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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International clients with cross-border opportunities and issues – especially those in the middle markets – have sought our help for years for sophisticated tax and finance, complex regulatory issues and other corporate and litigation needs dealing especially with the hospitality, maritime, energy and manufacturing sectors. Our lawyers are strategically located and networked – professionally, personally and technologically – to help entities with a high cross-border business component and whose interests lie mainly along a north-south, American axis, leveraging decades of top-tier experience, local connections and legal knowledge. As a seamlessly integrated, full-service business and legal resource, clients rely on us to help plan and structure effective cross-border transactions. Our international trade lawyers help with:
Our clients get the benefit of an agile, diverse, multi-lingual, AmLaw 200 powerhouse with a presence and network in Mexico and Latin America that predate North American Free Trade Agreement and the arrival of other first-tier U.S. firms. Thanks to our deep experience in the region, our global vision and ready access to a full range of services, we help our cross-border clients take advantage of developing economies, as well as avoid the pitfalls that often come with doing business in high-risk/high reward jurisdictions.
The consortium formed by AES Corp., Nichimen Corp. and Grupo Hermes S.A. de C.V. was awarded the “Mérida III” project through an international public bid process called by the Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad or “CFE”). The Mérida III project entailed the construction of a thermoelectric plant with a capacity of 440 megawatts, representing an investment of approximately U.S. $240 million. Following the award of the contract to our client, we also represented the consortium in the negotiation of the PPA with CFE. Mérida III was the first privately financed IPP project awarded by the Mexican government. This has become a landmark transaction, since it was the first IPP project bid by the Mexican government.
For companies in global markets, international trade compliance is an ever-present issue. Stepped-up trade enforcement actions by U.S. and foreign government agencies and an increasingly competitive international market mean that companies must adopt trade compliance programs that minimize legal risks while remaining cost-effective. Our international trade lawyers focus on trade compliance and legal strategies to advance the growth of businesses worldwide and to prevent millions of dollars in potential fines and penalties. We help by staying up-to-date on ever-changing regulations, conducting on-site investigations, developing or auditing compliance programs and providing representation before regulating agencies.
Our interdisciplinary team provides top-notch legal services and a deal-making attitude to some of the most recognized names in the hospitality industry worldwide. These include hotel and resort, food and beverage, timeshare exchange, car rental, travel and entertainment clients. We also represent global lenders, service providers, consultants and advisors to companies in the hospitality industry, as well as operators, management companies and investors.
We help clients conducting cross-border transactions throughout the world. Our lawyers emphasize understanding our clients’ commercial objectives in the context of the foreign business and legal environments in which they operate. We use an interdisciplinary approach and 360-degree perspective to solving our clients international business needs and issues.
Since 1992, our Mexico office has helped domestic and multinational clients with mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, energy and infrastructure projects, tax advice and controversies, antitrust and competition matters, civil and commercial disputes and other sophisticated business needs. Gardere's Mexico office is ranked by Chambers Latin America for 2015 in the practice areas of Competition/Antitrust, Insurance and Tax in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Our lawyers in Mexico serve cross-border clients, particularly middle-market entities in the energy, hospitality and maritime sectors.
We represent clients involved in cross-border claims, litigation and arbitration proceedings throughout the world, particularly those involving Latin America. Our team comprises internationally-recognized leaders with experience handling disputes in a wide variety of industries and advising clients on risk mitigation strategies when conducting business abroad. Our lawyers serve large and middle-market clients alike.
Our national and international energy law practice comprises a multidisciplinary group of approximately 60 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our well-established, multi-lingual Mexico office further allows our international energy law team regular interaction with Pemex, CFE and the Mexican Regulatory Commission, offering our clients an invaluable presence in the room and a competitive advantage in the market.
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