EX-5.1 3 d43521dex51.htm EX-5.1 EX-5.1

Exhibit 5.1



March 15, 2021

Sotera Health Company

9100 South Hills Blvd, Suite 300

Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have acted as special counsel to Sotera Health Company, a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware (the “Company”), in connection with the preparation of a registration statement on Form S-1, including the documents incorporated by reference therein (the “Registration Statement”), filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Registration Statement relates to the registration of shares (the “Securities”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), for resale by certain selling stockholders (the “Selling Stockholders”).

In arriving at the opinions expressed below, we have reviewed the following documents:

(a) the Registration Statement;

(b) the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, certified by the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware;

(c) the form of underwriting agreement by and among the Company, the Selling Stockholders and the representatives on behalf of each of the several underwriters named in Schedule 1 thereto, included as Exhibit 1.1 to the Registration Statement (the “Underwriting Agreement”); and

(d) a certificate, dated the date hereof, by the secretary of the Company, relating to the Company’s Common Stock.


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP or an affiliated entity has an office in each of the cities listed above.

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In addition, we have reviewed the originals or copies certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction of all such corporate records of the Company and such other documents, and we have made such investigations of law, as we have deemed appropriate as a basis for the opinions expressed below.

In rendering the opinions expressed below, we have assumed the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to the originals of all documents submitted to us as copies. In addition, we have assumed and have not verified the accuracy as to factual matters of each document we have reviewed.

Based on the foregoing and subject to the further assumptions and qualifications set forth below, it is our opinion that the Securities to be offered and sold by the Selling Stockholders are validly issued by the Company and fully paid and nonassessable.

The foregoing opinions are limited to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, including the applicable provisions of the Delaware Constitution and reported judicial decisions interpreting such laws.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the reference to this firm under the heading “Legal Matters” in the Registration Statement and the related prospectus included in the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.


Very truly yours,

/s/ David Lopez

  David Lopez, a Partner