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Norton Rose Fulbright
HOUSTON, TX 77010-3095
United States

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Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > International arbitration

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has handled a number of high-value commercial arbitration cases in the energy and mining sectors. The firm’s recent caseload also features investor-state arbitration which saw a team, led by Martin J. Valasek and Matthew H Kirtland, handling enforcement proceedings against a Latin American state regarding an investment disputes settlement. ‘Outstanding practitioner‘ Mark Baker is another key name to note in the team which lost Pedro Saghy to Dentons in December 2018.

United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

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Mark BakerNorton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Headed by Houston-based practice co-head Mark BakerNorton Rose Fulbright US LLP is ‘a powerful force‘ in oil and gas arbitration. In particular, the group is noted for its special ability to ‘cross-over seamlessly on civil court litigation, arbitration and regulatory issues‘. The practice group advised a mining company on enforcement proceedings against the Republic of Venezuela, which brought together a multi-jurisdictional team led by Washington DC based co-head Matthew H Kirtland. In the Houston office, Kevin O’Gorman is described as ‘the power behind the throne‘ and senior associate Denton Nichols is also recommended.

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

The ‘excellent‘ team at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has ‘deep expertise of the field‘ and has over 80 litigators in New York, many of whom handle complex cross-border matters. The team is representing a sovereign body with multiple enforcement proceedings in the United States arising from an foreign arbitral award involving a dispute in the energy sector. The firm also advised a former bank executive on criminal and enforcement proceedings brought by the DOJ, the SEC and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority concerning securities fraud. Houston-based Gerard G Pecht leads the global dispute resolution and litigation practice, while Richard S Krumholz in Dallas leads the US group. Also recommended in Houston are Mark Baker and Kevin O’Gorman.