Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Excellent Results in Chambers UK 2012

October 31, 2011

Cleary Gottlieb has achieved outstanding results in the latest version of Chambers UK, with 14 partners recognized as leading lawyers. Feedback from clients and peers is extremely complimentary, and includes praise for the firm’s “‘expertise, knowledge and reliability.’”

Based on Chambers and Partners’ interviews with clients and competitors that took place between November 2010 and mid-2011, the following Cleary Gottlieb practices are recognized for being among the best in the UK, with some selected quotes: 

Banking & Finance: Borrowers and Sponsors
“Clients appreciate the high-caliber banking and finance team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. The partners use their broad experience of various practice areas to offer clients a truly collaborative approach. The firm is best known for its outstanding work with sponsors and it frequently advises on cross-border LBOs, debt buy-backs and exchanges.”

Capital Markets: Debt and Equity and High-Yield Products
“Cleary Gottlieb continues to invest in its European capability, housing a market-leading liability management team, and a number of experts on the Russian market…The firm is also noted for its high-yield practice, which advised on some of the first high-yield offerings by European companies.” 

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
“According to clients, Cleary Gottlieb is ‘synonymous with expertise, knowledge and reliability.’ The firm continues to represent public and private corporations, private-equity houses and financial institutions engaged in a variety of recommended and hostile deals involving proposed M&A and joint ventures… One source notes he was ‘thrilled to work with the firm’ and is ‘looking forward to working with them again should the opportunity arise.’”

Private Equity: Buyouts
“The four-partner practice at this global firm is commended for its ‘strong international work.’”