Cleary Gottlieb Wins Record Ninth LatinFinance Law Firm of the Year Honor

February 8, 2022

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

LatinFinance honored Cleary in conjunction with its annual Deals of the Year Awards, where nine of the firm’s matters and clients were recognized:

  • Corporate High-Grade Bond of the Year (FEMSA’s $1.4 billion sustainability-linked bond)
  • Corporate High-Yield Bond of the Year (MercadoLibre’s inaugural USD conventional and sustainable bond issuance)
  • Corporate Issuer of the Year (Cemex)
  • Corporate Liability Management of the Year (Petrobras’ liability management program)
  • Equity Follow-On of the Year (Banco Inter’s R$5.5 billion follow-on offering)
  • Sovereign Issuer of the Year (Republic of Chile)
  • Sovereign Liability Management of the Year (Dominican Republic inaugural DOP116.8 billion local notes offering)
  • Subnational Deal of the Year (Buenos Aires’ restructuring)
  • Sustainable Borrower of the Year (Suzano)

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 fifth time by IFLR
  • Named Top International Firm in Latin America for the ninth year in a row by Latin American Corporate Counsel Association
  • Named No. 1 Firm in Latin America for the fifth year in a row by Latinvex
  • Winner of Debt and Equity-linked Team of the Year and Deal of the Year (Ecuador’s $17.4 billion sovereign debt restructuring) by IFLR
  • Winner of Loans Deal of the Year (LATAM Airlines’ $2.45 billion debtor-in-possession loan) by IFLR and Latin Lawyer
  • Winner of ESG Deal of the Year (Suzano’s sustainability-linked notes offering) by Latin Lawyer
  • Winner of Restructuring Deal of the Year (Argentina’s $65 billion foreign debt restructuring) by Latin Lawyer
  • Winner of Digital Infrastructure/Telecoms Financing of the Year (Andean Telecom Partners’ bond debut) by LatinFinance
  • The only top-tier firm in three categories (Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A) for the 13th year in a row by Chambers Latin America

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