Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Excellent Results in Legal 500 UK 2010 Guide – New Rankings in Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Public International Law

September 9, 2010

Cleary Gottlieb has attained excellent results in the 2010 edition of Legal 500 UK, having achieved rankings for the first time in commercial litigation, international arbitration and public international law.

The firm has also maintained recognized leading practices in corporate tax, equity capital markets: UK capability, equity capital markets: US capability, EU and competition, M&A: upper and mid-market and premium deals, M&A: US law capability, private equity, acquisition finance, debt capital markets, emerging markets and high yield.

Praise from clients and peers includes: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP provides an ’absolutely first-class service’ to clients seeking complex cross-border advice.”

Corporate and Commercial

  • Corporate tax
  • Equity capital markets: UK capability

“The London team is highly rated for its expertise in emerging markets, particularly Brazil, Russia, China and India.”

  • Equity Capital Markets: US Capability

“Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP houses a ’quality ECM practice’ which handles the full range of issuer and underwriter work.”

  • EU and Competition 
  • M&A: Upper and Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £250m+

“The ’very capable’ ... team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP placed a continued emphasis on work from investment banks arising out of the financial crisis, as well as the relatively buoyant mining and pharmaceutical sectors in 2009. Its international capability is held in high regard. Complex, high-value, cross-border transactions are the core focus of the London office.”

  • M&A: US law capability

“Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP regularly picks up the top work the market has to offer.”

  • Private Equity: Transactions

“Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP provides an ’absolutely first-class service’ to clients seeking complex cross-border advice, often with a significant US element.”

Dispute resolution

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banking litigation
  • International arbitration
  • Public international law

“Highly experienced in investment treaty disputes. The firm represents an impressive array of international clients.”


  • Acquisition finance

“Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s ’excellent’ four-partner team continues to handle a raft of work.”

  • Debt capital markets

”’Thorough, timely and helpful, and second to none for US-related liability management,’ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP combines US and English law expertise, and is prominent in emerging market and sovereign issues.”

  • Emerging Markets
  • High Yield