IFLR Americas Awards 2023: Open for entries

We are excited to announce the launch of the research for the IFLR Americas Awards 2023. The awards celebrate the most impressive legal innovation in the cross-border market in the region. As always, we will be acknowledging leading deals, companies and teams across a number of categories, including equities, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. We’ve also added some new categories for 2023, including the Technology Innovation Award, open to in-house teams and law firms alike, and the new Digital Finance Award and Diversity Champion Award, which recognizes work that actively promotes diversity in law across the region.

To nominate deals, teams, companies and individuals for awards, please use our award forms. All award categories, along with their criteria and research methodology, are detailed in the awards summary.

Entry deadline: January 18, 2023

Post shortlist: March 21, 2023

Announcing the winners: Mid-May 2023 (date and venue to be determined)

You can download all the forms you need to submit your nominations here

All entries must be uploaded to our portal by January 18, 2023. Please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to participate.

For any questions about research, please contact Sophie Astles

For inquiries about award-related business development and commercial opportunities, please contact Chris Edward

Presentation for last year’s IFLR Americas winners, writing and shortlisting are freely available for Winners 2022 and Shortlist 2022.

Many of the main requirements and guidelines for the awards remain unchanged. All deals must have reached financial close in 2022 to be included in the search. Deals not closed before the end of December 2022 will not be considered.

All transactions must meet cross-border criteria unless otherwise stated. Deals also form the basis of most Team and Company of the Year awards – after all, these awards are about legal innovation in cross-border transactions. By focusing on this innovation, the IFLR Awards strive to recognize work that breaks new legal ground, sets precedents, advances the legal framework for cross-border corporate finance and improves the investment environment.

When researching legal innovation, IFLR will look at new legal structures, deals that address new regulatory frameworks, and first-of-its-kind deals and transactions that adapt existing technology to local markets. IFLR will assess the complexity and complexity of the work and the impact of legal innovation, as well as contextual challenges in implementation, such as political risks. However, the size of the deal, media coverage, commercial success, or speed of the deal is irrelevant.

Finally, we recommend that companies nominate more than three deals in any one Deal of the Year category because it is unlikely that more than three deals will be shortlisted.

Good luck and God bless you!

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