Many publications report on the strengths of our international practice. The list below is a small sample of recent quotations and accolades concerning Cleary Gottlieb.
Banking and Financial Institutions
: "The firm's international footprint, as well as its elite reputation, secures the admiration of market sources. ‘A really strong brand.’”Chambers Europe (2013)
Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
: “With unparalleled strength in Latin America, this firm is also renowned for its prominent teams in New York, Europe and Asia. It has also consolidated its global presence through the opening of new offices in Seoul and Abu Dhabi. The practice has a broad and deep bench of corporate specialists and earns particular praise for its expertise on mandates in the technology and other IP-intensive sectors.” Chambers Global (2013)
Bankruptcy and Restructuring
: “The group has developed a tremendous reputation for its capabilities in cross-border and international bankruptcies. Drawing upon the firm’s internationally recognized banking and financial services expertise and resources, it is well positioned to undertake all manner of bankruptcy-related engagements.
‘Superb, spectacular, creative and hard-working; they are real value-adders.’” Chambers USA (2012)
Litigation and Arbitration
: “As one client states, ‘The firm's skill set is at the highest caliber among firms both in the US and internationally.’ Cleary is consistently recognized for its revered antitrust, general commercial, international arbitration, securities, and white-collar practices, and maintains a deep bench that clients have championed to handle their most complex matters.” Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2013)
Securities Enforcement and White-Collar Defense
: “[Cleary]…supports top white-collar talent skilled in defending individuals and corporations from Washington, DC's many regulatory agencies."Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (2013)
: “This US-heavyweight has stellar offerings in debt, equity and structured finance across an impressive range of jurisdictions with its most notable strength being in the USA, London and Latin America.
‘This is a top-notch firm. They know capital markets and are always willing to help.’” Chambers Global (2013)
Antitrust and Competition
: “This top firm is uniquely placed to provide expert advice on competition and antitrust law on both sides of the Atlantic. Alongside unmatched Washington, DC and Brussels teams, it fields highly rated practices in Germany, Italy and France, and an increasing profile in London.
‘They have incredible bench strength and work incredibly well as a team.’ ‘A fantastic firm on a global scale.’ ‘They are the best of all the players I use globally.’” Chambers Global (2013)
Executive Compensation and ERISA
: “This group is viewed as a leading light in the employee benefits and executive compensation domain, including ERISA matters. This makes it an attractive choice for high-profile clients … The firm advises investment groups, banks and companies on new regulations surrounding executive pay, disclosure and corporate governance. Recently the firm’s workload has included guidance on high-profile stock-drop cases and multijurisdictional pension plans.
‘These attorneys are the A-team; we challenge them with complicated investment structures on a daily basis and they handle the work with ease.’” Chambers USA (2012)
: “Sources have high praise for this firm’s work on cross-border tax mandates. It has an exceptional reputation for its US offering, while an impressive European practice comprises teams in Frankfurt, London and Rome.
‘Strong in the USA and globally.’” Chambers Global (2013)
: “This experienced team works seamlessly with the firm’s tax, mergers and acquisitions, finance and bankruptcy groups to represent owners and investors on a range of development, acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and distressed asset work.
‘I think they are fantastic. Someone on the team is always available to address our questions 24/7.’” Chambers USA (2012)
: “This firm’s private equity presence spans the USA, Europe and Asia, where teams of experienced lawyers serve the needs of an impressive client base.
‘The service was exceptional. The team worked hard and the quality of advice was superior.’” Chambers Global (2013)
Leveraged and Acquisition Finance
: “This firm offers a highly integrated team of lawyers with various specialisations, which allows it to handle a wide range of transactions within the financial markets sector.
‘We appreciate the team's clear and prompt response, as well as its ability to collaborate with colleagues in other jurisdictions.’” Chambers Europe (2013)
: Cleary Gottlieb “is ‘probably the best expert out there when it comes to structured finance.’ In 2011, a strong source of activity surrounded aspects of restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and investments, but the firm was also kept busy representing financial institutions on repurchase agreements, forward contracts, securities contracts and structured products, including in connection with bankruptcy proceedings.”The Legal 500 U.S. (2012)
: “Cleary is universally recognized as a market leader in the derivatives and structured products area. The firm has a highly impressive global reach and makes best use of its complementary capabilities in tax and insolvency. The group has amassed a wealth of collective experience and is held in especially high regard for its role as a regulatory adviser … It provides this cutting-edge counsel to a host of derivatives market participants and financial trade associations
‘The lawyers deliver the highest level of legal services in the world.’”Chambers USA (2012)
Project Finance and Infrastructure
: “This team has a considerable profile in the USA, Europe and Asia, and works regularly on a cross-office basis. It is renowned for its extensive industry knowledge across the projects sphere.”Chambers Global (2012)