Firm Profile > White & Case LLP > Washington DC, United States

White & Case LLP
701 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005-3807
United States

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 1

White & Case LLP is widely recognized for the global reach of its cartel practice, representing not just US multinationals but more often assisting companies headquartered outside the country with antitrust issues in the United States. A substantial part of the team's work is for pharmaceuticals clients, with an increasing amount of technology and transportation industry expertise. Cartel investigations are the focal point of department leader Mark Gidley's personal practice in Washington DC with an emphasis on assisting pharmaceutical clients. The DC-based Peter Carney is regularly appointed to support clients with cartel investigations brought by antitrust enforcers in the US and far beyond. In addition to his DC disputes practice, Christopher Curran also boasts vast cartel enforcement experience across industry sectors. Located in Boston, Michael Kendall is often sought out by healthcare clients, and he further advises on issues at the nexus of antitrust and securities law. The team also fields the necessary contentious experience to handle follow-on litigation and trials.

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Key clients

Richard Usher

Maruyasu Industries Co. Ltd.

Furukawa Electric Corporation (FEC) and American Furukawa, Inc. (AFI)

Toshiba Corporation

Crédit Agricole

Teligent

Allergan – Lidoderm

Gilead Sciences

Nestle Purina PetCare Company (Purina)

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 1

The ‘excellent’ full-service international arbitration group at White & Case LLP handles an impressive number of cases for sovereign clients, thereby cementing its market-leading position in international investment arbitration. The team is also adept at acting for corporate clients in commercial arbitral proceedings, and is regularly retained for construction, energy, mining and metals, and oil and gas sector work in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Americas. It is led out of Washington DC by Abby Cohen Smutny, who heads the global international arbitration group, and Carolyn Lamm, who serves as head of the Americas arbitration practice. However, the practice group also has a strong presence in New York - where key contacts include Paul Friedland, Ank Santens and Damien Nyer - and Houston; it is also well placed to call upon the expertise of arbitration specialists from across its global network. The Houston-based team has focused on serving Portuguese-speaking clients, among others; following his arrival from King & Spalding LLP, Jorge Mattamouros has become instrumental to the team’s offering in this regard.

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Testimonials

This is an excellent team with the legal knowledge, advocacy experience, and organizational skills to get the job done and win the case.

The team is amazing, flexible, and creative. The overall level of service is excellent.

We have engaged White & Case as a counsel in an investment arbitration. We are thoroughly satisfied with the team’s performance. The lawyers respond quickly and effectively to our requests in every situation. They are client-oriented and go to great lengths to ensure the efficient use of the client’s time. They ensure that we remain fully informed and that our input is sought in a comfortable and accommodating manner. The team is well attuned to our organizational needs, and is able to grasp the details of the case as well as the big picture.

The team of White & Case LLP has extensive expertise and experience in all types of arbitration cases before the most-renown international arbitration institutions and in ad hoc arbitrations. The team is also very efficient and well-organized.

Abby Cohen Smutny is an exceptional counsel who impresses with reliable strategic judgement and excellent advocacy skills.

Abby Cohen Smutny shows excellent strategic thinking, and sound and reliable judgment. She impresses with her deep knowledge of public international law, international investment law, and extensive experience in international arbitration.

Ank Santens is an effective cross-examiner.

Paul Friedland is a top-tier international arbitration expert with a wealth of experience.

Damien Nyer is a hard worker.

I believe that Damien Nyer will be a future leader in international arbitration. Damien has an exceptional ability to read a situation and understand his client’s needs.

Key clients

Republic of Bulgaria

Executive Chamber of the State of New York

Republic of Uzbekistan

Republic of Korea

The Russian Federation

Salini Impregilo S.p.A. / Jan De Nul N.V. / Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A.

Gabriel Resources

Telefónica SA

MetLife

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Israel Chemicals

Gabriel Resources

Republic of Peru

Dispute resolution > International litigation Tier 1

White & Case LLP is regularly engaged in commercial disputes, securities litigation and white-collar crime investigations. Clients show appreciation for the firm’s geographical reach, with the team being able to call upon experts spread across 44 offices worldwide. The global practice group is led by New York-based Glenn Kurtz, who stands out for his trial career spanning three decades. Contacts in DC include Christopher Curran (a stalwart in the DC litigation market) and Nicole Erb, who act for foreign sovereign clients in complex contentious issues involving sovereign immunity, extraterritorial jurisdiction, and acts of terrorism. Elsewhere, the Los Angeles-based team is renowned for its technology sector work, and area where Aalok Sharma is a name to note. Other areas strength include pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

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Testimonials

The team works across every jurisdiction where there is relevant litigation – EMEA, APAC, LATAM, and the Americas.

The team members are the most responsive and highest-service level lawyers I have ever come across. They know their stuff, they work exceptionally hard, they are true partners to their in-house clients and they are re also all amazingly nice people.

This is a team that handles your matter in a hands-on manner. The firm will keep you updated of all developments as and when they occur. It is a comforting feeling to cooperate with the team.

Chris Curran and his team are tireless advocates for their clients.

Aalok Sharma is extraordinarily good at his job – clever and strategic, easy to deal with, always available, and will go above and beyond on our work. His vision to create a team to meet the needs of a huge technology client on a global basis, and then make this work so well on a day-to-day basis, is one of the most impressive things I have ever encountered in the legal sector.

Key clients

The Russian Federation

Al Rajhi Bank

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Republic of the Sudan

Jammal Trust Bank

Republic of Uzbekistan

ANO TV Novosti

Novartis Pharma AG

International Finance Corporation

Republic of Peru

Finance > Project finance

White & Case LLP has long been a leading player in the domestic and global project finance market. The New York-based team continues in this tradition, offering lender and sponsor clients a strong mix of projects expertise that includes transport, utilities and social infrastructure projects and PPPs, as well as conventional power, renewables, and oil and gas. The expertise of its lawyers covers every stage of the process, from greenfield developments up to acquisitions and refinancings. Nandan Nelivigi's team includes an array of highly experienced partners, including Arthur Scavone , who is well versed in power, renewables, petrochemicals, mining, and oil and gas developments. Jason Webber is also noted for his strong expertise in energy and infrastructure projects, while Dolly Mirchandani is highly active on the PPP side. Other key partners include Clark Wohlferd and Elena Millerman.

