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News and awards

17 December 2020

Global (all regions)

Clifford Chance has been named ‘TMT M&A Law Firm of the Year’ at the TMT M&A Awards 2020, which celebrate and recognise M&A successes with the world's leading telecom, media and tech dealmakers.

Highly regarded by the Judges, Clifford Chance was voted for its work across key segments in TMT, including several standout deals over the past 12 months: Telefonica’s £31 billion joint venture with Liberty Global in the UK; Masmovil Ibercom on the €5 billion takeover bid by KKR, Cinven and Providence; and Maoyan Entertainment on its US$250 million IPO.

The judging panel considered Clifford Chance's TMT partners to be "very credible thought leaders" and "provided great value to clients on key transactions."

zClifford Chance was also recognised for its role in advising KKR on the sale of Deutsche Glasfaser to EQT Infrastructure and OMERS' for €2.8 billion, which was named 'Digital Infrastructure Deal of The Year EMEA'.

Jennifer Mbaluto, a TMT M&A Partner in London commented: "We are delighted with this recognition by the TMT M&A Awards. These wins are a fantastic demonstration of our position as a market-leading group across the globe, the exceptional calibre of our lawyers and the complex cross-border work being undertaken by our teams."

Dessislava Savova, Tech Group lead for Europe adds, "This win truly captures how hard our teams have worked to provide our clients with the best advice on a diverse range of deals across the globe. Winning this award is a testament to the time and effort our lawyers have invested in delivering the very best advice to our clients on the most complex structured transactions."

The win reinforces Clifford Chance's reputation as a leading law firm in TMT and follows the Firm's recent Tier one rankings in the sector in leading global directories, including in Legal 500 UK (TMT), and Chambers & Partners Global Guide (Fintech).