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White & Case LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1095
United States

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 1

The team at White & Case LLP represents major domestic and multinational clients in high-stakes cartel proceedings and litigation, with a successful record in disposing civil and criminal cartel claims in court or on appeal, as well as handling investigations by the FTC, DOJ and international competition authorities. The firm is involved in the full range of US and global cartel cases in key areas such as auto parts, financial services and LCDs, to name a few, and is able to draw upon a broad range of sector and multijurisdictional expertise, regularly representing clients that fall outside of US jurisdiction. An extensive team is headed by Mark Gidley, a hugely experienced practitioner who has seen great success in cartel trials both in the US and internationally, who is currently representing Itron in cartel proceedings brought against numerous water meter manufacturers initiated by the Italian Competition Authority, among other major cases. Peter Carney specializes in healthcare and pharma work, handling a wide range of global antitrust investigations and civil litigation on behalf of clients such as Gilead and AbbVie, while Christopher Curran is noted for his work on precedent-setting cartel cases, including the first-ever litigation of an amnesty agreement. New York’s Robert Milne is heavily active in the pharma and chemicals space, including representation of Pfizer and Sun Chemical in noted antitrust cases, while Frank Hogue is regularly involved in enforcement proceedings, and senior associate Adam Acosta continues to establish himself as a key player in complex cartel litigation. Attorneys are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Mark Gidley

Other key lawyers:

Erin McNamee; Michael Kendall; George Paul; Adam Acosta; Frank Hogue; Robert Milne; Peter Carney; Christopher Curran

Testimonials

‘White & Case has a strong reputation as a top-tier firm.’

‘Adam Acosta is a very thorough, hard worker who pays close attention to detail.’

‘The team at White & Case simply go above and beyond for their clients. They delve deep into every aspect of the case exploring every potential avenue. They are not afraid to explore the negative as well as the positive when looking into a case which is vital in being prepared for all eventualities.’

‘The standout difference I found with W/C compared to other firms is a complete lack of fear when defending a case. They make bold and at times aggressive moves in a defense case that other firms would shy away from. When W/C are working for you the authorities know they will not roll over and look for an easy option if a case is defendable.’

‘Mark Gidley. A man feared in the antitrust world and rightly so. He never stops working, thinking and generating ideas. He knows the law inside and out and has proved a tower of strength.’

‘Mike Kendall. A trial lawyer second to none. Engaging with a jury, alarmingly respectful to witnesses allowing him to draw out everything he needs from them. Widely regarded as a legend of the courtroom and in my experience, rightly so.’

‘Erin McNamee’s unique skill set helps her to excel in this unique area of law. Her background in theatre and her work within the legal community at both the DC Bar and LGBT organizations has helped put her work a step ahead. Drawing on these experiences and this community helps her to deal with these complex and fluid issues without ever losing the theme of the case.’

‘White & Case is truly at the top of their game when it comes to antitrust litigation. Whereas other firms are far more likely to give in to unchallenging conventional wisdom, White & Case has consistently demonstrated a tenacious and out-of-the-box approach to the issues – a genuine breath of fresh air in an otherwise crowded mix of law firms, all claiming to be aggressive litigators.’

Key clients

Former lead Foreign Exchange trader for JPMorgan Chase

Itron

Credit Agricole

Toshiba

Google

Abbvie

Pfizer

Anthem

Apex Clearing Corporation

Samsung Bioepis

Gilead Sciences

Novasep Holding

FXI Holdings

Boston Scientific affiliate company BTG International

Experian

Forest Laboratories

Hikma Pharmaceuticals

Allergan

Diamond Tools

Nestlé Purina

Toshiba

Xinyi Auto Glass of North America

V5 Technologies

Work highlights

  • Represented the former lead foreign exchange trader for JPMorgan Chase in charges brought by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) that aimed at banning his trading privileges for life, securing a unilateral dropping of charges.
  • Representing Itron in a cartel proceeding brought against numerous water meter manufacturers initiated by the Italian Competition Authority for alleged restrictive agreements on competition, allegedly put in place for the supply of water meters to the operators of the integrated water service.

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 1

The antitrust and competition practice at White & Case LLP ‘leaves absolutely no stone unturned, and spares no expense to identify every last piece of useful evidence’ while routinely securing early dismissals and negotiating favourable settlements. Household name corporates turn to the firm to defend monopolization claims, price-fixing, and other unfair competition actions. Mark Gidley leads the global antitrust practice from Washington DC with trial experience in Europe and Asia in addition to the US. Also in DC are Kathryn Jordan Mims, who is well versed in bet-the-company and opt-out actions, as well as antitrust heavyweight Christopher CurranJack Pace, based in New York, is also recommended for his involvement in high-profile cases in the pharmaceutical and financial services sectors. The department appointed two new partners to its bench in October 2021: Washington DC-based Adam Acosta and Kevin Adam, who is located in Boston; both focus on litigation within the antitrust space.

Practice head(s):

Mark Gidley

Testimonials

‘Talented and knowledgeable, with strong grounding in economics and financial markets. Not to mention its incredibly deep bench in antitrust law.’

‘Mark Gidley is an energizer bunny who can do it all (and does) – endlessly creative, boundless enthusiasm, and fantastic at rallying the troops. And a genius.’

‘The White and Case team is dogged in their pursuit of information, facts, and insights that could help their clients. They leave absolutely no stone unturned, and spare no expense to identify every last piece of useful evidence. They work very hard individually, and also work together well, piecing together their complex cases and arguments as a unit.’

‘Mark Gidley has a different approach than many senior partners I have worked with. He is intensely involved in the details of every analysis, and truly enjoys economics and analytics, such that he works closely with the economics team on his projects. He iterates frequently, managing the analyses, and working towards the optimal outcome for his case and client.’

