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 80 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 Partners Geoffrey H. Bracken and Peter Scaff recently authored an article “Effective and Enforceable Dispute Resolution in U.S./Mexican Commercial Trade” for The Houston Lawyer. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Since the 1994 implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, commerce has steadily increased between the signatory countries. The International Monetary Fund reports that total trade among the three NAFTA signatories has more than doubled, increasing from $306 billion in 1993 to almost $621 billion in 2002.1 As would be expected, increased trade brings greater pressure on these countries to provide effective and enforceable resolution of commercial disputes. For local practitioners, an increasing need exists to advise U.S. and Mexican clients regarding cross-border transactions.
…[Q]uestions confronted when U.S. and Mexican companies cross swords in a commercial dispute. Is litigation within the courts of either Mexico or the United States a viable option? If so, which forum is preferred? If the parties have contracted to resolve their disputes through arbitration, is the arbitration clause enforceable? And, perhaps most importantly, does the arbitration clause provide for a proceeding that will allow the eventual award to be enforced and collected in the relevant jurisdiction?"
The complete article can be viewed here.
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