Cleary Gottlieb Only ‘Elite’ Ranked Firm in GCR D.C. Antitrust Survey
September 7, 2017
Cleary Gottlieb was lauded as the only “Elite” antitrust firm in Washington, D.C. by Global Competition Review, ahead of more than 40 other firms, in GCR’s recent survey of the capital’s antitrust bar.
The survey included praise for Cleary as “the best firm in the world” and “second to none in D.C.,” and named several of the firm’s antitrust lawyers as among the “leaders of the bar.”
GCR referred to some of the firm’s recent merger control work for such clients as Dow Chemical in its $130 billion merger-of-equals with DuPont, Abbott Laboratories in its $25 billion purchase of medical device maker St. Jude Medical and MolsonCoors in the Anheuser Busch InBev/SABMiller beer “blockbuster” merger, as well as the firm’s work for Air Liquide in its swift acquisition of Airgas, Western Digital in its acquisition of SanDisk, which the FTC cleared without a second request, and Essilor in its announced $49 billion acquisition of eyewear maker Luxottica.
Cleary was similarly recognized for garnering a series of litigation victories, including successfully defending Sanofi’s loyalty discounts against a competitor’s monopolization claim at trial and on appeal, as well as defeating regulations by the Texas Medical Board that would have gutted Cleary’s client Teladoc’s business model. The firm was also commended for its district court win on appeal in a roll-on-roll-off vehicle shipping follow-on action, as well as its work as counsel to Citigroup, HSBC and Goldman Sachs in various government investigations and civil litigations aimed at financial institutions.
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