IFLR 1000 – 2013

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Banking and Finance
In the banking field the firm is strongest in acquisition finance and real estate deals in particular. Regarding name partner Marc Kleyr, one client says: ”Marc is very astute, commercial, responsive and technically very strong. He goes in to bat for clients on contentious issues, so really understands the restructuring gamut.”

M&A
Kleyr Grasso Associates is a firm one client describes as ”not resting on their laurels”. It is traditionally known for its capital markets work but has built up an impressive M&A practice in recent years and is increasingly seen as player in that field by peers. On client says: ”The firm is probably one of the most responsive as well as being technically very good and this pervades the whole team from top down to bottom.” Although it doesn’t move up a tier this year the M&A team is gaining a reputation among competitors. One peer describes the firm as ”up and coming” while another says that ”Marc Kleyr and Patrick Chantrain‘s corporate practice is well recognised in the market”. Clients, too, are full of praise. ”I think he’s very good at interpreting what we’re saying and what the tax guys are saying very quickly; he’s been quite a key person in most of our structures,” says one financial client of Chantrain. Another says: ”He cuts to the chase and reaches a sensible cunclusion to get things done. He is strongly protective of clients’ interests.”

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