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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

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C Mark BakerNorton Rose Fulbright

Handling an array of commercial arbitration and investment treaty cases, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP stands out ‘for its comprehensive vision‘ across the energy, mining and transport industries, in particular. Standout practitioner – Houston-based global practice co-chair C Mark Baker – has ‘a great understanding of the business environment‘ and co-leads a group drawn from across the firm’s  international office network alongside Montréal-based Pierre Bienvenu. Recent highlights include obtaining interim measures on behalf of a client in the face of a Central American state-entity’s multi-hundred-million-dollar demands against security guarantees; and ongoing representation of Vicinay Cadenas in a long-running $500m dispute with Petrobras America. Washington DC-based Matthew Kirtland, Montréal-based Martin J. Valasek and Houston-based Kevin O’Gorman are other key names; while at senior associate level, Latin America-specialised Denton Nichols is also noted. The team was further strengthened with the hire of New York-qualified senior assocate Daniel Allman from Covington & Burling LLP in November 2019.

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.