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Baker McKenzie has grown from the grass roots up, with established, local expertise in both financial centers and key emerging markets. Our people know their markets and how to operate effectively in them to deliver value to our clients, among whom we include the world’s leading financial institutions as well as major multinationals in the energy, mining & infrastructure industry, the industrials, manufacturing and transport industry and the technology, media and telecommunications industry. The variety of work across our diverse client base and our experience on all sides of a transaction enables us to create highly commercial, successful strategies for clients. We have helped structure and close pioneering financing transactions across the globe – often recognized as award-winning by independent industry bodies.

Our practice is particularly noted for its proficiency in acquisition finance, project finance, restructuring and insolvency, financial services regulation, structured finance, trade and export finance, real estate finance and securitization. Our extensive coverage allows us to seamlessly manage multi-layered processes and minimizes the inefficiencies of using multiple law firms. Furthermore, Baker McKenzie is a pioneer in the use of alternative business models and innovative approaches to service delivery, including harnessing the latest technology, to reduce the overall cost to our clients.
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Project Finance Deal of the Year – Canal Sugar syndicated financing   
Project Finance Team of the Year
IFLR Middle East Awards 2022
Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring USD 170 billion restructuring of Hong Kong-listed HNA Holdings
Finance Deal of the Year: Projects  Financing for Taiwan’s Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Project

The Asia Legal Awards 2022
Taiwan Renewable Energy Deal Of the Year – Offshore Wind
Taiwan Renewable Energy Deal of the Year – Solar
Vietnam Renewable Energy Deal of the Year Solar
Project Finance Law Firm of the Year in Vietnam

Asset Triple A Sustainable Infrastructure Awards 2022
Asia Pacific Supported Finance Deal of the Year
The Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards 
Islamic Syndication Deal of the Year (Egyptian Ministry of Finance – Green Financing)
Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards 2022
Banking & Finance Team of the Year
The Middle East Legal Awards 2022
Deal of the Year – Aspen Pharmacare
Global Trade Review Best Deals 2022
Best law firm (Export Finance)
GTR Leaders in Trade Awards 2022
Saudi Arabia Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year (Abdulaziz Alajlan & Partners Law Firm)
Chambers & Partners Middle East Awards 2022
Transport Deal of the Year – Autopista Rio Magdalena 2
PFI Americas Awards 2021
Project Finance: Infrastructure Deal of the Year
Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Awards 2021
Solar Deal of the Year 2021: Kom Ombo Solar
Uxolo Development Finance Awards 2021: The DFI-backed infra super deals
Mining Export Finance Deal of the Year: Mantoverde Copper Mine
TXF Export Finance Deals of the Year 2021 
Best Structured Finance Deal in North Africa
EMEA Finance Achievement Awards 2021
Türkiye Banking & Finance Firm of the Year: Esin Attorney Partnership, a member of Baker McKenzie International
IFLR Europe Awards 2021
Mining Deal of the Year: Mantoverde Sulphide Development Project
Export Finance Deal of the Year: Metro de Lima Linea 2
Oil & Gas Deal of the Year: Petrobal
IJGlobal Americas Awards 2021

Banking & Finance Legal Adviser of the Year 2021
International Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year
Project & Structured Finance Deal of the Year

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Awards 2021

Syndicated Green/Sustainable Deal of the Year 2021
Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) 11th Asia Pacific Syndicated Loan Awards
Best Law Firm in Africa Award for 2021
EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2021
Banking and Financial Service Law Firm of the Year (HHP Law Firm)
Restructuring and Insolvency (R&I) Law Firm of the Year (HHP Law Firm)
Debt Market Deal of the Year: Duniatex Group Debt Restructuring (HHP Law Firm)

Asian Legal Business Indonesian Law Awards 2021

Infrastructure Financing of the Year: Autopista del Norte
Mining Financing of the Year: Mantoverde Copper Mine

LatinFinance Project and Infrastructure Finance Awards 2021
Africa Deal of the Year: Tanzania Standard Gauge Railway USD 1.46 billion financing
PPP Deal of the Year (Global) and PPP Deal of the Year (Taiwan): Changfang Wind Power Company / Xidao Wind Power Company NTD 90 billion offshore wind project
Renewable Energy Deal of the Year-Hydro (Indonesia): PT Bajradaya Sentranusa Asahan I USD 230 million loan facility
Power Deal of the Year (Thailand): B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited THB 29.58 billion term loan facilities
Green Project of the Year (Vietnam): Phu Yen TTP Joint Stock Company USD 248 million project financing
Power Deal of the Year (Bangladesh): Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited USD 642 million financing
Asset Triple A Infrastructure Awards 2021
Project Finance Deal of the Year –  Red Vial 4 Highway and Chimbote ByPass
Restructuring Deal of the Year – McDermott International Restructuring
IFLR Americas Awards 2021
Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring – Duniatex Group’s $2.6B Debt
Finance Deal of the Year: Projects – Meghnaghat II Gas-Fired Power Project’s $642M Financing and Development

