Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Excellent Results in The Legal 500 UK 2014

October 2, 2014

Once again, Cleary Gottlieb has achieved excellent results in the latest edition of The Legal 500 UK, which was released in September 2014. As well as continued acknowledgment of our strengths across a range of practice areas, the firm has been recommended for Competition Litigation, a new category in the guide.

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 2013 and June 2014, with some selected quotes:

Acquisition Finance

Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans

Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail

Competition Litigation: “The ’very responsive’ team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP provides ’clear advice,’ and has notable experience advising clients before the High Court and CAT.”

Commercial Litigation

Debt Capital Markets: ”’A standout firm for sovereign debt deals,’ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has ‘a strong reputation for issuer work and is often recommended by banks.’”

Emerging Markets: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is ’strong in emerging markets M&A and capital markets.’”

Equity Capital Markets: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s ’proactive and knowledgeable’ team is ‘particularly helpful for clients looking for international capital markets expertise’.”

EU and Competition: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s notable UK competition law capability is illustrated by its involvement in major merger control and market investigations for household name clients.”

High Yield: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has ’a steadily growing profile in the high-yield space.’”

International Arbitration: “Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s arbitration team in London is an integral part of the firm’s leading European and international practice.”

M&A: Premium Deals, £250m+: “In line with its multidisciplinary approach which avoids narrow specialisation, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s recent work spans financial services, energy and technology, though the multi-jurisdictional thread is a common theme across all transactions. The relatively small team punches above its weight in terms of complex and high-value work.”

Private Equity: Transactions

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