Cleary Gottlieb Earns Elite Recognition in Legal 500 Latin America 2019

September 11, 2019

Cleary Gottlieb continues to receive recognition as an elite law firm in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Latin America.

Cleary continued its track record as a top-tier firm in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, and Corporate and M&A, as well as its standing as a recommended firm for the region in International Arbitration and Projects and Energy.

The Legal 500 also recognized partners Richard Cooper, Andrés de la Cruz, Nicolas Grabar, Jorge Juantorena, Chantal Kordula, Jeffrey Lewis, and Francesca Odell as “Leading Lawyers,” partner Adam Brenneman, counsel Emilio Minvielle, senior attorney Carlos von der Heyde, and associate Manuel Silva as “Next Generation Lawyers,” and senior attorney Denise Filauro and associates Alejandro Canelas Fernandez and Ignacio Zapiola as “Rising Stars” for the region.

The firm received the following client and peer commendations for its extraordinary work in the region:

  • Banking and Finance – “The practice has ‘strong technical skills and the ability to apply those skills to the business issue/problem that needs to be addressed in a timely manner,’ it ‘certainly knows the theory and is practical and solution oriented.’”
  • Capital Markets – “The firm ‘has a deep bench of extremely intelligent and experienced lawyers, and covers the Latin America space like no other U.S. firm does.’ It is ‘very professional and reliable,’ is ‘always trying to provide different solutions to any doubt or matter presented,’ ‘is always available, friendly, cooperative and delivers the best quality on every opinion and document.’ One client says: ‘The experience, expertise and kindness of each one of the team members makes us feel comfortable and that generates confidence.’”
  • Corporate and M&A – “The team is ‘extremely hands-on and always available,’ ‘proactive and business oriented,’ and ‘extremely diligent’; it demonstrates ‘international experience, technical strength and commitment,’ and has ‘a great notion of the client’s business,’ ‘an understanding of the region’s culture’ and ‘deeply understands every Latin American country’s legal framework.’”

View Cleary’s complete results on The Legal 500’s website.