan Deal Firm of the Year

Formosa Transnational

Lee and Li

Tsar & Tsai

 

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deacons

Herbert Smith Freehills

Oldham, Li & Nie

Withers

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Deacons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

King & Wood Mallesons

Mayer Brown JSM

Morrison & Foerster

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Pinsent Masons

 

Wealth Management Law Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Herbert Smith Freehills

Oldham, Li & Nie

Withers

 

Managing Partner of the Year

Milton Cheng - Baker & McKenzie

Nick Gall - Gall

William Barron - Davis Polk & Wardwell

Robert Ashworth - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Justin D'Agostino - Herbert Smith Freehills

Owen Chan - Hogan Lovells

Elaine Lo - Mayer Brown JSM

Gordon Oldham - Oldham, Li & Nie

Voon Keat Lai - Stephenson Harwood

 

The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

 TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT 

 

***COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION – BANKS, ACCOUNTANTS AND LEGAL ADVISERS: Please note that the inclusion of banks, accountants and legal advisors in the abovementioned transactions essentially reflects the information provided by nominating organisations. Therefore, any omission of a party involved in any of these transactions should not be taken as a commentary on the role assumed by the omitted party. For any missing or improperly listed parties, please email mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com.

 

 THE WINNERS

 

DEBT MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR

Alibaba’s Debut 144A/Reg S Bond Offering

Law firms: Fangda Partners;King & Wood Mallesons; Maples and Calder;Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Credit Suisse Securities (USA); Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch; Goldman Sachs (Asia);J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

Accounting firm: PwC

 

EQUITY MARKET DEAL OF THE YEAR

Alibaba’s IPO

Law firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; Fangda Partners; King & Wood Mallesons; Maples and Calder; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets;Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

Accounting firm: PwC

 

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR

OCBC's Acquisition of Wing Hang Bank

Law firms: Allen & Gledhill;Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer;Haiwen & Partners; Kirkland & Ellis; Maples and Calder; MdME Lawyers; Slaughter and May

Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan; Nomura Holdings

 

DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR

Jeanette Chan - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

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

 

DEAL OF THE YEAR

Alibaba’s Debut 144A/Reg S Bond Offering

Law firms: Fangda Partners;King & Wood Mallesons; Maples and Calder;Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sullivan & Cromwell

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Credit Suisse Securities (USA); Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch; Goldman Sachs (Asia);J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley

Accounting firm: PwC

 

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Citigroup

 

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Hongkong Land

 

HOLMAN FENWICK WILLAN AWARD SHIPPING IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

COSCO Pacific

 

HONG KONG CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION AWARD INNOVATIVE IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Alibaba Group

 

INSURANCE IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Manulife

 

LEWIS SANDERS AWARD INVESTMENT BANKING IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

 

PAUL WEISS AWARD TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Alibaba Group

 

PRIVATE EQUITY IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Carlyle Group, Asia

 

THE MACALLAN FINE OAK SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY AWARD HONG KONG IN-HOUSE LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Yong Kai Wong - Citic Capital        

Rodney Chen - MTR Corp

 

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Citigroup

 

ARBITRATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Herbert Smith Freehills

 

BDO LIMITED AWARD MATRIMONIAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Withers

 

BOUTIQUE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Charltons

 

CONSTRUCTION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Pinsent Masons

 

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Baker & McKenzie

 

CRIMINAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Haldanes

DEAL FIRM OF THE YEAR

Linklaters

 

IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Oldham, Li & Nie

 

INSOLVENCY AND RESTRUCTURING LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Mayer Brown JSM

 

INSURANCE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Mayer Brown JSM

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Bird & Bird

 

INVESTMENT FUNDS LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Debevoise & Plimpton

 

LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Simmons & Simmons

 

LITIGATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Herbert Smith Freehills

 

MANAGING PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Elaine Lo - Mayer Brown JSM

 

MARITIME LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Holman Fenwick Willan

 

OFFSHORE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Maples and Calder

 

REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Mayer Brown JSM

 

TAIWAN DEAL FIRM OF THE YEAR

Lee and Li

 

TAX AND TRUSTS LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Baker & McKenzie

 

TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Bird & Bird

 

WEALTH MANAGEMENT LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Baker & McKenzie

 

WITHERS AWARD PRC FIRM, HONG KONG OFFICE OF THE YEAR

JunHe

 

The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown JSM

 

 

About the event

 

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Phone: (632) 982 5938

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Date:    Friday, September 11, 2015

Venue: Conrad Hong Kong – Grand Ballroom

             Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

 

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