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Most innovative US law firms 2013: Corporate and Commercial (3)

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Originality7
Rationale8
Impact6
Score21
DescriptionHelped structure and launch Goldman Sachs's accelerated bookbuilt offering with put options for Hemen Holdings' $1bn SeaDrill share sale.

Most innovative US law firms 2013: Corporate and Commercial (2)

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DescriptionAdvised Blackstone Energy Partners on its $1.5bn investment into Cheniere Energy Partners to develop the first liquefied natural gas export facility in continental US.

Most innovative US law firms 2013: Corporate and Commercial

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Originality8
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Impact7
Score23
DescriptionCreated a novel interloper-friendly tool during Quest's auction giving rival bidders a 19.9 per cent top-up option to help neutralise the chief executive's holding.