Insight
August 2019
LIBOR: What You Need to Know
Understanding and planning for the impact of LIBOR discontinuation is imperative to a smooth transition for all market participants. Read the latest report in our LIBOR series for guidance.
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Today's lenders and borrowers face a myriad of challenges, including restrictions on foreign banks lending to companies in certain jurisdictions, distressed debt and increasing complexity of financial services regulation across the world. With most financing transactions that involve global companies requiring execution in more than one jurisdiction, and local law requirements posing challenges that can significantly affect deal value, it is crucial that their lawyers can navigate them through this complex environment. Baker McKenzie is exceptionally well positioned to do this.

ECA Finance Deal of the Year - USD 150 million backed term loan facility provided to Turkcell
Bonds & Loans Awards Turkey 2020

Asian Power Deal of the Year - Gulf PD Company Limited
Islamic Finance Deal of the Year - Cypark Ref Sdn Bhd
Project Finance International (PFI) Awards 2019

Asian Power Deal of the Year - Gulf PD Company Limited
PFI Asia Awards 2019

Malaysia Firm of the Year - Wong & Partners
Impact Deal of the Year for Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail Line PPP (Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners and Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow) and acquisition of the wind and solar renewable energy portfolio of Equis Fund Group (Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners)
Asialaw Regional Awards 2019

Ranked #1 Leading law firm in Asia (ex-Japan) in the Lead Bank's Legal Counsel Table
Debtwire H1 2019

Trade Finance Deal of the Year - Serba Dinamik's UK Export Finance-guaranteed cross-border Islamic financing facility (Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow/Emmanuel Hadjidakis)
Equity & IPO Deal of the Year - Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings (Prolintas) (Wong & Partners/Mark Lim)
Green Project Deal of the Year - Cypark Ref (Wong & Partners/Mark Lim)
Islamic Finance News Deal of the Year 2019

Petrochemical Deal of the Year, Regional - Long Son Petrochemicals Company's USD 3.2 billion loan facility (Baker McKenzie, Vietnam)
Green Project of the Year, Australia - Bulgana Green Power Hub's AUD 235 million project financing (Baker McKenzie)
Utility Deal of the Year, Australia - Origin Energy's AUD 267 million sale of metering business Acumen to intelliHub (Baker McKenzie)
Transport Deal of the Year, India - Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund 2's acquisition of nine road projects (Baker McKenzie)
Power Deal of the Year, South Korea - Gen Plus BV's 49% stake acquisition in Paju Energy Service Company from SK E&S for KRW 900 billion (Baker McKenzie)
Infrastructure Fund IPO Deal of the Year, Thailand - Thailand Future Fund Infrastructure's THB 44.7 billion IPO (Baker McKenzie)
Telecom Deal of the Year, Thailand - Digital Infrastructure Fund's asset acquisition and capital increase (Baker McKenzie)
Petrochemical Deal of the Year, Vietnam - Long Son Petrochemicals Company's USD 3.2 billion loan facility (Baker McKenzie, Vietnam)
Project Finance Law Firm of the Year, Vietnam - Baker McKenzie
Oil and Gas Deal of the Year, Indonesia - Medco E&P Malaka/Medco E&P Tomori Sulawesi's USD 500 million secured reserve-based lending facility (HHP Law Firm)
The Asset Triple A Asia Infrastructure Awards 2019

Most Innovative Restructuring Deal
Most Innovative Deal - Loans

IFLR Most Innovative Deals, Europe, 2019

African Programme of the Year – South African REIPPP
2019 Project Finance International (PFI) Awards: Middle East and Africa

Cross Border Turnaround of the Year Takata
Private Equity Acquisition & Turnaround of the Year Westinghouse

Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards 2019

African Biomass deal of the year - Ngodwana Energy Biomass
Americas Downstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year – Petroperu
Asia Pacific Biomass Deal of the Year – Chana Green
Asia Pacific Petrochemicals Deal of the Year – Long Son
Latin American Transmission Deal of the Year – Cajamarca Transmission Line Refinancing
MENA Power Deal of the Year – Sakaka Solar PV
IJ Global Awards 2018

Best Deals 2018 – UKEF and Standard Chartered Bank’s financing of Kabaale Airport in Uganda
Best Deals 2018, Global Trade Review

Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year – Sirajganj
Europe & Africa Downstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year – National Grid Gas
Latin America Hydro Deal of the Year – San Martin Hydro

IJ Global Awards 2017

LatAm Deal of the Year – Stoneway
Global Multilateral Deal of the Year: Egypt Solar
Middle East and Africa Renewables Deal of the Year: DEWA Solar
PFI Awards 2017

Project Finance Deal of the Year – Barakah Nuclear Power Plant
IFLR Middle East Awards 2017

Global Finance Deal of the Year: Projects (Middle East) – Barakah Nuclear Power Plant
American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2017

TMT Deal of the Year – Softbank’s Acquisition of Arm Holdings
M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)* - Softbank’s Acquisition of Arm Holdings
Japan Deal of the Year - Softbank’s Acquisition of Arm Holdings

* The M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) category was for deals with a value of greater than USD 1 billion.
2017 ALB Japan Law Awards

Innovation in cross-border insolvency and restructuring – Metinvest
2017 Global Restructuring Review Awards

Best Digital Marketing Campaign (Bronze) – Global FSR App
2017 CityWealth Brand Management & Reputations Awards

Asia Restructuring of the Year – PT Berlian Laju Tanker
IFLR Asia Awards 2016

Deal of the Year – EMEA Export Finance: Power - Assuit and West Damietta Power Stations
Trade Finance Awards 2017

Best Trade / Export Finance Law Firm (Global)
Best Commodity Finance Law Firm (Global)
Best Trade Law Firm in the Americas

Trade Finance Awards 2016

Best Export Finance Law Firm
TXF Trade & Export Finance Awards 2016

Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year
African Legal Awards 2015

Best Trade Finance Law Firm in Latin America
Trade Finance Magazine 2015

Best Trade Finance Law Firm in North America
Trade Finance Magazine 2015

Debt Market Deal of the Year - Suntory Holdings Limited’s buyout of Beam Inc
ALB Japan Asia Law Awards 2015

Solar Deal of the Year - Ilanga 1 CSP Project
Project Finance International 2015