The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

1350 I STREET, N.W., SUITE 1100, WASHINGTON DC 20005, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 662 2700
Fax:
Fax +1 202 662 2739
Email:
Web:
www.andrewskurth.com
Atlanta, Austin, Austin, Bangkok, Beijing, Beijing and 26 more

Profiles


United States

Hunton Andrews Kurth is a global law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers handling transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for clients in myriad industries including energy, financial services, real estate, retail and consumer products and technology. Areas of practice focus include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, P3, public finance and infrastructure, and privacy and cybersecurity. With offices across the United States and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the firm is aligned with clients’ businesses and committed to delivering exceptional service. For more information please visit HuntonAK.com and follow the firm on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Main areas of practice: Bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights: the firm regularly handles major bankruptcy and creditors’ rights representations for a range of clients investing in, or facing, distressed situations. The firm has extensive experience, and has achieved success in complex restructurings, corporate reorganizations and distressed investing in federal and state courts across the US, including the traditional bankruptcy forums of the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware.

Corporate: Hunton Andrews Kurth offers clients comprehensive legal services across the vast corporate spectrum. With a strong focus on understanding each client’s strategic business objectives, it advises virtually every form of corporate entity, from startups and privately held companies to publicly-traded, multinational corporations; MLPs; REITs; private equity entities; and financial institutions. The firm’s representation includes issuers, underwriters and investors in capital markets transactions; financial advisors, special committees and investors in complex M&A transactions; and clients facing regulatory and corporate governance matters. In conjunction, the tax team provides efficient solutions and proactive approaches in all transactions. Clients come from the myriad industries of today’s global economy, including financial services, energy, real estate, retail and consumer products, manufacturing and healthcare.

Cybersecurity and privacy: with lawyers located in the US, Europe, and Asia, Hunton Andrews Kurth’s renowned global practice focuses on all aspects of cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, including developing and implementing privacy and information security programs; preventing and managing cyber events; responding to information data breaches; and advising on legal compliance with numerous international, US state and federal laws. The firm has assisted clients with more than 1,200 data breaches worldwide, handling every aspect of the breach event.

Energy and infrastructure: the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice advises electric utility companies, oil and gas companies and railroads. In the project finance arena, the firm represents lenders and project developers, regularly advising on all aspects of the development, acquisition, financing and divestiture of power and renewable energy, water and sewer, telecommunications and other infrastructure projects, and the formation of wholesale market energy systems and capital markets, commercial and structured financings across the US, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. The firm’s experience further extends to oil and gas acreage, asset and entity acquisitions and transactions involving exploration, production, development and transportation. The firm also provides comprehensive regulatory counsel and advocates clients’ interests before state and federal governing bodies, such as FERC, the US Department of Energy, and state public utility regulatory commissions.

Environmental: Hunton Andrews Kurth is on the front lines of emerging environmental issues in the US Supreme Court and other federal and state courts; with federal and state regulatory agencies; and before the US Congress. The firm advises clients over the entire lifecycle of environmental issues, from initial legislative and policy developments, through implementation, compliance, responses to enforcement actions and court challenges. The firm provides counsel in the full range of environmental matters, including air, water, natural resources, hazardous waste, brownfield remediation, toxic torts, asbestos and climate change issues.

Labor and employment: the firm’s labor and employment team understands the many challenges facing employers today. Its attorneys have earned deserved reputations as ‘go to’ lawyers for major employment, wage and hour, labor relations and public accessibility cases across the nation. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience defending class, collective and mass actions, and have the distinction of being some of the few lawyers in the US who have tried complex representative proof cases to jury verdicts.

Litigation: the firm’s litigation practice has the collective knowledge and extensive trial experience required to help clients identify and manage potential risks, respond to existing or threatened litigation, and pursue resolution in every available venue. Clients seek out Hunton Andrews Kurth for its proven track record to litigate matters, particularly in the disciplines of antitrust and competition; banking and finance; bankruptcy and restructuring; construction; corporate governance; e-commerce; energy and development; environmental and regulatory matters; insurance; IP; labor and employment; M&A; product liability and mass tort; securities; tax; white-collar defense and investigations. The firm’s accomplished issues-and-appeals practice represents clients in appellate courts nationwide, including in the US Supreme Court and in state and federal courts of appeal. The firm also advises foreign entities with operations, investments and strategic alliances in the US.

