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Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has expertise across a range of product types, including shopping centers, medical office buildings and hospital facilities, corporate headquarters, industrial, multifamily and mixed-use properties. Although the practice continues to be led from Texas, with practice head Jane Snoddy Smith based in Austin, it has seen increasing deal flow in locations such as New York and Los Angeles; for example, in New York, Mitchell Lubart was busy on a number of multimillion-dollar transactions for a major real estate investment company. Another feature of the practice is its foreign investment work and the team regularly handles inbound acquisitions for the likes of the Export-Import Bank of China and PSP Public Pension Fund. In Los Angeles, senior counsel Robert Barnes specializes in handling the real estate aspects of transactions involving energy production and storage facilities. Other active clients include Argent Ventures, BlackRock Realty Advisors and Balbec Capital.

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United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions
Civil litigation/class actions - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s team has a wealth of experience acting for plaintiffs and defendants from a broad cross-section of industries in high-profile antitrust disputes. US antitrust practice head Layne Kruse, who splits his time between Washington DC and Houston, led advice to Robert Bosch Tool Corp and parent company Robert Bosch Gmbh, obtaining summary judgment on the eve of the final pre-trial hearing in a case where the plaintiff SawStop had alleged the existence of a group boycott conspiracy. In a separate highlight, Kruse is working with Houston’s Darryl Anderson and San Antonio-based Mario Barrera to represent Christus Health in a highly publicized case arising from an alleged conspiracy among certain hospitals to depress nurses’ wages. HCC Insurance Holdings, Willis-Knighton Health System and Phillips 66 are other notable clients of the practice.

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Merger control
Merger control - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The Washington DC-based team at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP handles a full range of antitrust issues arising from high-value, domestic and cross-border transactions. Daniel Wellington and Neely Agin worked with the Brussels office to assist ROFIN-SINAR Technologies with the US and EU competition aspects of its $942m takeover by Coherent. Wellington and Agin also acted as antitrust counsel to Mattress Firm in its $780m acquisition of Sleepy’s. David Foster is another notable individual in the team, which is led by Layne Kruse.

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP added a number of litigators to its ranks in 2016, with new arrivals in its Washington DC, San Antonio and Dallas offices. The department’s impressive trial experience is a major draw. In one highlight, Jeffrey Margulies secured a successful jury verdict for Hyland in a false advertising class action suit and later obtained dismissal of two remaining claims. M Scott Incerto and Richard Krumholz head the practice. John Simpson and Michelle Pardo are recommended.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is spread across Washington DC, New York and Houston, acting for clients in disputes relating to the media, mining, maritime, and energy sectors. It is acting for Mobil Investments Canada, an affiliate of ExxonMobil, in arbitration proceedings with Canada heard under NAFTA and is advising Kazakhstan in connection with the pending enforcement in the US of an international arbitration award issued in a contested Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) matter concerning oil and gas leases. Vicinay Cadenas, Gold Reserve and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation are also clients. In Houston, Kevin O’Gorman and the ‘strategically excellent’ global practice co-head Mark Baker are recommended. Matthew Kirtland is a key contact in Washington DC.

