Cleary Gottlieb Continues Track-Record of Success in Chambers Latin America 2014 Guide

September 11, 2013

Cleary Gottlieb achieved outstanding results in the recently released 2014 edition of Chambers Latin America.

Cleary Gottlieb was highlighted as one of the best firms in Latin America with eight leading practices and 13 partners distinguished as leaders in their respective fields. In addition, the firm was ranked for the first time in the Banking and Finance: International (Brazil) category.

The following Cleary Gottlieb practices are recognized for being the best or among the best in Latin America, based on written submissions and Chambers’ interviews of firm clients and lawyers at other firms:

Latin America-wide 

Banking & Finance – “Cleary has long been dominant in transactional matters in Latin America. It continues to field a large team, split between its offices in New York, Buenos Aires and São Paulo, and is regularly involved in some of the most significant deals in the region. …‘This firm is creative, proactive, thoughtful and respectful.’… ‘I always use Cleary for Latin America-related issues due to its experience.’” 

Capital Markets – “Cleary was one of the first US firms to establish a significant Latin America practice and sources note its position as the market’s undisputed leader. The length of its commitment to the region continues to set it apart from many of its contemporaries. … ‘I have absolutely no argument with them being in the top band - Cleary is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. The lawyers live up to their reputation and they know technical answers while also applying commercial practicalities.’”

Corporate/M&A – “Cleary continues its transactional dominance in the Latin America corporate space...and the team is widely agreed to be the largest and most diverse of any international firm. … ‘Cleary is the undeniable leader here with a very, very strong and effective Latin American practice. The lawyers have tremendous regional experience.’” 

International Arbitration – “This firm is renowned for its transactional dominance in Latin America, which affords it a solid footing in commercial arbitrations. On the contentious side, it has been particularly active in Brazil and Argentina, and has an office in both jurisdictions. … ‘This firm has impressive research and drafting skills, and the lawyers remain focused on the problem, offering one single point of contact to the client.’” 

Projects – “This is a firm that delivers good quality work product. Cleary Gottlieb has personnel that are easy to work with.” … “Clearly a major player in Latin America.”


Banking & Finance: International – “In Brazil, the firm is best known for its capital markets practice but has been consolidating its presence in other areas of finance such as restructuring, structured bank lending and export pre-payment facilities. … ‘I’d highlight the team’s experience, dedication and knowledge of the client’s business as its standout qualities.’” 

Capital Markets: International – “This global powerhouse is a leading player in capital markets across Latin America, and sources report a growing visibility and local market share. … ‘The team is great from junior associate to partner. The lawyers are commercial, hard-working and dedicated.’” 

Corporate/M&A: International – “The team benefits from Cleary’s global presence and renders advice on a full catalogue of corporate matters, including multijurisdictional M&A, regulatory, tax and related disputes. ... ‘They approach transactions with deep expertise, not only in the industry in which we operate, but also in the markets where we conduct our business.’”

For complete results, please visit Chambers’ website.