In March 2003, Global Financial Review, a leading international trade finance publication, conducted a poll of its readers to determine which law firms they consider the best for trade finance. Pillsbury Winthrop was one of only three U.S. law firms listed in the Top Ten. In the top ten law firms worldwide, it ranked ninth..
“The results of this survey reaffirm Pillsbury Winthrop’s reputation of providing cutting edge services to our clients in helping them achieve their goals,” states Mary Cranston, chair of Pillsbury Winthrop. “We are proud of the numerous awards and rankings we have received from national and international publications on the high quality of our work.”
Pillsbury Winthrop’s finance lawyers serve both domestic and international clients in a broad range of transactions including trade finance, commercial lending, equipment finance, project finance and asset securitization as well as bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Finance lawyers also advise clients on regulatory, corporate and merger and acquisition matters.
“The primary objective of Pillsbury Winthrop finance lawyers is to add value to financial transactions by combining an in-depth business knowledge of various industries with a comprehensive legal knowledge of structured financial products,” notes Michael Schumaecker, partner in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop and the leader of the firm’s finance practice.
The recognition by the readers of Global Financial Review adds to a growing list of awards and rankings for the firm’s finance practice.
In January, 2002, Project Finance International named a satellite financing deal the firm handled as the Asia Telecom Deal of the Year.
Jane’s Transport Finance awarded the 2002 Aircraft Debt Deal of the Year award for Asia to two transactions which Pillsbury Winthrop handled.
Project Finance magazine awarded the 2002 North American power Deal of the Year award for a construction financing in which the firm represented the developer.