2021 Asian Lawyer Asia Legal Awards
Sub-Saharan African ECA-Backed Deal of the Year: Tanzania Standard Gauge Railway
TXF Perfect 10 Export Finance Deals of the Year 2020
Deal of the Year – Tanzania Standard Gauge Railway
Deal of the Year – Far Eastern New Century Corp (FENC)

Global Trade Review Best Deals 2021
Debt Market Deal of the Year for USD 2 billion syndicated financing transaction for Egyptian Government
Asian Legal Business (ALB) Middle East Law Awards 2021
Project Finance Deal of the Year – Changfang Xidao offshore wind farms
IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021
Syndicated Loan Corporate Law Firm of the Year
APLMA 10th Asia Pacific Syndicated Loan Market Awards
Deal of the Year – Egypt for Arab Company for Projects and Urban Developments on the first sukuk issuance in Egypt
Commodity Murabahah/Tawarruq Deal of the Year for USD 2 billion syndicated financing transaction for Egyptian Government
Deal of the Year – Saudi Arabia for Ministry of Finance of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on landmark agreement signed with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)
Corporate Finance Deal of the Year for Ministry of Finance of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on landmark agreement signed with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)
Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards 2020
Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year – Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power
Renewables Deal of the Year – Changfang Xidao

PFI Asia Awards 2020
Deal of the Year – Municipality of Istanbul waste-to-energy plant
Deal of the Year – Oman Ministry of Finance hospitals

Global Trade Review Best Deals 2020
Deal of the year – Project finance, IFC / City of Belgrade waste management PPP
IFLR Europe Awards 2020
The Proximo APAC Airport Deal of the Year – Hokkaido 7 Airports Concession
The Proximo EMEA Onshore Wind Deal of the Year – Dumat Al Jandal

Proximo Deals of the Year 2020
ECA Finance Deal of the Year – USD 150 million backed term loan facility provided to Turkcell
Bonds & Loans Awards Türkiye 2020
Banking & Finance (International Firms)
Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year
China Business Law Journal’s China Business Law Awards 2019

Niche Market Deal of the Year: Cajamarca
Bonds & Loans Latin America Deals of the Year Awards 2019
Best Roads PPP for North Tarrant Express Segment 3C
Best Telecom PPP for Internet Para Todos
Best Rail PPP for Ferrocarril Central
Best Distributed Power Deal for Ergon

IJGlobal Awards 2019
Environmental Enhancement ECA-Backed Deal of the Year Award: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IIM)
TXF Perfect 10 Export Finance Deals of the Year 2019
Asian Power Deal of the Year – Gulf PD Company Limited
Islamic Finance Deal of the Year – Cypark Ref Sdn Bhd
Project Finance International (PFI) Awards 2019 
Malaysia Firm of the Year – Wong & Partners
Impact Deal of the Year for Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail Line PPP (Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners and Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow) and acquisition of the wind and solar renewable energy portfolio of Equis Fund Group (Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners)
Asialaw Regional Awards 2019
Ranked #1 Leading law firm in Asia (ex-Japan) in the Lead Bank’s Legal Counsel Table
Debtwire H1 2019
Trade Finance Deal of the Year – Serba Dinamik’s UK Export Finance-guaranteed cross-border Islamic financing facility (Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow/Emmanuel Hadjidakis)
Equity & IPO Deal of the Year – Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings (Prolintas) (Wong & Partners/Mark Lim)
Green Project Deal of the Year – Cypark Ref (Wong & Partners/Mark Lim)
Islamic Finance News Deal of the Year 2019
Petrochemical Deal of the Year, Regional – Long Son Petrochemicals Company’s USD 3.2 billion loan facility (Baker McKenzie, Vietnam)
Green Project of the Year, Australia – Bulgana Green Power Hub’s AUD 235 million project financing (Baker McKenzie)
Utility Deal of the Year, Australia – Origin Energy’s AUD 267 million sale of metering business Acumen to intelliHub (Baker McKenzie)
Transport Deal of the Year, India – Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund 2’s acquisition of nine road projects (Baker McKenzie)
Power Deal of the Year, South Korea – Gen Plus BV’s 49% stake acquisition in Paju Energy Service Company from SK E&S for KRW 900 billion (Baker McKenzie)
Infrastructure Fund IPO Deal of the Year, Thailand – Thailand Future Fund Infrastructure’s THB 44.7 billion IPO (Baker McKenzie)
Telecom Deal of the Year, Thailand – Digital Infrastructure Fund’s asset acquisition and capital increase (Baker McKenzie)
Petrochemical Deal of the Year, Vietnam – Long Son Petrochemicals Company’s USD 3.2 billion loan facility (Baker McKenzie, Vietnam)
Project Finance Law Firm of the Year, Vietnam – Baker McKenzie
Oil and Gas Deal of the Year, Indonesia – Medco E&P Malaka/Medco E&P Tomori Sulawesi’s USD 500 million secured reserve-based lending facility (HHP Law Firm)
The Asset Triple A Asia Infrastructure Awards 2019
Most Innovative Restructuring Deal
Most Innovative Deal – Loans

IFLR Most Innovative Deals, Europe, 2019
Cross Border Turnaround of the Year Takata
Private Equity Acquisition & Turnaround of the Year Westinghouse

Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards 2019
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