Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Excellent Results in Chambers UK 2009 Guide

November 15, 2008

The London office has a strong showing in the Chambers UK 2009 guide, with improved rankings in most categories and 14 partners and counsel named as experts in their field. The guide provides a comprehensive and respected analysis of the UK legal market, and none of the UK “magic circle” or leading U.S. firms has a higher percentage of their partnership ranked than Cleary Gottlieb. 

The following practices and partners have been commended, with quotes from the Chambers commentary and directly from clients:

Banking & Finance: High-end Acquisition Finance

“The team is described as ’ excellent practice that takes leading roles on major transactions’ whose ’close working relationship with other groups of the firm is thought to be particularly beneficial in the present uncertain market.’” 

Capital Markets: Equity, Debt, High-Yield Products & Structured Finance

“The top tier ECM practice is described by sources as ’a really classy outfit’, with fully integrated US and UK capabilities, ’embedding itself in the UK and European markets to an arguably greater extent than many of its US competitors.’ Our recruitment policies are also praised - ’Cleary is the type of law firm that only takes on the best lawyers, which gives the client peace of mind as there is no weak link.’” 

Competition/European Law

“The group has ’a truly international practice’, working with the Brussels and US offices ’to cover all the areas of competition law.’”

Private Equity: International Buyouts

”’Recognised for its excellent global resources and broad experience in international buyouts, this firm fields a London team that clients say is ’so knowledgeable that it has handled all types of work and can run a deal blindfolded.’” 

Corporate Finance: High-end Global Coverage

”’Cleary Gottlieb is a great global firm with a focus on high-value and complex deals’, and the corporate team ’typically works on headline-grabbing deals.’” 


“Clients praise Cleary’s ’superb international presence and contacts.’”