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Norton Rose Fulbright
HOUSTON, TX 77010-3095
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP undertakes both international investment as well as commercial arbitration work; it is fully integrated within the global arbitration group and is adept at handling matters requiring close collaboration with the firm’s network consisting of over 150 specialists worldwide. The group attracts praise from clients for its ‘great leadership in oil and gas arbitration work’; indeed, the energy industry is an area of primary focus for the team in Houston, where key contacts include practice head Mark Baker and Kevin O’Gorman (‘knows oil and gas inside out’). Led by Matthew Kirtland, the arbitration team in Washington DC has extensive experience in court proceedings relating to the recognition and the enforcement of arbitral awards. In New York, Mina Matin specializes in Bermuda Form arbitrations in the insurance sector; Matin has additional barrister and solicitor qualifications in the UK.

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

The disputes team at Norton Rose Fulbright is jointly led by Richard Krumholz and Gerard Pecht in Dallas and Houston, respectively, and has core strengths in energy and financial services disputes. With a depth of experience in litigation and investigations and the ability to tap into an expansive network of 58 offices globally, the firm is especially well placed to handle parallel proceedings in other jurisdictions. In addition to energy and financial services disputes, the group also stands out in cross-border securities litigation, which is an area of focus for Washington DC-based Kevin Harnisch, who heads the SEC enforcement practice, and Peter Stokes in the Austin office. Also recommended are Washington DC-based Matthew Kirtland and Steve Dollar in New York. The team is complemented by a strong international arbitration group led by Mark Baker in Houston.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

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Outstanding personalityMark Baker co-leads Norton Rose Fulbright‘s international arbitration practice out of Houston alongside fellow global practice co-chair, Montreal-based Pierre Bienvenu. The practice – including practitioners based in Sao Paulo and Mexico – covers the entire Latin American market, advising on commercial and investment treaty matters, with energy, mining, transport, infrastructure and life sciences particular areas of focus. Recent matters saw the team advise offshore chains and accessories maker Vicinay Cadenas in a dispute with Petrobras America that lasted nearly a decade before a settlement was reached; it is also currently involved in confidential matters in the aviation, shipping, energy and agribusiness sectors. Key contacts include: Houston-based energy expert Kevin O’Gorman; international arbitration specialist Martin Valasek (in Montreal); and Matthew H Kirtland, who leads the firm’s Washington DC-based international arbitration team. Ottawa-based counsel Alison G. FitzGerald, who has experience in ad hoc arbitrations and matters administered under all the major arbitral institutions; and Houston-based senior associate Denton Nichols in Houston, are both up-and-comers of note.