Celebrating the best-in-class transactions and organisations across the international infrastructure and energy sectors

 

THE 2020 SHORTLIST IS LIVE!

 

 

Thank you to all the teams and that have entered into the IJ Global Awards this year. We’ve had an unprecedented response in this most difficult of years and the standard of your work is exceptional. We will be hosting virtual ceremonies on 30th June and we will soon be informing you of the details. In the meantime our judges are hard at work. View the full shortlist, using the regional navigation buttons below.

      

 

 

 

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DEAL AWARDS

 

IJGlobal will recognise excellence in deals in each sector and regions, and the IJGlobal editorial staff, in consultation with the markets where they are located, will pick the winning deals. We reserve the right to open up categories to sub-sectors in cases where the independent judging team agrees that there is sufficient competition.

 

COMPANY AWARDS

 

IJGlobal – and its international teams of independent judges, all of whom are established industry professionals – recognise and reward exceptional performance in the company awards categories. The four industry panels in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai pick the winners with the editorial team retaining the casting vote should there be a tie.

 

REGIONS

Africa // Asia Pacific // Europe // Latin America // MENA // North America

 

CRITERIA

The IJGlobal Awards recognise achievements on deals across the infrastructure and energy sectors in all regions around the world. The editorial team – working closely with an independent team of judges active within the markets where the deals are located – select the winning deals.

Submissions should demonstrate that the nominated deal involved genuine innovation and moved the market forward. They should include as much information as possible about unique features of each deal, highlighting obstacles that had to be overcome, as well as identifying elements that set it apart from other transactions to have closed in that region/sector.


Eligible deal types include acquisitions, bond financings, bank financings, all-equity deals, corporate financings, hybrid and government financings. Additional weighting will be given to non-recourse project financings. Brownfield and greenfield projects are eligible.

 

 

 

 

COMPANY CRITERIA

IJGlobal Awards recognise excellence among market participants by identifying outstanding public and private sector players in their region. The Company Awards are judged by external, expert industry judging panels from a shortlist selected by the editorial team.

The IJGlobal Awards celebrate the pivotal role played by organisations involved in one, or more, of the year's most outstanding infrastructure and/or project finance transactions that reached financial close in the 2020 calendar year. Winners are selected in each sub-category on a regional basis as well as for overall global involvement.


The IJGlobal editorial team – working closely with the independent panel of expert judges from the region where the transactions closed – look for deals that include one or more of the following elements:

 

  • Innovation - Who is truly innovative and shaping new contract and financing structures in the marketplace? The judges want to hear about the entrant’s role in executing pathfinder transactions, such as those using new private finance structures in mature and emerging infrastructure markets. It is beneficial to focus on technical innovations and challenges overcome
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  • Diversity - The judges also like to see diversity across geographies and sector technologies supporting the international development of infrastructure and energy. Diversity is not a pre-requisite to winning an award, but it does help differentiate entrants involved in the same or similar transactions
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  • Quality (Not Quantity) - It’s not about who did the most work, but who did the best work. Our judges will only consider up to three transactions from each participant. So, please highlight the best transactions to reach financial close in 2020 and clearly articulate the impact you brought to each one

Eligible Dates 

To be considered for an IJGlobal Award, all transactions must have reached financial close by 31 December 2020.

 

 

 

IJGlobal Awards 2020 Shortlist

EUROPE

 

Bond Arranger

MUFG

Santander

MLA

BNP Paribas

Garanti BBVA

MUFG

Santander

SMBC

Societe Generale 

Financial Adviser

Amsterdam Capital Partners 

BNP Paribas

Cantor Fitzgerald

DWPF

Garanti BBVA

MUFG

Societe Generale 

Legal Adviser

Allen & Overy

DLA Piper

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters 

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Model Auditor

BDO

DWPF

Mazars

Operis

Sponsor

Orsted

SSE

Bouygues Telecom

Investor

Allianz Global Investors

Ancala Partners

Edmond de Rothschild

Meridiam

Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Public Sector Award

Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances de la République Française

Entwicklungsagentur Region Heide AöR, Germany

Polska Grupa Energetyczna

NORTH AMERICA

Bond Arranger

Citi

HSBC Securities (Canada)

