Cleary Gottlieb Earns Top Rankings in Legal 500 Latin America 2017

September 7, 2017

The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Latin America once again ranked Cleary Gottlieb as a top law firm for international businesses.

Cleary continued its run 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 recognized partners Richard Cooper, Andrés de la Cruz, Nicolas Grabar, Jorge Juantorena, Chantal Kordula, Jeffrey Lewis and Francesca Odell as “Leading Lawyers,” and partner Adam Brenneman and counsel Emilio Minvielle as “Next Generation Lawyers” for the region.

The rankings highlighted the firm’s outstanding record of success with the following “Top Tier” commendations:

  • Banking and Finance – “an ‘excellent firm’ …known for its work on the borrower and issuer side”; “a global leader in restructurings”; “has also impressed with its record in acquisition financings and financings by funds” and “its work on renewable energy financings in Chile and Argentina.”
  • Capital Markets – “‘A great capital markets firm’…‘excellent’ and ‘in a league of its own’; “[has] a deeper team of Latin America specialists and a broader geographic coverage than all of its competitors”; “a dominant player in key jurisdictions such as Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina”; “widely considered the benchmark firm in Latin America as a result of its longstanding commitment to the region and its many engagements on behalf of sovereigns, sub-sovereigns, company issuers and underwriters.”
  • Corporate and M&A – “‘Strong across the region,’ [Cleary’s] illustrious status in Latin America consistently attracts a broad variety of M&A engagements”; “represents a number of major energy and natural resources clients”; “universally regarded as a market leader in Argentina”;  “‘top of the list’ …the ‘market leader for Latin America work without a doubt.’”