High yield sweeps the board at the IFLR Awards 2022 Europe
06 May 2022
Allen & Overy has picked up a total of five awards at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Awards 2022 Europe.
It was a big night for high yield with three wins including Team of the Year, Deal of the Year and Rising Star.
The annual ceremony, which took place on 5 May in London, recognises legal innovation by firms, teams and individuals working on cross-border transactions.
The full list of awards won by A&O is:
- Team of the Year: High Yield
- Deal of the Year: High Yield – Modulaire’s bond issuance
- Deal of the Year: Loans – Ethypharm‘s refinancing
- Rising Star: Angela Ryu – High Yield
- Firm of the Year: Poland
Commenting on the award wins from London, high yield head Kevin Muzilla said: “This is a fantastic achievement for A&O. We are particularly thrilled to have won three high yield awards which recognises the commitment and excellence of our team across Europe.”
Leveraged finance partner Neil Sinha added: “This is a great outcome for our sponsor side practice as we acted for the sponsor on both the Loan and High Yield Deal of the Year wins.”
High yield partner John Kicken commented: “These incredible wins come on the back of a record year for our high yield and leveraged finance practice, with Deal of the Year nominations for three high yield bond offerings (Modulaire, Titan and Douglas), three leveraged loans (Ethypharm, Modulaire and Valeo Foods) and a high yield restructuring (Intralot).”
Commenting on the award win from Warsaw, corporate partner Jaroslaw Iwanicki said: “We are so proud to have won the Firm of the Year award for Poland. We worked on some really exciting transactions for our clients in 2021 and to get the market recognition for this is an incredible achievement for our team.”