Cleary Gottlieb has more than 65 years of experience advising manufacturing and industrial services clients on international project financing, capital markets, M&A and construction law.

Cleary lawyers are committed to understanding how clients’ businesses operate and offering legal solutions for the challenges facing modern industry. Our network of 16 integrated offices on four continents provides domestic and multinational clients with guidance from a wide range of practice areas, including:

  • Transactional law
  • Corporate governance
  • Antitrust
  • Litigation
  • Labor and employment
  • Environmental law
  • Real estate
  • Tax law
  • Structured and project finance

Notable Experiences

  • Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES), the Brazilian government-owned national development bank, as part of a lending group providing $3.2 billion in financing for an integrated polyethylene production plant located in Veracruz, Mexico, sponsored by Braskem Idesa SAPI, a joint venture between Brazilian petrochemical company, Braskem, and the Mexican petrochemical company, Grupo Idesa.

  • Dow Chemical Company on the antitrust aspects of its $5 billion agreement to separate a significant portion of its chlorine value chain and merge that new entity with Olin Corporation.

  • Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGVH) and the selling shareholder, Federal Land Development Authority, in FGVH’s $3.2 billion IPO.

  • Lafarge S.A. in its €40 billion combination with Holcim Ltd. to create the world’s largest construction materials company.

  • OCI in the $8 billion sale of its North American, European and Global Distribution businesses to CF Industries. The transaction will result in the creation of the world’s largest publicly traded nitrogen company and will provide OCI with the financial flexibility to unlock further value from its retained fertilizer and chemical businesses.

  • The Corporate Governance and Conflicts Committee of TerraForm Power, Inc. in its $2.2 billion joint acquisition with SunEdison, Inc. of Vivint Solar, Inc.

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