Cleary Gottlieb Earns Leading Recognition in Legal 500 Latin America 2023

October 19, 2022

Cleary Gottlieb continues to receive recognition as a leading international law firm in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 Latin America.

Cleary was recognized in the region as a Tier 1 firm for Latin America in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, and Corporate and M&A; a Tier 2 firm for Compliance and Investigations and Projects and Energy; and a Tier 3 firm for International Arbitration.

Cleary partners Richard Cooper and Jeffrey Lewis and senior counsel Nicolas Grabar have been inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. The Legal 500 Latin America also recognized partners Adam Brenneman, Juan Giráldez, Jorge Juantorena, Chantal Kordula, Francesca Odell, and Lisa Vicens as “Leading Individuals.” Partners Ari MacKinnon and Manuel Silva were named “Next Generation Partners.” Counsel Emilio Minvielle and associate Jessica Batlle Welling were lauded as “Rising Stars.”

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

  • Banking and Finance – “Great team. Fast response, pro-active in finding solutions, technical knowledge.”
  • Capital Markets –  “Smarts, especially strong in complex cross-border transactions.” “The Cleary team is superior in its technical knowledge and in the way they know their clients. They provide very constructive advice and are always business oriented. Banks respect their opinion and rely on them. We feel very comfortable working with the Cleary team on our side and across from us. It is the practice of choice.”
  • Compliance and Investigations – “The Cleary team is really big and the office offers a great service, because it’s always available with a multilingual and multidisciplinary team.” “The team has extensive expertise working in Brazil and Latin America in general, and is familiar with the enforcement environment. The presence in the region (Cleary has offices in Brazil and Argentina) sets them apart.”
  • International Arbitration – “Cleary knows Latin America like no other global law firm. Extremely knowledgeable and savvy.”

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