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Freshfields named ‘City Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2019

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) is pleased to announce that the firm has won ‘City Law Firm of the Year ’ and ‘Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2019. The awards recognise exceptional talent in the City of London and across the industry.

The ‘City Firm of the Year’ award recognised a year of outstanding transactional success and a focus on driving innovative solutions for its clients. In particular, the judges noted the firm’s work on several complex and strategic challenges. In 2018, the firm topped the UK M&A league tables after advising on 60 deals worth a total of US$144.4bn.

The ‘Competition and Regulatory’ award recognised the firm’s work advising Comcast on its high profile case against 21st Century Fox to acquire control of Sky. The firm acted as advisors to Comcast on the UK corporate and EU antitrust aspects of the deal and the regulatory process in multiple jurisdictions.

Claire Wills, London managing partner said: “Winning this award really is testament to the incredible teamwork across our firm and to the relationships that we have built with our clients. We know that in a hugely competitive market, what truly matters is winning a client’s trust, and that’s something we know takes a huge amount of hard work and dedication.

“Trust is earned by listening carefully to what our clients tell us, and responding to their needs. We know that clients do value our progress on issues such as digitization and diversity, and we are delighted to have been recognised with this award.”

The award was presented at a dinner at The Grosvenor House Hotel on 25 June 2019.


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About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800 plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multi-national expertise and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.