Cleary Gottlieb Earns Leading Recognition in Legal 500 Latin America 2021

October 7, 2020

Cleary Gottlieb continues to receive recognition as a leading international law firm in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Latin America.

Cleary was highlighted as a premier firm in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, and Corporate and M&A, and as a recommended firm for the region in International Arbitration and Projects and Energy. The firm also earned a new ranking as a recommended firm in Compliance and Investigations.

The Legal 500 Latin America also recognized partners Richard Cooper, Andrés de la Cruz, Nicolas Grabar, Jorge Juantorena, Chantal Kordula, Jeffrey Lewis, and Francesca Odell as “Leading Lawyers.” Partners Adam Brenneman, Ari Mackinnon, Manuel Silva, and Lisa Vicens were named “Next Generation Partners.” Counsel Emilio Minvielle, senior attorney Denise Filauro, and associate Alejandro Canelas Fernandez were lauded 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 – “‘They are certainly among elite advisors for this type of work.’ One client says the firm is a firm they turn to for ‘counsel on diverse complex issues’ and note ‘we receive excellent advice and work.’”
  • Capital Markets –  “One client described Cleary’s lawyers as ‘always available, friendly, cooperative,’ and able to ‘provide the best quality on every opinion and document. You can feel how they try to be in your shoes in order to solve any matter for your specific situation.’ ‘Cleary has a deep bench of extremely intelligent and experienced lawyers, and covers the [Latin America] space as no other U.S. firm does.’”
  • Compliance and Investigations – “Impressive cohesion and ability of the team to capture the essence of the issues, so as to provide top notch and creative solutions. They quickly understand and speak the language of the business in a transparent and dynamic fashion.” “All the individuals in the team are outstanding. The quality of the work is always exceptional.”
  • International Arbitration – “Extremely prepared team, hard-working and the attention to detail and ease of navigating through data was absolutely perfect.”

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