Sealing The Deal: Cleary Helps Suntory Become Liquor Giant

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 2:18 PM EST) -- When Suntory Holdings Ltd. bought Beam Inc. for $16 billion in January with the help of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, the family-owned, Japanese whiskey connoisseur instantly became one of the biggest players in the alcoholic beverage business world.

Paul J. Shim and Benet J. O'Reilly, the partners who led the Cleary Gottlieb team in its representation of Suntory, said that the Japanese company was something of an underdog in the race to buy Beam, as the moment that Beam had been spun off from...
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