Chambers Asia 2016 Recognizes Cleary Gottlieb Practices and Lawyers

February 19, 2016

Cleary Gottlieb continues its excellent results in the latest edition of Chambers Asia, with 13 of the firm’s practices and 10 lawyers working in China, India, the Philippines and South Korea spotlighted. The firm was also commended for its “Asia-wide” work.

Based on Chambers Asia’s interviews with clients and competitors that took place in 2015, the following Cleary Gottlieb practices are recognized for being among the best in the region, with some selected quotes:

Asia-Pacific Region

Capital Markets – Debt and Equity: “Broad and respected capital markets practice, focused in the markets of South Korea and Hong Kong, as well as India. ‘It is extremely well respected in the area of capital markets work for Korean clients.’”

Corporate/M&A and Private Equity: “Streamlined team handling top-level private equity and public M&A around the region. An enviable roster of clients including leading Chinese corporates and top-drawer private equity houses active in the region. Especially renowned in North Asia through elite Hong Kong and Seoul offices. ‘The firm has very good knowledge of transnational M&A project management, especially in South Korea and China.’”


Capital Markets: Debt and Equity (International Firms): “Able to provide UK, US and Hong Kong law advice to PRC and Hong Kong clients. Active on both ECM and DCM transactions, including assisting on hybrid products.”

Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms): “Sophisticated, streamlined group, especially rated for an impressive private equity offering and client base. ‘They definitely bring hard expertise - the muscle and the ability.’”

Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms): “Well-regarded team with considerable experience advising top-tier private equity houses. Established bench handling a range of significant mandates from growth capital to pre-IPO investments, as well as take-private transactions.”


Capital Markets (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad): “Regular involvement in block trades and offers for sale, including for disinvestments by the Government of India. Maintains lasting relationships with a number of leading Indian conglomerates.”

Corporate/M&A (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad): “Respected practice with a long-standing reputation for M&A and private equity work. Maintains a prestigious group of repeat international clients, typically advising on complex cross-border transactions. ‘CGSH provides a first-class service with an outstanding level of skilfulness and reliability.’”


Corporate & Finance (Expertise Based Abroad): “Over 30 years’ experience working on Philippines deals for both local and foreign clients. Advises on corporate financing and capital market transactions as well as M&A.”

South Korea

Capital Markets (International Firms): “Remains at the forefront of the capital markets in South Korea, with a well-established reputation for representing issuers in substantial debt and equity offerings. ‘I would rate Cleary as first-class in all areas. They have a large team based in Seoul, and all their lawyers seem to be experienced, professional, dedicated and fully bilingual.’ ‘They are an outstanding international law firm.’”

Corporate/M&A (International Firms): “Seasoned, leading team handling a diverse range of M&A transactions, with particular strength in cross-border acquisitions and investments. Has a large global network of Korean-speaking attorneys based across Asia and the USA. ‘They are intelligent well-rounded professionals who provide excellent client service.’”