Cleary Gottlieb Earns Premier Recognition in Legal 500 UK 2024

October 4, 2023

Cleary Gottlieb continues to achieve recognition as a premier law firm in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 UK.

The firm received 15 practice rankings, and 16 Cleary lawyers were recognized in their respective practice areas.

Partners Maurits Dolmans, Sunil Gadhia, David Gottlieb, and Jonathan Kelly were honored in The Legal 500 UK Hall of Fame; partners Edward Aldred, Paul Gilbert, Jackie Holland, Nicholas Levy, Nick Rumsby, Ian Shawyer, and Tihir Sarkar were named “Leading Individuals”; partners James Brady-Banzet, Polina Lyadnova, and Nallini Puri were selected as “Next Generation Partners”; and counsel Ferdisha Snagg and Paul Stuart were recognized as “Rising Stars.”

Cleary received commendations from The Legal 500 UK and clients as a recommended firm in the following practice areas:

  • Corporate and Commercial: Equity Capital Markets - Mid-Large Cap: “An excellent team based in London with a thorough understanding of capital markets and U.S. securities laws.”
  • Corporate and Commercial: EU and Competition: “They are extremely smart, experienced, hard-working, responsive, and pragmatic when needed. Best lawyers I have ever worked with.”
  • Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals (£750M+): “Truly a full-service global law firm that has supported the company in capital market transactions, largescale M&A, and other corporate matters. The firm’s ability to coordinate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions involving complex cross-border matters makes this firm a standout among other firms.” “A strong bench with capable lawyers across key jurisdictions. They consistently provide a high level of service and have the capability to deal with complexity.”
  • Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions – High-Value Deals (£250M+): “Cleary’s team has a depth and pragmatism that is unmatched; their bench of subject matter experts, specialists, and general practitioners ensure that problems and tasks are handled efficiently and effectively.”
  • Dispute Resolution: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail: “Cleary has a real depth of talent in banking litigation. At both partner and associate level the team is cohesive, hard-working and bright.” “A very agile practice, with deserved recognition in the highest profile and most complex investment banking litigation. Undaunted by these cases, they are managed in a way that is simple but productive, with highly skilled individuals working seamlessly. A very impressive firm.”
  • Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium: “On every case and whatever its value, real partner experience and expertise is brought to bear. The associates are also incredibly bright, and the work product I see is always of a high standard.”
  • Dispute Resolution: Competition Litigation: “Top-flight team for EU competition litigation.”
  • Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration: “Really great team – personable, accessible, and knowledgeable.” “Always extremely professional in their dealings with clients, leaving no stone unturned.” “Their pleadings are pretty much flawless.”
  • Finance: Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans: “They provide solutions-oriented and well-rounded advice.” “Exceptional expertise and experience in syndications. Provide both technical and practical solutions and advice.”
  • Finance: Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency: “Highly professional team that is capable of achieving the ultimate goals of the project. They are always ready to go extra mile and propose out-of-the-box structures to help the project move forward.” “They are efficient lawyers with a creative approach.” “They have a very hands-on, knowledgeable, and commercially savvy team.”

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