Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Excellent Results in Chambers UK 2015

November 12, 2014

Chambers UK 2015 has recognized 17 of our London lawyers as leading lawyers across the UK. Feedback from in-house counsel and peers is overwhelmingly positive: “They are extremely focused, responsive, creative, commercial and pragmatic” with our lawyers praised for being “very deft, very strategic and good with clients.”

Based on Chambers and Partners interviews with clients and competitors that took place between December 2013 and mid-2014, the following Cleary Gottlieb practices are recognized for being among the best in the UK (with some selected quotes):

Banking & Finance: Borrowers and Sponsors

“Identified as a force on the borrower and sponsor sides, representing numerous significant clients. Demonstrates strength in international transactions, particularly those involving the emerging markets. Experienced bench able to handle a range of financing situations, from debt restructuring to tailored refinancing solutions. ’The team enjoys a great reputation. They have a large enough sponsor practice so they can give us the benefit of what they’re seeing across the market. They’re bright.’ ’The lawyers we worked with were able to explain complex matters in simple terms. They listened to us and really tried to understand the business and our strategy going forward.’”

Banking Litigation

“An integrated global disputes practice with strength in regulatory enforcement and insolvency. Frequently represents banks in matters of great reputational significance. ’They’ve got excellent client management and good judgement, born out of intelligence and experience.’ ’Very deft, very strategic and good with clients.’”

Capital Markets: Debt, Equity and High Yield

“Deep bench of talented capital markets lawyers, several of whom are skilled in both DCM and ECM work. Known for its expertise in the emerging markets, with Russia a particular area of focus. Formidable global capability thanks to the firm’s vast international reach. ’We received very good service. These guys were truly 24/7. It’s a top firm for us due to its client service, expertise and team of associates.’ ’I’d speak highly of Cleary. They’ve clearly got the breadth to cover the international marketplace.’”

Competition Law

“Works closely with its celebrated Brussels office in EU and UK matters. Increasingly active in competition litigation.”

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability

“Often sighted in high-value deals involving the UK, Europe and the USA, particularly in matters related to debt and equity capital markets. Clients include financial institutions and private equity houses as well as major global corporations. ’They unequivocally do a good job. I’m very pleased with the support they’ve been providing.’ ’The most important things are responsiveness and that they are hard-working and diligent.’ ’They are extremely focused, responsive, creative, commercial and pragmatic.’”

Litigation: Highly Regarded

“Impressive depth in financial and corporate disputes, with a reputation for antitrust work to match. Notable standing in energy sector litigation and excellent cross-border expertise, including a “significant profile in emerging markets work.”

Private Equity: Buyouts: High-end Capability

“Provides a comprehensive private equity service for clients, supported by its wealth of experience in fund formation. Represents an impressive client roster in the UK and worldwide, including several major private equity houses. ’I really like Cleary - they’re high quality.’”

For the full text of these rankings, please visit Chambers’ website.