The Lawyer shortlists Chadbourne & Parke for Corporate Finance Team of the Year award

Chadbourne & Parke has been shortlisted as a finalist for Corporate Finance Team of the Year in the annual The Lawyer awards by a panel of judges.

The panel nominated Chadbourne based on the firm’s work in Turkey, where it advised the Privatisation Administration of the Republic of Turkey on the sale of a 23.9 per cent stake in Türkiye Halk Bankası, the country’s sixth-largest bank by total assets.

The deal, which also included a Rule 144A/Regulation S global equity offering, raised US$2.5bn and was the largest-ever offering on the Istanbul Stock Exchange. The transaction was also Europe’s third-largest equity offering in 2012.

Ayşe Yüksel, managing partner of the Istanbul Office, supervised a team of lawyers from the Istanbul, London and New York Offices on the deal.

Chadbourne is one of six shortlisted firms in this category. Other finalists include Clifford Chance, CMS, Kirkland & Ellis, Sullivan & Cromwell and Travers Smith. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 25 June 2013.