Global Transport Finance magazine (GTF) honored White & Case at its 2015 Annual Gala Awards dinner in London on December 8. A publication for the commercial aviation, shipping and rail industries, GTF annually recognizes bankers and lawyers for the most noteworthy aviation, airport, railway, shipping, seaport and logistics sector transactions that closed in the 12 months before the ceremony.
White & Case was recognized for multiple outstanding transactions, including "Shipping Debt Deal of the Year, Middle East" for advising the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) in a precedent-setting capital markets transaction involving the sale of ultra-large vessels, and "Rail Capital Markets Deal of the Year" for advising Alpha Trains on the landmark establishment of a common terms financing platform.
GTF also named White & Case "Airport Finance Law Firm of the Year," an honor reserved for the firm that "has distinguished itself in acting for banks or borrowers in significant transactions, with an emphasis on the size of the deals, complexity and geographic location," according to GTF. Deals that elevated White & Case above other nominees included the Firm’s advising of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico SAB de CV in establishing a dual program to issue short- and long-term debt instruments up to a revolving amount of MXN$9 billion, and the Firm’s representation of Aeroporto di Firenze SpA and Società Aeroporto Toscano Galileo Galilei SpA in their merger.