Businesses of all types and sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and beyond bring their disputes to Gardere's litigation team and receive practical, responsive, boutique-style attention in return. Our clients have access to the firepower and value of a well-known and highly-regarded Firm's capabilities and interdisciplinary strengths.
Gardere has a national and international energy practice formed around our Energy Industry Team, which is a multidisciplinary group of approximately 60 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our team includes attorneys who have served as in-house counsel for major energy companies, providing a depth of insight into our clients' needs, issues and concerns. We understand and regularly practice in virtually every sector of the energy, and we represent a wide variety of industry participants from multinational corporations to individuals.
From our offices in the United States and Mexico, our International Practice helps clients operate in today’s global economy. We have more than 30 professionals operating as a boutique within an Am Law 200 law firm and are able to provide focused service with the resources of a large firm. We understand that clients who are engaged in the global marketplace need lawyers who can operate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions. Our international experts are multi-lingual, are culturally fluent and intimately familiar with various legal systems across the world, especially those in Latin America. Whether you need help with commercial transactions, regulatory matters, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, M&A and joint ventures, international disputes, or international tax planning, Gardere’s international team is here to assist you.
We represent domestic and foreign private funds in all aspects of fund formation, fund operations, platform and add-on acquisitions, and portfolio company operations. Our team has a reputation for being the go-to-lawyers for private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and family offices. We are known for our vast deal experience, the efficient way we staff and manage our work, and the way we maintain our relationships. We get deals done with sophisticated, strategic, and practical advice tailored to the needs of our clients.
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Gardere Corporate, Banking and Finance Partner Hoang Quan Vu was featured in Law360's Dealmakers Q&A series. Mr. Vu's transactional practice involves representing lenders, issuers, borrowers, sponsors, purchasers, and public and private companies, specifically focusing on the oil, gas and energy sectors.
In responding to "advice he would give an aspiring dealmaker," Mr. Vu answered:
"My best advice to aspiring dealmakers everywhere is to remember why you were hired. Clients don't want to know how smart you are, if you can spot every single problem, or whether you can recite book, chapter and verse on the law. They also don't want to know if that comma on page 38 should be a semicolon. Our clients have one main question for us: 'Can you help close this deal with the least amount of risk?' Almost every skill that you should want or need to learn as a dealmaker should be acquired and exercised with the goal of answering that question.
It is not enough to see the trees; you must see the forest. It is not enough to spot all the hidden risks or problems in a deal (which is clearly helpful); you must come up with creative (and legal!) solutions to solve them. It is not enough to give the good legal advice; you must give good advice (i.e., correct legal advice married with good old-fashioned common sense)."
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