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International Law Firm of the Year: Allen & Overy takes home top accolade at IFLR Europe Awards 2017

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21 April 2017

​Allen & Overy was named International Law Firm of the Year at the 18th annual IFLR European Awards and won eight awards in total across a range of practices, from structured finance and securitisation to loans and private equity.

The ceremony, held in London, celebrated 2016’s most innovative deals, teams and firms. IFLR noted that:
 
“Allen & Overy had a great year in 2016, reflected by its appearance on the highest number of shortlisted deals. Among its highlights were pivotal roles on the Nykredit senior resolution notes and AB InBev corporate bonds, as well as on innovative offerings by Virgin Media, IHO Holding, Ziggo and Perstorp. The Enav IPO broke new ground in Europe and the WIND/3 JV set a gold standard in competition strategy. Towd Point and Virgin Media set new precedents in securitisations.”
 
The full list of awards won includes:
  • High Yield Deal of the Year (Virgin Media receivables financing notes)
  • Loans Deal of the Year (Bayer’s syndicated bridge loan)
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year (HarbourVest/SVG Capital)
  • Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year (Towd Point mortgage funding 2016-Granite 1)
  • Structured Finance and Securitisation Team of the Year
  • Belgium Law Firm of the Year
  • Czech Republic Law Firm of the Year
  • International Law Firm of the Year
Salim Nathoo, global head of securitisation at Allen & Overy, commented: “That we won eight awards across a range of practices and regions is indicative of the breadth and depth of our expertise and the extent to which we continue to lead the market. We constantly strive to develop new solutions to our clients’ challenges so we are proud to have that commitment to innovation celebrated by the International Law Firm of the Year prize.”