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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New Year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. This year, investors may seek refuge in the adage “older but wiser” with respect to the flurry of questionable financial reporting during 2011 at Chinese companies listed in the United States.
Auditors have been c
aught directly in the crossfire. As we highlighted last quarter, the SEC is seeking to compel a Chinese affiliate of Deloitte to produce documents in connection with allegations of accounting fraud at Longtop Financial Technologies, Ltd. In early January 2012, a federal judge ordered the affiliate to appear in court on February 1, 2012 in order to defend against such production.
Notwithstanding recourse against auditors, investors should continue to be attuned to the risk of accounting irregularities at Chinese companies listed in the United States. The Financial Times reported striking empirical evidence from 2011 attributable to accounting irregularities, including that:
OUR TAKE: Action by U.S. regulators and judicial bodies with respect to accounting fraud is evolving, and 2012 likely will see developments in this area. Investors have been responsive to, and should continue to scrutinize, the risks associated with foreign companies listed in the United States.
If you would like to catch up on our series tracking developments related to allegations of accounting fraud at Chinese companies, our posts are available at the links below:
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