International Financial Law Review (IFLR) bestowed multiple honors on global law firm White & Case at its 19th annual IFLR European Awards for 2018: The Firm was named Most Innovative US Law Firm in Europe, and also Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic (an honor the Prague office previously won for 2014, 2015 and 2016).
In addition, two transactions on which White & Case advised were named "Deals of the Year" at the awards ceremony on April 19 in London: "Nordea Bank consent solicitations" was named Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the Year, and "AnaCap Financial Europe" was named High Yield Deal of the Year.
IFLR is a prestigious international ratings guide that performs independent reviews in selected countries to rank the top firms in financial and corporate law.
"On behalf of all of the partners of the Prague office, I would like to thank our clients, for they made it possible for us to work on the biggest transactions on the Czech and global market, many of which have broken new ground," said Plch, White & Case executive partner for Prague. "I should mention our representation of PPF Group in launching their own bank in Great Britain; ClearBank, which is the first newly-established clearing bank in more than 250 years; the unique pre-packaged reorganization plan that was approved to put Motorpal back on its feet; the financial restructuring of Agrokor Group, in which we represent a creditor in connection with the insolvency of this, the largest Croatian company; the sale of the Olympia shopping mall in Brno, which marks the biggest real estate deal in the Czech Republic in 2017; and last, but not least, the representation of Waberer's International in connection with their IPO and the listing of their shares on the Budapest Stock Exchange."
The unique position of White & Case's Prague office has also been confirmed by the recently published rankings of the prestigious international rating guides Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and The Legal 500. All of them have consistently continued to rank White & Case at or near the very top across all categories that they review.