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Testimonials

‘Project finance can be very complex. It’s an expertise that we don’t have in house and White & Case provides valuable advice in this area of law. In addition to knowing the law, I think they have excellent judgement on how to proceed and provide well rounded, well thought out advice. I rely on them heavily in this area’

‘Dolly Mirchandani does it all. She is an expert on the law, policy, and politics. She has excellent judgement and the full view that she can bring to the issues is incredibly valuable and helpful. Dolly has the full confidence of not only the legal department but executive management as well. The group of associates that work for her are top notch and I feel very comfortable working with them’ 

Key clients

MUFG Bank, CIBC, National

Bank of Canada

Federal Highway Administration of the US Department ofTransportation

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

ING Capital

Intesa Sanpaolo

EIG

Carlyle Power Partners

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Mizuho Bank

Korea Development Bank

Avangrid Renewables

Tellurian

Deutsche Bank

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 1

White & Case LLP has a global financial restructuring and insolvency group with main offices in New York, Miami, and Chicago. With rock-solid expertise in complex restructuring proceedings, global head Thomas Lauria coordinates the department alongside John Cunningham, who is in charge of a team of experts in Latin America multinationals, and Scott Greissman in New York whose team focuses on bank lender cases (especially Chapter 11 proceedings in the oil and gas industry.) Within this sector, the firm has been further cementing its reputation in Houston, where it opened a new office in 2018. After twelve years at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, William Guerrieri joined the team in Chicago in 2019.

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Testimonials

‘Very experienced and all-star players. White & Case has consistently strong practitioners’

‘Understandable communications based on law and experience. Also excellent at listening to a client and understanding the issues. Great retention of facts and attention to detail’

‘Outstanding litigators with an incredible experience. Among the top tier of firms’

‘Chris Shore is best in class.  An incredible experience and very effective in the courtroom’

Key clients

Oi SA

Sempra Energy

Maxus Liquidating Trust

US Bank National Association and UMB Bank, National Association, in their capacities as indenture trustees for Windstream’s senior unsecured notes

OAS

Constellation Oil Services

UBS Puerto Rico Family of Funds

Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., in his capacity as independent director to the Zohar Funds

Elliott Management Corporation

The ad hoc group of Revolving Credit Facility lenders to Pacific Drilling SA

BNP Paribas

Pinpoint Multi-Strategy Fund

Value Partners Greater China High Yield Income Fund

Value Partners Credit Opportunities Fund SP

Oaktree Capital Management and Hartree Partners

The Indenture Trustee for Unsecured Notes of iHeart Communications

Joerns WoundCo Holdings

Beal Bank

ABN AMRO Bank NV

Citibank, NA

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Deutsche Bank AG

EFA Syndicated Commodity Trade Finance Master Fund

KfW Ipex Bank GmbH

Natixis

Société Générale

MUFG Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 2

White & Case LLP shines across the whole gamut of antitrust defense and is also well versed to handle related trials. With offices in Washington DC, Boston, New York and Silicon Valley, it puts a special emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry such as issues involving biosimilars, reverse payment patent settlements and product-hopping monopolization. The 'exceptional' and 'diligent' Mark Gidley operates a multifaceted antitrust practice out of the Washington DC office and leads the department, and Christopher Curran is regularly involved in novel litigation such as the defense of an amnesty agreement. Pharmaceuticals expert Peter Carney adds to the bench in Washington DC. In New York, Jack Pace displays an identical sector focus with key knowledge of product-hopping challenges. The Silicon Valley office boasts the 'incredibly thorough and knowledgeable' Heather Burke, who defends parallel class actions, opt-out and state AG lawsuits.

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Testimonials

‘Expertise in antitrust matters and litigation. Common sense and provides a feeling of don’t worry.’

‘Mark Gidley is exceptional and he is always in contact, following up, discussing, walking through issues, explaining for the uneducated. He is diligent and cannot be flustered.’

‘Heather Burke is fantastic. She is incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. Always available and always giving excellent measured advice.’

‘Kevin Adam is a workhorse. Not sure how he does but operates on full cylinders all the time. Digs in and is up to speed in a matter of moments.’

Key clients

Richard Usher

Allergan

Anthem, Inc.

Common App

Republic of Sudan

Toshiba Corporation

Maruyasu Industries Co. Ltd.

Nestle Purina

Gilead Sciences

Pfizer

Boehringer Ingelheim

Hytera

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 2

The merger control team at White & Case LLP specializes in obtaining clearance for globally-oriented, creative mergers. In addition to its market position as a one-stop-shop for global deals, the firm also fields a number of trial-tested lawyers across the world to handle challenges and related litigation. The team offers factually detailed advice across all industries with a particular strength in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, oil and gas sectors. Mark Gidley and George Paul preside over the merger control practice, the latter of which is regularly involved in mergers that require clearance from several international competition agencies. Rebecca Farrington has a strong track record in defending proposed and consummated mergers before the FTC and DOJ. Thanks to her time spent at the FTC, Anna Kertesz has deep knowledge of merger investigations in oil & gas as well as pharmaceutical sectors. All above-mentioned lawyers are based in Washington DC.

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Saudi Aramco

Metso Corporation

Anthem, Inc.

Newmont Mining Corp.

Brookfield

Roark Capital Management, LLC

SodaStream International Ltd.

Federal-Mogul

Icahn Partners

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 2

White & Case LLP counts a number of sovereign states among its major clients on account of its extensive global network and recognized strength in international arbitration. The firm is also known for its thriving litigation practice, which covers all aspects of commercial disputes. Team head Glenn Kurtz is very active for health benefits company Anthem, including representing the client in a breach of contract dispute with Express Scripts, and seeking $15bn in damages. Another highlight involved the successful defense of Viktor Vekselberg in a breach of contract dispute which sought $2bn in connection with the sale of a major Russian oil company; Heather McDevitt and Kim Havlin led on this matter. Consumer class actions also constituted a major source of work. Bryan Merryman led on multiple matters for Nestlé, including a false advertising lawsuit in California which sought $1bn in damages related to alleged microplastics in the company's bottled water products. Rachel Feldman brings significant expertise handling cases for tech and social media companies. The class action defense expertise of the firm was further consolidated in October 2019 with the promotion to partner of Sheldon Philp in the Miami office.

