Cleary Gottlieb Wins International Counsel in Latin America: Corporate/M&A Award; Continues Unparalleled Success in Chambers Latin America 2013 Guide

September 20, 2012

Cleary Gottlieb received the award for International Counsel in Latin America: Corporate/M&A in connection with the just-released 2013 edition of Chambers Latin America.

In addition, Cleary Gottlieb was highlighted as one of the best international firms with seven leading practices areas and 13 partners were distinguished as leaders in their respective fields. Cleary Gottlieb is the only firm ranked in the top band in all three of the following Latin America-wide categories: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A. In addition, the firm ranked for the first time in Corporate/M&A: International (Brazil).

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

Banking & Finance – “Cleary Gottlieb’s team provides outstanding service across a broad range of financial matters. The firm houses an impressive team of experienced lawyers and co-ordinates work from its offices in New York, Buenos Aires and São Paulo. The practice group frequently acts for lenders and borrowers. … ‘The firm’s strengths are a deep bench and consistently high-quality client service.’” 

Capital Markets – “Cleary Gottlieb as a whole is renowned for its capital markets practice and solid Latin American presence, and the two areas overlap to make it a leader in the market. … ‘A group of hard-working, talented people with amazing capital markets skills.’” 

Corporate/M&A – “Cleary Gottlieb has long set the standard for corporate legal services in Latin America. Clients are unanimous in their praise for the group’s efficiency, experience and dedication. … ‘We couldn’t ask more of the team: they worked round the clock, weeks on end, always with the best attitude and delivering the highest quality.’” 

International Arbitration – “Based in New York, this arbitration group is now supported by partners in the firm’s recently opened office in São Paulo. Attorneys in the group are regularly engaged as counsel in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations.” 

Projects – “Cleary Gottlieb has an outstanding reputation for transactional work and has established strong relationships with many of the continent’s dominant financial institutions.” 

Capital Markets: International (Brazil) – “This firm’s Latin America practice is acknowledged as one of the leading global practices … ‘The firm has a fine name in Brazil and it is my go-to firm for capital markets due to its transactional credentials and knowledge of the Latin American market. Its workflow continues to increase in size and importance.’” 

Corporate/M&A: International (Brazil) – “The team’s international experience and knowledge of the region is considered a welcome addition to the local market. … ‘The firm has been dealing with Brazil for a long time and has well-known strength in many areas.”

For complete results, please visit Chambers’ website.