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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The approval in December 2013 of amendments to the Mexican Constitution designed to foster greater private sector investment in the Mexican energy industry will usher in a new era for Mexican oil and gas and electricity markets. These reforms will create new business opportunities in Mexico for Asian, European and U.S. energy companies. In addition, they will also lead to increased contracting by private sector companies (both domestic and foreign) with state-owned companies such as Pemex in the oil and gas market or CFE (the Comisión Federal de Electricidad) in the electricity market. Such new agreements will be subject to scrutiny under Mexico’s 2012 Anti-Corruption Law and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, with important considerations for business.
In the United States, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a U.S. law designed to prevent improper payments or inducements to foreign govern-mental officials in order to corruptly influence their actions. The FCPA seeks to discourage foreign corrupt practices through two principal mechanisms: (i) anti-bribery provisions and (ii) accounting and record-keeping provisions. U.S. companies and their officers, directors, employees, and agents (as well as all U.S. citizens) are subject to the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA. In addition, foreign companies whose shares are publicly traded in the United States (including through the use of American Depositary Receipts) are subject to the accounting and bookkeeping provisions requiring the company to keep books, records and accounts which, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company.
Under the FCPA, it is unlawful for any U.S. company (or any officer, director, employee, or agent of such U.S. company) or citizen to act with corrupt intent in furtherance of any offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of any money, or offer, gift, promise to give, or authorize the giving of anything of value to any foreign government official for purposes of influencing a foreign official.
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