Leading lawyers

Mark Baker - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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International litigation
International litigation - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The ‘knowledgeable’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP delivers ‘excellent response times’ and advises large corporations and financial institutions on complex, high-value and sensitive multi-jurisdictional disputes. The team represents BMW in a dispute regarding the recall of certain vehicles using Takata airbags. Harvest Natural Resources, Vicinay Cadenas and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company are also clients. Houston’s Gerard Pecht is global head of dispute resolution and litigation, and Dallas-based Richard Krumholz is the US head of dispute resolution and litigation. Lana Varney in Austin is particularly noted for her experience in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector, while Houston’s Kevin O’Gorman and Mark Baker, who is the global co-head of international arbitration, are ‘particularly good on strategy’. The team has been bolstered by several hires at partner level, including the addition of Michael Edney, who recently joined in Washington DC from Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport
Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s products and mass tort practice has deep experience serving as regional trial counsel for a wide range of clients in the automotive industry. San Antonio-based group head Steven Jansma has been representing Walmart and its subsidiary Sam’s Club in a number of product liability matters, including allegations that Sam’s Club failed to notify a customer of a Michelin tire recall while servicing its vehicle, which was later involved in a rollover accident causing life-ending injuries. Jansma has also been representing BMW in the Takata airbag MDL in Miami. Jessica Farley is recommended in Houston.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s practice often acts as e-discovery and trial counsel to high-profile clients. In Austin, Stacey Martinez regularly serves as coordinating counsel to clients in both domestic and international litigation. Dallas-based Jonathan Skidmore has particular expertise handling mass torts for pharmaceutical clients. The firm’s client base includes Coloplast, Bayer, Zimmer and Christus Health. Steven Jansma heads the practice out of San Antonio.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s Houston-based group has deep experience handling toxic tort litigation concerning a wide range of substances and fracking-related issues. Stephen Dillard and William Wood have been representing Cabot Oil & Gas in remaining litigation alleging water contamination, personal injuries, property damage and contract breaches concerning oil and gas development on or near the plaintiffs’ properties. Dillard has also been serving as lead counsel to EOG Resources in a lawsuit alleging personal injury and property damage due to the contamination of the plaintiffs’ private water wells. Jessica Farley and Brett Young were promoted to partner, while Edward Adams is now in-house counsel at Crown Castle. San Antonio-based Steven Jansma heads the practice. Other clients include Chevron, Vulcan Materials Company and AIG.

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Securities litigation: defense
Securities litigation: defense - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has a strong reputation among both energy companies and financial institutions. Houston-based global head of dispute resolution and litigation Gerard Pecht is representing oilfield technology company Flotek Industries in a securities class action and SEC investigation concerning allegations that its core software product did not work as advertised. Peter Stokes in Austin represented the former CFO of QRX Pharma in a 10b-5 case alleging material misrepresentation of the efficacy of a new drug. Rodney Acker in Dallas is also recommended.

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United States: Finance

Asset finance and leasing
Asset finance and leasing - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s transport finance team has ‘a great deal of industry knowledge from the perspective of different participants in aircraft financings’. The firm’s strong US and European presence enables it to deal seamlessly with international leasing transactions. New York-based James Tussing leads a global team that is handling both aircraft acquisitions and new operating leases in relation to Apollo Aviation’s worldwide investments and aircraft management business. The firm has seen an increase in Latin America-facing work, and Sean Corrigan continues to advise LATAM Airlines on a $275m revolving credit facility secured by engines, aircraft and spare parts. On the shipping side, practice head Brian Devine is ‘adept at separating business and legal negotiations’; he and Brad Berman led a team that advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the acquisition and structured onward chartering of two 6,039 TEU container vessels to Greece-based Tsakos Group. New partner Alyssa Marie Vazquez and senior associate Kelli Sallemi are also recommended.

Leading lawyers

James Tussing - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Next generation lawyers

Alyssa Marie Vazquez - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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Project finance
Project finance: advice to lender - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Project finance: advice to sponsor - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Jeremy Hushon and Michael Pikiel (‘a strong negotiator’) lead Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s ‘high-quality, cost-effective and very professional’ practice, which is particularly strong on infrastructure, mining, conventional power and renewable energy projects. The team is especially active on the lender and investor side: the Washington DC-based Sarah Devine advised International Finance Corporation and Bank Audi on their $225m Islamic financing facility to Mass Global Energy to finance a 1,500MW power plant in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Pikiel, who is ‘very strong all-round on PPP issues’, acted for Citigroup Global Markets and Barclays Capital as underwriters of Blueridge Transportation Group’s $300m bond issue, which is intended to finance the design, construction, maintenance and operation of toll lanes and related facilities to be constructed along part of Highway 288 in Harris County, Texas. On the equity investment side, Pikiel assisted Aldridge Electric and Alridge Freeway Lighting on their $50m investment in freeway improvements in the Metro Detroit area, as part of a PPP with Michigan State. The department does also advise sponsors: Pikiel advised Plenary Group USA and Plenary Properties Long Beach on the development and financing of a $520m PPP that will involve a new city hall, library, parking facilities, park, and headquarters for the Port of Long Beach, California. Hushon and Pikiel are based in Washington DC and New York, respectively. O'Melveny & Myers LLP’s department, which is particularly active in transport infrastructure and renewable energy projects, is led by the Los Angeles-based Gregory Thorpe. Also in the Los Angeles office are Eric Richards, Denise Raytis and Jeff Hoffner; Richards and Raytis assisted LaGuardia Gateway Partners with its successful bid for the $4bn redevelopment and operation of the Central Terminal Building at LaGuardia Airport, and advised the same client on the associated development financing. Thorpe is noted for his expertise in oil and gas and PPP work and advised Protea Waterfront Development on its bid for the $1bn redevelopment of a portion of the Port of San Diego – he also has experience in renewable projects. On the lender and investor side, the team was particularly busy in the renewables space; Hoffner and New York-based partners Junaid Chida and Arthur Hazlitt assisted Forum Equity Partners with its agreement to provide $1bn-worth of funding for wind projects developed by United Wind, and advised Citicorp North America and Berkshire Hathaway Energy on their purchase of a significant stake in SunEdison’s $433m, 300MW South Plains Wind Energy II project. The practice frequently acts for airline companies and airports such as American Airlines and Denver International Airport.