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Key clients

Anthem

Richard Li and Ace Strength

New York Community Bancorp

The Russian Federation

Al Rajhi Bank

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Republic of the Sudan

European Food

Starmill

Multipack

Scandic Distilleries

Faraday Future

Nestlé USA

Nestlé Purina PetCare

Nestlé Waters North America

Comcast

U.S. Century Bank and six of its directors

SGG Management (Curaçao)

SGG Management (BVI)

Dispute resolution > International trade Tier 2

White & Case LLP’s international trade department in Washington DC is fully integrated into the firm’s global network, and is currently involved in trade matters in six continents. The team prides itself on its expertise in trade remedies, particularly in the global steel industry, where practice head Gregory Spak and David Bond are recommended. A highlight from the past year was Walter Spak's representation of Diamond Tools Technology in the first-ever contested case under the Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA). This case stands out not only as an unprecedented legal matter, but also as an example of the team's expansion into the area of customs law. Another name to note is Farhad Jalinous, who has extensive experience representing clients in national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The firm is also an attractive choice for clients seeking advice on the international economic sanctions regime, an area where Nicole Erb and recently promoted partner Cristina Brayton-Lewis are key figures. In February 2019, the team expanded its offering in sanctions compliance with the hire of  counsel Peter Chessick from the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the US Department of the Treasury.

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Testimonials

White and Case’s team has deep experience in international trade and related government proceedings. The lawyers are equipped to deal with responding to government inquiries, as they have contacts in various industries and with different governments. The team brings a practical approach and provides efficient solutions.

Team leader Gregory Spak has experience with complex matters and provides excellent counsel. Likewise, his entire team is experienced and competent.

Key clients

Eurofer

Tenaris Bay City

J.D. Irving

Diamond Tools Technology

Salzgitter Mannesmann Grobblech GmbH

The Government of South Korea / The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy

Capgemini

IFM Investors

Will Semiconductor Co.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

Consejo Coordinador Empresarial / Consejo Nacional Agropecuario

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of the Government of Japan/ The Investigating Authority of Japan

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

The ‘knowledgeable and professional team’ at White & Case LLP is recognized for its strength global equity offerings, where it leans on its generous international network to shine in deals involving Latin America and the Middle East. In a landmark example of its global credentials, the New York-based group advised longstanding client Saudi Aramco on its $25.6bn IPO, which set a new record for the world’s largest-ever IPO. The firm acts for a sizeable share of both issuers and underwriters, while its diverse sector expertise spans energy, technology, financial services and life sciences, among other areas. Colin Diamond stands out as a leader in US and international equity deals and his recent IPO experience includes co-leading the Saudi Aramco deal alongside Gary Kashar. Global capital markets John Vetterli is another key contact and advises issuers, underwriters and other market participants on the full range of debt and equity transactions. Stuart Bressman recently joined from Proskauer Rose LLP and is noted for his experience in alternative financing techniques, including bought deals and registered direct offerings. Talented associate Taryn Zucker is also recommended. Joel Rubinstein joined the team from Winston & Strawn LLP in June 2020.

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Testimonials

Availability 24/ 7. A very knowledgeable and professional team with amazing response times.’

Very professional and personal treatment, the team provides the best service.’

Colin Diamond is very knowledgeable on both the US legal system and the Israel legal system. He is familiar in both markets and can lead a dual IPO.

Key clients

Cowen

Goldman Sachs

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

Jefferies

JP Morgan

Kansas City Southern

Kornit Digital Ltd.

Morgan Stanley

ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

Saudi Aramco

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Ltd.

Tufin Software Technologies Ltd.

Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

White & Case LLP stands out for the diversity of its geographical coverage and it is widely recognized for its ability to secure market-leading deals throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In a high-profile example of its global standing in equity transactions, the New York-based group advised trophy client Saudi Aramco on its long-awaited $25.6bn IPO, which set a new record for the world’s largest-ever IPO. The group is also well versed in global bond deals and in another Saudi Aramco highlight, the team advised the oil giant on its its five-tranche offering of global notes, worth $12bn. Although its issuer-side work often takes center-stage, the group also frequently advises underwriters on cross-border equity and debt deals, including recent work for Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. John Vetterli heads the global capital markets practice and has strong experience in Latin America-related offerings following a three-year stint in the firm’s Sao Paulo office. Gary Kashar is highly regarded for his expertise in debt transactions and recently led the work on Saudi Aramco’s $12bn bond deal — he also teamed up with equity capital markets specialist Colin Diamond to advise on Saudi Aramco’s IPO. Taisa Markus is recommended for her emphasis on cross-border offerings involving Latin America and Europe.

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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Saudi Aramco

Telefonica Celular del Paraguay, S.A.

Banorte

Goldman Sachs

Jefferies

JP Morgan

Kornit Digital Ltd.

Morgan Stanley

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Ltd.

Finance > Capital markets: high-yield

White & Case LLP houses a ‘well-diversified’ capital markets group, which is held up for its impressive ‘depth of expertise’. The New York-based team covers the waterfront on high-yield debt transactions, with its robust global presence marking it as a strong performer in cross-border offerings, particularly involving Latin America and Europe. On the issuer front, the firm is consistently involved in multibillion-dollar offerings, with its recent sector coverage encompassing energy, financial services and consumer products, among others. On the bank side, the firm’s institutional links to major lenders translates into a comprehensive list of underwriter-side clients. Daniel Nam is a senior member of the capital markets practice and focuses on high-yield and investment grade debt translations. Up-and-coming partner Jonathan Michels is a ‘true partner in the execution process’ and routinely represents issuers, sponsors and investment banks on offerings in the US and abroad. The team also includes corporate finance partner Andrew Weisberg and talented associate Rafael Roberti. David Thatch heads up the Americas capital market section.

