GCR 100 - 19th Edition

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

13 December 2018

Merger ranking 1 Litigation ranking 2 Cartel ranking 6 Global head Mark Leddy, Mario Siragusa Number of jurisdictions with a GCR-ranked competition team 7 Practice size 202 Partners 23 Counsel 16 Percentage of partners/counsel in Who's Who Legal 68% Associates 162 Lateral partner hires 1 Partner departures 0 Former senior enforcers who are partners/counsel 5 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has less than half the number of competition partners at Freshfields, but its senior lawyers have nearly as many counsel and associates to support them. More than two-thirds of its partners and counsel are nominated to Who’s Who Legal: Competition – and that number was boosted in November 2017 with the hire of Wolfgang Deselaers, who moved to the firm from Linklaters in Brussels and Cologne. Nearly a dozen other Cleary Gottlieb lawyers are recommended as Who’s Who Legal future leaders. In sum, the competition group brings tremendous force not only to the handful of jurisdictions in which its individual offices are ranked by GCR, but also to other far-flung locales.