Environmental Finance, an industry-leading publication, has named White & Case "Best Law Firm" at its 2017 Green Bond Awards, which recognize best practices and issues that were "significant in the development of the market," according to Environmental Finance. Winners were decided by a panel of judges from among major green bond investors.
The Firm also received accolades as part of the team responsible for the €750 million green bond that won "Bond of the year: SSA and Award for Innovation: Structure – Poland." As legal advisor to the issuer, White & Case helped bring the world's first sovereign green bond to the market.
In its award announcement, Environmental Finance cited not only White & Case's ground-breaking green bond work, but also its status as an observer member of Green Bond Principles, as a select member of the Green Finance Initiative Partnership and as an advisor to the Bank of England in its role as chair of the G20 Green Finance Study Group.