6 May 2022
Twelve awards in total underlines strength in depth in Europe
IFLR Europe Awards 2022 has recognised Clifford Chance as the International Law Firm of the Year. Clifford Chance also received the Debt and equity-linked; Financial services regulatory; Loan, and Project finance Team of the Year awards and is IFLR Europe's National Firm of the Year for Belgium, for Luxembourg and for the Netherlands. In addition, Clifford Chance advised on the Debt and Equity-Linked; Equity; Loan, and Project Finance deals of the year. Receiving 12 awards in total is outstanding recognition for our clients.
Charles Adams, Global Managing Partner, Clifford Chance said: "We are incredibly proud to be recognised by IFLR as the leading law firm in Europe. Winning 12 awards in total for our advice on Europe's most groundbreaking work reflects the quality and strength in depth of our team in Europe.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients," added Charles, "and to congratulate my colleagues whose continued focus and leadership at the cutting edge of legal services says so much about our commitment to our clients' success."
The IFLR Europe Awards 2022 recognise the best law firms in Europe and Clifford Chance's recognition extends across the full gamut of markets, in a set of awards that comprises:
- International law firm of the year
- Firm of the year: Belgium
- Firm of the year: Netherlands
- Firm of the year: Luxembourg
- Team of the year: Project Finance
- Team of the year: Loan
- Team of the year: Financial services regulatory
- Team of the year: Debt and equity-linked
- Deal of the year: Debt and equity-linked: World Bank – UNICEF sustainable bond award
- Deal of the year: Equity: Hambro Perks Acquisition Company IPO
- Deal of the year: Loan: Ethypharm refinancing
- Deal of the year: Project Finance: Karapinar solar plant
IFLR Editor of Awards Research Jamie Rayat said of Clifford Chance's success: “Clifford Chance is the winner of the International Law Firm of the Year at IFLR’s Europe Awards. The firm put in a first-class performance across the board in 2021, and the decision to award them the win was based on an impressive showing over the entire range of practice areas the IFLR Awards cover.
"Particularly strong work from the firm includes their advice on the World Bank – UNICEF sustainable bond, Hambro Perks Acquisition Company IPO, Karapinar solar plant and the Ethypharm refinancing. These deals were all named as Deal of the Year in their respective practice areas, and therefore considered to be among the most innovative cross-border deals of the year in Europe by IFLR's awards research team.
"Clifford Chance's individual practice groups also took home a number of Team of the Year awards. These awards were given thanks to the teams in question demonstrating a pre-eminent ability to advise on a wide range of complex and innovative matters. The firm prevailed in the Debt and equity-linked, Loan, Project Finance and Financial services regulatory Team of the Year categories.
"The firm's offices in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands were also awarded prizes for their work, having demonstrated the best track record of providing local law advice on the most legally innovative cross-border transactions from these jurisdictions during 2021."