Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Excellent Results in The Legal 500 UK 2013: Fifteen Practices and Twenty-Four Individuals Recommended

October 4, 2013

Once again, Cleary Gottlieb has achieved excellent results in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK, which was released in September 2013. For the first time, the firm has been recognized for its work in high yield debt offerings.

Comments from clients praise the firm’s “‘excellent service;’” and commend Cleary Gottlieb as “‘one of the most capable firms.’”

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 2012 and June 2013, with some selected quotes:

Acquisition Finance: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s four-partner team is noted for its generalist approach and resulting flexibility, and also its breadth of knowledge.”

Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is highly regarded as borrowers’ counsel on complex financing arrangements.”

Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail

Commercial Litigation 

Corporate Tax 

Debt Capital Markets: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is ‘certainly one of the most capable firms’.”

Emerging Markets: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is ‘committed to M&A in emerging markets’.” 

Equity Capital Markets: UK Capability: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s London team is particularly active in emerging markets.”

Equity Capital Markets: US Capability: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is very active and visible in Russian capital markets deals.”

EU and Competition

International Arbitration

M&A: Premium Deals, £250m+: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s seven-partner team regularly features on deals around the £1bn mark, thanks in no small part to its global footprint and particular focus on markets such as Russia, the Middle East and Latin America.”

Private Equity: Transactions: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s five-partner London team can draw on the firm’s global footprint to provide expertise across the full private funds cycle.”

Public International Law: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP ‘provides excellent service, and has profound PIL knowledge’.”

High Yield

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