May 29, 2018 — Hughes Hubbard played a key role in two matters shortlisted for The Deal Awards, an inaugural event celebrating the top firms and individuals transforming the economy.

HHR served as lead legal advisor to Grab, the leading ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia, in its acquisition of Uber Technologies Inc.’s business in the region. The transaction, the largest-ever of its kind in Southeast Asia, was nominated for the Most Innovative Deal of the Year. 

The firm also acted as legal counsel to TerraForm Power’s corporate governance and conflicts committee of the board of directors in the sale of a 51 percent stake in the renewable energy company to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. The matter was nominated for Private Equity Deal of the Year.

The Deal, a leading source for M&A news and analysis, launched the annual awards this year to recognize the individuals and firms that are integral to M&A and private equity transactions. According to The Deal, those who made the cut are “the best and the brightest. They are at the core of The Deal Economy and set the trends that impact business globally.” The winners will be revealed on June 21 at the Deal Awards ceremony in New York.

Ken Lefkowitz led the team that worked on the Grab acquisition, which included Chuck Samuelson, Matt Syrkin, Jerry Harrison, Gerold Niggemann, Dena Smith, Justin Cohen, Erin DeCecchis, Jim Delaney, Amy G. Dulin, Andy Braiterman, Gary Simon, Ariel Woldar and Erica Aghedo.

Avner Bengera led the team that worked on the TerraForm Power sale, which included Candace Beinecke, Spencer Harrison, Robb Patryk, Gary Simon, Gerold Niggemann, Jonathan Pail, Laura Trumbull and Ken Katz.