International Financial Law Review (IFLR) bestowed multiple honors on global law firm White & Case at its 20th annual IFLR European Awards for 2019: 'Loans deal of the year' for the Advent International/Laird acquisition financing, 'Loans team of the year' and the award for the 'Most innovative US law firm in Europe'.
The award for 'Loans team of the year' attracted the following comment from IFLR: 'White & Case had key roles on two shortlisted loans. The firm, led by London-based Jacqueline Evans, advised Goldman Sachs Bank and Lucid Agency Services on a highly bespoke financing for We Soda and the Ciner group. The firm also represented GSO on the financing for Advent International's acquisition of Laird. Away from the shortlist, a notable deal saw the firm advise the lenders out of its Czech office on the financing of First Quality Nonwovens, which broke new ground as a CEE bank financed acquisition of a US-based company involving committed financing.'
In awarding 'Most innovative US law firm in Europe', IFLR reported: "White & Case was firing on all cylinders from one end of the region to the other and boasts roles on 15 shortlisted deals and seven nominations for team of the year. Highlights are plenty, but arguably high yield and bank loan practices stand out. Some of its most innovative work includes the Kazatamprom IPO and dual LSE/AIX listing, the high yield offerings by Novalpina, OCI, International Design Group and Rossini/Recordati, the We Soda loan and DoBank servicing agreement platform, among other deals."
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