White & Case named “Law Firm of the Year” at Chambers Europe Awards

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has won both the Europe and Czech Republic "Firm of the Year" awards at the 2024 Chambers Europe Awards.

Europe Law Firm of the Year

This award recognizes White & Case's 25 Band 1 rankings in the Chambers Europe 2024 guide. Work highlights from across the region in 2023 include:

  • Kindred's public takeover by La Française des Jeux

    White & Case advised gaming giant Kindred Group on its public takeover by France-based independent betting and gaming company La Française des Jeux SA.

  • Eni €4.9 billion acquisition of Neptune Energy

    White & Case advised Eni S.p.A. on its acquisition of independent exploration and production company Neptune Energy Group Limited for €4.9 billion.

  • MidEuropa's €1.3 billion sale of Profi

    White & Case advised MidEuropa on the €1.3 billion sale of Profi Rom Food (Profi) to Ahold Delhaize, a Dutch-Belgian listed multinational retail and wholesale holding company. This was the largest-ever private equity grocery sale in continental Europe.

  • BENTELER Group's €2 billion long-term financing

    White & Case advised the Austrian BENTELER Group on the issuance of various financial instruments for the early and full repayment of its existing restructuring liabilities.

  • ORPEA's financial restructuring

    White & Case advised the ORPEA Group on a restructuring plan to reduce its financial debt from €7.4 billion at an individual level and €9.2 billion at Group level and to finance its Refoundation Plan.

  • H2 Green Steel investment

    White & Case advised the lead investors on a €1.5 billion investment in H2 Green Steel to finance the construction of the world's first large-scale, green hydrogen-powered steel plant in Boden, Sweden.

  • Total annulment of EC inspection decision for Intermarché Casino Achats

    White & Case successfully advised Intermarché Casino Achats, the joint purchasing venture between Casino and Intermarché, in appealing the European Commission's decision to order inspections at its premises and those of its parent companies.

Czech Republic Firm of the Year

This award recognizes White & Case's six Band 1 rankings in the Czech Republic in Chambers Europe 2024. The Firm's Prague office advised on numerous significant matters in 2023, including:

  • PPF Group's €2.15 billion sale of telecom assets to e&

    White & Case advised PPF Group on the €2.15 billion sale of a 50 percent plus one share in PPF Telecom Group's assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia to Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC (e&) and on setting up a joint venture between PPF Group and e& regarding those assets.

  • Liquidation of Sberbank CZ

    White & Case advised the liquidator and insolvency trustee on the liquidation of Sberbank CZ—the Czech branch of Sberbank Europe Group—and on the CZK 41 billion sale of the bank's assets to Česká spořitelna (part of the Erste Group). This is the largest liquidation/insolvency of a bank in the Czech Republic in the past two decades.

This win follows the recent "National Law Firm of the Year" award for White & Case in the Czech Republic, from IFLR Europe.