Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Excellent Results in Legal 500 UK 2011 Guide

September 30, 2011

Cleary Gottlieb has been acclaimed in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK guide, with more than 14 partners and 15 of the firm’s practices being recommended.

The following Cleary Gottlieb practices are recognized for being among the best in the UK based on Legal 500’s interviews with firm clients and competitors between June 2010 and June 2011, with some selected quotes:

Corporate and Commercial 

Corporate Tax

Equity Capital Markets: UK Capability: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is very highly rated for its expertise in Russia and other emerging markets, and acts for both issuer and underwriter clients.”

Equity Capital Markets: U.S. Capability: “A ‘first-rate’ firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is noted for its strength in emerging market transactions and particularly in Russian work, where it has the ‘number one’ practice.” 

EU and Competition

M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, 250m+: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP ‘provides a first-class service with an outstanding level of skill.’”

M&A: US Law Capability: “Never far from the largest European M&A deals.”

Private Equity: Transactions: “‘Very used to thinking outside their comfort zones,’ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s lawyers are ‘very good at handling deals that deviate from the norm.’” 

Dispute Resolution

Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail

Commercial Litigation: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has successfully built up a team of seven lawyers in its UK litigation practice…. ‘an excellent choice for any serious dispute.’” 

International Arbitration

Public International Law 


Acquisition Finance: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s four-partner finance team excels in matters ‘that deviate from the norm,’ and, though small, is ‘flexible and innovative.’”

Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s ‘very flexible and knowledgeable’ finance team in London handles financing for a number of major corporates.”

Debt Capital Markets: “Standout U.S firm.”

Emerging Markets: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is well known for its Russia work, and also focuses on Indian and African securities and corporate matters.”