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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

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What the team is known for

Fully integrated capital markets practice whose lawyers are able to draw upon specialties and experience from the firm's tax, bankruptcy and M&A teams. Adept at handling a variety of high-value transactional matters for a broad client base, possessing significant capacity in complex cross-border transactions. Possesses notable experience advising on both SEC-registered and private securities offerings.

Strengths

Client say of the attorneys: "They have a mastery of the technicalities of the laws, what they mean and how they are interpreted."

Sources report that the team works like "a well-oiled precision machine that is well suited to the task and is able to get all the work done in an efficient and accurate manner."

"I am very happy with them," says a source. "They are available 24/7 and they come up with very creative solutions."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of OneConnect in its $358.8 million SEC-registered IPO of American depositary shares.

Represented Alphabet, the parent company of Google, in its first $5.75 billion sustainability bond.

Notable practitioners

Adam Fleisher is revered for his capital markets practice, which forms a key component of his wider corporate practice.,"He will spot every issue, work it all out, and he will pull in colleagues who are experts to offer a comprehensive solutions to a problem." "He has good commercial judgment."

Craig Brod is renowned for his versatile practice, which sees him acting for issuers and underwriters on the full spectrum of capital markets matters.
"He is extremely professional, responsive, attentive, detailed, and he is highly client-centric and very experienced." "He is highly accessible and always on top of the key details, and we can always count on him to be available for urgent questions, no matter how big or small."

David Lopez stands out for his high-quality representation of major companies and dealer-managers on complex bond and stock offerings and he is especially sought after for his expertise in liability management.
"We find him extremely knowledgeable and creative, and he works to find solutions to issues that are being seen for the first time." "He is an encyclopedia of knowledge and he is really thoughtful on capital markets issues."

Jeffrey Karpf maintains an excellent reputation for his work on high-yield and investment-grade debt transactions, representing both investment banks and issuing companies. He balances his leading role in debt capital markets with an active equity practice.,"He is quick to respond and he has a lot of practical knowledge, so he does not just give the technical legal answer." "I love working with him as he gets to the heart of the problem and thinks of creative ways to solve it."

Nicolas Grabar is distinguished by his specialized expertise in cross-border transactions, often advising Brazilian and Mexican clients on significant debt and equity offerings.
"He is a terrific and very knowledgeable capital markets lawyer." "He has a very strong international practice."

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Department

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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One Liberty Plaza

New York

New York

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NY 10006

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Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States


Adam Fleisher
Band 5
Craig B Brod
Band 3
David Lopez
Band 2
Jeffrey D Karpf
Band 1
Nicolas Grabar
Band 3