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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Peter A. McLauchlan has represented clients in maritime, aviation, energy, transportation and commercial matters worldwide for nearly 30 years. This has involved transactions, litigation and arbitration relating to:
A pair of especially complex cases stand out. In Heidmar Inc. v. Anomina Ravennate Di Armanento Sp.A. of Ravenna, Peter handled a case involving a procedure for the securitization and collection of debt involving multinational arbitration. In addition, he represented a U.K. Voice Recognition and Dictation Pioneer in a seven-year patent infringement case, obtaining favorable, confidential settlements - AllVoice Computing PLC v. Nuance Communications.
Peter has also handled several matters involving international corporate formation, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as the purchase, sale and financing of offshore rigs, vessels and aircraft. In addition, he has experience in negotiating and drafting contracts, charters and financing documents. Peter routinely counsels clients in methods to minimize risk and solve problems in their business operations. He has assisted clients with matters on every continent, except Antarctica, and regularly coordinates with local counsel around the world.
He has represented clients in a wide range of jurisdictions, including Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Denmark, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Korea, Louisiana, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Netherland Antilles, New York, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Pennsylvania, Singapore, Spain, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Sweden, Taiwan, Texas, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Venezuela.
Prior to practicing law, Peter worked as captain and chief engineer with a California-based shipping company and as a representative for a major shipping company in the Gulf South, giving him firsthand experience in maritime law matters. He is fluent in Spanish, and has earned a reputation for finding creative, business-driven solutions to his clients’ problems throughout the world.
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