Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Capital Markets Department

UK
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What the team is known for Maintains strong firm-wide expertise in emerging markets, US and European debt and equity offerings, as well as regulatory concerns. Also advises sovereign states and their underwriters on high-profile capital markets transactions. Further recognised for its presence on equity transactions in the Nordic market and for advising Russian issuers on capital markets transactions.

Strengths Clients say: "It's an extremely knowledgeable full-service firm, with expertise across capital markets, regulatory capital and corporate finance."

Others note: "They are absolutely fantastic – exceptionally strong in London with a very strong European presence, particularly in Paris and Moscow."

Work highlights Acted for the underwriters in a cross-border USD3 billion debt offering by BP Capital Markets, a wholly owned subsidiary of BP.

Notable practitioners

David Gottlieb offers deep experience in DCM, having practised in both the US and the UK. Areas of expertise include major Russian transactions as well as M&A work. Sources say he is "highly qualified and experienced, client-oriented and able to perform challenging tasks to deadlines."

Pierre-Marie Boury has a strong ECM and high-yield capital markets practice that sees him focus on sophisticated cross-border work. Clients say he is "highly experienced, involved throughout the process and provides very solid advice."

Raj Panasar has a strong ECM and high-yield capital markets practice that sees him focus on sophisticated cross-border work. Clients say he is "highly experienced, involved throughout the process and provides very solid advice."

Seasoned DCM and ECM lawyer Sebastian Sperber continues to advise on complex cross-border transactions. Clients describe him as "ridiculously bright, experienced and meticulous."