2013

The American Lawyer's Inaugural Global Legal Awards Winners

The American Lawyer

Global Legal Awards

The inaugural American Lawyer Global Legal Awards honor the deals or disputes of 2012 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice. They aim to capture the full gamut of global legal work, regardless of the forum or mode of lawyering, from cross-border M&A to dual equity listings, and from regulatory agencies to the World Trade Organization. They reflect the work of the entire legal team, including in-house counsel and the most significant local and specialty counsel for all parties in noncontentious matters. Finally, they honor global citizenship in all its forms, looking beyond just pro bono cases.

The grand prize winners in each of the four Global Legal Awards categories were announced on September 23 in New York.
 

GLOBAL FINANCE DEALS OF THE YEAR
The American Lawyer Global Finance Deals of the Year feature capital markets offerings and capital restructurings, as well as infrastructure projects that were conceived on a vast scale.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
GREECE'S DEBT RESTRUCTURING
A team of global firms helped restructure Greece's debt and ultimately win The American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards grand prize for finance.

 

GLOBAL DISPUTES OF THE YEAR
The American Lawyer Global Disputes of the Year honor the winning team in transnational cases regardless of the venue.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
DOW v. KUWAIT PETROLEUM
Dow Chemical Company and Shearman & Sterling win The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards grand prize for disputes for their work on the $2 billion Dow/Kuwait arbitration.
 

GLOBAL M&A DEALS OF THE YEAR
The American Lawyer Global M&A Deals of the Year recognize transactions that redrew the corporate map in every corner of the globe.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
SOFTBANK/SPRINT
SoftBank's successful bid for Sprint was a nail-biter. It took a host of firms to bring the deal to a close and ultimately make it the grand prize winner for The America Lawyer's Global Legal Award for M&A.

 

THE AMERICAN LAWYER GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Awards honor global matters dedicated to the spirit of pro bono and social responsibility.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING INITIATIVE
White & Case wins The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards grand prize for citizenship for its international efforts to stop human trafficking.