The award was accepted by Georg Linde (partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher) and presented by Petar Kobilarov (right), Channel Sales Manager at BigHand for DACH & Netherlands. Theo Koll (left) hosted the event.
What the JUVE jurors said:
“This year, the breakthrough on M&A transactions came with the brief for the acquisition of Kaufhof by Hudson’s Bay: this was a brief that Willkie first won in a bidding process against leading German law firms and then executed at record speed.
Georg Linde and Mario Schmidt and their team were praised above all for their transaction management. This is a competency which Willkie had mainly used previously in the private equity business, but strategic investors will now benefit as well.
Not all successful US solicitors can gain a sustainable footing in the M&A market, but Willkie has found a healthy balance between its own business and US contacts, between private equity and industry clients.”
Image source: Christina Kloodt/JUVE Verlag, Text source: JUVE Awards
BigHand would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners at the JUVE Awards 2015.