A&O picks up every single legal advisor award across the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors during the 2013 awards season
The awards season for energy, resources and infrastructure is now complete following the Infrastructure Journal (IJ) Awards. It has been another standout year that saw A&O complete a clean sweep of all overall legal advisor awards possible, in addition to topping the major league tables in 2013 – an unprecedented achievement for a law firm.
At the IJ awards, A&O was nominated in all six categories and won Legal Advisor of the Year in four of them: (i) M&A, (ii) Oil & Gas and Mining, (iii) Power and (iv) Social Infrastructure, Water and Telecoms. We were also awarded the overall Legal Advisor of the Year award.
IJ described our performance as “blowing the competition out of the water. In every region and in every sector, A&O advised on significant and successful deals in 2013. Whether through innovation in developed markets or by establishing new templates in new investment areas, the firm demonstrated its excellence and fully deserves this award.”
Our success at the IJ Awards follows A&O topping both Dealogic and Infrastructure Journal’s Global Project Finance League Tables, being named Global Law Firm of the Year by Project Finance International and voted Global Law Firm of the Year by readers of Infrastructure Investor.
Global Head of Projects and Global Co-Head of Energy Gareth Price commented that “these incredible achievements are testament to the talent, dedication and hard work of a great many people across our network drawn from multiple sectors and product areas. Key to our continuing success has been the ability to react to new market conditions and harness the deep sector and product knowledge that exists within the firm to support our clients on their most complex and groundbreaking transactions.”
Global Co-Head of Infrastructure David Lee reinforced that message: “there has been a huge amount of change in the market in recent years. It takes real entrepreneurial spirit to win major roles on the landmark deals that have ultimately led to these awards; great credit goes to the partners and their teams for securing those roles. A&O’s relentless focus on servicing its clients and driving innovation has seen us extend our market leading position in both developed and high growth markets. This success represents tangible evidence of the benefits of taking a sector focused approach to how we work.”