Cleary Gottlieb Receives Top-Tier Rankings in Legal 500 Latin America 2018

September 19, 2018

The 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Latin America has ranked Cleary Gottlieb as a top law firm for international businesses.

Cleary continued to earn top-tier rankings in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, and Corporate and M&A, as well as reinforce 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 counsel Emilio Minvielle and senior attorney Carlos von der Hyde as “Next Generation Lawyers” for the region.

The rankings highlighted the firm’s outstanding record of success with the following commendations:

  • Banking and Finance: “[A]n outstanding reputation in the restructuring field and has an impressive market share of new money financings… Although widely considered to have the broadest Latin America geographic coverage of all international firms, it has an especially high market share of big-name corporate clients in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.”
  • Capital Markets: “[C]ontinues to dominate the market, especially in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina… Of all the international firms operating in the market, it has the healthiest mix of sovereign, quasi-sovereign, state-owned entity and private sector issuer clients.”
  • Corporate and M&A: “The benchmark international firm in Latin America, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s proactive Latin America M&A practice covers the entire region. It has a dynamic combination of inbound and outbound transactional work, with the firm’s unrivaled connections to Latin American corporates ensuring that it consistently operates at the forefront of M&A activity in the region.”