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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

Top-tier international practice renowned for its ability to handle sophisticated regional cross-border securities offerings. Remains a first port of call for major corporate issuers and prestigious financial institutions acting as underwriters on high-value transactions. Boasts phenomenal expertise in both debt and equity instruments, regularly advising on bond offerings, note issuances and IPOs. Also highly sought after by governments and state-owned entities to advise on sovereign debt deals.

Notable practitioners

"He is a very impressive lawyer," one interviewee says of Andrés de la Cruz , before going on to say: "He is incredibly experienced handling many different types of transactions in the region." He is routinely instructed by issuers, underwriters and sovereigns to assist with major securities transactions in Mexico and the Southern Cone. He excels at handling sizeable debt issuances, in addition to advising on equity offerings.

Francesca Odell is held in the highest regard for her capital markets expertise, with one interviewee remarking: "Francesca especially is outstanding. She is hands-on, super sharp, and there is nobody else I would rather work with. She really delivers and is my go-to lawyer." She has invaluable experience representing a host of prestigious corporate issuers and international financial institutions in a range of complex debt and equity offerings concerning the Brazilian market.

Jorge Juantorena is "hands-on, knowledgeable and practical," one client asserts, while other sources say: "We've had very good experiences with the firm, and Jorge really stands out as someone who understands our group and has a lot of experience representing underwriters." He has an impeccable track record representing distinguished issuers and underwriters, as well as state-owned entities, in sophisticated debt issuances concerning the Mexican market.

Juan Giráldez is "a strong lawyer" and "very easy to work with," according to market commentators. He is well versed in debt capital markets deals, benefiting from considerable experience representing states in sovereign debt transactions.

Nicolas Grabar is held in high esteem for his longstanding experience acting on highly significant capital markets deals in Mexico and Brazil. He remains a major figure in the market, regularly assisting issuers with private placements and registered public offerings of both debt and equity securities. Endorsing his expertise, one peer describes him as "a very skilled lawyer."

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Capital Markets

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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New York

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NY 10006

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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.

Latin America-wide

Capital Markets


Andrés de la Cruz
Band 2
Francesca Odell
Band 1
Jorge U. Juantorena
Band 1
Juan G Giráldez
Band 4
Nicolas Grabar
Band 2