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Clifford Chance shines with five emerging markets awards

20 November 2015

Clifford Chance shines with five emerging markets awards

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance picked up five awards at Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2015.

The awards, in their second year, recognise the top lawyers and firms servicing India and the ASEAN region and acknowledge those lawyers who worked on the year’s most innovative and creative deals.

Clifford Chance was awarded Emerging Markets International Law Firm of the Year and Singapore Managing Partner and Head of the Asia Pacific Energy & Resources Group, Geraint Hughes was named as Emerging Markets International Law Firm Leader of the Year.

The firm was also recognised for Initial Public Offering of the Year for its work on the US$769 million IPO of Malaysian power producer Malakoff Bhd, and Debt Capital Markets Deal of the Year for The Kingdom of Thailand's inaugural government bond-switching offer (US$2.3 billion).

The firm was also recognised for its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, the donation of pro bono time and financial support to an Oxfam project in Thailand.

The firm received 17 nominations across 13 categories.

Geraint said, "Emerging markets is a core focus of our business, having operated in the region for more than 30 years. Our clients across the globe rely on our expertise in delivering advice to position them for success. The team is very proud to have received these awards and we would like to congratulate all of the finalists on their significant contribution to clients and communities."