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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


Cleary Gottlieb is a pioneer in globalising the legal profession

Since 1946 our 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, whether domestic or international. We support every client relationship with intellectual agility, commercial acumen and a human touch.

We have a proven track record for serving with innovation. We are fluent in the many languages of local and global business. And we have achieved consistent success in multiple jurisdictions.

We have 16 offices in major financial centres around the world, but we operate as a single, integrated global partnership and not a US firm with a network of overseas locations. The firm employs approximately 1,200 lawyers from more than 50 countries.

Cleary received Chambers and Partners’ inaugural International Law Firm of the Year award, recognising our global practice and our pioneering tradition of developing home-grown talent in the different countries where we operate. Recognised as one of the top litigation and arbitration groups in the world, Cleary Gottlieb has helped governments, corporations, financial institutions and individuals in cases that have dominated world business and legal news.

Our lawyers are committed to providing clients with creative and result-oriented litigation and arbitration counsel. This ethos permeates everything we do in the pursuit of innovative, sustainable results.

The firm engagements frequently involve complex legal issues that require novel solutions and cross-border coordination of the firm’s varied resources, allowing us to pair our renowned corporate, regulatory and financial experience with our litigation prowess. Our litigators’ abilities to handle both local matters and multijurisdictional disputes make us equally at home representing clients in virtually any venue worldwide.

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

In March 2017, Cleary Gottlieb was listed in the GAR30 ranking of the world’s leading international arbitration practices.