Financial News has named Davis Polk to the shortlist for “M&A Team of the Year” as part of the 4th Annual Awards for Excellence in Legal Services, Europe. The awards honor the achievements of the best law firms, teams and individual lawyers supporting the financial markets throughout the past year. Among the group’s deals highlighted by the publication were Anheuser-Busch InBev’s £71 billion acquisition of SABMiller, on which Davis Polk advised AB InBev’s financial adviser, and TeliaSonera’s sale of a 60.4% stake in Ncell to Axiata Group. Davis Polk advised TeliaSonera on the $1.03 billion deal.
The Financial News Awards for Excellence in Legal Services will be presented in London on April 22, 2016.