Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Firm profile for Asia-Pacific 2021

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About

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Managing Partner: Michael Gerstenzang
Number of partners: 175
Number of lawyers: Approximately 1,300
Languages:Multilingual; the firm’s lawyers speak more than 65 different languages

Asia Offices: Beijing, Hong Kong and Seoul
International Offices:
Europe:
Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris and Rome
Latin America: Buenos Aires and São Paulo
Middle East: Abu Dhabi
North America: New York and Washington DC

Firm Overview:
Cleary Gottlieb is a pioneer in globalising the legal profession. Since 1946, the firm’s lawyers and staff have worked across practices, industries, jurisdictions and continents to provide clients with simple, actionable approaches to their most complex legal and business challenges.

The firm has 16 offices in major financial centers around the world. However, it operates as a single, integrated global partnership, not a US firm with a network of overseas locations. The firm is fluent in the many languages of local and global business, and its consistent success in multiple jurisdictions earned Cleary Chambers & Partners’ inaugural International Law Firm of the Year award.

The firm employs approximately 1,300 lawyers from more than 50 countries and diverse backgrounds who are admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions. Cleary was among the first international law firms to hire and promote non-US lawyers as equal partners around the world..

Main Areas of Practice:
Cleary offers clients robust experience in more than 60 practice areas. All of Cleary’s clients enjoy access to the full resources of its offices and lawyers worldwide, and many of the firm’s attorneys have served in one or more of its offices.

Cleary’s practices are organised in the following areas:

Corporate:
Cleary advises clients on a host of transactional matters that protect and advance their strategic goals. Its lawyers have crafted solutions resulting in a number of first-of-their kind deals, as well as some of the largest, most complex transactions involving cross-border issues. Among other transactional areas, Cleary provides experience in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; capital markets, derivatives, structured finance, banking and finance; private equity transactions, private fund formation, privatisations, project finance, real estate and more. Additionally, the team has robust knowledge of the myriad corporate governance, crisis management, intellectual property, tax and executive compensation and related issues that companies and their boards face.

Dispute Resolution:
With the increasingly global nature of disputes, Cleary is well positioned to help navigate clients through their most challenging adversarial issues. Firm engagements frequently involve complex legal issues that require novel solutions and cross-border coordination of the firm’s varied resources, allowing Cleary to pair its renowned corporate, regulatory and financial experience with its litigation prowess. Cleary’s practice includes nine former federal prosecutors in the US, as well as several former senior government officials globally, including two recent Acting U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York and the most recent Chief Litigation Counsel for the SEC’s Enforcement Division.

Cleary handles litigation and arbitration involving a wide variety of issues, such as securities, derivative litigation, M&A, sovereign debt, investment treaties, antitrust, bankruptcy, white-collar crime, employment, executive compensation, intellectual property and general commercial disputes.

Regulatory:
The global regulatory landscape is ever-changing, and Cleary lawyers continue to draw upon a breadth of experience to proactively advise clients on emerging issues, as well as respond to increasing regulatory scrutiny related to transactions or in connection with potential risks that can lead to litigation or enforcement action. The firm has significant experience in areas such as anti-corruption, antitrust, compliance issues unique to financial institutions, cybersecurity and privacy, executive compensation and ERISA, environmental law, international trade and tax. Our global team includes a former Director and Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, two former Deputy Assistant Attorneys General of the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, the former Deputy Director General of the European Commission DG for Competition, and two former General Counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Industries & Regions:
Cleary applies its capabilities in these areas to provide integrated services to clients in a range of industries, from banking and financial institutions, natural resources and technology to private equity, real estate, and manufacturing. With its rich history as a preeminent international law firm working on complex cross-border issues, the firm’s lawyers also advise companies based in or doing business in different jurisdictions worldwide, including emerging markets. Notably, the firm’s Latin America practice was founded over 60 years ago, and today features more than 120 lawyers firm-wide, principally in the New York, Washington, D.C., Buenos Aires and São Paulo offices.

PRACTICE AREAS
Anti-Corruption
Antitrust
Appellate Litigation
Banking & Financial Institutions
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Capital Markets
Compliance & Integrity
Corporate Advisory
Corporate Governance
Cybersecurity & Privacy
Derivatives
Economic Sanctions & Foreign Investments
Energy
Environmental Law
Executive Compensation & ERISA
Financial Technology
Foreign Investment Review
Global Crisis Management
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Trade & Investment
Leveraged & Acquisition Finance
Litigation & Arbitration
Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
Private Clients
Private Equity
Private Funds
Pro Bono
Project Finance & Infrastructure
Public International Law
Real Estate
Securities & M&A Litigation
Sovereign Governments & International Institutions
Sports
Structured Finance
Tax
White-Collar Defense & Internal Investigations

Asia-Pacific

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 USA 2020 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020

Contributions

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Trends and Developments

Merger Control 2020 in UK

Authors: Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, Ricardo Zimbrón

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China

Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
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China

Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)


Freeman Chan
Band 3
Shuang Zhao
Band 4

Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)


Denise Shiu
Up and Coming
Philippines

Corporate & Finance


Connie G Chu
Expertise based abroad
Robert K Williams
Expertise based abroad
South Korea

Capital Markets: International Firms


Hongki Moon
Band 3

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Jinduk HanCapital Markets: International Firms
Sang Jin HanCorporate/M&A: International Firms
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Jay Hoon ChoiCapital Markets: International Firms
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Freeman ChanCapital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
Hongki MoonCapital Markets: International Firms
Band 4
Shuang ZhaoCapital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
Up and Coming
Denise ShiuPrivate Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
Expertise based abroad
Connie G ChuCorporate & Finance
Robert K WilliamsCorporate & Finance

Ranked Offices

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Hong Kong
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Seoul
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London

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One Liberty Plaza

New York

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NY 10006

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