Annual review 2017

Awards and accolades

FY2016/17 was a tremendously successful year for A&O, with work by our lawyers and staff winning widespread recognition across our network.

NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

Global Finance Deal of the Year Insolvency
and Restructuring (U.S.) – Honoree Recognition,

American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2017


AFRICA

Africa Deal of the Year
Yinson Production financing, Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards, 2017

Band 2 Banking & Finance
Band 4 Projects & Energy

Chambers South Africa, 2017

Tier 1 Banking & Finance
Tier 2 Projects & Energy
Tier 3 Tax

Legal 500 South Africa, 2017


MIDDLE EAST

Consumer M&A Legal Advisor Award
Middle East & North Africa Mergermarket M&A Legal Advisor Awards, 2017

Banking and Finance Team of the Year
Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2016

Qatar Deal of the Year
IFN Awards, 2016

Saudi Arabia Deal of the Year
IFN Awards, 2016

Best Law Firm in Insolvency & Restructuring
IFN Awards, 2016

Best Islamic Law Firm
The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year in Qatar
IFLR Middle East Awards, 2016

Construction Team of the Year
Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards, 2016

MENA Petrochemicals Deal of the Year
IJ Global MENA Awards, 2016

MENA Power Deal of the Year
IJ Global MENA Awards, 2016


ASIA PACIFIC

More Band 1 rankings in ASEAN than any other law firm
Chambers, 2017

Southeast Asia Banking & Financial Services Firm of the Year
ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards, 2017

Debt Market Deal of the Year
ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards, 2017

Debt Market Deal of the Year
Australasian Law Awards, 2017

M&A Deal of the Year (Mid-size)
ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards, 2017

Equity Market Deal of the Year
Australasian Law Awards, 2017

Singapore International Firm of the Year
Chambers Asia Awards, 2017

India International Firm of the Year
Chambers Asia Awards, 2017

Power Deal of the Year
IJ Global Awards Asia, 2017

Oil & Gas Deal of the Year
IJ Global Awards Asia, 2017

Energy & Resources Deal of the Year
ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards, 2017

Banking & Financial Services Firm of the Year
ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards, 2017

1,079
A&O LAWYERS RANKED ACROSS ALL CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS DIRECTORIES

270
A&O IS RANKED IN 270 CATEGORIES ACROSS ALL LEGAL 500 DIRECTORIES – AMONG THE HIGHEST WITHIN THE MAGIC CIRCLE FIRMS

WESTERN EUROPE

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards, 2016
Highly Commended

  • • Culture, Brand and Strategy,
       FT Innovative Lawyers Awards, 2016
  • • New Markets and Capital,
       FT Innovative Lawyers Awards, 2016
  • • Children’s Pro Bono Legal Service,
       FT Innovative Lawyers Awards, 2016

Enterprise: Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility
Queen’s Award, 2017

Winner
CSR Innovation, Legal Week Innovation Awards, 2017

Competition Team of the Year & Legal Innovator of the Year
Legal Business Awards, 2017

Private placement law firm of the year
Global Capital, 2017

Finance (Acquisition) Team of the Year
Financial News Legal Services Awards Europe, 2017

Six ‘Best In’ awards at the Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2017

  • • Four ‘Best In’
  • • One ‘Rising Star’
  • • Best International Firm for Work-Life Balance

European Pensions Law Firm of the Year
European Pensions Awards, 2017

Law Firm of the Year
Risk Awards, 2017

International Finance Law Review (IFLR) Europe Awards, 2017

  • • International Law Firm of the Year
  • • Belgium Law Firm of the Year
  • • High Yield Deal of the Year
  • • Loans Deal of the Year
  • • Private Equity Deal of the Year
  • • Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year

ILO Client Choice Award for White Collar Crime: Joost Everaert
Client Choice Award, 2017

Global Law Firm of the Year
Infrastructure Investor Awards, 2017

Legal Adviser of the Year
IJ Global Awards, 2017

Top Legal Advisor by value
InfraDeals, 2017

Best Global Commercial IP Law Firm 2017 & Most Feared IP Litigation Practice (France)
Acquisition International Magazine,
IP Excellence Awards 2017

Launch of A&O Life Sciences Hub (France) Rising Star Finance of the Year
Italian Legal Community Finance Awards, 2017

Debt Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year
Italian Legal Community Finance Awards, 2017


CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

International Law Firm of the Year
Slovak Law Firm of the Year competition, EPRAVO Group, 2017

Czech Republic Law Firm of the Year
IFLR Europe Awards, 2017

Band 1 for Banking and Finance
Corporate and M&A, Chambers

Tier 1 for Banking and Finance
Legal 500 and IFLR1000

WARSAW COMPETITION TEAM RANKED ELITE
Global Competition Review, 2017
Tier 1 ranking for our CEE offices across legal directories