Cleary Gottlieb Named “Best Law Firm” in Latin America by LatinFinance; Also Counsel in Seven “Deals of the Year”

January 17, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb has been named “Best Law Firm” in Latin America by LatinFinance. The award, which was presented at the magazine’s annual awards dinner in New York on January 16, recognizes the firm’s broad expertise across the region and its participation in several important and diverse transactions.

In addition, Cleary Gottlieb was counsel in seven of the transactions recognized by LatinFinance as “Deals of the Year.” The seven winning deals are:

Best Corporate High-Grade Bond
FEMSA’s $1 billion dual-tranche bond issue, 2013
(Cleary represented FEMSA)

Best Local Currency Deal and Best Financing Innovation
América Móvil’s Ps. 15 billion, 6.45% global peso “Títulos de Crédito Extranjero,” 2012
(Cleary represented América Móvil)

Best Quasi-Sovereign Bond
Petrobras’ $11 billion six-tranche bond issue, 2013
(Cleary represented Petrobras)

Best Restructuring
Belize’s $547.7 million sovereign debt restructuring, 2013
(Cleary represented Belize)

Best Sovereign Bond
Republic of Chile’s $1.5 billion dual-tranche bond issue, 2012
(Cleary represented Republic of Chile)

Best Sovereign Liability Management
United Mexican States’ €1.6 billion issuance and accelerated tender offer, 2013
(Cleary represented United Mexican States)

Earlier this year, LatinFinance selected “Deals of the Quarter Century,” highlighting excellence and progress in Latin America’s financial history over the past 25 years. Cleary Gottlieb was counsel in more than half of the winning matters.

Published monthly, LatinFinance has covered business, finance, cross-border investment and capital markets in Latin America for two decades. Its annual awards are the region’s most prestigious and rigorously judged awards for excellence in investment banking, capital markets issuance and legal advice.

Actively engaged in Latin America work for more than 50 years, Cleary Gottlieb’s commitment to and knowledge of the region is unparalleled. With more than 30 partners or counsel and approximately 70 associates engaged in the firm’s Latin America practice, the firm has a broader and deeper talent base in this area than any other international law firm. The practice is widely recognized for its depth and breadth of knowledge about local customs and practices and its longstanding relationships with local law firms.