Cleary Gottlieb Receives Excellent Recognition in the 15th Edition of Latin Lawyer 250

March 11, 2013

Cleary Gottlieb received excellent recognition in the 15th edition of Latin Lawyer 250, Latin America’s leading guide to business law firms, which was published on March 7, 2013.

The profile of the firm notes that “around the region and across the board, Cleary has a market-leading practice, with many of the region’s largest and most active corporates and governments remaining loyal clients year after year,” and the firm has remained “at the top of [its] game for decades.” In addition, the practice is praised for its large number of highly recognized and experienced partners devoted to the region, as well as its fluid structure due to the firm’s lockstep compensation system and collaborative style of working. Mexico, Chile, and Argentina are noted as countries where the firm has particular strength, while also being recognized among the “elite” in Brazil, and for notable work in the rest of the region. Cleary Gottlieb is noted as a “yardstick” for competing firms in all areas of banking and finance, M&A, restructuring and international disputes, and for having strong links to the region’s most active banks in the area of projects work, as well as an unparalleled sovereign practice. The profile highlights Cleary Gottlieb’s offices in Buenos Aires and São Paulo for demonstrating the firm’s strength and importance in the region and dedication to local clients. In addition, the São Paulo office is recognized for having remarkable success in building strong networks in Brazil and for already being a key player in the city.

Corporate and M&A: “A regular fixture at the top of any M&A deal list in the region, Cleary leverages long-term relationships with top corporates to ensure they are often the first to be called when any big deal is being planned.”

Private Equity: “The firm’s M&A expertise also ensures they are a key name in the private equity arena.”

Capital Markets: “A large number of the firm’s core corporate partners have a capital markets element to their practice, which has helped ensure that Cleary is an elite firm in the field across the region.”

Banking & Finance: “The firm’s broad banking and finance practice is top-notch, with a deeper bench to call on than most firms can dream of.”

Restructuring & Insolvency: “Cleary has easily one of the best restructuring practices in the region…”

Arbitration: “Cleary’s disputes practice is notable for its successful management of enormously complex cases, involving multiple litigations and arbitrations, often across many borders.”

Litigation: “Cleary’s team is one which has time and again proven itself capable of skillfully blending complex international litigation and arbitration across borders.”