  • Managing Partner
  • Walfrido J Martinez
  • Deputy Managing Partner
  • Robin R Russell
  • Chairman, Executive Committee
  • George C Howell, III
  • International Offices
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Brussels
  • Dubai
  • London

United Kingdom

The firm: Founded in Houston in 1902, Andrews Kurth Kenyon is an international law firm with offices in major energy, financial and political centres worldwide, including London, Beijing, Dubai, Dallas, New York City, Washington, DC and Houston.

With over 200 lawyers dedicated to and working exclusively in the energy sector, the firm has maintained an outstanding reputation in the global energy industry. In addition to its energy capabilities, Andrews Kurth Kenyon is also highly regarded in other major industry sectors and manages complex legal matters, transactions and dispute resolution in commercial and investment banking, technology, real estate, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and insurance.

The London office of Andrews Kurth Kenyon forms an integral part of the firm’s international practice and is at the forefront of the firm’s growing presence in new markets across the globe. It actively participates in each of the firm’s regional practice groups: Africa, China and Central Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and South Asia/India.

The London office of Andrews Kurth Kenyon offers a market-leading team of English law-qualified lawyers who work exclusively in the energy sector. The firm’s pre-eminent dispute resolution team provides its clients with a team of highly skilled lawyers possessing all the expertise necessary to support them in cross-border concerns and multiple jurisdictions worldwide.

Types of work undertaken:Business transactions: the London office acts for energy companies, governments, national oil companies, contractors, funds and financial institutions. The firm’s lawyers have experience in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America on the full range of oil and gas and energy agreements and transactions, including: project structuring and risk analysis; joint ventures, joint operating and unitisation arrangements; mergers and acquisitions; asset and interest sale, purchase and exchange arrangements; distribution, supply chain and service arrangements; exploration and production concessions; infrastructure procurement, construction, operation and maintenance arrangements; transportation, shipping, storage, capacity management, tolling, service provision and processing arrangements; and sale and purchase arrangements for crude oil, natural gas, LNG and petroleum products.

Dispute resolution: Andrews Kurth Kenyon’s dispute resolution team focuses on resolving complex international disputes. The team offers first-rate legal advice and an in-depth understanding of the industries, jurisdictions and conditions in which clients operate. The firm offers a team of experienced disputes lawyers with a focus on the energy, projects and construction industries, but also acts in complex commercial or technical disputes across a wide range of sectors, including IT/telecommunications, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and insurance. The dispute resolution capabilities also include advising clients on matters subject to English law and public international law (such as bilateral investment treaty (BIT)/ ICSID claims), and working in conjunction with local counsel. The team has particular experience in disputes concerning complex projects worldwide, handling business disputes from start to finish, achieving a commercial settlement where possible and conducting advocacy in court or before arbitration tribunals when necessary.

Languages spoken: English, French, German.

Other offices: Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, New York – Battery Park, New York – Midtown, Research Triangle Park, Silicon Valley, The Woodlands, Washington, DC.

  • Number of UK partners: 3
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 2

Latin America

The firm's Latin American team has handled matters in every Latin American and major Caribbean country, and has exceptional, longstanding relationships with legal professionals, business leaders, economic groups and governments throughout the region. The firm's lawyers and other professionals in the practice - most of whom are fluent in either Spanish or Portuguese -- understand the intricacies of the local business culture and underlying legal framework. The Latin America practice draws upon the worldwide resources of Hunton Andrews Kurth. The firm represents clients across the full spectrum of industries that make up today's global economy.

Areas of practice: The Latin America practice is a multi-disciplinary group focused on cross-border matters, including:

Mergers and acquisitions: representation of public and private companies in all aspects of mergers and negotiated acquisitions across a broad range of industries, with a particular emphasis on energy and infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services and consumer products.

Banking and finance: representation of domestic and international lenders and borrowers in a wide range of credit transactions, including secured and unsecured term and revolving loans, bridge financings, syndicated and bilateral transactions, export and import prepayment transactions, and various other financing structures.

Capital markets: representation of issuers and underwriters in various capital market transactions, including initial and secondary public equity offerings, as well as private placements of debt and equity securities.