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Testimonials

Having worked with many large firms, there are none with the depth of expertise of White & Case. The roster of geographic and sector experts has been instrumental in advancing complex and difficult transactions within the last 12 months.’

Knowledgeable about the pressure points for internal counsel and commercial and reasonable in negotiations, which makes the negotiation process smoother.’

Well-diversified team with complementary skills.

Individuals understand very well the clients’ needs and are very well-skilled to deliver high-quality work.’

In diverse sectors, including financial services and mining, White & Case has consistently allowed us to put our best foot forward to the market and impressed clients.’

Very knowledgeable on capital markets, very responsive, easy to work with, constructive, particularly Daniel Nam and Jonathan Michels.’

Jonathan Michels is always accessible and willing to help, even on a one-off basis. He is good about delivering his firm as a one-stop-shop solution, which is helpful in international or cross-border transactions.’

Jonathan Michels has been a pleasure to work with this year. Many lawyers (including Jonathan) are excellent technical lawyers, but Jonathan is a true partner in the execution process.’

Jonathan Michels is a trusted resource for legal questions during business development activities. His knowledge and ability to integrate other White & Case partners and bring them seamlessly into the fold has been valuable.

Key clients

Avon Products, Inc.

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Deutsche Bank

EchoStar Corporation

Elliott Management Corp.

JBS S.A.

Jefferies LLC

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Roark Capital

Stone Point Capital

Talen Energy Supply, LLC

The Hertz Corporation

Transocean Ltd.

Finance > Commercial lending

White & Case LLP's borrower and lender clients benefit from a highly versatile team of lawyers. The primarily New York-based team works closely with colleagues in key global jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, Paris, London, and Frankfurt on major cross-border financings and refinancings, as well as with domestic lawyers in Los Angeles and Chicago. The dedicated borrower side is led by Justin Wagstaff, and also includes Sherri Snelson, who joined from O'Melveny & Myers LLPEliza McDougall (who also represents lenders), and Los Angeles-based partner Brenda Dieck (who also represents lenders). This side of the group regularly represents major corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors. Jake Mincemoyer leads the lender side, which represents a broad range of major financial institutions and direct lenders on the full spectrum of matters. The experienced team includes global practice head Eric Leicht and Nicholas Palumbo.

Testimonials

‘Excellent partners that offer real advice. Great cross border experience as well’

‘White & Case provide seamless legal advice from their market leading lawyers in Frankfurt and New York. The integrated advice supports our international capital markets activities and provides up to date and commercially supportive solutions to us’

‘The team is extremely knowledgeable about sponsor finance and is very client service focused (highly responsive, strong at dissecting key issues and explaining them in a way that is easy to understand and that allows for better decision making). Unlike other practices, there is also heavy involvement at a partner level throughout a transaction life cycle and in future transactions with the same borrower’

‘Consistently delivers tailored, commercial advice that positions us best to lead deals for our clients’

‘Nick Palumbo has distinguished himself as a thought leader among a small group of direct lending lawyers in the market today, with the skill set and deal experience to opine on  traditional middle market deals and billion dollar plus syndicated private deals’

‘Justin Wagstaff  provided integrated advice that ensured we achieved a commercially successful transaction’

Key clients

Antares Capital

Antin Infrastructure

Avast Software B.V.

Avon

Booking Holdings

Bridgepoint Capital

Brookfield Infrastructure

Calpine Corporation

Credit Suisse

CVC Capital Partners

Deutsche Bank

Golub Capital

Jefferies

Macquarie Capital

Morgan Stanley

Nordea

Owl Rock Capital

SunTrust

UBS

 

Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 2

White & Case LLP is a market leader in the structuring and execution of complex derivatives in the context of large cross-border project finance transactions. Ian Cuillerier and Edward So are key contacts in the team. Cuillerier is particularly well connected throughout the Western Hemisphere; he heads the firm's Canada desk, and also has extensive experience of cross-border projects involving Brazil. So has broad experience structuring derivatives in financing and investment transactions, and has recently advised on derivatives matters in relation to M&A in the energy sector.

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‘Edward So’s knowledge of complex derivatives, financing structures and regulatory matters is outstanding.  His attention to detail and ability to provide market color make him a valuable asset.’

‘Edward So is always  happy to spend as much time as is needed to work through an issue. His in-depth derivatives expertise makes him one of the first phone calls when an issue comes up.’

‘Ian Cuillerier has great expertise at transaction level as well as about the requirements of capital markets legislation needed in various emerging market jurisdictions across Latin America.’

Key clients

Agricultural Bank of China

Avangrid

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of Nova Scotia

Barclays Bank

Booking Holding

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Goldman Sachs

Hess Corporation

JetBlue Airways Corporation

MIO Partners (McKinsey Investment Office)

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Nomura Holding America

Saudi Aramco

Stripe

SunTrust Bank

Finance > Structured finance: securitization Tier 2

Headed by the 'phenomenalDavid Thatch, the team at White & Case LLP is highly regarded by clients and peers alike. The practice group is active in whole-business deals cutting across sectors, from auto fleets to fast food franchises and fitness businesses. In the CLO space, the team has particular expertise in issuer-side work, and has also represented placement agents and elite asset management. Also of note, the team has handled a number of mandates concerning new issuances of CDOs, with many deals involving offshore structures. John Donovan, Charles Pesant and Jim Fogarty other key figures in the department.

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Testimonials

‘Exceptional expertise, high touch service and 24/7 accessibility. Outstanding individuals both at partner and associate level. I worked with W&C both as my counsel and counsel to our clients, and they have been extremely collaborative on either side. ‘

‘David Thatch, the head of the practice, is phenomenal, very commercial and creative.’

‘Jim Fogarty and Charles Pesant are both great as well – transactions would not happen without the guidance Charles provides to his clients every step of the way.’

‘Anastasiya Lisovskaya and Nate Risinger are two associates worthy of a special mention. Anastasiya in particular has been incredible, tireless, very focused and attentive.’

