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LIBOR: Update and Next Steps
Significant steps towards identifying alternative benchmark rates have been made since the FCA’s announcement that LIBOR will likely cease in 2021.
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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.

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

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

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