Skip to content

A&O wins 22 awards at the 2021 IJ Global awards

Related people
Scales Tim
Tim Scales

Partner

London

View profile →

Image of Scott Neilson
Scott Neilson

Partner

Tokyo

View profile →

Press contacts

For media enquiries relating to this topic, please contact:

Robinson Susanna
Susanna Robinson

Senior Media Relations Manager

London

View profile →

30 June 2021

Allen & Overy has won an outstanding 21 transactional awards at the IJ Global Awards 2021. In addition to the 21 transactional awards, A&O's Asia Pacific team picked up the prestigious prize of Asia Pacific Legal Adviser of the Year.

The IJ Global honours follow A&O's undisputed position at the top of the IJ Global league tables in 12 different categories globally and regionally in 2020.

Commenting on the team’s success, Asia Pacific Head of Banking, Scott Neilson, said: “We are very pleased that we have again been recognised as APAC Legal Advisor of the Year by IJ Global and that our clients select us for their most important, market leading transactions. Helping our clients close market leading transactions is really a team effort and we would like to recognise the efforts of the sponsors, financial institutions and other advisors who we work with to make these innovative deals a success, especially in what have been very challenging times. Our team members also deserve a big thanks for going above and beyond for our clients.”

Tim Scales, co-head of the Global Projects group, adds: “These awards are a reflection of the breadth and depth of our global PENRI (Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure) group, the cutting edge deals that our clients continue to trust us with and the hard work and dedication of everyone involved, particularly during a year of such uncertainty.”

The 21 award winning transactions on which we advised are:

Asia Pacific

  • APAC Renewables – SB Energy Solar PV Portfolio Refinancing
  • APAC Transport – Almaty Ring Road
  • APAC Oil and Gas – Icthys LNG refinancing

Europe

  • European Renewables (Solar) Deal of the Year 2021 for the Kaposvar solar project
  • European Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2021 for the Coriance District Heating project
  • European Renewables (Wind) Deal of the Year 2021 for the London Array Refinancing
  • European Transport (Road) Deal of the Year 2021 for the A88 Refinancing
  • European Transport (Port) Deal of the Yea 2021 for the Antwerp Gateway Refinancing
  • European Renewable (Portfolio) Deal of the Year 2021 for the Iberwind Portuguese Wind Farm project
  • European Telecoms Deal of the Year 2021 for the Calisen Smart Meter Refinancing
  • European Digital Infra Deal of the Year 2021 for Synerail Transport Comms
  • European Telecom Towers Deal of the Year 2021 for Phoenix Towers

Middle East and Africa

  • MENA Refinancing Mining Deal of the Year 2021 for the Ma’aden Wa’ad Phosphate Company Refinancing
  • MENA Social Infra-structure Deal of the Year 2021 for Noor Abu Dhabi Street Lighting Phase 1
  • Africa Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2021 for Nigeria LNG Train 7

The Americas

  • North America Export Finance Deal of the Year 2021 for Verizon Communications
  • North America Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2021 for University of Iowa Utility System P3
  • LATAM Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2021 for the Cakua Offshore Compression Station
  • LATAM Renewables (Solar) Deal of the Year 2021 for Javiera and Sol del Desierto
  • LATAM Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2021 for Infraestructura Educativa II
  • LATAM Transport Deal of the Year 2021 for Project Condor

The IJ Global awards view the infrastructure and energy sectors broadly, covering M&A, debt finance and a range of other experience across the lifecycle of infrastructure and energy assets.