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Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 6

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP leverages the strength of its Texas practice to bring in notable energy-related bankruptcy and restructuring mandates. The team is acting as local co-counsel to the ad hoc committee of second lien noteholders in the Energy XXI case and, in another energy case, represented the board and individual directors of Quicksilver Resources. In the CHC bankruptcy, the firm is advising HSBC in its capacity as administrative agent for the revolving credit facility lending group. Louis Strubeck heads the global financial restructuring and insolvency practice, splitting his time between the Dallas and New York offices. He has also been representing GasFrac as monitor for seven Canadian oil and gas service companies in their Chapter 15 proceedings. Jason Lee Boland in the Houston office was promoted to the partnership in January 2016 and corporate finance partner Stephen Castro joined the New York team in March from Kaye Scholer LLP.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas
Energy litigation: oil and gas - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Very good trial firmNorton Rose Fulbright US LLP has ‘outstanding industry knowledge’, allowing it to undertake a range of litigation and arbitration in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors; it is particularly experienced in royalty class actions, landowner and environmental litigation, while also handling construction and commercial disputes. The ‘immensely talented’ team, which includes Daniel McClure, acted as lead counsel for Chevron in a royalty class action brought by Kansas and Oklahoma oil and gas royalty owners for alleged underpayment. Reagan Brown represented ExxonMobil in pursuing an indemnity suit against a Forth Worth-based energy company. In arbitration, the team represented Phillips 66 in a construction dispute with oil and gas pipeline contractor Driver Pipeline. William Wood heads the energy and infrastructure team, which includes recently promoted partner Carter Walker Dugan.

Leading lawyers

William Wood - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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Energy regulatory: conventional power
Energy regulatory: conventional power - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The ‘very responsive and knowledgeable’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has particular expertise in compliance and enforcement matters, an area further strengthened by the arrival of Michael Yuffee from Reed Smith LLP. Other areas of expertise include the development of open-access electric transmission tariffs, rate cases and other contentious matters. Clients include independent power producers, energy trading firms and individuals. Joseph Williams represented a number of individuals in an alleged FERC market manipulation matter.

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Energy regulatory: oil and gas
Energy regulatory: oil and gas - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has carved out a strong natural gas and LNG regulatory practice, representing its clients in authorization proceedings for the construction and operation of LNG export terminals and for the export of LNG. The team is also experienced in FERC enforcement and investigations, as well as compliance work. New York partner Lisa Tonery recently assisted Cheniere Energy with obtaining authorization from the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy to export domestic natural gas as LNG. As another highlight, Erik Swenson acted for the energy infrastructure development company Pieridae Energy in obtaining DOE authorization to export natural gas to Canada for conversion into LNG. Houston-based head of energy transactions John Mauel is a key contact. Michael Yuffee joined from Reed Smith LLP.

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Energy transactions: oil and gas
Energy transactions: oil and gas - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Although historically strong upstream, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s Houston-based practice is increasingly active in the midstream and LNG spaces; Tesoro Logistics is a notable midstream client. The firm has been handling asset acquisitions and disposals, corporate M&A, joint ventures and project development, and recent work includes advising Delek US Holdings on its purchase of Alon USA Energy. John Mauel heads the department; Jay Stiffler made partner in January 2016.

