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Award Winning 

Client satisfaction is the real measure of success for the work we do. But we also value the external recognition gained through the awards we have won around the world.

Below is a selection of some of the awards Linklaters has won recently. For more information, please contact one of our global PR team (see right hand column). 

  • 2014
    MPF Management Excellence Awards 2014
    Best Thought Leadership Campaign
    Insights ipad app for Best use of systems for enhancing the client experience
    • 2013
      Financial Times and Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2013
      Russia Legal Adviser of the Year
      European Legal Adviser of the Year
      Mid-market Legal Adviser of the Year
    • Chambers Europe Awards 2013
      Law Firm of the Year: Spain

      British Legal Awards 2013
      M&A Team of the Year

      FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2013
      Most Innovative European Law Firm (No. 1 ranked Law Firm in the FT Innovative Lawyers Report)
      Most Innovative Law Firm in Finance (for our work on the Lehman Brothers Insolvency)

      Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2013
      Pan European Legal Adviser of the Year

      Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2013
      Best international firm for women in business law
      Best international firm for talent management (for the Linklaters Women’s Leadership programme)
      Elaine Keats - Best in capital markets: Debt
      Françoise Maigrot - Best in real estate
      Yen Sum - Best in insolvency & restructuring
      Rising star in finance - Sarah Marsden

      Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2013
      Pan European Legal Adviser of the Year

      The Lawyer Awards 2013
      M&A Team of the Year (for the Glencore/Xstrata merger)

      Asia Legal Business (ALB) South East Asia Awards

      International Deal Firm of the Year
      Equity Market Deal/Team of the Year (for advising on the Felda (Malaysia) IPO (the largest IPO in Asia in 2012))
      Debt Market Deal/Team of the Year (for advising on the US$1 billion Subordinated debt issue by Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation)

      Club des 30
      CGG Véritas
      Financial operation of the year 2013

      Best Laywers 2013
      Kiril Bougartchev Best Lawyer Criminal Defence

      Magazine des Affaires
      Corporate team of the year - 2013

      PFI Global M&A Deal of the Year (Project Fenice)
      Project Finance International 2012


      European Oil and Gas Portfolio Financing Deal of the Year (Project Fenice) Project Finance International 2012

      Mergermarket/Financial Times
      M&A team of the year (France) - 2013

      Financial News Awards for Excellence in Legal Services Europe 2013
      Law firm of the year
      Deal of the year - Glencore/Xstrata
      Partner of the year - Charlie Jacobs

      Global Competition Review (GCR) Awards 2013
      Merger Control Matter of the Year - Europe: Glencore/Xstrata

      IFLR European awards 2013
      Pan-European Law Firm of the Year
      European Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year
      Debt and equity-linked deal of the year - Greek PSI
      Project Finance deal of the year - Carrington Power CCGT
      Restructuring deal of the year - Seat Pagine Gialle
      Law firm of the year: Belgium
      Law firm of the year: Italy
      Equity team of the year
      Project Finance team of the year
      Restructuring team of the year
      Lifetime Achievement - Lachlan Burn

      Chambers Global Awards 2013
      Law Firm of the Year : Africa 

      Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards 2013
      UAE Deal of the Year for the US$1bn Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Perpetual Tier 1 Trust Certificates
      Mudarabah Deal of the Year for the US$1bn Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Perpetual Tier 1 Trust Certificates
      Syndicated Deal of the Year for the Jebel Ali Free Zone AED4.4bn Facility

      Legal Business Awards 2013
      Corporate Team of the Year

    • 2012

      EMEA Finance - Project Finance Awards 2012
      Best power deal in Africa: Jorf Lasfar power plant, Morocco

    • Project Finance Magazine 2012
      African Power Deal of the Year – Jorf Lasfar

      European High-Speed Rail Deal of the Year - Nimes-Montpelier

      Project Finance International 2012
      Middle East and Africa Power Deal of the Year - Azito Energie

      Trophées du Droit 2012
      Trophée d’Or - Firme internationale

      Magazine des Affaires
      Corporate team of the year - 2012

      Financial Times and mergermarket European M&A Awards 2012

      European Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year

      UK Legal Adviser of the Year

      IPO of the Year: Direct Line
      M&A team of the year (France)

      M&A Deal of the Year: Merger of Glencore & Xstrata

      The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Awards 2012

      ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and Civil Justice Innovation

      British Legal Awards 2012

      CSR Initiative/Programme of the Year: Linklaters and Weil Gotshal Manges

      British Legal Awards 2012 - Best Use of Technology

      The Macallan Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards 2012

      The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year

      FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2012

      Most Innovative Firm in Corporate Law

      Global Investor/ISF Investment Excellence Awards 2012

      Legal firm of the year

      Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2012
      Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm

