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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Virgil is an attorney in Gardere's Corporate Practice Group where he focuses his practice on international trade law. Virgil routinely advises clients on a wide-variety of import and export matters, including export control issues and import/export compliance matters. His export control practice includes helping companies interpret the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Federal Trade Regulations (FTR) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Virgil also represents clients in import-related matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He also assists corporations reorganizing in and outside of bankruptcy.
Clients headquartered around the U.S. and abroad hire Virgil and the international trade and compliance team because of their broad experience in all aspects of moving people and goods across borders. For example, few FCPA lawyers in the Southwest have export controls, ITAR, OFAC and EAR experience – but Gardere’s team is consistently hired and referred because of this deep experience and coverage addressing these issues in tandem, especially when clients are facing the highest risk transactions. Few trade compliance lawyers also handle customs and trade-related litigation in the Court of International Trade, district courts, and courts of appeal – Gardere’s team does.
He works across various industry sectors, including:
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