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Cleary Gottlieb Announces Leading International Arbitration Specialist Will Join as Partner in Frankfurt

July 1, 2013

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP announced today that Richard Kreindler will join the firm as a partner based in the Frankfurt office. Mr. Kreindler, currently a partner at Shearman & Sterling in Frankfurt, will be part of the firm’s international arbitration and litigation practice.

“Richard brings nearly three decades of arbitration experience as an advocate and arbitrator in some of the world’s most significant commercial and investment treaty disputes, including extensive experience in Germany and in German-language matters. He will further strengthen our global disputes practice, which has represented corporate and sovereign clients in many of the largest and most complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, and has grown over the past decade to include more than 80 senior lawyers based in New York, Washington, Brussels, Frankfurt, Cologne, Rome, Milan, Paris, London, and Hong Kong,” said Cleary Gottlieb Managing Partner Mark Leddy. “Richard is also expert in advising leading international companies in the context of government investigations and compliance issues.”

Mr. Kreindler’s experience extends across Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East. He has expertise representing clients in disputes under all of the leading institutional and ad hoc arbitration regimes and serves regularly as presiding arbitrator, party arbitrator, and expert witness. He has experience in commercial arbitration as well as disputes in the public international law arena, including multilateral and bilateral investment treaty based arbitrations. He also regularly provides advice to leading multinational companies on compliance and anti-corruption issues. He is a leading scholar in the international arbitration field, having authored numerous treatises and articles, serving as professor of law at the University of Muenster, and most recently having delivered the lectures at the Hague Academy of International Law in Summer 2012.

Recognized as one of the top litigation and arbitration groups in the world, Cleary Gottlieb provides clients with creative and result-oriented litigation and arbitration counsel in matters ranging from major commercial disputes to sensitive internal, regulatory or criminal investigations. As a firm with established roots and experience worldwide, Cleary Gottlieb handles local matters in various jurisdictions around the world as well as multijurisdictional disputes. The firm ranked among the top six firms worldwide appearing as arbitration counsel in The American Lawyer’s just-released Arbitration Scorecard and ranked among the top 20 firms in Global Arbitration Review’s GAR100 survey.

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