International Financial Law Review (IFLR) honored White & Case twice at its 2020 IFLR Americas Awards announced on May 14. Two transactions on which White & Case advised were named "Deals of the Year" by IFLR.
The IFLR Americas awards celebrate "the most innovative deals of 2019 and the firms that completed them," according to IFLR. Winners are selected from the results of research by the IFLR editorial staff.
The "Deals of the Year" on which White & Case advised were:
Private Equity Deal of the Year: Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC / Genesee & Wyoming
White & Case advised a consortium comprising Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners and GIC on the US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) (G&W). White & Case also advised on the financing of the acquisition. The transaction resulted in G&W becoming a privately held company.
Restructuring Deal of the Year: Constellation Oil Services
White & Case advised Constellation Oil Services Holding S.A., a provider of offshore and onshore oil and gas contract drilling and production services in Brazil, in a complicated US$1.5 billion debt restructuring.