Key clients

Anchorage Capital Group

Antares Holdings

Avis Budget Group

Element Fleet Management

GreensLedge Group

Guggenheim Securities

Hayfin

JP Morgan Securities

Jack in the Box

Morgan Stanley

TICP

Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 2

Strengthened on the tax equity financing front by the arrival in June 2019 of New York-based tax partner Hagai Zaifman from General Electric, White & Case LLP provides a one-stop shop service (drawing upon practitioners from within the finance, corporate, litigation, antitrust, regulatory and environmental groups) to a range of sponsors, developers, investors and financiers.  Led out of New York by Nandan Nelivigi, the team is particularly strong on the financing front for both lenders (commercial banks and development banks) and sponsors, where it has generated 'excellent deal experience and is able to draw on numerous precedents where the team has been involved before'. 'Very efficient' New York-based partner Marius Griskonis has an 'excellent understanding of transaction mechanics' and regularly handles domestic and international renewables work as part of his broader energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance workload.

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The team has excellent deal experience and is able to draw on numerous precedents where the team has been involved before, for both sponsors and lenders.

Marius Griskonis has an excellent understanding of transaction mechanics.

Key clients

Avangrid Renewables, LLC

Abu Dhabi Future Energy  Company (Masdar)

Mizuho Bank

Clearway Energy Inc.

Banco Santander

The Korea Development Bank

Corporación Andina de Fomento

Neoen S.A.

KfW IPEX Bank GmbH and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power Tier 2

At the cutting-edge of project and acquisition finance techniques within the power industry for an impressive roster of commercial banks, including BNP Paribas and Credit Agricole, and also very active on the M&A front for sponsor clients, including Carlyle Power Partners and I Squared Capital, White & Case LLP appears with great regularity on many of the most significant transactions in the sector. Nandan Nelivigi heads up the firm's energy, infrastructure and project finance team and has an excellent pedigree handling financing and M&A mandates, both domestically and internationally, particularly on matters with an Indian nexus. The 'very experienced and commercialArthur Scavone is a well-known figure in the project finance space and as part of his broad-ranging practice has a particular niche advising lead arrangers in term loan B transactions in the US power sector. Michael Shenberg has a strong reputation among financial and strategic investors on M&A mandates within the electricity sector, both in relation to the acquisition/sale of large portfolios and single-asset deals. All named practitioners are based out of New York.

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Arthur Scavone is very experienced and commercial.

Key clients

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Carlyle Power Partners

I Squared Capital

Osaka Gas Co.

BNP Paribas

Morgan Stanley

MUFG

Credit Agricole

BNP Paribas

Calpine Corporation

Industry focus > Environment: transactional Tier 2

White & Case LLP is rated for its ability to advise major multinational and domestic corporates on environmentally sensitive M&A, leveraging the strength of its international network to handle cross-border deals across the globe. In addition to M&A, the practice group routinely advises on the environmental law aspects of project finance and development, bankruptcy proceedings, real estate transactions, securities offerings and governmental clean-up programs. The team is also sought out by governmental bodies and non-profit organizations. Key figures include department head Seth Kerschner and Laura Mulry, both of whom have extensive experience advising on due diligence, environmental compliance, and climate change-related issues in the context of corporate, commercial and financing transactions. The team is particularly active in regulated industries such as heavy chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, transportation and storage.

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Testimonials

‘Depth of experience and good judgement.’

‘Seth Kershner is intelligent, reasonable and effective.’

‘Laura Mulry  is adept at handling complex corporate transactions, especially as it affects our climate change issues. Simply, it wouldn’t have been possible to protect our group without Laura’s keen attention to detail, understanding of the deal points and clearly stated arguments. Candidly, our team is in awe of her. I believe our counter-party represents her acuity and persistence as well.’

Key clients

Pfizer

Saudi Aramco

Quad-C Management

DIC Corporation

Brookfield Asset Management

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Newmont Mining Corporation

The Carlyle Group

Masdar

Clariant

Oncor

Investindustrial

EIG Global Energy Partners

GenOn

Motiva

Calpine

M&A/corporate and commercial > Corporate governance Tier 2

The team at White & Case LLP advises clients on ongoing governance matters, as well as on one-off shareholder challenges. Headed by Colin Diamond in New York, the practice group has also been increasingly active in the growing area of environmental, social, and governance criteria, working alongside its environmental and human rights law practices in these matters. The team has also enjoyed a trend of growth and development over the past few years. Dov Gottlieb joined the New York office in 2017, and over the past year, Maia Gez and Era Anagnosti joined in Silicon Valley and Washington DC from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and the SEC, respectively. Gottlieb is praised by one client as 'an absolute master at corporate governance'while another describes Gez as 'a generous and constructive professional'.

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‘I have found the attorneys in the practice to be professional, committed to client service, responsive and always open to dialogue. They are focused on legal excellence and ensuring that their clients get the best result possible. Additionally, the quality of the work product I received was excellent. It reflected a thoughtful approach and provided sufficient but not too much detail. The expertise the Public Company Advisory Group brought to bear on the work they conducted was unparalleled.’

‘I have worked with Dov Gottlieb and Maia Gez and have found both to be extremely knowledgeable, committed to legal excellence and superb client service, and always responsive.’

‘Maia Gez is passionate about securities law and corporate governance! She rolls up her sleeves, delves in, and has a mastery of the landscape as well as detail and market data. She is a generous and constructive professional. Henrik Patel is always available, always constructive and willing to help, and extremely knowledgeable about exec comp and benefits in M&A.’ 

Dov Gottlieb is an absolute master at corporate governance. He understands the ins and outs of corporate governance issues, is well-informed on changes in the law and communicates them regularly to clients. He comes up with creative strategies for dealing with corporate governance issues. Dov assisted us in the preparation of a corporate governance calendar, and reviewed/updated several of our corporate policies (e.g. overboarding, stock ownership, insider trading, etc.). In addition, he is proactive and anticipates issues.’

‘They have tremendous substantive knowledge, a practical approach to problem-solving and are client-friendly.’

‘Dov Gottlieb gets to know his clients individually and understands how to best use the resources of the firm to counsel his clients. He is knowledgeable in his practice areas and finds practical solutions for dealing with challenging issues.’

‘This practice focuses not just on the regulatory compliance aspects of corporate governance, but also on in-depth board management. They provide expertise not just in advising on how to address a legal question, but how to present it to management and the board. They provide fully formed board decks customized around the issues we are addressing with the board and for hot topics, have slides on the shelf that allow inside counsel to leverage into quick responses. The team is also very adept at taking a practical and customized approach with their governance advice. They don’t just point to best practices or provide the advise that poses the least risk to them, but they seek to understanding the company’s size, stage of maturity, corporate values and management style to provide the appropriate advice for that company at that point in time. They are not afraid to dig in on understanding management team dynamics and board member dynamics to enable them to craft the most effective strategy for communication. I love that at the end of a conversation with them I have an answer, not just an understanding of the legal framework and issues around a question.’

‘The individuals that I’ve worked with, Dov Gottlieb and Era Anagnosti, have been exceptional. Incredibly knowledgeable and they always seem to be available. Whether it is a crisis question or just a run-of-the-mill disclosure question, I know I will get an immediate answer. I also love that their knowledge of securities laws are so precise. They can identify the exact rule, interpretation, SEC response letter, etc. that supports their position. This gives me confidence when guiding my executive team and board, as I know the precise legal underpinnings of the matter we may be working through. I’ve called them on many occasions even when they were not engaged on the particular transaction because I know I’ll get a quick and knowledgeable answer. Their efficiency in providing answers provides greater value at a lower overall cost.’

‘I worked with Maia Gez when she was at Gibson Dunn. She was extremely professional and responsive, and truly took pride in her client service. You felt as though she cared as deeply about the issues as people working at the company. She worked with us to come up with practical solutions for our business model, which is unique in the way securities law apply. She was always very thoughtful with her analysis. I would highly recommend her to my in-house colleagues.’

Key clients

Allot Communications

Abiomed

Advance Auto Parts

Annaly Capital Management

Avangrid

Avon Products

C&J Energy Services

CyberArk

DBV Technologies

EchoStar Corporation

Ethan Allen Interiors

Fortis

The Hertz Corporation

Hess Corporation

Kansas City Southern

Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Ormat Technologies

PRA Health Sciences

ReWalk Robotics

Tufin

Varonis Systems

Tax > International tax Tier 2

The tax team at White & Case LLP is recognized for its ability to handle large cross-border M&A and financing transactions. Kim Boylan heads the global tax group in Washington DC. William Dantzler is a contact in the New York office.

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 2

White & Case LLP provides tax support on M&A, post-acquisition integration, private equity buyouts and various other tax planning matters. William Dantzler and David Dreier, both based in New York, are primary contacts in the practice group.

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

White & Case LLP leverages its stellar global client base to pack a punch in cross-border offerings, particularly deals involving Latin America and Middle East-based issuers. Traditionally known for its strong relationships with underwriters, the New York-based group’s issuer-side practice has dominated over the past year, with high-profile offerings for Saudi Aramco, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Avangrid, among others. John Vetterli heads the capital markets department globally and brings hands-on experience of Latin America deals following his three-year stint in the Sao Paulo office. Gary Kashar is widely acknowledged as a leading high-yield lawyer and also had a strong year on the investment grade side, which included leading on several global medium term-note programs. Additional contacts include Jonathan Michels and Andrew Weisberg. Joel Rubinstein joined the team from Winston & Strawn LLP in June 2020.

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Avangrid, Inc.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Saudi Aramco

Telefonica Celular del Paraguay, S.A.

Banorte

Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 3

White & Case LLP continues its upward trajectory in the oil and gas space with the addition of further hires to its Houston office which was opened at the beginning of 2018. Most notably, the recent addition of M&A partner William Parish to that office, following his move from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in April 2019, further enhances the team's capability on domestic upstream and midstream M&A matters, as well as cross-border work with a Latin America complexion. As well as an increasing flow of domestic matters, the firm continues to excel at handling big-ticket cross-border mandates, where it is aided by a strong presence in many global energy centres throughout the EMEA region. This recently manifested itself in the firm's high-profile representation of Saudi Aramco on its $25.6bn IPO, a deal that followed on from the firm's work for the Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company's record- breaking $69.1bn acquisition of a majority stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation from the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia. The 'very business-orientedSteven Tredennick and Elena Millerman co-head the oil and gas industry group from Houston and New York respectively.

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Steven Tredennick is very business oriented.

Key clients

Macquarie Capital

Tellurian Inc.

Delek Group Ltd.

WaterBridge Resources LLC

Recoil Resources, LLC

IFM Investors

Jefferies Group LLC

Junction Energy Capital and Ara Partners Group

Citi and Jefferies

Deutsche Bank

Motiva Enterprises LLC

Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - finance Tier 3

The team at White & Case LLP has a track record in aviation and equipment financing and leasing deals, export credit agency-supported transactions, and portfolio investment and acquisition transactions. Contacts include Michael Smith in New York, and Christian Hansen in the Miami office.

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 3

Based in New York, White & Case LLP’s employee benefits and executive compensation offering handles mid- and large-cap M&A transactions and exits for an international client base consisting of private equity funds and public companies across all sectors. Of particular note are practice head Henrik Patel, Tal Marnin, Nicholas Greenacre and Helen Levendi, who maintain cutting-edge knowledge of global employee equity practices, including complex tax questions and 409(a) deferred compensation considerations, to serve both employers and senior executive teams. Counsel Heidi Schmid has been added to the team to enhance the ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction services for private equity and hedge funds clients, while counsel Kenneth Barr and associate DeVoia Stewart assist the team across a full range of corporate transactions.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 3

White & Case LLP maintains a steady record in large-cap M&A, acting in a wide range of transactions on behalf of clients in the energy, mining, telecoms, healthcare, retail, and media industries. The 'practical and to-the-point' practice is plugged into, and is in fact central to, the firm's global platform. Moreover, the firm has an international reputation in antitrust, which allows it to handle complex multi-jurisdictional M&A entirely from within its office network. Global corporate head John Reiss has continued to be active in the firm's leading transactions, while Americas M&A head Chang-Do Gong works closely with investment funds on key strategic acquisitions. Oliver Brahmst focuses on private equity, but also has an active companies practice. The firm's flagship deal in 2019 was its advice to Saudi Aramco on its $69.1bn acquisition of a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Company; Gregory Pryor and 'brilliant young partnerFrancis Lupinacci played key roles in the transaction. Also of note, the firm is actively growing, recording eight lateral hires in the New York, Houston, and Silicon Valley offices. All named partners are in New York unless otherwise stated.

