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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Gardere, Arena y Asociados S.C. has been recommended in six areas of practice by The Legal 500 Latin America in its 2013 directory. Noting the Firm's cross-border reputation, the publication recognized the Mexico City office in the areas of competition and antitrust, corporate and mergers & acquisitions, real estate, tax and insurance matters.
The Gardere Corporate team received recognition both in the areas of competition and antitrust and M&A. Partners Roberto Arena and Alejandro Ortiz are recognized for their M&A work, and Associate Marco Nájera is recognized as a leader in transactional and compliance matters.
Led by Mr. Ortiz, the cross-border Real Estate team was noted as being "highly experienced in hospitality and tourism transactions, with a growing focus on retail, manufacturing and real estate trusts." Additionally, Partners Fernando Camarena, Charles E. Meacham and Juan M. Alcalá along with Associate Juan Vazquez were mentioned for their work in support of the real estate practice.
In the Tax category, the directory describes Gardere as "an excellent firm which always thinks creatively." Earlier this year, Gardere's Mexico City tax practice, led by Mr. Arena and Mr. Camarena, also earned recognition byTax Directors Handbook.
The directory describes Gardere's Insurance practice as being "practical and efficient" with impressive response time, information quality and "great capacity to listen and find ad-hoc solutions." The Mexico City insurance group is led by Mr. Nájera, who is also recognized individually along with Mr. Camarena.
"As one of the first U.S. law firms to open a full-service office in Mexico City back in 1992, it is an honor to be consistently recognized among the top law firms in Latin America by The Legal 500," says Gardere Chair Holland N. O'Neil. "We strive to deliver exceptional service to our clients, and this recognition for our attorneys is an acknowledgement that we are achieving that goal."
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