Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Excellent Results in The Legal 500 UK 2012: Sixteen Practices and Nineteen Individuals Recommended

September 26, 2012

Once again, Cleary Gottlieb has achieved excellent results in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK. For the first time, the firm has been recognized for its work in the Power sector and Mining and Minerals sector.

Comments from clients praise the lawyers’ “‘very quick response times, detailed knowledge of procedure, legislation and individuals, and appropriate and well-thought-through advice’” and commend the firm’s “‘gold-plated reputation for execution.’”

The following Cleary Gottlieb practices are recognized for being among the best in the UK based on Legal 500’s interviews with clients and competitors between June 2011 and June 2012, with some selected quotes:

Acquisition Finance: “Cleary Gottlieb’s three-partner practice specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional financings for borrowers.”

Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans: “The three-partner team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen combines ‘expertise and professionalism...’”

Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail

Commercial Litigation: “[A] ‘competent and knowledgeable firm...’” 

Corporate Tax

Debt Capital Markets: “Cleary Gottlieb’s ‘highly professional, creative and responsive’ team is valued ‘especially on sovereign bonds and restructurings.’”

Emerging Markets

Equity Capital Markets: UK Capability: “Much sought after by emerging markets companies listing in London, Cleary Gottlieb Steen has ‘a gold-plated reputation for execution.’”

Equity Capital Markets: US Capability: “‘Fantastic firm’ Cleary Gottlieb has a deep bench of US capital markets lawyers…”

EU and Competition: “Cleary Gottlieb’s practice has grown considerably in recent years, and the ‘cutting-edge’ team is ‘very high quality across the board,’ with ‘very quick response times, detailed knowledge of procedure, legislation and individuals, and appropriate and well-thought-through advice.’”

International Arbitration: “Cleary Gottlieb is becoming an increasingly visible presence in the market...” 

M&A: Premium Deals, £250m+: “Cleary Gottlieb’s ‘very impressive’ four-partner team continued to benefit from the firm’s cross-border footprint and emerging markets, energy and natural resources capabilities.”

Mining and Minerals: “[A] transactional powerhouse...”

Power (Including Electricity, Nuclear and Renewables)

Private Equity: Transactions: “Cleary Gottlieb’s four-partner offering provides a nimble and creative service to sponsors engaged in transactions domestically and internationally. [It is] particularly accomplished in the emerging markets…”

Public International Law: “Cleary Gottlieb represents sovereigns in international litigation and arbitration; acts in state-to-state disputes; and is experienced in investor-state dispute settlement.”

For the full text of these rankings, please visit The Legal 500 website.