Cleary Gottlieb Competition Lawyers Recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2021

August 10, 2021

Thirty-three Cleary Gottlieb lawyers from the firm’s European and U.S. offices have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2021.

In addition to the overall recognition, seven Cleary lawyers were named Future Leaders (partners Patrick Bock, Frédéric de Bure, Kenneth Reinker, and Séverine Schrameck; and counsel Paul Stuart, senior attorney Matthew Bachrack, and associate Alexander Waksman).

Who’s Who also noted 22 Thought Leaders among the recommended lawyers, and nine were cited as Global Elite Thought Leaders (partners Leah Brannon, Jeremy Calsyn, George Cary, Maurits Dolmans, Dave Gelfand, Thomas Graf, Nicholas Levy, and Antoine Winckler; and senior counsel Mark Leddy).

Peers and clients provided commentary and feedback about several of the recognized lawyers:

  • “Matthew Bachrack ‘is very prompt and provides excellent input on complicated competition law issues.’”
  • “Matteo Beretta is commended as a ‘an excellent antitrust lawyer who provides first-rate technical advice to clients.’”
  • “Patrick Bock is ‘one of the standout attorneys of his generation’ with a wealth of experience of complex competition matters.”
  • “The ‘highly intelligent’ Leah Brannon is a standout lawyer in complex litigious and transactional antitrust issues.”
  • “Jeremy Calsyn is highly recommended for being ‘practical and clever’ at representing clients in merger approval and international cartel investigations.”
  • “George Cary has a stellar reputation as ‘the absolute best’ across the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious antitrust issues.”
  • “Christopher Cook is ‘highly recommended’ by sources for ‘his hands-on approach’ and ‘detailed knowledge of the work at hand.’”
  • “Frédéric de Bure ranks as ‘one of the best practitioners of his generation.’ He is held in high regard for his ‘business-oriented approach’ and is hailed ‘a strong litigator.’”
  • “Wolfgang Deselaers is ‘a senior statesman’ and ‘one of the brightest lawyers in the competition sector.’ Peers effuse: ‘You wouldn’t want to have him on the other side.’”
  • “Maurits Dolmans achieves recognition as ‘a doyen of EU competition litigation,’ where he is held to be ‘one of the best practitioners in the world.’”
  • “Marco D’Ostuni is ‘a high-standing lawyer in the competition field’ with extensive experience advising clients operating in regulated industries.”
  • “The ‘excellent’ David Gelfand is a pre-eminent antitrust lawyer with outstanding experience in merger review and criminal investigations.”
  • “Paul Gilbert is widely recommended for his top-tier contentious and non-contentious experience in matters ranging from merger control to anticompetitive agreements.”
  • “Francisco Enrique González-Díaz receives praise for his extensive experience in a wide range of Spanish and European competition matters.”
  • “The ‘brilliant’ Thomas Graf is praised as ‘a truly original thinker who excels in complex legal problems.’ His ‘excellence on IP-related competition matters’ is received with further aplomb.”
  • “The ‘excellent’ Jackie Holland is a go-to lawyer for large-scale UK and EU enforcement, regulatory and litigious antitrust matters.”
  • “Mark Leddy achieves notable commendations as ‘an absolutely amazing lawyer who performs exceptionally well in the pre-indictment areas.’”
  • “Nicholas Levy is widely commended as ‘the number one merger control practitioner,’ with one interviewee adding, ‘He is a true merger expert.’”
  • “Till Müller-Ibold excels at assisting in EU scrutiny of state aid, antidumping and client representation before European courts.”
  • “The ‘very smart’ Romina Polley receives considerable praise, with one peer recommending her for ‘her successful work in complex merger control cases.’”
  • “Giulio Cesare Rizza is held in high esteem for his ‘broad experience in competition law and state aid.’”
  • “Séverine Schrameck receives glowing praise for her ‘excellent work in mergers and acquisitions’ and ‘strong competition law experience.’”
  • “Dirk Schroeder is widely recommended by sources as ‘one of the absolute stars in the competition market.’”
  • “The ‘top-notch’ Mario Siragusa earns considerable praise as ‘an outstanding professional who stands among the best competition lawyers in the global arena.’”
  • “Robbert Snelders is ‘widely known in the practice area as a fantastic practitioner.’ His substantial experience includes merger control and European litigious proceedings.”
  • “Romano Subiotto QC is ‘a first-rate practitioner’ in European and national antitrust law. His representative experience spans the transport, energy and distribution sectors.”
  • “Antoine Winckler earns plaudits as ‘a very pragmatic, commercially driven and technically brilliant practitioner.’ One peer effuses: ‘He’s at the top of the market and is my favourite ally in Brussels.’”

Lawyers featured in Who’s Who Legal: Competition are recognized for their exceptional work on a range of related matters including merger control, abuse of dominance cases, cartel investigations, state aid matters, and high-stakes antitrust litigation.