      Best International Firm for Women in Business Law


      Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year, Who’s Who Legal Awards 2012

      (for the seventh consecutive year)

      European Tax Awards 2012, International Tax Review

      European Tax Firm of the Year

      European Capital Markets Tax Firm of the Year

      Belgium Tax Firm of the Year

      France Tax Firm of the Year


      Chambers Europe Awards 2012

      International Law Firm of the Year in Russia

      Law Firm of the Year in the UK


      UK Pensions Awards 2012

      15th Anniversary Adviser Award for Excellence

      IFLR Europe Awards 2012

      Credit Suisse Cocos - Debt and equity-linked deal of the year

      Glencore IPO - Equity deal of the year‪

      KCA Deutag - Restructuring deal of the year‪

      Debt and equity-linked team of the year‪ for Air Liquide dim sum bonds and Credit Suisse Basel 111 Cocos

      Equity team of the year‪ for Glencore, Evraz and other deals

      Chambers Global Awards 2012
      Law Firm Of The Year : Europe
      Law Firm Of The Year : Corporate/M&A

    • 2011

      EMEA Finance Europe Banking Awards 2011

      Best law firm in Europe

    • Trophée «Implication des acteurs»
      Trophées de la Diversité 2011

      FT/mergermarket European M&A Awards
      Legal Adviser of the Year for Benelux
      Legal Adviser of the Year for France
      Legal Adviser of the Year for Middle East & North Africa
      Legal Adviser of the Year for UK
      M&A team of the year (France)


      TMT Team of the Year
      The Lawyer Awards 2011

      Magazine des Affaires
      Corporate team of the year - 2011

      ACQ Global Awards 2011
      Competition Law Firm of the Year for Middle East


      Africa Energy Awards 2011
      Best Renewable Project in Africa - Cape Verde wind farms (Cabeolica Project)


      ALB SE Asia Awards 2011
      SE Asia M&A deal of the year - BP Acquisition of Oil and Gas Blocks in India
      IPP Financial Advisers Award Singapore M&A Deal of the Year - Khazanah/Fortis competing Takeover Offer for Parkway


      The Asset magazine Awards 2011
      Best Capital Markets Law Firm, Asia
      Best M&A Firm, Asia
      Best Bankruptcy Law Firm, Asia


      Chambers Europe Awards 2011
      European Law Firm of the Year
      Belgian Law Firm of the Year
      German Law Firm of the Year


      City of London Corporation’s Sustainable City Awards 2011
      National Sustainable City Award in Responsible Waste Management
      Platinum Award for excellence in waste management


      DealMakers Law Awards 2011
      Competition Law Firm of the Year


      European Tax Awards 2011
      European Capital Markets Tax Team of the Year (2nd consecutive year)
      Belgium Tax Firm of the Year


      European Women in Business Law Awards 2011
      Best in Energy and Resources - Fiona Hobbs
      Best in Insolvency and Restructuring - Rebecca Jarvis
      Best International Law Firm for Minority Women Lawyers


      FinanceAsia Awards 2011
      Best Foreign Financial Law Firm in Japan (fourth consecutive year)
      Best International Bond Award - advising the Joint Lead Managers on Mitsubishi Corporation's issue of US$500m bonds, which was its first US dollar-denominated bond in 25 years
      Best International Firm in Japan


      GCR Awards 2011
      M&A Transaction of the Year, Europe: Sanofi-Aventis joint venture with Merck
      Lifetime Achievement Award: Sir Christopher Bellamy QC


      IFLR Asia Awards 2011
      Debt/Equity-linked Deal of the Year - the Hopewell RMB Bond
      Private Equity Deal of the Year - CVC Capital Partners/PT Matahari Department Store
      Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year - BNZ Covered Bonds
      International Firm of the Year


      IFLR Europe Awards 2011
      International Law Firm of the Year
      French Law Firm of the Year
      Debt and Equity-Linked team of the year
      Restructuring Team of the Year
      Structured Finance Team of the Year
      Structured Finance Deal of the Year - Andromeda Project Bond
      Private Equity Deal of the Year - Carlyle/B&B Hotels 


      Infrastructure Journal Awards 2011
      Legal Adviser of the Year - Oil & Gas
      Deal of the Year Transport - LGV Tours-Bordeaux PPP / SEA High Speed Line
      Deal of the Year Energy Acquisition - Combination of International Power and GDF SUEZ


      InterContinental Finance Magazine Legal Excellence Awards 2011
      Law Firm of the Year - Project Finance


