Cleary Gottlieb #1 Global M&A Legal Adviser in 2005 First Half

July 6, 2005

Cleary Gottlieb led worldwide M&A legal rankings for the first half of 2005, advising on $209 billion of deals, according to Thomson Financial. Cleary was counsel in two of the top three mergers in the second quarter.

The firm also ranked highly in other Thomson categories, including third for Italian deals ($33.7 billion in deal volume), fifth for German deals and fifth for Benelux deals.

Thomson is one of the world’s leading information and publishing companies, with rankings frequently cited in The American Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal and other important publications.