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Healthcare: life sciences
Healthcare: life sciences - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s reputation rests on big-ticket litigation and an impressive record of deals and licensing partnerships. New York-based Andres Liivak advised ViiV Healthcare on its purchase of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s late-stage HIV research and development assets and, in a separate deal, handled its agreement to acquire Bristol-Myers Squibb’s HIV portfolio of pre-clinical and discovery stage research assets; he also assisted Pfizer with its strategic drug discovery collaboration with Heptares Therapeutics. The IP team, which includes Charles Walker and US head of IP Gina Shishima, is representing CeramTec and its medical device customers in a patent infringement case filed by plaintiff CeraMedic. Frederick Robinson, Steven Suzzan and Lesley Reynolds are the main contacts. The group has a presence in New York, Houston, Washington DC and Austin.

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Healthcare: service providers
Healthcare: service providers - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLPachieves excellent results’, according to clients, and frequently undertakes Stark Law litigation, private equity healthcare investments and Medicare mandates; the team also represents healthcare clients in bankruptcy litigation and criminal proceedings. Austin-based Jerry Bell acted for Christus Health in its acquisition of Trinity Mother Frances and St Louis-based James Wiehl advised BJC HealthCare on its joint venture with Memorial Group to form Memorial Regional Health Services. New Century Hospice and Tenet Healthcare are also clients. The practice co-heads are Austin-based Yvonne Puig and Washington DC-based Frederick Robinson, who ‘stands apart for his strong litigation skills’.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage
Patent litigation: full coverage - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has ‘a straightforward approach, a good sense of how to handle each matter and deep patent-related knowledge’. Houston-based Richard Zembek represented Qualcomm as respondent in an ITC investigation filed by Nvidia, which alleged that Samsung phones contained infringing technology covered by seven asserted patents. In another highlight, Dallas’ Brett Govett and Jonathan Skidmore acted for Reflectix, securing a full defense win against Promethean Insulation Technology in a case regarding four insulation material patents. Houston-based practice head Charles Walker has recently secured victories for clients in the drilling technology and luxury fashion industries, and, in Dallas, Dan Davison has notable experience in the entertainment and professional sports sectors.

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Trademarks: litigation
Trademarks: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The ‘extremely intelligent and diligent’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is particularly recommended for its industry expertise in the pharmaceuticals sector, but has also handled contentious trademark matters for clients from a variety of other industries. Highlights included the successful representation of Nestlé Health Science-Pamlab in a false advertising dispute with Method Pharmaceutical and its manufacturer J&D Laboratories. The team also represents Jarabes Veracruzanos, distributor of the Delicia brand of health conscious beverages, in trademark litigation against a Mexican manufacturer of Deliciosa branded drinks. Practice head Timothy Kenny in Minneapolis, Saul Perloff in San Antonio and Michael Metteauer in Austin are recommended.

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Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is particularly noted for its transactional trademark practice, which covers due diligence investigations and advising on licensing and joint venture agreements. The practice also has a strong client base for domestic and international portfolio management and is regularly involved in opposition and cancelation proceedings before the TTAB. Highlights included assisting online and catalogue retailer Bluestem Brands with the acquisition of competitor Orchard Brands, including trademark portfolio management, clearance and prosecution. Practice head Timothy Kenny in Minneapolis and Alicia Morris Groos in Austin are recommended.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is ‘terrific for its response times, appropriate advice, strength of team and value for money’. The firm hired Austin-based Justin Long from Bracewell LLP, where he was head of its financial institutions group; Long’s experience includes representing an investor group in its acquisition of a private bank holding company. The New York office also grew through the recruitment of David Barrett from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Barrett is experienced in transactions involving financial institutions, financial services firms and fintech businesses. Recent highlights for the group include advising G-III Apparel Group on the purchase from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton of Donna Karan International; and acting for laser manufacturer ROFIN-SINAR Technologies in its merger deal with Coherent. Other key transactions included assisting Sirona Dental Systems with its acquisition of Futuredonics and advising Canada-based aerospace and rail equipment manufacturer Bombardier on its $1.5bn sale of convertible shares to CDPQ. Other recommended lawyers include San Antonio-based US business group head Daryl Lansdale Jr, who was recently elected managing partner of the US offices, and Gene Lewis, who divides time between Denver and Houston. In February 2017, a nine-partner team including David Peterman, Efren Acosta and Edward Rhyne joined Baker Botts L.L.P..