      Juve Awards 2011
      Law Firm of the Year for M&A
      Law Firm of the Year for Private Equity and Venture Capital


      The Lawyer HR Awards 2011
      Best Website - for innovative use of social media
      Most Effective Employee Benefits Scheme - for Health and Wellbeing programme


      Lawyer World Law Awards 2011
      Competition & Antitrust Law Firm of the Year

      Mecenova Awards 2011
      "Jury’s Favourite" - for recognition of the firm's commitment to social responsibility

    • 2010

      Acquisitions Monthly M&A 2010 roll of honour
      Law firm of the year

      Acquisitions Monthly Awards 2010
      Competition law firm of the year
      Law firm of the year in M&A work undertaken in 2010


      Asian Banker Awards 2010

      Achievement Award for Legal Advice to the Commercial Banking Industry (fourth year in succession)

      Asia Legal Business South East Asia Awards 2010
      Equity Market Deal of the Year
      South East Asia Deal of the year for Maxis IPO (largest ever listing in Malaysia and SE Asia)
      Debt Market Deal of the year in Republic of Indonesiaís US$3bn global bond offering

    • Magazine des Affaires
      Corporate team of the year - 2010

      Asia Legal Business Hong Kong Awards 2010
      Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year - The Macallan Fine Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award
      Debt Market Deal of the Year - PRC Government RMB Bonds
      M&A Deal of the Year - MITSUI & CO- TPV Technology Takeover Bid

      Asian Counsel Representing Corporate Asia Survey 2010
      Asian Counsel Firm of the Year for Corporate/M&A

      Asian Counsel 2010
      Regulatory/Compliance Law Firm of the Year
      Winning deals of the year:
      Global Logistic IPO/ Global Logistic Properties IPO - Allen & Gledhill as legal advisers to GLP, Schwartz-Mei Group (the Vendor) and Reco Platinum Pte Ltd (the Grantor of the Over-allotment option) as to Singapore law
      United Company Rusal Ltd Hong Kong IPO - legal adviser to the Underwriters
      Hopewell Project Highway Issuing of Debt Securities
      Liquidation of Lehman Brothers Asian Entities  RASCALS - Acting for the Joint Administrators (PricewaterhouseCoopers UK)
      AIA Group Limited (AIA) Initial Public Offering - advised the underwriters on Hong Kong law issues

      AsiaMoney Awards 2010
      Deal of the Year, Thailand - Bank of Ayudhyaís US$540 million acquisition of AIG Retail Bank and AIG Card

      Banking in the Community's Awards for Excellence 2010
      Leader in UK Community Investment

      Benchmark Litigation 2010
      Litigation star in New York Joe Armao (Antitrust securities, White-collar crime)

      Black Solicitors Network 2010
      Diversity Champion in the UK

      Chambers Europe 2010
      UK law firm of the year
      Belgium law firm of the year

      China Law & Practice Awards 2010
      Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the Year (Sino-Forest exchange offer)
      Energy and Natural Resources Deal of the Year (ICBC - The Republic of Angola)
      International Team of the Year Project Finance

      DealMakers Annual Awards 2010
      Public Procurement Law firm of the Year

      De Tijd Awards 2010
      Jean-Pierre Blumberg one of the 10 most influential businessmen in Belgium

      EMEAfinance 2010
      Best Legal Firm in CEE & CIS Debt Capital Markets

      Euromoney and Ernst & Young Global Renewable Energy Awards 2010
      Legal Adviser of the Year
      Infrastructure Equity Deal of the Year for ETH Bioenergia acquisition of Brenco

      FinanceAsia 2010
      Best Hong Kong Deal - L'Occitane International's USD$787m IPO
      Deal of the Year, Best IPO for AIA Groupís USD$20.5bn IPO
      Best M&A Deal for KNOC's USD$2.8bn acquisition of Dana Petroleum
      Best India Deal for Bharti Airtel's USD$10.7bn acquisition of Zain Africa

      FinanceAsia Japan Awards 2010
      Best Foreign Financial Law Firm in Japan (third year in succession)

      IFLR Asia Awards 2010
      Private Equity Deal of the year - KKR and Affinity / Oriental Brewery
      Private Equity Team of the year
      Debt & Equity-linked team of the year (seventh year in succession)

      IFLR Europe Awards 2010
      Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the year for Lloyds ECNs
      Structured Finance deal of the year for Source ETC programme
      Equity Deal of the year for Lloyds rights issue
      Private Equity deal of the year for Oaktree/Countrywide
      Restructuring deal of the year- McCarthy & Stone
      Structured Finance team of the year
      European law firm of the year
      Belgium law firm of the year
      Private equity team of the year
      Equity team of the year

