Merger ranking 2 Litigation ranking 1 Cartel ranking 8 Global head Mark Leddy, Mario Siragusa No. of jurisdictions with a GCR-ranked competition team 7 Practice size 221 Partners 27 Counsel 16 Percentage of partners/counsel in Who's Who Legal 56% Associates 178 Lateral partner hires 0 Partner departures 0 Former senior enforcers who are partners/counsel 5 The makeup of the competition practice at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton was largely stable in the past year. In October 2018, two counsel left to become partners at other firms: Tilman Kuhn in Cologne for White & Case and Pietro Merlino in Rome for Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. With elite teams in Brussels, Germany, Italy and Washington, DC, Cleary’s competition practice perennially ranks high in the Global Elite – and this year it is tied for the top spot. The firm does well in cartel defence and even better in merger control, but non-cartel conduct and litigation are where it comes first in GCR’s metrics.