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing
Advertising and marketing - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is recognized for its contentious strength, with practice head Saul Perloff (who also leads the firm’s IP group) and Jeffrey Margulies focusing on Lanham Act matters and consumer class actions respectively. Perloff specializes in advising life sciences and pharmaceutical clients; he is representing Nestlé Health Science in various Lanham Act lawsuits, including one against Method Pharmaceuticals relating to medical foods and prescription supplements. Perloff is also acting for Zylera Pharmaceuticals in a TCPA-related class action lawsuit alleging that it sent unsolicited advertisements via fax machine for the prescription drug Ulesfia. Margulies represented Medical Depot in a consumer class action alleging misrepresentation of the quality and usable life of slings manufactured by the client, which are used to transport disabled individuals.

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Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
Cyber law (including data protection and privacy) - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

David Navetta and Boris Segalis co-chair Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s department from Denver and are known for their strengths in compliance and risk management, data transactions, breach preparedness and response, investigations and disputes. Recent highlights include advising an insurance agency and its policyholders in response to data security incidents. The team is also assisting a healthcare services provider with its response to a data security incident affecting 300,000 individuals in the US and internationally. For a pharmaceuticals company, the team is advising on global data protection compliance issues, including GDPR compliance, data mapping, and the development of a privacy program and policies. Pfizer, MasterCard, Aramark, BuzzFeed, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Xcel Energy are all clients.

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United States: Tax

International tax
International tax - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s international tax team was boosted in 2016 through its merger with Canadian firm Bull Housser. It also expanded in the US with the hires of Charles Hurley in Washington DC and Clifford Gerber in San Francisco from Mayer Brown and Sidley Austin LLP respectively. The team focuses particularly on M&A transactions in the energy, finance and healthcare sectors; for example, David Gillespie in New York advised Public Sector Pension Investment Board on its $1.2bn acquisition of FirstLight Power Resources Holdings from French Engie Group, and Stephen Kuntz acted for CeloNova BioSciences in the sale of its interventional radiology business to Boston Scientific. The US head of tax Robert Phillpott assisted Simmons & Company International with the $139m sale of 100% of its equity to Piper Jaffray & Co. Global tax head Andrius Kontrimas is based in Houston, as are Kuntz and Phillpott.

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US taxes: contentious
US taxes: contentious - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP provides ‘an excellent client experience’ and the team has an ‘encyclopedic understanding of the law’. It advises on multi-jurisdictional competent authority disputes, audits, IRS appeals, summons enforcement, and state and local property tax disputes. The team represented the Allbritton family estate in a tax refund suit against the IRS regarding the valuation of art, and is also acting for Bluescape Resources in an IRS dispute. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Noble Corporation and Baker Hughes are also on the firm’s client roster. In Houston, Charles Hall is ‘very experienced’, Jasper Taylor is ‘clear, concise’ and ‘extremely organized’, and Robert Morris is ‘fantastic’. Chuck Hurley recently joined the firm’s Washington DC office from Mayer Brown.

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US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s highly experienced tax team is particularly noted for its energy sector expertise for clients including Texas Municipal Gas Corporation, which it advised on a program to provide its clients with gas supplies for the purposes of energy production. In another energy-related highlight, it assisted a consortium led by Axium Infrastructure with acquiring a minority stake in a 1,029MW wind portfolio from EDP Renewables North America, which involved devising a tax-efficient structure. On the infrastructure side, a team led by David Gillespie acted for Plenary Group and its affiliates on tax issues related to the development and financing of a PPP project with the City of Long Beach and the Board of Harbour Commissioners. Other clients include Vega Energy Partners and Tesoro Logistics. The US tax practice is led by Robert Phillpott in Houston and includes Andrius Kontrimas who heads the tax practice globally. Stephen Kuntz, Michael Flamenbaum and William Caudill are also key figures.

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William Bowers - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP’s Houston team is particularly active in international arbitration, with strong expertise in the energy, construction and natural resources sectors. Key contacts Mark Baker, Kevin O’Gorman and foreign legal consultant Lucy Greenwood, who is UK-qualified, continue to act for Vicinay Cadenas in the defence of a $500m product liability claim brought by Petrobras, based on alleged defects in a tether chain manufactured by Vicinay. The firm’s offices in Caracas and Bogota give it further clout in the region. Alstom, Exterran and Nejapa Power Company are also clients.

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