The awards, hosted by specialist funds publication, privateequitywire, recognise excellence among GPs and their service providers, celebrating the achievements of firms that contributed to a successful year in the private equity sector.

Partner and Global Head of the firm’s Investment Funds practice, Ben Robins, said, “2019 proved another exciting year for the global private equity industry where a dynamic market saw strong deal-making and fund raising exceeding half a trillion dollars for the fourth year in a row.

“Mourant also had a standout year, with our global practice advising 72% of the world’s top 25 private equity firms on many of the largest and most complex transactions and fund raisings in the market. Our team’s success is testament to the delivery of the best offshore legal advice across complex, international deals and unparalleled knowledge of the sector in all the key global private equity markets.

“We’re honoured to have been named the leading offshore law firm for private equity work, and we’re proud that our fully-integrated global team’s consistent strength and capability has been recognized by industry peers.”

The publication partnered with leading financial data and software company PitchBook to shortlist firms for each category following PitchBook’s own analysis of firms in the European private equity industry. Winners are determined through a ‘peer review system’ where institutional and high net worth investors, as well as managers and other industry professionals at fund administrators, prime brokers, custodians and advisers, are invited to elect a ‘best in class’ in a series of categories.

For further information on the PE Wire European Awards, including the complete list of winners, please visit the event website.

Read more about the firm’s global private equity offering here.