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 has an extensive and growing practice specific to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. CFIUS is an interagency group chaired by the U.S. Department of Treasury that is authorized to review transactions for national security purposes. Combining the expertise of our government contracts attorneys with that of our international trade team and information technology attorneys, we frequently advise companies on foreign acquisitions of and investments in U.S. businesses.
Our team is skilled in assisting foreign companies seeking to make acquisitions of U.S. companies with transactions typically involving technology – information technology, internet and systems to protect privacy. We are also experienced at advising U.S. businesses prior to the transaction or merger. We have a working knowledge of the arrangements needed to resolve U.S. government security concerns and the experience necessary to negotiate national security agreements, proxy agreements, special security agreements and administrative agreements.
In addition, our team has a broad range of knowledge in U.S. export control regulations, enabling us to advise clients on transactions involving controlled products and technologies. We regularly represent clients in the aerospace and defense industries. We also have long-standing relationships with representatives from the U.S. government, including the executive branch agencies that comprise CFIUS – a critical element to a successful outcome.
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