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Most innovative North American law firms 2014: Corporate (3)

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Originality6
Rationale7
Impact7
DescriptionRepresented Avalon in its $495m collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a pioneering tie-up between a venture capital fund and a leading pharmaceuticals company.

Most innovative North American law firms 2014: Corporate (2)

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DescriptionTook advantage of new Nasdaq private placement rules to boost renewable energy and biofuels company Gevo’s capital-raising ability.

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DescriptionHelped launch FIBRA Hipotecaria, a pioneering mortgage real estate investment trust (Reit) that creates an international secondary market for Mexican mortgages. Commended: Michael Fitzgerald.