      IFLR India Awards 2010
      International Restructuring team of the year
      Restructuring deal of the year for Suzlon Group
      M&A deal of the year for Tech Mahindra, Satyam (Talwar Thakore & Associates)

      IFLR Middle East Awards 2010
      Project Finance Deal of the Year for Jubail
      M&A Deal of the Year - Kingdom Holdings/Kingdom Hotel Investments
      Equity deal of the Year - Du rights issue
      Equity team of the Year

      IFR (International Financing Review) Awards 2010
      Emerging EMEA Loan (Deal of the Year) for BP Angola & BP Caspianís US$4.75bn loan

      International Tax Review 2010
      European Capital Markets Tax Team of the year
      Swedish Tax Firm of the year

      Jane's Transport Finance Awards 2010
      Rail Finance Law  HSBC rail bank & bond financing
      Road Finance Law  Moscow Minsk Highway PPP

      Law society excellence awards 2010
      Law Society's Excellence in Community Investment Award

      Lawyer HR Awards 2010
      Most effective employee benefits scheme

      Legal Business Awards 2010
      Corporate team of the year

      Mergermarket/FT Awards 2010
      European legal adviser of the year
      French legal adviser of the year
      Middle East & North Africa M&A legal adviser of the year
      M&A team of the year (France)

    • 2009

      Acquisitions Monthly
      Competition Law Firm of the Year

      Mergermarket European M&A Awards
      Legal adviser of the Year
      French Legal Advisor of the Year

      Asia Risk 2009
      Derivatives Law Firm of the Year

      The Lawyer Awards 2009
      Banking and Finance Team of the Year

      Who's Who Legal Awards 2009
      Capital markets firm of the year award

      Asia Legal Business South East Asia Law Awards 2009
      International Deal Firm of the Year
      Energy & Resources Law Firm of the Year
      Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year for Nomura-Lehman Brothers acquisition

      International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards 2009
      European Law Firm 2009

      World's Best Investment Bank Awards 2009, Global Finance
      Best global legal advisers
      Best legal advisors in western Europe

      IFLR Asia Awards 2009
      Restructuring of the Year (for Lehman/Nomura)

      Legal Business Awards 2009
      Banking/Restructuring team of the Year, for advising PwC as administrator to Lehman Brothers
      Corporate team of the year, for advising Scottish & Newcastle as the target in the cross-border acquisition by Sunrise Acquisitions

      IFLR Europe Awards 2009
      M&A team of the year
      Project finance team of the year
      M&A deal of the year for advising Scottish Newcastle as the target in the cross-border acquisition by Sunrise Acquisitions
      Equity deal of the year for the Centrica rights issue
      Structured finance deal of the year for the ING covered bond
      Restucturing of the year for the Cheyne Finance SIV
      Project finance deal of the year for Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      FinanceAsia Japan Awards 2009
      Best Foreign Financial Law Firm

      Practical Law Company 2009
      Benelux law firm of the year
      UK law firm of the year

      Who's Who Legal, Belgium
      Belgium law firm of the year, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

    • Mergermarket/Financial Times
      M&A team of the year - 2009 (France)

      European Tax Awards 2009, International Tax Review
      Belgian tax firm of the year
      Swedish tax firm of the year
      European capital markets transaction of the year

    • 2008


      Financial Times-Mergermarket M&A Awards 2008
      European and UK legal adviser of the year
      Asian legal adviser of the year

      Financial News Legal Awards 2008
      Debt and credit team of the year

      British Legal Awards 2008
      Banking/Restructuring team of the year
      Cross-border M&A team of the year

      Jane's Transport Finance Awards 2008
      Legal house of the year award
      Rail finance law award (for Angel Trains)
      Port finance law award (for Jeddah Port)

      Lloyd's Shipping Economist, Ship Finance Awards 2008
      Legal services relating to ship finance award

      International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Middle East Awards 2008
      Middle East law firm of the year award

      Who's Who Legal Awards 2008
      Capital markets firm of the year award

      The Lawyer Awards 2008
      Banking team of the year
      Corporate team of the year

      Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2008
      European law firm of the year

      International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Europe Awards 2008
      International law firm of the year
      M&A team of the year
      Equity team of the year
      Equity deal of the year for the VTB IPO
      M&A deal of the year
      Private equity deal of the year for the Permira/Valentino Fashion deal

      International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards 2008
      International law firm of the year

      FinanceAsia Awards 2008
      Best financial law firm

      Asset Triple A Awards 2008
      Best law firm

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