White & Case picked up a string of awards at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards ceremony held at the New York Athletic Club on November 9, 2016.
John Reiss, Global Head of M&A, received the "M&A Advisor Leadership Award", honoring his outstanding career achievements and contribution to the M&A community.
Greg Pryor, Americas Head of M&A, received the "M&A Legal Advisor of the Year" award, in recognition of his leading role in numerous high-profile deals in 2016, including Qingdao Haier's US$5.4 billion acquisition of GE Appliances.
The Qingdao Haier deal also won "Cross-Border Deal of the Year (>US$1 billion)" and "M&A Deal of the Year (US$5-20 billion)". This notable, transformative M&A transaction marks one of the largest US/China acquisitions in 2016.
The M&A Advisor Awards is an annual event which celebrates the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of leading dealmakers, firms and transactions. The 2016 winners were selected for their accomplishments by an independent judging committee of M&A professionals, who honored finalists whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions.