Norton Rose Fulbright > St Louis, United States > Firm Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright
8000 MARYLAND AVENUE
SUITE 1190
ST LOUIS, MO 63105
United States

Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 1

With more than four decades of experience in the power industry, Norton Rose Fulbright boasts a dominant position in the renewable energy market, having handled some of the largest, most innovative renewable projects, and first-of-a-kind transaction structures in the United States in the past few years. A strong tax bench makes the firm a go-to destination for tax equity matters and financing of major renewable projects. Recent highlights for the team include advising on the first large offshore wind project to reach financing in the US, the use of prepaid power contracts in the wind segment, electricity storage projects, and master tax equity financing facilities in the solar rooftop market. The projects team is under the joint leadership of tax and project finance expert Keith Martin in Washington DC, and Ben Koenigsberg in New York, the latter of whom is a key contact for offshore wind project development, as well as M&A and financing transactions. Also sitting in the New York office, Todd Alexander  is a highly regarded project finance lawyer, who is called upon by both lenders and developers of renewable energy projects, cutting across solar, wind, hydro and clean coal facilities. Robert Eberhardt , who was counsel in four of the five large solar projects that have been financed to date on a merchant basis, and prominent tax partner David Burton , who is particularly proficient in the structuring of renewable energy investment funds, are other names to note in New York. Becky Diffen  in Austin is particularly focused on the acquisition and divestiture of renewable energy assets.

Practice head(s):

Keith Martin; Ben Koenigsberg

Other key lawyers:

Todd Alexander; Robert Eberhardt; Becky Diffen; David Burton; Doug Fried; Caileen Gamache; Robert Shapiro; Luke Edney; Megan Savage

Key clients

Greencoat Capital

Goldwind USA, Inc.

National Grid Ventures

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure

Longroad Energy

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Fengate Asset Managment

Matrix Renewables

7X Energy, Inc.

Ullico

Total

Kansai Electrical Power Corporation

Primergy Solar

Savion, LLC, a subsidiary of Macquarie Capital

Belltown Power

Work highlights

  • Represented 7X Energy, Inc. in the US$220m sale of 9 GW of US solar development projects and 1GW of “safe harbour” equipment—one of the major development company M&A deals in 2021.
  • Represented C2 Energy Capital LLC on the nine-figure sale of distributed solar platform subsidiary C2 Omega LLC (C2) to EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA).
  • Assisted National Grid Ventures with the formation of a joint venture with RWE Renewables with the goal of developing offshore wind projects in the New York Bight.

Dispute resolution > E-discovery Tier 2

The ‘savvy team’ at Norton Rose Fulbright is best known for its information governance practice, with the firm able to assist clients with implementing risk management procedures prior to the litigation proceedings or investigations. Due to the firm’s global profile, multijurisdictional issues are a specialism; the team regularly assists multinational clients with non-US data privacy, data localization and state secret obligations. The US e-discovery practice is led by Andrea D’Ambra in New York, who assists with international data privacy, cybersecurity incidents and data retention for clients in the technology sector. David Kessler, also in New York, heads up the global group and is instructed by technology, finance, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies both at the pre-litigation stage and as special discovery counsel in complex proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Andrea D’Ambra; David Kessler

Other key lawyers:

Laura Hunt; Susana Medeiros

Testimonials

‘Savvy team with a definite point of view.’

‘Good at emphasizing the importance of good e-discovery practices.’

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”)

Jiffy Lube International, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing GSK in strategic discovery matters that help it address discovery risk across its litigation and investigation portfolio.
  • Representing Jiffy Lube International, Inc. in antitrust litigation proceedings.

Dispute resolution > International litigation Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP‘s disputes team stands out for multi-jurisdictional litigation often involving emerging markets with particular expertise in energy, financial services, life sciences and infrastructure spaces. Practice head Richard Krumholz in Dallas has a range of experience, including business, securities and energy disputes; Kevin O’Gorman and international arbitration expert Mark Baker in Houston are other names to note for the latter. In New York, Robin Adelstein and Mina Matin  are noted for antitrust and insurance disputes respectively, while Peter A Stokes  in Austin specialises in defending securities lawsuits and SEC investigations.

Practice head(s):

Richard Krumholz

Other key lawyers:

Mark Baker; Kevin O’Gorman; Robin Adelstein; Matthew Kirtland; Peter A Stokes; Mina Matin

Key clients

Qualcomm Incorporated

Vicinay Cadenas, S.A.

Republic of Kazakhstan

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.

Philippine Airlines

HEXO Corp.

The Unfinished Business of American Democracy Committee of the Harlan Group for Civil Rights (a civil-rights organization)

Work highlights

  • Represented Qualcomm in litigation brought by regulators and in separate IP litigation against Apple.
  • Represented Vicinay Cadenas, SA —the world’s premier manufacturer of offshore mooring chains and accessories—against product liability, gross negligence, and fraud claims asserted by Petrobras America Inc. and a syndicate of London-based insurers that were subject to arbitration in Houston as well as litigation in Spain and the US.
  • Representing the Republic of Kazakhstan in connection with multiple enforcement proceedings in the US and abroad arising from a $500m Energy Charter Treaty award issued in a contested Stockholm Chamber of Commerce matter concerning oil and gas leases.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 2

Deriving particular strength from the firm’s Texas offices, as well as leveraging broader expertise across both coasts, and internationally, Norton Rose Fulbright has strong credentials among multinational pharma companies, including Takeda and McKesson. As well as handling class actions relating to personal injury, the pharmaceutical product liability team, which is led from Dallas by D’Lesli M Davis , has also developed market-leading expertise representing clients in relation to economic loss claims brought by consumers and third party payers. Pharmacovigilance is also a core strength, an area that Dallas-based associate Ellie Norris  combines, alongside her thriving litigation practice which includes a significant amount of MDL and class action work for pharmaceutical companies as defendants in product liability cases. Brett Young and Darryl Anderson in Houston are the other overarching co-heads of the US industry group.

Key clients

McKesson

Takeda

LongueVue Capital

Finance > Project finance

Norton Rose Fulbrightis always at the cutting edge of new developments in renewable energy‘, representing both lenders and sponsors in a broad range of renewable energy projects. Evidence of the firm’s presence in innovative developments can be seen in recent work in offshore wind; the group advised Vineyard Wind on the financing for its first offshore wind farm, the first commercial wind farm to reach financial close in the US. Keith Martin and Benjamin Koenigsberg lead the team from Washington DC and New York respectively. Other key partners include: Todd Alexander in New York, who has experience of leading on projects in the US, Latin America, Asia and Africa; and DC's Noam Ayali, the main point of contact for geothermal energy work. At associate level, the bilingual Deanne Barrow in DC stands out for the diversity of her skillset; in addition to project finance experience, Barrow has a background in chemical engineering and is a qualified patent attorney. Rob Eberhardt departed in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

Keith Martin; Ben Koenigsberg

Other key lawyers:

Todd Alexander; Noam Ayali; Rob Eberhardt; David Burton; Paul Weber; Marissa Leigh Alcala; Ikenna Emehelu; Deanne Barrow

Testimonials

‘Norton Rose Fulbright is always at the cutting edge of new developments in renewable energy. Whenever we have questions on energy storage, hedges, or supply chain concerns, they are able to share insights on how to think about new developments. As an industry leader, their impressive deal flow allows Norton Rose Fulbright to always have their finger on the pulse of the market.’

‘Industry leading expertise, relevant content on the market or hot topics. Coverage of the entire renewables sector (borrowers, lenders, investors)’

‘Knowledge base and/or access to it. Timely responses on almost any issue, structural or market intel.’

Key clients

Vineyard Wind

National Grid Ventures

Jupiter Power

Avangrid Renewables

Shikun & Binui

Cheniere Energy Partners

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Lightsource BP

Ørsted Onshore North America

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure

Longroad Energy

Leeward Renewable Energy

BayWa r.e.

Origis Energy

GE Energy Financial Services

Macquarie

IFC

American Triple I

Work highlights

  • Represented Vineyard Wind in its $2.3bn financing for the company’s first offshore wind farm, Vineyard Wind 1.
  • Represented the lenders on the $93.3m debt financing of a portfolio of six battery energy storage systems for Key Capture Energy in Texas.
  • Represented an affiliate of global investor D. E. Shaw group on the financing of a $585m non-recourse debt financing to fund a 515 MW solar portfolio in Utah and Michigan.

Industry focus > Education Tier 2

At Norton Rose Fulbright, the higher education practice group is singled out for its strength in medical education and holds leading national schools as key clients. Head of the healthcare group and practice co-chair Stacey Murphy in St. Louis advises hospitals and academic medical centers on corporate governance issues and regulatory work, whilst Andrew Roth ,who leads the healthcare practice in New York, is the name for billion-dollar transactional mandates and is recommended for accreditation matters – compliance with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education remains a specialty. Practice co-chair Douglas Fried on the East Coast leads the infrastructure team and advises universities on P3 projects. In Texas, key contacts include Jerry Bell and senior counsel Jennifer McDaniel, who focuses on healthcare regulatory work. On the employment side, Mario A Barrera in San Antonio handles gender discrimination and sexual harassment matters.

Practice head(s):

Stacey Murphy; Douglas Fried

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Roth; Jerry Bell; Jennifer McDaniel; Mario A Barrera

Key clients

State University of New York Health Sciences University College of Medicine (SUNY Downstate)

University of Southern California

OU Medicine

University of New Mexico

Work highlights

  • Advised OU Medicine in connection with the integration of OU Physicians, the University of Oklahoma (University) faculty practice plan, into the OU Medicine system.
  • Advised the University of New Mexico on its institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and on the establishment of a new Residency in Neurosurgery.
  • Advising on the global patent portfolio management for a leading academic research institution, including more than 350 US and foreign patent filings.

Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 2

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright  handles the full spectrum of contentious issues faced by oil and gas companies; of late, it has also seen an uptick in royalty cases and mandates relating to catastrophic incidents. Practice co-head Melanie Rother represents upstream and midstream companies in the full range of contentious hydrocarbons matters, as well as handling commercial business tort disputes. Co-chair Eddie Lewis has a robust catastrophe-response practice in addition to focusing on environmental litigation for energy companies. The firm is also well-known for its shipping expertise, with Ustav Mathur demonstrating particular expertise in this area as well as advising on significant offshore energy projects. All named individuals are based in Houston.

Practice head(s):

Melanie Rother; Eddie Lewis

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Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - finance Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s ‘diverse‘ and ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ aviation team acts on a broad array of aviation finance transactions. The client base ranges from airlines to operating lessors, hedge funds, US institutional equity investors, and commercial and investment banks. The firm has a notable ability to leverage global aviation expertise in numerous jurisdictions during cross-border transactions. Alyssa Marie Vazquez is head of aviation in the US, while Sean Corrigan has considerable aviation experience in equipment financing. Of counsel James D Tussing acts on US and cross-border transport finance and lease deals, while senior counsel Fiona Henderson is ‘well versed in both UK law and NY law‘. At senior associate level, Ryan Apar focuses on transportation equipment financings. All named individuals are based in the New York office.

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Testimonials

This team is diverse and easy to work with.

They are extremely knowledgeable and each attorney has notable strengths.

We recently started working with them, and are extremely impressed by their attention to detail and knowledge of the industry.

The attorneys at all levels are engaged and detail oriented.

Very well respected by our counterparties and they know when to be tough, but also when to be flexible and compromise.

We particularly enjoy working with senior counsel Fiona Henderson, who is excellent and well versed in both UK law and NY law.

Key clients

Willis Lease Finance Corporation

LATAM Airlines

Carlyle Aviation Partners

Titan Aircraft Investments

DVB Bank SE

777 Partners

Philippine Airlines

DHL Network Operations (USA)

Work highlights

  • Advised Carlyle Aviation Partners on acquisitions of aircraft that are on lease to airlines worldwide.
  • Advising DVB Bank SE on the transfer of its entire aviation lending platform and loan portfolio to MUFG Bank.

Industry focus > Transport: shipping - finance Tier 2

Typically representing US and foreign banks, Norton Rose Fulbright acts on the full range of shipping-related deals, including complex structured financing and leasing transactions. The team also increasingly acts for non-traditional sources of ship financing, including funds, governmental finance support entities, and issuers in capital markets transactions. Clients also appreciate the firm’s ability to leverage the firm’s shipping team worldwide for cross-border matters. US head of transport Brian Devine focuses on the representation of financial institutions and borrowers in relation to maritime-related assets. Providing key support are counsel Kassandra Savicki and senior associate Nicholas Santangelo, who are both maritime and international finance specialists. All attorneys named are based in New York.

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Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank

Crédit Agricole

Citibank

Auxilior Capital Partners

DNV GL

Banco Santander

Deutsche Bank

DNB

Northern Fund Management America

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

National Australia Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised the lenders, including Crédit Agricole, on the $400m refinancing of Eagle Bulk Shipping’s Norwegian bond debt.
  • Represented Textainer Marine Containers VII in a notes issuance transaction.
  • Represented a lender group, comprising Citibank Europe, Société Générale, HSBC France and SMBC Bank International, in relation to the restructuring of ECA-backed loans to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) Tier 2

At Norton Rose Fulbright, one of the largest firms globally, the corporate and M&A team is equipped to support on the full array of mandates; covering public and private M&A, disposals, corporate governance, shareholder affairs, regulatory issues and general day-to-day advice. Scarlet McNellie  chairs the practice from Dallas, also the home office of Glen Hettinger,  a lawyer who has accumulated specialist expertise of the financial institution and technology sectors. Over on the East Cost, Kessar Nashat is a prominent name within the New York market with a particular fortitude for transactions within the renewable energy, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, software and technology fields.

Practice head(s):

Scarlet McNellie

Other key lawyers:

Daryl Lansdal; Kessar Nashat; Glen Hettinger; Brandon Byrne

Testimonials

‘Extremely responsive. Great market knowledge. Very commercial.’

 

Key clients

AmeriQual Group

CBTX

Shell

J.P. Hart Lumber Company

Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Sterling Investment Partners

Rush Enterprises, Inc.

Ullico

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.

World Fuel Services Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Shell Enterprises LLC (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, in connection with its US$9.5bn sale of its Permian business to ConocoPhillips.
  • Advised CBTX on its  merger with Allegiance Bancshares, creating a combined company with an equity market capitalization of approximately US$1.5bn.
  • Advised Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE: WDR), an investment management and wealth management services firm, in its $1.7bn merger with Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management division of Macquarie Group.

Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: litigation Tier 2

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 3

Among Norton Rose Fulbright's key attributes, sources highlight its 'strategic thinking', 'partner-led approach' and 'mastery of the international arbitration domain'. Mainly split between Houston, Washington DC, San Francisco and New York, the group also leverages the firm's extensive global network to routinely work hand-in-hand with its offices abroad. The team is a prominent player in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, particularly in the energy and infrastructure fields, and it acts for both claimants and respondents. Houston-based Mark Baker co-heads the global international arbitration practice and is routinely appointed to represent major corporates in complex arbitrations, with an emphasis on the energy, infrastructure, transport and financial services sectors. Matthew Kirtland, noted for his 'excellence in advocacy', is a key name in Washington DC. In a highlight state-side matter, Kirtland is representing the Republic of Kazakhstan in connection with multiple enforcement proceedings arising from a $500m Energy Charter Treaty award. Houston-based Kevin O’Gorman ('a great lawyer') and New York's Mina Matin are also key figures.

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Testimonials

The Washington DC-based arbitration team with which we deal is excellent; they work well and efficiently together, staffing is appropriate and conservative, and the work first class.

‘Very responsive and attentive, with a mastery of the international arbitration domain.’

‘A rare combination of outstanding strategic thinking, and attention to the details of the case, produces the best results for the client.’

‘Easy to work with. Well connected. Pragmatic. High professional competence.’

‘Easy to communicate, partner-led approach, very solution-oriented, timely feedback.’

‘I have sat with Mark Baker as an arbitrator. He is very experienced, collegial, and hard working. A pleasure to sit with.’

‘Kevin O’Gorman is the standout. Excellent client relations, a great lawyer.’

‘Matthew Kirtland deserves special mention for the quality of his analysis and excellence in advocacy.’

Key clients

Noble Energy

Vicinay Cadenas, S.A.

ExxonMobil

The Republic of Kazakhstan

Gold Reserve Corporation

Chevron

Shell

NNPC (Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation)

Halliburton

Flowserve Corporation

Martin-Baker Aircraft Company, Ltd.

Global Consulting and Mechanical Services LLC

Work highlights

  • Defended Vicinay Cadenas against product liability, gross negligence and fraud claims brought by Petrobras America and a syndicate of London-based insurers.
  • Represented the Republic of Kazakhstan in connection with multiple enforcement proceedings in the US and abroad arising from a $500m Energy Charter Treaty award.
  • Represented Global Consulting and Mechanical Services in relation to a SIAC arbitration and related litigation in Singapore and Vietnam.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport Tier 3

Primarily based out of its Texas offices but also aided by a strong national and international presence, Norton Rose Fulbright has developed a strong offering for a range of stakeholders, including component part manufacturers, retail outlets and automotive companies within the automotive/trucking sector. In this context, the team is quickly and effectively able to mobilize resources – including liaising with a strong network of external experts – to ensure that clients are most appropriately represented at an early stage in the process. Splitting his time between the firm’s San Antonio and Houston offices, co-head of litigation for the US Steven Jansma has a strong focus on  automotive product liability matters, including class actions involving catastrophic injury and death nationwide. Other key practitioners include Houston-based Brett Young, who regularly handles automotive-related disputes as a function of his leadership of the firm's overarching US products, pharma, medical and mass torts offering, and Jeffrey Webb, who heads up the auto industry group from San Antonio.    

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Key clients

Walmart Inc.

BMW AG

Safe Harbor/Safety-Kleen and Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

NuStar Energy L.P.

Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

Parsley Energy Inc. and Parsley Energy Operations LLC (now Pioneer Natural Resources)

Vulcan Materials Company

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Work highlights

  • Advising Walmart and Sam’s Club on their automotive and tire litigation docket for many years, expanding it from ten to the entire United States.
  • Represented BMW in the multidistrict litigation (involving over 90 class actions) related to a the largest automotive recall of its kind in history involving more than 100 million vehicles worldwide that are using Takata airbags.
  • Representing Vulcan, handling a docket of trucking accidents involving catastrophic injury and death.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 3

Led from the firm’s Houston office by Brett Young , Norton Rose Fulbright has a particularly strong reputation advising energy companies (including oil entities) in relation to environmental incidents. As well as his trial expertise, Young is also skilled at responding to catastrophic events and providing crisis response counselling for clients. The firm’s international network is also of great value to clients in relation to trans-national mandates. On the West Coast, Los Angeles-based Kevin Mayer is a key member of the team, both in relation to Proposition 65 matters, as well as on water-borne pathogen litigation.

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    Finance > Structured finance: securitization Tier 3

    The securitization team at Norton Rose Fulbright advises issuers, warehouse lenders, underwriters, servicers and investors on warehouse financings, including in relation to solar leases, power purchase agreements, and property assessed clean energy bonds. It also has a strong esoteric asset offering. The group regularly works alongside colleagues in London, Paris and Toronto, enabling a competence in cross-border securitizations. In New York, Patrick Dolan  focuses on asset- and mortgage-backed securitizations, while Andrew Coronios  is an expert in local and cross-border syndicated credit facilities. The duo jointly lead the department with San Francisco’s Eric Tashman , who is notable for his utility securitizations specialism. Also in New York, Adrienne Sebring is another lawyer with a varied transactional practice.

    Practice head(s):

    Patrick Dolan; Andrew Coronios; Eric Tashman

    Other key lawyers:

    Adrienne Sebring; Geren Brown; Deborah Stern; Arthur Kimball-Stanley

    Testimonials

    The team has been great in helping us with distressed loan sales. Very efficient and effective.’

    Patrick Dolan has been fantastic. Highly responsive and always able to cut through nonsense to get issues resolved.’

    Key clients

    JP MorganChase

    Southern California Edison Company

    Pacific Gas & Electric Company

    Bank of Nova Scotia

    Bank of America Securities

    Varadero Capital

    Jefferies

    DBRS

    Goldman Sachs

    Textainer Marine Containers VII Limited (“TMCL VII”)

    North Texas Higher Education Authority

    Work highlights

    • Advised the underwriter for utility stranded securitization deals for PG&E Recovery Funding LLC.
    • Advised Textainer Marine Containers VII Limited, a subsidiary of Textainer Group Holdings Limited on TMCL VII’s issuance of $605.2 million in Class A and $46 million in Class B Series 2021-2 Notes to BofA Securities, Inc., RBC Capital Markets, Truist Securities, Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, PNC Capital Markets LLC, MUFG Securities Americas Inc., Fifth Third Securities, BNP Paribas Securities Corp, and Keybanc Capital Markets Inc.
    • Advised a lease finance company on an ABS transaction involving the issuance of bonds secured by approximately 55 leased aircraft engines and three leased aircraft.

    Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 3

    Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP provides a full-service offering across the energy regulatory spectrum, advising on matters at both federal and state level, as well as under regional renewable energy compliance programs. The regulatory enforcement team regularly handles bet-the-company matters and also represents individuals in criminal non-compliance prosecutions. Additionally, it has extensive experience in contracts, including long-term power purchase agreements, operating and maintenance agreements, and transmission capacity sale agreements, among others. New York-based projects expert Ben Koenigsberg co-chairs the practice with tax and finance lawyer Keith Martin who acts for major wind and solar companies in the US. Other key contacts include Bob Shapiro, Joseph Williams and Caileen Kateri Gamache. Associate Anna Biegelsen is also noted for her experience before FERC and the CFTC. All lawyers are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.

    Practice head(s):

    Keith Martin; Ben Koenigsberg

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    Key clients

    Key Capture Energy

    MUFG

    Soo Green HVDC Link ProjectCo

    Momentum Energy Storage Partners

    Jupiter Power

    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

    Hannon Armstrong

    Nomura

    MasTec

    Transmission Developers

    Carlyle Group

    Starwood Energy Group

    Advanced Power

    Moxie Energy

    The AES Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Represented 7X Energy in the $220m sale of 9GW of US solar development projects and 1GW of “safe harbour” equipment.
    • Represented the administrative agent and the lenders in connection with the financing of the Mark One gas peaking facility in Brazoria County, Texas, being developed by Wattbridge Energy.
    • Represented C2 Energy Capital on the nine-figure sale of distributed solar platform subsidiary C2 Omega to EDP Renewables North America.

    Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power Tier 3

    Advising on sponsor and lender-side work, Norton Rose Fulbright has considerable experience in the financing of conventional power projects, as well as various types of energy hedges and corporate PPAs, and large battery, community solar, build-transfer agreements and other business models. The practice is particularly prominent in the energy-transition space, covering the spectrum of matters in the clean energy and green infrastructure segments along with the issues arising from the industry's transition toward a low-carbon or carbon neutral model. Tax and project finance expert Keith Martin in Washington DC co-leads the team with New York-based Ben Koenigsberg, who is a transactional specialist.

    Practice head(s):

    Keith Martin; Ben Koenigsberg

    Key clients

    Key Capture Energy

    MUFG

    Soo Green HVDC Link ProjectCo

    Momentum Energy Storage Partners

    Jupiter Power

    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

    Hannon Armstrong

    Nomura

    MasTec

    Transmission Developers

    Carlyle Group

    Starwood Energy Group

    Advanced Power

    Moxie Energy

    AES Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Represented 7X Energy in the $220m sale of 9GWs of US solar development projects and 1GW of “safe harbour” equipment—one of the major development company M&A deals in 2021.
    • Representing Soo Green HVDC Link ProjectCo in relation to a first-of-its-kind development (including EPC documentation aspects); specifically, a 350-mile, 2.1GW, high voltage, direct current transmission line to be installed underground along existing railroad rights of way.
    • Represented C2 Energy Capital on the nine-figure sale of distributed solar platform subsidiary C2 Omega to EDP Renewables North America.

    Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 3

    Norton Rose Fulbright advises across the spectrum of upstream, midstream and downstream matters for a client roster that includes for NOCs, IOCs, independents, oil and gas producers, oilfield services companies, refiners, energy traders and marketers. The firm also represent banks, multilateral and bilateral/export credit agencies, equity infrastructure investors and other financial institutions active in the sector. Global head of energy John Mauel leads the practice from the firm's Houston office, where senior associate Jessica Rodriguez -who handles energy matters, notably those related to pipeline systems, oil and gas properties and LNG export projects- also impresses.

    Practice head(s):

    John Mauel

    Key clients

    Shell Oil Company

    BHP

    Atlas Operating Company

    Work highlights

    • Representing Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary Shell Enterprises in connection with the sale of its Permian business.
    • Advised multilateral lenders in connection with the financing of the Acajutla LNG-to-power project in El Salvador, including all associated aspects of the FSRU conversion, construction and financing, as well as the financing of the power plant and all associated facilities.
    • Advised oilfield services group Pioneer Energy Services on its $295m sale to Patterson-UTI Energy, a land-drilling and pumping-services provider.

    Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) Tier 3

    The team at Norton Rose Fulbright provides comprehensive services for the management and enforcement of the trademark portfolios of multinationals like Electronic Arts, and across the financial services, alcoholic beverages, automotive, non-profit, manufacturing, and video games sectors. In Houston, intellectual property head James W Repass, who advises on the IP aspects of major transactions, leads the practice, with head of IP brands Timothy M Kenny in Minneapolis. Support is provided by Linda M Merritt in Dallas, who counsels clients on trademark strength and availability, and in Minneapolis by Felicia Boyd, who specializes in finance matters.

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    Testimonials

    ‘Good use of support staff/paralegals. They don’t pad their bills and teams with expensive associates and partners for straightforward work.’

    Key clients

    APi Group

    Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis

    Electronic Arts, Inc.

    Fair Isaac Corporation, dba FICO

    Hadassah The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.

    Jostens

    Red Locks Irish Whiskey

    ShopHQ

    Standard Homeopathic

    USA Warriors

    Veranda Gold Incorporated USA Inc. dba Uther Supply

    Work highlights

    • Representing FICO across an array of work which encompasses trademarks, copyrights, and patents and includes litigation, oppositions/cancellations, counseling, prosecution, and strategic portfolio management.
    • Representing Standard Homeopathic with day-to-day counseling, help with development of strategy and handling of trademark searches, trademark prosecution/maintenance registration, licensing and enforcement.
    • Advising EA on its new logo and rebrand.

    Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 3

    Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP stands out in the information governance, privacy, and cybersecurity space with a nationwide team and broad experience in key sectors such as life sciences, retail, telecoms and technology. The practice is focused on cybersecurity incidents response, an area in which the team developed an in house solution involving automated intervention schemes based on pre-defined severity levels and real-time connectivity to Security Operations Centers. Compliance and privacy complete the department’s offering. Will Daugherty in Houston acts as co-practice head together with Chris Cwalina in Washington DC, who focuses on complex cybersecurity attacks and data breach investigations, New York-based duo Andrea D’Ambra and David Kessler, who specialize in addressing litigation readiness and cross border discovery matters, and Steven Roosa , who is also based in New York and oversees the development of the firm’s privacy compliance tool suite, NT Analyzer.

    Practice head(s):

    Chris Cwalina; Andrea D’Ambra; David Kessler; Steven Roosa; Will Daugherty

    Key clients

    Abbott Laboratories

    Gilead Sciences

    GlaxoSmithKline plc

    Baker Hughes

    LPL Financial

    Work highlights

    • Representing a global media communications company that suffered a ransomware incident affecting operations in 89 countries.
    • Assisting a French marketing agency in a ransomware incident affecting operations in France.
    • Acting as lead privacy counsel to Abbott Laboratories regarding CCPA, GDPR and HIPAA compliance.

    Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 3

    The tax controversy team at Norton Rose Fulbright represents clients in SALT litigation, IRS appeals, competent authority disputes, and audits. Its expertise encompasses advance pricing disputes, transfer pricing, and competent authority matters regarding international tax. Operating out of Houston, tax practice co-head Robert Morris focuses on IRS examinations, appeals, and fast track mediations, as well as litigation in the Tax Court and federal district courts. New York’s Mayling Blanco is a white collar defense and commercial litigation specialist, as well as an expert in FCPA and criminal tax matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Robert Morris

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    Testimonials

    ‘The team is very experienced in dealing with IRS controversies. They have key relationships with industry professionals who are helpful with unique approaches to resolving issues as well as understanding potential opportunities to reach agreement without further litigation.’

    ‘Robert Morris is able to make the taxpayer’s position and arguments clearly and straightforward.’

    Key clients

    Noble Corporation plc

    Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.

    Adam Offshore Services

    Bluescape Resources Company

    Transocean Offshore Drilling

    HP

    Work highlights

    • Advised Bluescape Resources, an energy investment company, in U.S. Tax Court challenging the IRS’s disallowance of $800m in deductions and costs, plus penalties.
    • Advised Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc, an offshore drilling contractor, in US competent authority proceedings related to multiple countries, including Australia, Egypt, Mexico and the United States, as well as refund claims for foreign tax credits.
    • Advised ADAMS, a foreign diving and marine services company, against allegations by the IRS that Adams Offshore owes in excess of $75m in tax deficiencies plus penalties.

    Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 3

    With major offices in New York and Texas, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP handles a spectrum of transactional and restructuring mandates. The tax group is especially well regarded by clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors, where David Burton  works closely with the firm’s prominent projects practice on a host of tax matters. Practice co-head William Cavanagh ‘s broad practice also encompasses cross-border M&A and financing transactions, while David Burton is noted for his niche expertise in renewable energy fund structuring. Asset management co-head Michael P Flamenbaum is a seasoned advisor regarding hedge fund formations, and routinely represents both issuers and underwriters in debt and equity offerings. In Texas, Houston-based practice co-head Robert Morris is chiefly known for his tax controversy acumen, while the Dallas-based Bill Bowers specializes in partnerships, REITs and Up C structures. All named lawyers are based in New York unless noted otherwise.    

    Practice head(s):

    Robert Morris; William Cavanagh

    Other key lawyers:

    Michael P Flamenbaum; Robert Morris; Bill Bowers

    Key clients

    C2 Energy Capital

    Access Industries, Inc.

    Ullico Inc.

    AustralianSuper

    BMO Financial Group

    The Sackler family

    Work highlights

    • Advising the shareholder families in the bankruptcy cases of Purdue Pharma, with respect to tax matters affecting the settlement framework among Purdue and its shareholders and the creditors for a proposed consensual plan in bankruptcy.
    • Advised an Australian state investment company and consortium partner in its $4.1bn acquisition of a 100 percent interest in Enwave Energy’s US Business from Brookfield Infrastructure.
    • Advised a financial organization in its merger with Macquarie Asset Management, a division of Macquarie Group.

    Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

    The antitrust and competition practice group at Norton Rose Fulbright encompasses the representation of clients from a wide variety of sectors including pharmaceuticals and technology. Robin Adelstein is the key contact, who routinely handles complex class actions and multi-jurisdictional cases before state and federal courts and splits her time between New York and Washington DC. Business dispute expert Michael Swartzendruber in Dallas and Layne Kruse, who is based in Houston and DC, are further names to note. Darryl Anderson excels at the intersection of antitrust with securities and health care litigation in Houston, while DC-based Amanda Wait sports deep knowledge of and close relationships with both the DOJ and FTC.

    Practice head(s):

    Robin Adelstein

    Key clients

    Cinemark USA, Inc.

    AMC Theatres

    Southwest Airlines Co.

    Office Depot

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC (now known as Bausch Health US, LLC), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (now known as Bausch Health Americas, Inc.), and Oceanside Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (all subsidiaries of Bausch Health Companies, Inc.)

    Republic National Distributing Company, Central Liquor Company, L.P. and Best Brands of Delaware, LLC

    Santek Waste Services

    Mission Pharmacal

    Robert Bosch Tool Corp.

    Farmers Insurance

    Flotek Industries

    Landry’s Inc.

    Phillips 66

    CHRISTUS Health

    Texas A&M University 12th Man Foundation

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. (and affiliates/subsidiaries)

    Eli Lilly and Company

    Work highlights

    • Representing an international pharmaceutical company in a case in which plaintiffs allege horizontal price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging among and between manufacturers and sellers of generic pharmaceuticals in putative antitrust class actions that have been consolidated in multidistrict litigation.
    • Representing Republic National Distributing Company (second-largest wine and liquor distributor in the US); Central Liquor Company, L.P. and Best Brands of Delaware, LLC in connection with antitrust litigation brought in the Northern District of Oklahoma alleging a per se group boycott, monopolization and attempted monopolization in violation of the Sherman Act and Oklahoma antitrust laws.
    • Represented Cinemark USA, Inc., the country’s third largest publicly-traded movie theater company, in a 14 year legal battle against Flagship Theatres of Palm Desert, LLC., where Flagship alleged that Cinemark violated California antitrust laws by engaged in two different forms of “circuit dealing.”

    Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 4

    Norton Rose Fulbright has a nationwide practice, which is particularly active for clients from the financial services, energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, transport, technology, and life sciences and healthcare companies. Marc Collier is a litigation and appellate contact in Austin, and Layne Kruse in Washington DC specialises in antitrust and business litigation matters. The commercial litigation practice is jointly led by Thomas McCormack in New York and Andrew Price in Houston, while the US-wide disputes group is headed up by the Dallas-based Richard S Krumholz.

    Practice head(s):

    Richard Krumholz

    Other key lawyers:

    Thomas McCormack; Andrew Price; Marc CollierLayne Kruse

    Testimonials

    ‘The work has been uniformly very good. They did a nice job of featuring some promising junior talent.’

    ‘NRF has a breadth and depth of experience that I appreciate, and I think they also have a somewhat better than typical practicality.’

    Key clients

    Qualcomm Incorporated

    Apollo Endosurgery , Inc.

    AMC Theatres

    Scott and White Health Plan

    Farmers Insurance

    Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC

    Cinemark USA, Inc.

    Robert Bosch Tool Corp.

    3M Company

    CPS Energy

    Kenneth Feld

    Southwest Airlines Co.

    Pro bono – Death Row Inmates

    Texas Children’s Health Plan, Inc.

    BakeMark USA, LLC

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC (now known as Bausch Health US, LLC), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (now known as Bausch Health Americas, Inc.), and Oceanside Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (all subsidiaries of Bausch Health Companies, Inc.)

    Republic National Distributing Company, Central Liquor Company, L.P. and Best Brands of Delaware, LLC

    Phillips 66

    Work highlights

    • Representing Southwest Airlines in a widely publicized federal putative class action claiming that Boeing and Southwest colluded to conceal defects with the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.
    • Representing BakeMark in an action filed in the Central District of California.
    • Representing Republic National Distributing Company, Central Liquor Company, L.P. and Best Brands of Delaware, LLC in connection with antitrust litigation brought in the Northern District of Oklahoma alleging a per se group boycott, monopolization and attempted monopolization in violation of the Sherman Act and Oklahoma antitrust laws.

    Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 4

    Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 4

    The practice at Norton Rose Fulbright spans the US with offices in key locations such as New York, Austin and Washington DC, aiding its ability to advise on cross-border matters such as the representation of JP Morgan Chase Bank in its dual capacity of bondholder and revolving credit facility lender to Boy Scouts of America in connection to its Chapter 11 case. The practice is led by Jason Boland, Ryan Manns and Eric Daucher, based in Houston, Dallas and New York respectively. New York’s Howard Seife is also noted; he is the firm’s global head of the practice and specializes in domestic and international reorganizations. Louis R Strubeck and Gregory Wilkes departed the practice during 2021.

    Practice head(s):

    Jason Boland; Ryan Manns; Eric Daucher

    Other key lawyers:

    Howard Seife; Toby Gerber; Howard Beltzer; David Rosenzweig; Kristian Gluck; Bob Bruner; Julie Goodrich Harrison; James Copeland

    Testimonials

    ‘Howard Beltzer is typically the smartest guy in the room. His knowledge, expertise and judgment are spot on. When he is by my side, I am exceedingly well prepared!’

    Key clients

    Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.

    GFG Alliance

    Philippine Airlines

    Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the National Rifle Association

    Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation

    Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Valaris PLC

    Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Tailored Brands, Inc.

    Coöperatieve Rabobank, U.A., New York Branch

    JPMorgan Chase Bank

    Bank of America

    Bank of New York Mellon

    Deutsche Bank

    HSBC Bank

    Banco Bradesco

    Southern Foods Group, LLP (d/b/a Dean Foods)

    Steering Committee of International Lenders of Vicentin S.A.I.C.

    Shell Oil Company

    NextEra Energy, Inc.

    Anadarko Petroleum Company

    Mesquite Energy

    Delta Air Lines

    Work highlights

    • Represented Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, the largest generation and transmission cooperative in Texas, in chapter 11 proceedings in the Southern District of Texas.
    • Represented GFG Alliance, an international group of businesses involved in mining, industry and trading, in the company’s global-wide restructuring.
    • Represented Philippine Airlines as special aircraft finance restructuring counsel in its chapter 11 proceedings in the Southern District of New York.

    Industry focus > Environment: litigation Tier 4

    Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences Tier 4

    Norton Rose Fulbright is known for its litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on antitrust cases. This includes New York-based Robin Adelstein advising Valent Pharmaceuticals on conspiracy cases relating to prescription drug price-fixing. Additionally, the team acts on product liability and patent litigation, with successful records in both. Data privacy is another area of focus for the practice, with the team serving as lead counsel to Abbot Laboratories on HIPAA, GDPR and CCPA compliance, with New York-based David Kessler a key name in this space. Dallas-based D’Lesli M Davis is recommended for mass tort cases, while Houston's Debbi Johnstone and Jonathan B Skidmore lead the global healthcare team.

    Practice head(s):

    Debbi Johnstone; Jonathan Skidmore

    Key clients

    Mission Pharmacal

    Abbott Laboratories

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

    Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council

    Pharmaceutical Strategies Group

    Standard Homeopathic Company and Hyland’s Inc.

    Bausch Health Companies Inc.

    Takeda

    Shareholder families of Purdue Pharma

    LongueVue Capital

    Mckesson

    Work highlights

    • Successfully defended a Mission Pharmacal in an antitrust suit brought by a would-be generic manufacturer against the client and distributors of a kidney drug.
    • Serving as lead privacy counsel to Abbott Laboratories regarding CCPA, GDPR and HIPAA compliance.
    • Representing Valeant Pharmaceuticals in a dispute over an earn-out clause of a purchase agreement in Doctors Allergy Formula, LLC v. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

    Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers Tier 4

    With a national range of offices and a particular focus in the Southwest, Norton Rose Fulbright is known for its transactional work featuring academic medical centers. Key work in this area includes practice head Debbi Johnstone in Houston and St Louis-based Stacey Murphy‘s respective work on Texas Childrens’ Hospitals OB/GYN acquisitions and Oklahoma University Medicine’s integration of OU Physicians. Other areas of expertise include antitrust counselling, fraud and abuse litigation and data privacy advice. Andrew Roth in New York leads a practice focused on graduate medical educators.

    Practice head(s):

    Debbi Johnstone; Stacey Murphy

    Other key lawyers:

    Key clients

    Texas Children’s Hospital

    Ector County Hospital

    H-E-B

    United Surgical Partners International

    Baylor College of Medicine

    OU Medicine

    CHRISTUS Health

    Memorial Hermann Health System

    United Surgical Partners International

    Baylor Scott & White Health

    Methodist Health System

    Texas Health Resources

    Universal Health Services

    Fairview Health System

    State University of New York Health Sciences University/College of Medicine

    Work highlights

    • Advised H-E-B on setting up its own employee healthcare ecosystem consisting of two primary care homes.
    • Advised OU Medicine in connection with the integration of the OU Physicians plan into the OU Medicine system.
    • Represented CHRISTUS Health in lawsuits alleging conspiracy among hospitals to depress nurse compensation.

    Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 4

    Well-known for its strong cross-border capabilities and recommended for its ‘solid legal and technical skills from top to bottom’, Norton Rose Fulbright is comfortable litigating in all US patent venues, with a particularly solid reputation in the Western District of Texas and a booming PTAB practice. The disputes team is since 2021 headed by Houston-based Daniel Leventhal, a high-tech patent litigator with a particular focus on telecommunications, electronics, and internet. His versatile team includes other noted practitioners such as Richard Zembek, global head of technology and also based in Houston; and Brett Govett and Stephanie DeBrow, both praised for being ‘exceptionally skilled lawyers that provide superb results’, and who operate from Dallas and Austin respectively.

    Practice head(s):

    Testimonials

    ‘Solid legal and technical skills from top to bottom, throughout the entire team. Exceptional responsiveness and efficiency.’

    ‘Brett Govett, Daniel Leventhal, and Stephanie DeBrow are exceptionally-skilled lawyers that provide superb results within sometimes challenging budget constraints.’