Energy, infrastructure and project development: representation of sponsors, equity investors and lenders in every aspect of the development, construction and financing of power generation, transportation, renewable energy, telecommunications, water, natural resources and infrastructure projects.

Transnational litigation and international arbitration: representation of litigants in mediation, arbitration, litigation and neutral case evaluation, as well as representation of multinational clients in connection with significant internal investigations involving operations in Latin America.

Intellectual property: representation of multinational clients in trade mark registration, litigation and transactional support; IP-related issues associated with mergers and acquisitions; and IP development, management, protection and monetisation.

Clients: Banco de Sabadell, SA, Banco Santander, SA, Citibank, NA, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), InterGen, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Promerica Financial Corporation, Actividades de Construcci?n y Servicios, SA (ACS), Altria Group, Inc, Dana Holding Corporation, Diageo, ExxonMobil Corporation, Duke Energy International, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, SA (FCC), Grupo Instituto Contarricense de Electricidad, MasterCard Worldwide, MercadoLibre, Inc, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife), Mondelez International, Philip Morris International Inc, Promerica Financial Corporation.

  • Other United states offices
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Dallas
  • Durham
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Norfolk
  • Raleigh
  • Richmond
  • San Francisco
  • Washington, DC
  • International offices
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Brussels
  • Dubai
  • London

Above material supplied by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • CYPRUS INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

    The Cyprus Investment Programme has been redesigned by the Cyprus Government in order to continue to attract high net worth individuals to settle and do business in Cyprus. The Key Changes will be applicable from the 15 th of May 2019 and include the following:
  • CYPRUS: Introduction of the General Healthcare System (GHS)

    Cyprus has introduced the General Healthcare System (GHS) that will cover its entire population. The GHS is a modern, patient-centric healthcare system with the aim of delivering equal and quality healthcare services to beneficiaries.
  • GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience dealing with claims relating to D&O insurance

    In recent times, public pressure has continued to mount on managers in cases involving claims arising from damage or loss. Governing bodies and executives can insure themselves against the risk of liability by taking out a D&O insurance policy.
  • Antitrust Law Aspects in Ukraine

    Ukraine, like other European countries, developing a market economy on their territory, has incorporated antitrust regulations and legal mechanisms in its legislation to regulate and support competition, as well as rules to ensure fair competition. An integral part of the competition control is the control exercised by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine over M&A transactions both in Ukraine and abroad, which may also affect Ukrainian domestic markets.
  • The Predicted End of Fiat Currencies

    Billionaire and crypto investor Tim Draper envisages a radical overhaul in payment systems; predicting that cryptocurrencies will replace fiat currencies within the next five years.
  • Termination of Employment for Good and Sufficient Cause

    In the case of Joseph Saliba vs Imperial Hotel (Goldvest Company Limited), the facts of the case revolved around Mr Saliba who was employed in various positions within the Hotel Imperial in Sliema until such hotel was acquired by Goldvest Company.
  • Legal Consultants in Dubai: Discussing Legality of Verbal Contracts

    A verbal contract is valued as much as the paper it is written on. While discussing and preparing for an important case, I found myself thinking the legalities of verbal contracts and the misconception towards their unenforceability.
  • DUE DILIGENCE: Importance In Acquisition

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) can be as critical as it seems exciting for any entity's growth and development. If successful, it can assist both the companies to gain a significant share in the market and earn profits. If not successful, it can lead to a different story altogether. 
  • The Way Forward: Gender Neutrality and Gender Inclusion

    The principle of equality between men and women is a fundamental value constantly on the European Union’s agenda.  Ample EU institutes, programmes, and legislation provide for gender equality, and case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) reaffirms the progress made in this respect. On a member state level, the enactment of gender neutral laws (particularly in the fields of inheritance law, marriage law, and employment law), may be considered as having reached its culmination in a number of EU member states, in the legal recognition of non-binary people. In turn, the European Parliament is now actively seeking to bring language evolution at par with gender inclusive legislation.
  • Abetting in Crime: Criminal accountability for parties involved

    NOT JUST A CRIMINAL ACT WILL MAKE YOU A CRIMINAL So, the plan is that "A will enter the apartment wearing women's abaya with a key provided by C, B will wait outside in the car, and once we complete the act, we will keep the money at D's place." The plan is simple, and everyone is aware of their role in the act.