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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Market-leading capabilities in ECM, regularly acting on major IPOs and rights issues. Offers expertise in the field of debt, with notable strength in a variety of bond issuances as well as EMTN programmes and private placements. Best known for its work for large corporate issuers, sovereign states and leading banking institutions. The team features experts in French and US law.

Strengths

Clients highlight the team's flexibility and efficiency, and say: "It is a very experienced practice."

Another client describes the lawyers as "high-quality and solution-oriented."

Work highlights

Acted for the underwriters on the EUR978 million IPO of Verallia.

Notable practitioners

Qualified in France and the USA, Andrew Bernstein is active across both the DCM and ECM fields. He has particular expertise advising French corporates and financial institutions on bond offerings and US MTN programmes. One client says: "He is is always on top of things," and adds: "He is also very pragmatic."

Dual-qualified in France and the USA, John Brinitzer stands out for his work in the ECM sphere, advising clients on IPO and capital increase matters. His impressive clients portfolio includes domestic and international asset management companies, corporates and sovereign states. One client says: "He boasts strong knowledge of all US aspects on our transactions. He is always thinking a few steps ahead," and adds: "He has very good client management skills."

Marie-Laurence Tibi maintains an excellent reputation on the market and routinely advises clients on IPO and equity offering matters. One client praises the quality of her advice, saying: "She is very experienced in capital markets operations and provides quality recommendations."

Pierre-Yves Chabert is a highly respected figure in the ECM market. He advises leading clients on share capital increase transactions. One client comments: "He is a standout and well-respected practitioner, he is excellent in technically difficult transactions and offers tailor-made solutions."

Valérie Lemaitre moves up the rankings this year following strong market recognition. She is adept at advising on convertible bonds offerings, as well as both EMTN and US MTN updates. Clients comment: "She is reliable and very well informed."

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Capital Markets

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Location

12, rue de Tilsitt

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

France

Capital Markets: Debt


Andrew Bernstein
Band 3
Valérie Lemaitre
Band 3

Capital Markets: Equity


Andrew Bernstein
Band 2
John Brinitzer
Band 1
Marie-Laurence Tibi
Band 1
Pierre-Yves Chabert
Band 1