10 April 2014
Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has won The Asian Lawyer All-Star Award for work in the transportation sector.
The ceremony was held on 5 March, at a gala dinner held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. The awards sought to recognise excellence in advising key industries and honoured some of the biggest, highest-profile deals of the year.
The awarding body said of WFW’s win: “The judges were impressed by the weighty matters [WFW] handled in the last year, a contrast with the routine work that often characterises the sector. The firm advised lenders to bankrupt Korean shipper STX Pan Ocean Co. as part of the company’s restructuring and also represented Malaysia’s SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd. on most of the financing for a $2.9 billion tender rig deal with Norwegian deepwater driller Seadrill Ltd.”