Baker McKenzie has won a series of awards in the Asia Pacific region in the past two months, including for its involvement in a number of landmark deals.
At the IFLR Asia Pacific Awards 2020 announced today, the Firm has been recognized for its work in KKR & Co. Inc.'s USD 1.56 billion acquisition of Taipei-listed LCY Chemical. Dubbed as the largest-ever private equity-backed transaction in Taiwan, the deal has been awarded "Deals of the Year, Private Equity" by IFLR. The deal was also named "Deals of the Year" by Asian MENA Counsel, along with Yoma Strategic Holding’s offshore bond issue on which the Firm also advised. The offshore bond deal marks the first ever cross-border bond issuance by a Myanmar-focused company in the Thai capital market.
The IFLR Asia Awards recognize the region's most innovative and complex deals, and the firms that worked on them. Asian-MENA Counsel Deals of the Year recognize the top transactions and matters that closed during 2019.
The Firm has also been recognized by Chambers & Partners for its market leading practice, and was named "Taiwan Firm of the Year" and "Thailand Firm of the Year" at the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2020. Its Indonesian member firm, HHP Law Firm, was named "Indonesia Domestic Firm of the Year." The Chambers Asia Pacific Awards honor the work of national and international law firms across the region based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers Asia Pacific. They recognize a law firm’s preeminence in key jurisdictions in the region. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
In addition, Anita Karina Sungkono, a senior associate in the Finance & Projects Practice in HHP Law Firm, has been named "Rising Star of the Year" at the IFLR Asia Pacific Awards 2020. Anita has represented HHP's major clients in a number of project financing transactions, including: PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China's development and financing of Indonesia’s first high-speed train project connecting Jakarta – Bandung. This deal has won a number of industry awards, including "Indonesian Deal of the Year" and "Project Finance Deal of the Year" at the ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2018; and also "Impact Deal of the Year" at the AsiaLaw Regional Awards 2019. Anita has also acted for UPC Renewables in relation to the development and financing of 70MW Sidrap wind power project in South Sulawesi, the first wind power project operating in Indonesia.