Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Respected dispute resolution heavyweight commanding a strong reputation across the arbitration and litigation fields. Active across a wide range of cases with a particular focus on antitrust litigation, such as unfair competition and related damages claims. Further assists with international commercial arbitration. Experience extends to banking litigation and shareholder disputes, as well as insolvency proceedings and appeals before the Supreme Court.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the team is "always available, responsive and very devoted to the work."

Interviewees find further value in the firm's extensive international network.

Work highlights Represented TIM and Telecom Italia Finance in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the clients' investment in Brasil Telecom.

Notable practitioners

Carlo Santoro routinely assists clients across a variety of corporate and commercial disputes including breach of contract, antitrust investigations and damages and liability claims. Clients highlight him for being "very meticulous and very available."

"Very strong commercial litigator" Ferdinando Emanuele receives enthusiastic praise, with one source hailing him as "a top arbitration counsel and a fantastic attorney."His practice encompasses corporate, commercial and civil litigation, with notable activity in antitrust proceedings. He also assists with international arbitration proceedings, particularly those under ICC rulings.