Cleary Gottlieb Wins Record Eighth LatinFinance ‘Law Firm of the Year’ Honor

January 28, 2021

Cleary Gottlieb has been named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Latin America by LatinFinance for a record eighth time.

LatinFinance honored Cleary in conjunction with its annual Latin American Capital Markets Summit, where six of the firm’s matters and clients were recognized with Deal of the Year awards:

  • Corporate High-Grade Bond (Suzano’s $750 billion first sustainability-linked bond for Latin America)
  • Corporate Issuer (Cemex for its three $1 billion each bond offerings)
  • Quasi-Sovereign Bond (Pemex for its $5 billion offering that was reopened)
  • Restructuring (Argentina’s $66 billion sovereign restructuring)
  • Sovereign Issuer (Mexico’s $6 billion across multiple offerings)
  • Sovereign Liability Management (Ecuador’s $17 billion refinancing)

The LatinFinance awards capped another exceptional year for Cleary’s Latin America practice, which earned recognition from across the business and legal press for its work in the region. Highlights include:

  • Named Americas Law Firm of the Year for the fourth time by IFLR
  • Named M&A Law Firm of the Year and Restructuring Law Firm of the Year by IFLR
  • Named Top International Firm in Latin America for the eighth year in a row by Latin American Corporate Counsel Association
  • Named International Arbitration Team of the Year for Brazilian mining group Vale’s $2 billion arbitration award against BSGR by Legal Business
  • Winner of M&A (Public) Deal of the Year for the merger of Suzano and Fibria by Latin Lawyer
  • Winner of Capital Markets Deal of the Year for Chile’s issuance of Latin America’s first green sovereign bonds by Latin Lawyer
  • Winner of Restructuring Deal of the Year for Brazilian debtor Constellation Oil Group’s $1.5 billion global restructuring by IFLR and Latin Lawyer
  • The only top-tier firm in three categories (Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A) for the 12th year in a row by Chambers Latin America

Learn more about Cleary’s award-winning Latin America practice here.