    Key clients

    AMC Entertainment

    AT&T

    Match Group

    Nord VPN

    NXP Semiconductors

    Oxylabs

    Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

    Phillips 66

    Qualcomm Incorporated

    Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd.

    SOTI

    Teladoc

    The General Electric Company

    Uni-Systems

    Ventech Inc.

    Walmart Inc. and its affiliate Sam’s Club

    Work highlights

    • Co-counsel in defending Qualcomm in a case brought by the FTC in which the Ninth Circuit threw out the antitrust ruling against Qualcomm.
    • Representing Match Group in a three patent suit directed to implementing and managing efficient and effective data communications over networks and improving the utility of information services.
    • Representing Phillips 66 as defendant in the lawsuit filed by patent owner Magema for infringement of four patents related to the production of marine fuel oil used by large ocean vessels.

    Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech Tier 4

    Norton Rose Fulbright brings a reliable mix of domestic and international fintech expertise to clients who appreciate the ‘geographic reach of the firm‘ and its ‘highly skilled resources‘. The broad offering covers corporate finance, commercial agreements, regulatory, IP, litigation and data privacy. The practice also has good expertise in emerging areas such as blockchain, including custody solutions, tokenization, payments, and OTC and exchange trading. New York disputes partner Stephen Aschettino leads the practice and has over 20 years’ experience of related litigation, regulatory and compliance issues. Andrew Lom (New York) regularly assists investment funds on fintech products, while Dallas partner Ronald David Smith is another key contact for litigation and contentious regulatory matters. Senior counsel Santo Manna in New York brings  ‘excellent experience in fintech work, having been in-house at a number of leading vendors‘.

    Practice head(s):

    Stephen Aschettino

    Other key lawyers:

    Ronald Smith; Andrew Lom; Ronald Smith; Santo Manna

    Testimonials

    ‘This year in particular the geographic reach of the firm has enabled us to leverage lower cost but highly skilled resources.’

    ‘Santo Manna has excellent experience in fintech work, having been in-house at a number of leading vendors, he understands the industry from the inside out.’

     

    Key clients

    O’Neil Global Advisors

    Regen Foundation

    Emergent Technology Holdings

    WinterMute

    NZIA Limited

    Moneygram International, Inc.

    Broadridge Financial Solutions

    LPL Financial LLC

    FISPAN Services, Inc.

    Tax > International tax Tier 4

    Norton Rose Fulbright advises on international investments and acquisitions, transactions, and reorganizations. The team also represents multinationals on international tax disputes, litigation, and investigations. It has particular strengths advising key industry clients in oil and gas. In Houston, global head of tax Andrius R Kontrimas covers global tax planning, joint ventures, M&A, and transfer pricing.

    Practice head(s):

    Andrius Kontrimas

    Key clients

    BMO Financial Group

    BlueFocus Communication Group

    Ai-Media

    Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.

    Adams Offshore Services (ADAMS)

    Noble Corporation plc

    Work highlights

    • Advised BMO Financial Group in the $615m sale of its EMEA Asset Management business to Ameriprise, a diversified financial services company.
    • Advised BlueFocus Communication Group on its $350m sale to CVC Capital, CDPQ.
    • Advised Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. in US competent authority proceedings related to multiple countries, including Australia, Egypt, Mexico and the United States, as well as refund claims for foreign tax credits.

    Finance > Financial services regulation

    Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal

    Real estate

    Norton Rose Fulbright is well equipped to advise corporates and investors in acquisition, joint ventures, development and lease of manufacturing facilities, industrial, multifamily and mixed-use properties. John Jennings  chairs the practice from San Antonio.

    The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. It provides the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. It has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

    Areas of practice: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. It provides the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. It has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

    Recognized for its industry focus, Norton Rose Fulbright is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through its global risk advisory group, Norton Rose Fulbright leverages its industry experience with knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide its clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

    Wherever it is, Norton Rose Fulbright operates in accordance with its global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. It aims to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of its offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

    Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg.

    For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.

    Offices:  We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in: Amsterdam ● Athens ● Austin ● Bangkok ● Beijing ● Brisbane ● Brussels ● Bujumbura** ● Calgary ● Canberra ● Cape Town ● Casablanca ● Dallas ● Denver ● Dubai ● Durban ● Frankfurt ● Hamburg ● Harare** ● Hong Kong ● Houston ● Istanbul ● Jakarta* ● Johannesburg ● Kampala** ● London ● Los Angeles ● Luxembourg ● Melbourne ● Mexico City ● Milan ● Minneapolis ● Monaco ● Montréal ● Moscow ● Munich ● New York ● Nairobi** ● Ottawa ● Paris ● Perth ● Piraeus ● Québec ● Riyadh* ● San Antonio ● San Francisco ● São Paulo ● Shanghai ● Singapore ● St. Louis ● Sydney ● Tokyo ● Toronto ● Vancouver ● Warsaw ● Washington DC *associate office

    **alliance

    Global key contacts
    Financial institutions:
    James Bateson
    Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
    Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
    Transport: Harry Theochari
    Technology and innovation: Nick Abrahams
    Life sciences and healthcare: Jonathan Skidmore and Randy Sutton

    Number of partners (worldwide):  1,000+
    Number of other fee-earners (worldwide):  2,000+
    Total staff: 7,000+

    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    Managing Partner, United States Jeff Cody
    Vice Chair, United States Andrew Giaccia
    US head of intellectual property Jim Repass
    US head of dispute resolution and litigation Richard Krumholz
    US head of business practice Gene Lewis
    Chief Operations Partner, United States Gina Shishima
    Chief Operating Officer, United States Stacey Martinez
    Financial institutions Michael Steindorf
    Energy Eddie Lewis
    Energy John Mauel
    Infrastructure, mining and commodities Douglas Fried
    Life sciences and healthcare Debbi Johnstone
    Infrastructure, mining and commodities Douglas Buchanan
    Technology and innovation Richard Zembek
    Transport Brian Devine
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    Mr Jim Wiehl  photo Mr Jim Wiehl Partner

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