Cleary Gottlieb Earns Accolades in Latin Lawyer 250

March 21, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb was recognized for outstanding work in the 16th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, Latin America’s leading guide to business law firms.

The profile of the firm notes that “around the region and across the board, Cleary Gottlieb has a market-leading practice, with many of the region’s largest and most active corporates and governments remaining loyal clients year after year.” The profile also highlights Cleary Gottlieb’s consistent superior legal service as its competitive advantage in the region while noting the firm’s excellent reputation.

In addition, Cleary Gottlieb’s Latin America practice is praised for its highly skilled and experienced partners who are devoted to the region. Cleary Gottlieb’s strength is also attributed to its lockstep compensation system, which is a trademark of the firm’s practice and fosters a “collaborative style of working.” This environment has allowed Cleary Gottlieb’s partners to become experts in a broad range of areas, enabling them to “apply their skills where needed without being overly restricted by practice divisions.”

Finally, the profile notes the firm’s collaboration between partners regardless of where they are based. This is shown, in part, through the growth and success of Cleary Gottlieb’s offices in Latin America. The Buenos Aires and São Paulo offices give the firm extensive reach and help it maintain strong connections to local clients.

Cleary Gottlieb is recommended in the following practice areas based on intensive research by Latin Lawyer’s editorial team:

Corporate and M&A: “A regular fixture at the top of any M&A deal list in the region, Cleary leverages long-term relationships with top corporates to ensure they are often the first to be called when any big deal is being planned.”

Private Equity: “The firm’s M&A expertise also ensures they are a key name in the private equity arena.”

Capital Markets: “Cleary is an elite firm in capital markets. A large number of the firm’s core corporate partners [have] a capital markets element to their practice, which explains the regional reach.”

Banking & Finance: “The firm’s broad banking and finance practice is top-notch, with a deeper bench to call on than most firms can dream of.”

Restructuring & Insolvency: “Cleary has easily one of the best restructuring practices in the region.”

Project Finance & Infrastructure: “Government-related work plays a big part – even giving the firm an interesting entrée to projects work in Brazil.”

Arbitration: “Cleary’s disputes practice is notable for its successful management of enormously complex cases, involving multiple litigations and arbitrations, often across many borders.”

Litigation: “Cleary’s team is one that has time and again proven itself capable of skillfully blending complex international litigation and arbitration across borders.”

White-Collar Crime and Compliance: “The wider white-collar defense, securities enforcement and internal investigations team, which includes several former federal prosecutors and former SEC general counsels, works closely with the Latin American corporate practice – taking advantage of their in-depth local knowledge.”

To read the magazine’s full profile of Cleary Gottlieb, please visit Latin Lawyer’s website.