Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Excellent Results in Chambers UK 2014

November 7, 2013

Cleary Gottlieb has achieved outstanding results in the latest version of Chambers UK, with 18 of our London lawyers distinguished as leading individuals. Feedback from clients and peers is overwhelmingly positive: Amongst other praise, Cleary Gottlieb has been commended for being “extremely responsive and extremely thorough” and “willing to go above and beyond when you ask them for advice.”

Based on Chambers and Partners’ interviews with clients and competitors that took place earlier this year, the following Cleary Gottlieb practices are recognized for being among the best in the UK(with some selected quotes):

Banking & Finance: Borrowers and Sponsors
“Benefits from a strong international presence and long-established relationships with global corporate players. Continues to make strides on the borrower side, working on marquee deals for clients drawn from the mining, manufacturing and oil and gas industries.


Efficiency: “They’re very accurate and extremely responsive at all levels. It’s a close-knit team - everyone knows exactly what is going on.”
Bench Strength: “The juniors provide a good support network. Very good firm culture.”
Visibility: “We would definitely see them as very active on the borrower side.”

Banking Litigation
“Represents major banks and financial institutions in high-profile financial disputes, including Lehman Brothers-related litigation. Supported by a strong contentious insolvency offering.”

Capital Markets: Debt and Equity and High-Yield Products
“Remains a leading firm in the ECM sphere, providing a top-tier service to clients involved in major IPOs and further equity offerings. Also remains a market-leader in DCM, with substantial experience acting for bond issuers in emerging markets, and particular in-depth knowledge of the Russian market. Adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to capital markets, with practitioners who are adept at advising on DCM, ECM and high-yield transactions.”


Commercial Awareness: “Some very strong technically competent partners who are able to give the technical advice and craft it to the particular transaction. They make it commercial when necessary, which is helpful.”
Client Service: “They’re willing to go above and beyond when you ask them for advice.”

Competition/European Law
“Strong links with the Brussels office, where numerous London partners spend a significant amount of time. Adept at handling contentious work. Regularly represents clients before both UK and European courts and regulatory bodies.”


European Expertise: “For European Commission work they are very impressive.” 

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
“Advises public and private companies on a range of deals. A respected choice on high-profile, multi-jurisdictional transactions.”

International Capability: “They are highly commercial and able to run with issues independently in a complex multi-jurisdictional context.”
Bench Strength: “They exhibit excellent coordination which goes right across the firm.”
Professionalism: “On a fraught and difficult transaction and they were highly talented and professional.”

“Benefits from a strong presence across the board in emerging markets work, frequently advising upon high-stakes cross-border litigation. Weighted towards handling complex disputes in the financial services sector, as well as demonstrating strength in oil and gas and mining-related matters.”

Responsiveness: “They’re technically very accurate and extremely responsive at all levels.”
Bench Strength: “It’s a close-knit team and everyone knows exactly what is going on. There is excellent co-ordination across the firm and I like the culture too.”

Private Equity: Buyouts
“Advises private equity firms, the private equity divisions of investment banks and pension plans on transactions across phases in the lifecycle of a fund. Recommended by clients for substantial worldwide transactions.”

Client Service: “They have done an excellent job; they are extremely responsive and extremely thorough.” Market Standing: “Cleary has the components needed to operate at the premium end of the market.”