Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and White & Case are all in contention to be named Transatlantic Law Firm of the Year.
Also competing for the top prize at the Transatlantic Legal Awards are Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Goodwin Procter and Clyde & Co.
The awards, hosted by Legal Week and The American Lawyer, recognise transatlantic deals, cases and law firm strategy, and will take place on 8 June at One Whitehall Place.
The shortlist, which is unveiled today (5 May), showcases an array of leading transatlantic deal teams, with the high profile Transatlantic M&A Team of the Year (Large Deals) category featuring six US firms – Davis Polk & Wardwell, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Skadden, Baker Botts, Sullivan & Cromwell and Cravath Swaine & Moore – alongside Ireland’s A&L Goodbody.
Gibson Dunn is also competing in the private equity category alongside Debevoise & Plimpton, Freshfields, Goodwin Procter and Hogan Lovells.
Last year’s winners included Latham & Watkins, which was named Transatlantic Law Firm of the Year, and Cooley chief executive Joe Conroy, who was named Transatlantic Law Firm Leader of the Year following the high profile launch of the firm’s London office, which generated revenue of nearly $50m (£40m) in 2016.
The awards also recognise individual achievement. Dealmaker of the Year features seven contenders: Scott Simpson, who co-heads Skadden’s global transactions practice; Jones Day Germany head Ansgar Rempp; Alan Annex, co-head of corporate at Greenberg Traurig; Sullivan M&A partners Francis Aquila and Carsten Berrar; Cravath head of corporate Mark Greene; A&L Goodbody New York head Alan Casey; and William J. Curtin, III, global head of corporate at Hogan Lovells.
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