Ward Greenberg




Ward Greenberg is a partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, resident in the firm’s Frankfurt office.  Mr. Greenberg’s practice focuses primarily on international capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Greenberg’s focus in the equity area includes IPOs, equity carve-outs and spin-offs, capital increases, stock exchange listings and other equity-related transactions. With respect to debt transactions he focuses on high-yield issues, structured debt and bank hybrid products. His experience includes transactions registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as those sold to U.S. institutional investors or solely on the Euromarkets. He also advises numerous German companies on U.S. securities law matters on an ongoing basis. In the mergers and acquisitions area, Mr. Greenberg’s practice in Germany focuses on cross-border transactions involving U.S. acquirers or targets, on cross-border joint ventures and on the U.S. aspects of international public deals.


Mr. Greenberg joined Cleary Gottlieb in 1989 and became a partner in 1998. From 1995 through 1997, he was resident in the New York office and in 1998 and 1999 in the London office. Mr. Greenberg received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1988, where he was note editor of the Michigan Law Review. He received an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1985.  Mr. Greenberg is a member of the Bar in New York. His native language is English, and he is fluent in German.


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