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Winston & Strawn LLP

35 WEST WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60601-9703, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 558 5600
Fax:
Fax +1 312 558 5700
Web:
www.winston.com

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United States

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 975 attorneys among 16 offices in Brussels; Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas; Dubai; Hong Kong; Houston; London; Los Angeles; Moscow; New York; Paris; San Francisco; Shanghai; Silicon Valley; and Washington, DC.

Winston was founded in Chicago in 1853 by Frederick H Winston, who was joined by the firm’s other named partner, Silas H Strawn, in 1894. Winston has built its reputation on the quality and character of its lawyers, past and present, many of whom are recognized leaders in the American legal community. The firm’s history of more than 160 years is a chronicle of individuals and events that have helped shape the firm and create the strong foundation on which it continues to build. Today, Winston is one of the largest law firms in the United States through a series of mergers, office openings and lateral hires in the past two decades.

The firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and public sectors. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of its resources enable Winston to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.

Winston understands that clients look for value beyond just legal experience. With this in mind, the firm works hard to understand the level of involvement its clients require of it. The firm’s lawyers take time to learn about clients’ organizations and their business objectives. Significant emphasis is placed on technology and teamwork in an effort to respond quickly and effectively to clients’ needs.

Winston remains committed to the traditions of client service, professional development and community involvement instilled by its leaders of the past, while embracing the innovations driving the legal profession in the 21st century.

Main areas of practice

The firm’s main areas of practice include: litigation, corporate and finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities, labor and employment, intellectual property, international arbitration, real estate, tax, energy, environmental, employee benefits and executive compensation, financial services, healthcare, maritime and admiralty, antitrust/competition, restructuring, sports, white-collar, securities litigation, private equity, appellate and critical motions, REITs, restructuring, E-discovery and trusts and estates.

Chairman: Thomas P Fitzgerald – tfitzger@winston.com

Co-Executive Chairmen:
Dan K Webb – dwebb@winston.com
Jeffrey Kessler – jkessler@winston.com

Vice Chairman: Michael Elkin – melkin@winston.com

Other Offices:
Brussels
Charlotte
Dallas
Dubai
Hong Kong
Houston
London
Los Angeles
Moscow
New York
Paris
San Francisco
Shanghai
Silicon Valley
Washington, DC

Number of Partners: 422

Number of Other Fee-Earners: 690

Other Staff: 800


Latin America

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 16 offices in Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.

The firm

Winston was founded in Chicago in 1853 by Frederick H Winston, who was joined by the firm’s other named partner, Silas H Strawn, in 1894. Winston has built its reputation on the quality and character of its lawyers, past and present, many of whom are recognized leaders in the American legal community. The firm’s history of more than 160 years is a chronicle of individuals and events that have helped shape the firm and create the strong foundation on which it continues to build.

The firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and public sectors. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of its resources enable Winston to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.

Winston understands that clients look for value beyond just legal experience. With this in mind, the firm works hard to understand the level of involvement its clients require of it. The firm’s lawyers take time to learn about clients’ organizations and their business objectives. Significant emphasis is placed on technology and teamwork in an effort to respond quickly and effectively to clients’ needs.

Winston remains committed to the traditions of client service, professional development and community involvement instilled by its leaders of the past, while embracing the innovations driving the legal profession in the 21st century.

With experience counseling clients across Latin America, Winston attorneys are valuable resources for the development of business opportunities and the protection of interests. Reflecting the comprehensiveness of the firm’s experience, the Latin American group attorneys have extensive knowledge counseling clients from various sectors on a wide range of issues facing those doing business in and with Latin American countries.

Winston regularly represents both US and non-US clients in international matters across Latin America and the Caribbean. Notably, the firm has a widely recognized international arbitration group that has represented the Republic of Ecuador for nearly a decade before the courts of the United States and in international arbitration. The team also has decades of experience representing South American, Central American, and Caribbean clients, including privately held companies, public corporations, and sovereigns, in commercial and investor-state arbitrations. On the transactional side, the corporate team advises clients in Latin America on some of the most innovative and complex transactions globally. Through its many years of service to South American clients, the firm’s attorneys have developed a profound understanding of the political and legal environment inherent in these representations.

On the transactional side, the corporate team advises clients in Latin America on some of the most innovative and complex transactions globally. Winston represented Enel Chile S.A., a New York Stock Exchange listed company and one of the largest companies in Chile, in a complex reorganization involving an unprecedented $2.7bn dual jurisdictional tender offer, a cross-border preemptive rights offering and a related party merger. Through its many years of service to South American clients, the firm’s attorneys have developed a profound understanding of the political and legal environment inherent in these representations.

Areas of practice

The firm’s main areas of practice include: litigation, corporate and finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities, labor and employment, intellectual property, international arbitration, real estate, tax, energy, environmental, employee benefits and executive compensation, financial services, healthcare, maritime and admiralty, antitrust/competition, restructuring, sports, white-collar, securities litigation, private equity, appellate and critical motions, REITs, restructuring, E-discovery and trusts and estates.

Partners: 422

Other fee-earners: 690


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