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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Superb corporate team regularly acting for large blue-chip clients. Handles a broad range of corporate transactions and offers particular strength in public M&A deals. Also acts for clients on transfer of interests and takeovers. Strong choice for multi-jurisdictional transactions thanks to its international network. Works in close collaboration with its well-reputed tax and antitrust teams.

Strengths

One client says that the lawyers are "very experienced and savvy and this is why we work with them."

Sources also highlight the quality of the relationship between the US and French offices, saying: "The collaboration was really smooth; you can see that the lawyers are used to working with teams from different offices," going on to add that "you don't see the difference between the domestic teams and international teams, it is pretty impressive."

Work highlights

Acted for Alstom on its EUR6.2 billion acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

Notable practitioners

Jean-Marie Ambrosi is an experienced practitioner and routinely advises clients on domestic and cross-border sales and acquisitions. He is active in the food and chemical sectors.

Pierre-Yves Chabert is renowned as a top choice for his work on high-profile acquisitions and divestments. Clients praise his strategic thinking, saying: "He is very good on the political aspects of the transaction, he advises on the strategy and beyond the purely legal aspects of a deal." Another source enthuses: "Even on the most important cases you always feel like you are his only client," before characterising him as "very humble."

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Corporate/M&A

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Location

12, rue de Tilsitt

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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Corporate/M&A


Jean-Marie Ambrosi
Band 4
Pierre-Yves Chabert
Star Individuals