Mergermarket's meticulous judging process is based on their league tables and a rigorous analysis by a panel of expert judges. The award is the culmination of an outstanding year for Clifford Chance in the CEE region.
John West, Managing Editor EMEA at Mergermarket and member of the judging panel commented on European M&A this year: “Similar to this time last year, European M&A is facing an uncertain macroeconomic outlook … Many of tonight's winners have been successful against the most challenging backdrop for years. It's a notable achievement for any firm that has grown their market share in 2019.”
Alex Cook, Managing Partner, commented: "Over the last year, the Clifford Chance CEE M&A team has advised on a number of the most significant transactions in the region. Our CEE team is based on the ground in Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic from where we cover also Slovakia. Based on client feedback, our biggest competitive advantage is our joint regional approach to clients and transactions, in the context of deal doing but also relationship building. It is this approach we believe that has contributed to winning this fantastic award."