Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Managing Partner: Michael Gerstenzang
Number of partners: 169
Number of lawyers:
Approximately 1,100
Languages:
Multilingual; the firm’s lawyers speak more than 50 different languages

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 centres around the world. However, Cleary 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 Cleary’s consistent success in multiple jurisdictions earned Cleary Chambers and Partners’ inaugural "International Law Firm of the Year" award.

The firm employs approximately 1,100 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.

The firm’s international approach has, from the beginning, included a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that is central to Cleary’s founding principles and ongoing identity. Cleary believes its lawyers benefit from interacting with the creativity, talents and perspectives contributed by people of different backgrounds and experiences, and that its efforts to nurture diversity enable it to more effectively serve a broader range of clients. 

Main Areas of Practice:
Anti-Corruption
Antitrust
Banking & Financial Institutions
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Capital Markets
Compliance & Integrity
Corporate Governance
Cybersecurity & Privacy
Derivatives
Economic Sanctions & Foreign Investments
Emerging Markets
Energy Environmental Law
Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
Financial Technology
Global Crisis Management
Intellectual Property
Investment Funds
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
Structured Finance
Sustainability
Tax
White-Collar Defence & Investigations


Cleary offers clients robust experience in more than 70 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-its-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, leveraged and acquisition finance; private equity transactions, private fund formation, privatisations, project finance and more. Additionally, the team has robust knowledge of the myriad corporate governance, intellectual property 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 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 such areas as antitrust, issues unique to financial institutions, cybersecurity and privacy, executive compensation and employee benefits, environmental law, international trade and tax. In Europe, lawyers include former officials of the European Court of Justice, the General Court and the European Commission. The US team includes former senior officials of the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2021 High Net Worth 2020

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Trends and Developments

Merger Control 2020 in UK

Authors: Nicholas Levy, Paul Gilbert, Ricardo Zimbrón

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
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Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite
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Brian Byrne
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Bruce Hoffman
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David I Gelfand
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George S Cary
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Jeremy Calsyn
Band 3

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Mark LeddyAntitrust
Mark LeddyAntitrust
Mark LeddyAntitrust: Cartel
Victor I LewkowCorporate/M&A
Jack MurphyFinancial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
Eminent Practitioners
Bruce HoffmanAntitrust
Michael A GerstenzangPrivate Equity: Fund Formation
Band 1
George S CaryAntitrust
George S CaryAntitrust
Jeffrey D KarpfCapital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States
Michael A MazzuchiCapital Markets: Structured Products
Michael D DayanDerivatives
Michael J AlbanoEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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One Liberty Plaza

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NY 10006

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