MUFG

Natixis Securities Americas

RBC Capital Markets

SMBC Nikko

MLA

CIBC

MUFG

Natixis New York Branch

Nomura

RBC Capital Markets

SMBC Nikko

Societe Generale

Financial Adviser

Agentis Capital

Cantor Fitzgerald

CIBC Capital Markets

Macquarie Capital

RBC Capital Markets

Societe Generale

Legal Adviser - Energy

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright US

Torys

White & Case

Winston & Strawn

Legal Adviser - Infrastructure

Allen & Overy

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Norton Rose Fulbright US

Nossaman

Torys

Winston & Strawn

Corporate trust

Bank of New York Mellon

Deutsche Bank

Wilmington Trust

Investor

Meridiam

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

Technical Adviser

Altus Group

Infrata

Lummus Consultants International

Rieth Jones Advisors

Model Auditor

Mazars

Operis

Public Sector Award

Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS)

University of Idaho

City of Edmonton, Alberta (Valley Line West LRT)

Province of Nova Scotia (Highway 104)

University of Iowa (Utility System PPP)

Miami-Dade County (civil and probate courthouse)

LATIN AMERICA

 

Bond Arranger

Banco Santander

Citigroup

Goldman Sachs

MUFG

SMBC

MLA

Banco Santander, S.A.

BNP Paribas

MUFG

Natixis

SMBC

Societe Generale

Financial Adviser

Astris Finance

Banco Santander

FDN

SMBC

International Legal Adviser

Allen & Overy LLP

Baker Mackenzie

Clifford Chance

Greenberg Traurig

Milbank LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

White & Case

Local Legal Adviser

Estudio Echecopar

Garrigues

Mattos Filho

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Tax adviser

Garrigues

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Sponsor

Atlas Renewable Energy

Grupo Argos

Macquarie Capital

Sempra Energy

Modec

Mainstream

EnfraGen

Corporate Trust

Deutsche Bank

Patria Investments

DFI

BNDES

CAF

IDB

IFC

FDN

Public Sector Award

VALEC Engineering, Construction and Railways

ProInversion

BNDES

ANI

ASIA PACIFIC

 

Bond Arranger

Bank of America

Citigroup

HSBC

MUFG 

Development Finance Institution

Asian Development Bank

China Development Bank

InfraCo Asia Development

International Finance Corporation

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Financial Adviser

Citigroup

DBS

Macquarie

Mizuho

MUFG

Legal Adviser

Allen & Overy

Ashurst

Linklaters

Milbank

Norton Rose Fulbright

White & Case

Mandated Lead Arranger

DBS

HSBC

MUFG

SMBC

Société Générale

Public Sector

City of Sydney

Infrastructure Development Company (Bangladesh)

Government of Australia

Government of Indonesia

Government of New South Wales

Sponsor

Adani

Ayala

Chubu Electric Power

Korea Electric Power

Macquarie

Marubeni

Technical Adviser  

Afry

Arup

DNV

Lummus Consultants International

Mott MacDonald

MENA

 

 Bond Arranger

Citi

Santander

MLA

BNP Paribas

MUFG

SMBC

Societe Generale

Standard Chartered Bank

Financial Adviser

Bank Muscat

Cranmore Partners 

EY

Synergy Consulting

Legal Adviser

Clifford Chance

Covington & Burling

Dentons

Norton Rose Fulbright

Pinsent Masons

White & Case

Model Auditor

BDO

Mazars

Operis

DFI

EBRD

EIB

IFC

JBIC 

Sponsor Award

ACWA Power

EDF Renewables

Marubeni Corporation

Public Sector Award

National Center for Privatization & PPP

New Urban Communities Authority "NUCA"

Ministry of Finance, Saudi Arabia

DEWA

EWEC

AFRICA

 

MLA

Rand Merchant Bank

SMBC

Societe Generale

Financial Adviser

Rand Merchant Bank

SMBC

Societe Generale

Legal Adviser

Clifford Chance 

Milbank

White & Case

Sponsor

Eranove

Fluence Corporation

Globeleq

Total

DFI

AfDB

IFC

InfraCo Africa

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGING PANEL

 

 

 

 

 

Europe & Africa Judging Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Shehata

 

► Senior Adviser

John Laing Group

 

 




Allan Baker


► Global Head, Power Advisory & Project Finance

Societe Generale



 

 

 

Caroline Miller Smith

 

► Partner

White & Case

 

 




Chris Williams


► Head of Project Finance, London

LBBW



 

 

 

Claus Fintzen

 

► Director Infra Debt

AllianzGI

 

 




Emilio Cattaneo


► Head of Technical Assistance

PIDG




 

 

 

Fiona Reilly

 

► Managing Director

FiRe Energy

 

 




Sarah Heavey


► Managing Director

 CIBC



 

 

 

Mark Henderson

 

► Chief Investment Officer

Gridserve Sustainable Energy

 

 




Matthew Houseley


► Managing Partner

Newbridge Advisors



 

 

 