Testimonials

Partners are very involved and approach issues not only from a legal perspective, but also from a business and strategic viewpoint. They have the right balance between advice and recommended courses of action.

Practical and to the point. Good listeners who understand what a client is trying to accomplish.

W&C did a tremendous job assisting us on complex JVs . Very proactive and provide top quality advice in M&A.

John Reiss and Frank Lupinacci form a very solid team with a perfect level of involvment. Frank took the lead during our complex negotiation with the perfect tone and in line with our mindset and way to do M&A at a group level. Frank is a brilliant young partner. He also perfectly managed the whole W&C team on that transaction to deliver our expectations in terms of quality and timing.

Key clients

Saudi Aramco

IFM Investors

Newmont Mining

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners / Brookfield Asset Management

LifePoint Health

SodaStream

Sony

Sempra Energy

Roark Capital

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Luxoft

DIC Corporation

Oncor Electric Delivery Company

CVC Capital Partners

Anthem

EchoStar Corporation

I Squared Capital

Pernod Ricard

Calpine Corporation

Lantheus

M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts Tier 3

White & Case LLP has enjoyed a strong trend of growth in the private equity market, with the Chicago office continuing to expand its market share under the guidance of Gary Silverman. Indeed, the Chicago office has increased its numbers significantly since its opening in 2018, and has established strong relationships with Chicago-based private equity funds such as Entrepeneurial Equity Partners and Wind Point Partners. Other key figures in the team include global head of M&A John Reiss and global private equity co-head Oliver Brahmst, both in New York. The practice group utilizes its US-wide and international reach to work on complex transactions on behalf of major funds, most notably Brookfield, CVC, and IFM, demonstrating its development in recent years. Bramhst's work for Brookfield on its $8.4bn acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming is a key example of the firm's geographic reach, covering deal components in Australia, Germany, and Canada. Industry focuses include technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and real estate, which is a growing specialism for the Chicago team especially. Other parts of the offering include a dedicated portfolio support team, advising portfolio companies on their relationships with sponsors, and a stand-alone financing practice, which informs the private equity team's ability to fund and structure deals in a versatile and effective fashion.

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Deep bench with excellent knowledge and specialization. Can bring a tremendous amount of horsepower to a file. For a large firm, still able to provide a personal touch and give practical, solutions-oriented legal advice.

Oliver Brahmst is one of my most trusted advisers. He has an incredible ability to cut through complex issues, simplifying them and coming up with effective solutions. Oliver is not afraid to tell us when he thinks we’re wrong, which is so valuable as a client. His advice is to the point and always spot-on.

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Saudi Aramco

IFM Investors

Brookfield Asset Management

Roark Capital Group

CVC Capital Partners

Antin Infrastructure Partners

I Squared Capital

Harvest Partners

Dominus Capital

Certares Management

Investindustrial

Ara Partners Group

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners

Wind Point Partners

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

QIA

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 3

Headed by Jost Kotthoff from the Frankfurt office, White & Case LLP is particularly active on cross-border transactions, especially those with an intellectual property, facilities management or information technology bent. Its clients include social media, consumer technology, pharmaceutical, medical device, semiconductor, and financial services companies. Key individuals include Silicon Valley-based Daren Orzechowski, and New York-based Arlene Hahn, and Adam Chernichaw.

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Facebook

Salesforce.org

Intel

Daimler

EchoStar

Slack

Deutsche Bank

CVC Partners

Barclays

Intuit

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 3

The team at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is adept at handling the whole spectrum of commercial technology transactions for a client base of financial services, hospitality, medical devices, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage companies, to name a few areas. In New York, practice co-head Daniel Angel advised Omnicom Group on the negotiation of a health and welfare benefits administration outsourcing agreement with bswift. In Palo Alto, practice co-head David Kennedy has expertise in assisting life sciences companies with licensing agreements, and practice co-head Carrie LeRoy is very experienced in advising on the intellectual property aspects of technology transactions. Other key partners include Los Angeles-based William Peters and Stephen Nordahl in New York.

White & Case LLP advises a solid client base of corporate entities, such as IT companies and financial institutions, on M&A-related technology deals, with fintech matters forming the bulk of the team's recent workload. In a highlight, New York-based Arlene Hahn advised investment firm Motive Partners on its launch of Motive Labs. Fintech expert Adam Chernichaw, also in New York, and Silicon Valley-based Daren Orzechowski are notable names. Global practice head Jost Kotthoff is based in the Frankfurt office in Germany.

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Marriott International

Voya Financial

BJC HealthCare

Johnson & Johnson

Bridgewater Associates

Cardinal Health

Mauser Packaging Solutions

Tenet Healthcare

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Facebook

Salesforce.org

Daimler

EchoStar

Slack

Deutsche Bank

CVC Partners

Intuit

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

White & Case LLP's practice is defined by the firm's international presence, allowing it to handle US and cross-border investigations; in addition to the team's experience at trial. The group has particular expertise in the healthcare sector, but it also handles matters in the auto parts and financial services industries, in cases involving the FCPA, securities fraud, FCA and the anti-kickback statute. Scott Hershman in New York is the global practice head and is adept at defending companies in regulatory, white-collar criminal and parallel civil litigation. In Washington DC, Darryl Lew focuses on cross-border and domestic government investigations, while Boston's Michael Kendall is a healthcare sector expert. New York's Virginia Chavez Romano stands out for handling fraud-related matters.

