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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Any major user or provider of motor carrier or logistics services in North America – particularly any global organization – knows the importance of having Texas-based lawyers with proven shipping industry and cross-border trade regulation experience. This describes Gardere's transportation practice – a team of lawyers widely respected for its depth, and bilingual and bicultural ability to help clients with complex international transportation and supply-chain transactions, disputes and regulations.
We serve motor carriers and logistics companies, broker and freight forwarders, as well as entities on the user side, such as manufacturers, maquiladoras, distributors and other consumers. Keenly aware of the trend toward integration of transportation and logistics functions, we guide our clients through often conflicting provisions that apply to component services and the use of third-party providers. That experience and our perspective are valuable advantages to anyone faced with providing international transportation services, dealing with cargo claims, needing to finance equipment or requiring cross-border shipping.
Clients tell us that our knowledge of the regulations governing shippers and motor carriers is critical to them. So is our grasp and understanding of their horizon issues, such as changes in energy and immigration policies, trade policy initiatives, the driver shortage and its consequences – and, the ever-changing regulatory dispositions affecting hours of service and safety issues.
Thanks to our industry-specific experience and knowledge – including maritime and aviation-related issues arising in a multimodal context – we help clients spot and stay on the right side of claims and sanctions before they happen, including compliance with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), customs, international trade and import-export controls.
We help clients with all the issues affecting their cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, operations and activities, including:
Our team has helped several clients develop and implement anti-corruption policies and conducted FCPA due diligence and training. We have minimized U.S. and target-country tax and legal burdens, supported on-going import/export compliance in the U.S. and target countries, developed international services and distribution agreements, and managed cross-border litigation matters, including the discovery process for U.S. companies facing disputes abroad. We also regularly represent motor carriers before federal and state regulatory agencies in the United States.
Our lawyers have developed expatriate and global employment-related policies for the cross-border movement of personnel. We have had specific experience with personnel movements to Australia, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Mexico, Norway, Singapore and South Korea.
Clients investing or expanding into the U.S. have sought our experience and counsel. We frequently see the following needs in that context:
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