Sarah Roberts

 

► President

INTECH Risk Management

 

 




Kevin Ryder


►  Consultant

Caseyare Consulting







Manish Gupta


► Partner, Head of Transport

EY






Victoria Westcott


► Partner, Co-Head Africa Business

Reed Smith






Olusola Lawson


► Co-Managing Director

African Infrastructure Investment Managers






Shaun Johnson


► Vice President

Miahona



 

MENA Judging Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suresh Bhaskar

 

► Chief BD Officer

Engie

 

 

 

 

 

Maarten Wolfs

 

► Partner, Infra & Government Leader

PwC

 

 




Abbas Husain


► Regional Head Project & Export Finance Standard Chartered Bank






Laughlan Waterston


► SMBC



 

 

 

Yusuf Macun

 

►  Managing Partner

Cranmore Partners

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Workman

 

► Partner, Head ME Region

Pinsent Masons

 

 

 

 

 

Adel Elsohl

 

► Co-Head Investment Banking

Natixis

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Keats

 

► Head Energy & Infra

 ME

 

 

 

 

 

Sami Neffati

 

► Aberdeen Standard Investments Investcorp

Managing Partner

 

 

 

Americas Judging Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thilo Rose

 

► Senior Investment Director Meridiam Infrastructure

 

 




Charles-Henry Lecointe


► Global Co-Head and Head of Infrastructure Debt, North America

LGIM





 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolly Mirchandani

 

► Partner

White & Chase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicolas Moessner

 

► Senior Director, Infrastructure Debt

CDPQ

 

 

 

 

 

Lysa Scully Leiponis

 

► Innovative Strategic Advisor

LL Aviation and Ferrovial

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Wright

 

► Senior Manager

KPMG

 

 

 

 

 




Sia Kusha


► Group Head for Project Development and Partnering and Senior Vice President

Plenary Americas








Luuk Veenstra


► Head of Distribution North America

M&G Investments









Tim Treharne


 Principal, Advisory Services

Arup









Tom Rousakis


► Senior Managing Director and US Infrastructure Leader

EY Infrastructure Advisors





 

 

 

Laurie Mahon

 

► Vice-Chair, U.S. Investment Banking

CIBC Capital Markets

 

 




Mike Pikiel


► Partner and Co-Head of Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group

Winston & Strawn






Jill Jamieson


► President

Illuminati Infrastructure Advisors







Nasir Khan


► Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure, Americas

Natixis



 

Latin Americas Judging Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aitor Alava

 

► Managing Director - Head Global Infrastructure and Projects Latam

Natixis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ariel Ramos

 

► Partner

Mayer Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juan José Cárdenas

 

 Law Infrastructure Leader

EY Perú 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miriam Signor

 

► Partner

Stocche Forbes Advogados

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobey Collins

 

 Managing Director & Head of Energy Americas Astris Finance LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jorge Camiña

 

► Director - Infrastructure Debt

Allianz Global Investors US

 

 




Francisco de la Barra


► Partner

Barros & Errazuriz






Fuensanta Diaz Cobacho


► Managing director

 Intesa Sanpaolo






Pedro Garcia


► Partner

Garrigues






Paloma Lima


► Partner

Lefosse






Pablo Sorj


► Partner

Mattos Filho






Cynthia Urda-Kassis


► Senior Partner

Shearman & Sterling



 

Asia Pacific Judging Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Chow

 

► East Asia board member & director of advisory services

Arup

 

 




Anna Chung


► Partner Project Development and Finance Shearman & Sterling



 

 

 

Audra Low

 

► Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Clifford Capital

 

 

 

 

 

Isabel Chatterton

 

►  Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific

IFC

 

 

 

 

 

Kanna Mihara

 

► Senior Vice-President, Private Capital Markets Japan

Macquarie Capital

 

 

 

 

 

Kian Min Low

 

► Chief Development Office

 JERA Asia

 

 

 

 

 

John Maxwell

 

►  Asia head of energy & infrastructure

Linklaters

 

 

 

 

 

Nicky Davies

 

► Partner in Project Finance & Construction and Engineering

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

 

 

 

 

Quyn Siew

 

► Head of Project and Infrastructure Finance in Asia Pacific

Citigroup

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Ward

 

► Managing Director & Head of Project Finance and Head of ESG Finance, Oceania

MUFG

 

 

 

 

 

Shan Chakraborty

 

► Director, Infrastructure Finance, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia, Private Sector Operations

Asian Development Bank

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Boddington

 

►  Head of Asia Construction Practice

Marsh Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

Zia Azeez

 

► Head of Asia, Global Structured Finance

SMBC

 

 


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