Cleary Gottlieb Achieves Outstanding Results in Chambers UK 2010

December 11, 2009

The firm achieved outstanding results in the Chambers UK 2010 guide, with some partners ranked for the first time in certain practice areas. Clients and peers have also been effusive in their praise - the following sections from the guide show that Cleary Gottlieb practices are recognized for being either the best or among the best in the UK, based on Chambers' interviews with the firm's clients and lawyers at other firms:

Banking & Finance: "Like many others, this low-volume, high-value practice has followed the shift in the market to restructuring work. However, it still maintains a busy acquisition finance practice, often handling matters with emerging market components."

Capital Markets: "This well-regarded team represents issuers and underwriters in equity and debt offerings in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and beyond. The equity capital markets practice has a good market share and a particular reputation for emerging markets work. ... 'A top-notch group.'"

Corporate/M&A: High-end Cross-border: "One of the first US firms to establish itself in Europe and the UK, Cleary has some of the finest M&A and financing talent around, thanks to its commitment to excellence. It can handle domestic deals, but is most active in multi-jurisdictional matters. ... 'A tight team that adds value to a transaction thanks to its economic view about what is necessary on a deal.'"

Private Equity: Buyouts UK-wide: "Financial services, infrastructure and energy are the focal points for this practice, which is in familiar territory when it comes to major international buyout transactions. The team benefits from the firm's global coverage, while clients pinpoint the firm's expertise in the structuring of acquisition vehicles and the restructuring of existing investments as a further selling point."

Tax: "Clients describe this compact team as efficient, friendly and responsive. The lawyers advise on cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, international securities offerings, derivatives and new financial products."