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Allergan/Warner Chilcott/Watson

JBS

Nestle USA

Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Hungary

Ministry of Corporate Affairs of the Republic of India

Richard Usher

Donna Ackerly

Joseph Rowan

John Wilson

MVP Imports LLC / Jeffrey Himmel

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 4

The commercial litigation practice at White & Case LLP has securities litigators and regulatory practitioners in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Miami, Boston and Washington DC. They act as a single integrated team of civil litigators and white-collar lawyers who frequently act for both US and non-US companies in US securities litigation and enforcement actions. A key strength of the firm is its ability to draw on its network of international offices to represent overseas companies facing litigation in the US. Glenn Kurtz in New York leads the practice and has more than 30 years' experience as a trial lawyer. New York-based Douglas Baumstein also has extensive trial experience before US federal and state courts.

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Simply, we won in the case. The team leader was well prepared and understood all critical points to defend.

The team leader Douglas Baumstein is an excellent litigation lawyer because he could show us the potential scenario, which helped us to avoid any unnecessary concerns. He was always well prepared and, regardless of the time difference, he quickly replied to our questions and finally we won.

Key clients

Anthem, Inc.

Authentix Acquisition Company, Inc.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

Former director of Fisker Automotive and his investment vehicle

Nidec Corporation

Stora Enso AB

ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

Loma Negra Companía

Industrial Argentina S.A.

Ormat Technologies

U.S. Century Bank (“USCB”) and six of its directors

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 4

White & Case LLP's trade secrets practice is led by Michael Songer, who joined the firm's Washington DC office from Crowell & Moring LLP in January 2019. In the past year, Songer has been involved in trade secrets and IP litigation relating to military and railway technology, automated vehicles and pharmaceuticals.

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Pfizer

Lockheed Martin

Siemens Mobility

Derive Systems

Derive Power

Dana

Brevini USA

Real estate > Real estate Tier 5

White & Case LLP is experienced in a full range of commercial real estate transactions, from acquisitions, dispositions and leasing through to complex financings, workouts, and joint venture development projects. Chaired by Eugene Leone and Steven Vainder, the team operates across all asset classes, acting for developers, owners, private and institutional investors, and lenders and and underwriting banks. Vainder is based New York, while Leone splits his time between New York and the firm’s recently opened Chicago office.

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Oaktree Capital Management

Zeller Realty Group

Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power

Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas

Intellectual property > Copyright

Music and book publishing are the two key areas of focus for Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC. Eric Shimanoff is a name on the music side, having recently acted for Warner Music, Sony Music and Orchard Enterprises, collectively, in a dispute against ROK Mobile for the non-payment of royalties for recordings streamed by the defendants. Richard Mandel and Thomas Kjellberg are also names to note in the music space; together, the two advised UMG Recordings in a class action brought by a number of recording artists seeking to reclaim their publishing rights. Mandel also worked alongside Richard King for Capitol Records in seeking an injunction and damages against ReDigi which allegedly enabled purchasers of online digital recordings to re-sell them. Book publishing work is primarily handled by Richard Dannay, who recently represented Dover Publications in a dispute where an artist claimed her teddy bear illustration was infringed in a work published by the client. All lawyers are based in New York.

Testimonials

‘The depth of experience and understanding of nuance in copyright law is unparalleled.’

‘I have found the attorneys to be extremely responsive and so familiar with the legal issues that their advice is extremely efficient and timely.’

Key clients

Universal Music Group

J. Crew Group

The Promotion in Motion Companies

Sotheby’s

The First Church of Christ, Scientist

Trebco Specialty Products

Penguin Random House

Dover Publications

McGraw Hill Education

Practising Law Institute

Norman Rockwell Family Agency

Eli Lilly

Rosen Publishing Group

Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Houghton Mifflin

Harcourt Publishing Company

Sexy Back Bra

The Forward Fund

Ruth’s Hospitality Group

Hanky Panky

International arbitration > International arbitration Tier 1

White & Case LLP  fields a strong team from its global network (including, in particular, its Washington DC, New York, London, Paris and Geneva offices) to handle a broad range of Latin American arbitration mandates. The practice has a strong reputation for construction and infrastructure disputes and counts energy, financial services, mining, oil and gas, technology and transportation among other sectors in which it has a high degree experience and specialisation. In Washington DC, practice head Jonathan Hamilton, Francisco Jijón, who made partner in 2019, and counsel Michelle Grando are the key contacts. Mexico City-based Rafael Llano Oddone is noted for strength in construction disputes, while Ank Santens (who has energy and infrastructure sector expertise), and associate Ricardo Chirinos, are the names to note in New York. In Houston, Jorge Mattamouros has particular experience in oil-and-gas disputes in Brazil, while Silvia Marchili (who splits her time between Houston and Miami) has a wealth of experience across both investment and commercial arbitration.

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Excellent team of lawyers specialising in mediation and arbitration. Able to distill issues and move them forward expertly and efficiently.

Jonathan Hamilton is a standout lawyer, able to fairly but robustly bring many views around the table into the right step forward whilst at all times managing expectations and diplomatically delivering the “tough” messages. I would want him on my side in a difficult dispute resolution.

I think that one of the greatest strengths of this team in Washington DC, and especially of its Latin American arbitration practice is based on its particular knowledge about this region and the way in which disputes develop there. White & Case’s Latin American arbitration team in Washington is undoubtedly a benchmark in the market.

In addition to having a highly qualified team, I emphasize the human factor and the relationship with the client. Working with White & Case has been a real pleasure for us since we have been able to stay in contact during our processes in a clear and continuous way. The team is always open and available to answer our questions and concerns. I highlight John Dalebroux as an associate who in particular has had a very close and professional relationship with our team at all times.’

Key clients

PT Ventures

Eldorado Brasil Celulose

Grupo Unidos por el Canal

IC Power

TECO Guatemala Holdings

Daniel W Kappes and Kappes, Cassiday & Associates

The Republic of Peru

MetLife

Red Eagle Mining

Telefónica

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