Cleary Gottlieb Again Named Among Top Firms by Chambers Latin America

September 19, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb has once again been recognized as a leading law firm by Chambers Latin America in its 2015 guide, published on September 19, 2014.

Now in its seventh year, the guide provides insights into the leading law firms practicing in more than 20 jurisdictions in Latin America, including feedback from top clients and lawyers based in or doing business in the region. Chambers cited Cleary Gottlieb for its leading work in Latin America in eight practice categories and named 13 lawyers from the firm’s New York, Buenos Aires and São Paulo offices as leaders in their respective fields. Notably, Cleary Gottlieb is the only firm to be named to the top tier in the Latin America-wide categories for Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A every year the guide has been published.

The following is what firm clients and lawyers at other firms had to say about Cleary Gottlieb’s Latin America work and its leading lawyers over the past year:

Latin America-wide

Banking and Finance. “Cleary Gottlieb is in a category of its own - it has been prominent in the region for many years and it is a force in the market.”

Capital Markets. “This is a great team with an unparalleled presence in the market. … The lawyers are at the forefront of the market in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil; Cleary is the only firm that
can claim to be a top contender in each country. You can count on the team when you need them to execute perfection. … They won’t sacrifice quality, even when working against a tight deadline.”

Corporate/M&A. “Every single lawyer that we come across has been committed to the work and they give an opinion because they have thought it out and it holds and stands the test of time. … We see Cleary Gottlieb in a lot of different areas. It is one of the most important players in the Mexican market. They have a sophisticated and consistently good team that is fluent in Spanish.”

International Arbitration. “Cleary has been in South America since day one - the firm’s pedigree is unquestionable. The lawyers help us a lot because they have good general arbitration and BIT

Projects. “This is a superb Latin America team. The lawyers are efficient and answer right away.”

Brazil (International)

Banking & Finance. “The lawyers are as good as any I have worked with in terms of handling international restructurings.”

Capital Markets. “The lawyers I work with are very experienced, focused and deal oriented. When they are on the deal problems are solved in a fast and efficient way. They have excellent knowledge of securities and understand how to operate in Brazil.”

Corporate/M&A. “The lawyers are technically very strong and add value because they know our company really well. They have no difficulty grasping the business environment or the peculiarities of Brazilian clients.”

For more details on Cleary Gottlieb’s rankings, please visit the Chambers Latin America website.