NEW YORK, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadwalader, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and businesses, was honored with two American Lawyer 2016 Global Legal Awards, which recognize distinguished international work.
The firm received the Global Dispute of the Year: Investigations award for its work on the landmark case that saw Standard Bank Plc (now known as ICBC Standard Bank Plc) enter into the UK's first-ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) while simultaneously entering into a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This type of coordinated resolution by a multitude of agencies is unprecedented. Cadwalader's Douglas Fischer, an attorney in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, was a lead attorney on the team. Herbert Smith Freehills, Jones Day, Cloth Fair Chambers and ICBC Standard Bank were also recognized. Earlier this year, Cadwalader received the American Lawyer's 2016 Transatlantic Legal Innovator of the Year award for its work on this matter.
Cadwalader also won the Global M&A Deal of the Year: Canada award for its representation of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in a $12 billion transaction in which an affiliate of its wholly owned subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc., signed an agreement with GE Capital to acquire 100 percent of the company's U.S. sponsor lending portfolio, Antares Capital, alongside Antares management. The Cadwalader team was led by Capital Markets partner Neil Weidner and Corporate partner Aly El Hamamsy. CPPIB and Debevoise & Plimpton were also recognized.
About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, serves a diverse client base, including many of the world's leading financial institutions and businesses in more than 50 countries. With offices in New York, London, Charlotte, Washington, Houston, Beijing, Hong Kong and Brussels, Cadwalader offers legal expertise in antitrust, banking, corporate finance, corporate governance, energy, environmental, executive compensation, financial restructuring, health care, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, private wealth, real estate, regulation, securitization, shareholder activism, structured finance, tax and white collar defense. For more information, visit www.cadwalader.com.
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