‘Strong communication, strategic thinking – counsel approaches issues from the perspective of the business.’

‘Fantastic commitment, responsiveness, and value add thinking. Kathryn Mims stands out here.’

‘Bryan Gant is a rock star. He is very responsive and thoughtful in his analysis.’

‘The team has a deep knowledge of pharma and has litigated many of the major cases in the last 10 years. It seems like most of the winning defense strategies you see used in today’s pharma antitrust matters can be traced back to arguments that the White & Case team came up with, and oftentimes won on, in some earlier litigation.’

Key clients

AbbVie

Pfizer

Anthem

Apex Clearing Corporation

Samsung Bioepis

Gilead Sciences

Novasep Holding

FXI Holdings

Boston Scientific affiliate company BTG International

Experian

Forest Laboratories

Hikma Pharmaceuticals

Allergan

Diamond Tools

Nestlé Purina

Toshiba

Xinyi Auto Glass of North America

V5 Technologies

Work highlights

  • Secured an early-stage victory in the meme stock antitrust class actions for Apex Clearing Corporation when the court dismissed the complaint for failing to plausibly plead the existence of an antitrust conspiracy between Apex and defendant brokerages and market makers.
  • Successfully eliminated all consumer claims and all “product hopping” claims, and secured a precedent-setting defense-side ruling on the evaluation of alleged reverse payment settlements in Namenda for AbbVie (and predecessor company Forest Laboratories) and Merz Pharmaceuticals.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for Pfizer with a class of consumers who allege they overpaid for EpiPens for 5% of alleged damages, likely clearing Pfizer from having to face a jury trial.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 1

A top international arbitration firm‘, White & Case LLP‘s extensive international network ensures that it is involved in headline-grabbing cases worldwide, with its US partners routinely teaming up with practitioners in key global arbitration centers, including London, Paris and Geneva. The firm’s comprehensive practice breadth is another significant differentiator and clients praise its ‘expertise and experience in all types of arbitration cases before the most renowned international arbitration institutions‘. A leader in investor-state arbitration — for both sovereigns and corporates — the group also houses a top-notch commercial arbitration practice. In Washington DC, global group head Abby Cohen Smutny impresses with her ‘deep knowledge of public international law and international investment law‘; she represented Israel Chemicals, as co-counsel, in its UNCITRAL Rules investment treaty arbitration against Ethiopia, under the Netherlands-Ethiopia BIT. Other go-to arbitration specialists in Washington DC include Carolyn Lamm, who heads the practice for the Americas, and Jonathan Hamilton, who has a formidable record in Latin America-related work. In New York, Paul Friedland is a prominent name for high-stakes commercial and investment disputes; he teamed up with New York-based Americas disputes head Ank Santens to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia an ICSID arbitration brought by Samsung Engineering under the Korea-Saudi BIT. Among the firm’s ‘strong bench of up-and-coming younger lawyers‘ are New York-based Damien Nyer, who is noted for his experience in matters involving sovereigns, and Brody Greenwald, who transferred to Los Angeles in 2020 to expand the firms international arbitration capabilities in California.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘White & Case has extensive expertise and experience in all types of arbitration cases before the most renowned international arbitration institutions and in ad-hoc arbitrations.’

‘The team is hard-working, efficient, well organized and with a fast-response time. White & Case LLP is the best firm I have worked with.’

White & Case has such an excellent reputation globally for arbitration. The team is everywhere and it has such a large portfolio of matters. Unquestionably, it is a top international arbitration firm.’

In my view, the most international of all the arbitration practices in the market.

White and Case is a leading, if not the leading, arbitration practice. It has the cases and the bench strength — I don’t know any other firm with such a strong bench of up-and-coming younger lawyers.

‘Abby Cohen Smutny has provided winning legal representation and advice. She has excellent strategic thinking, and sound and reliable judgment. She impresses with her deep knowledge of public international law and international investment law.’

Key clients

Gabriel Resources Ltd. and Gabriel Resources (Jersey) Ltd.

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Republic of Mozambique

MetLife Inc., MetLife Servicios SA and MetLife Seguros de Retiro SA

Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.

Republic of Uzbekistan

Republic of Bulgaria

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea

Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A.

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd., and Zurich South America Invest AB

Rutas de Lima S.A.C.

Telefonica

Red Eagle Mining

PT Ventures

WorleyParsons International, Inc.

Bright Star Business LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a $1.5bn ICSID arbitration brought by MAKAE Europe, under the France-Saudi BIT.
  • Represented Canada’s Gabriel Resources, and its subsidiary Gabriel Resources (Jersey), in an ICSID arbitration against Romania concerning the Roşia Montană gold mining project in Romania.
  • Represented Grupo Unidos por el Canal (Panama), and its shareholders Salini Impregilo (Italy) and Jan De Nul (Belgium), in a dispute with the Panama Canal Authority relating to the $5.5bn Panama Canal expansion project known as the ‘Third Set of Locks Project’.

Dispute resolution > International litigation Tier 1

White & Case LLP‘s commercial litigation team handles US disputes and advises on global strategy for parallel proceedings abroad and enforcement litigation, with particular experience acting for international pharmaceutical, retail and oil and gas sector companies and foreign states and state-owned organizations. Securities litigator Glenn Kurtz leads the team from New York, where Nicole Erb, who has particular expertise in disputes involving US sanctions, and David Hille, who counts contract, securities, antitrust and intellectual property litigation and class actions among his specialisms, are also based. In Washington DC, key contacts include Claire DeLelle and Tara Lee, who are noted for their respective success acting for financial services and defense sector client, and trial lawyer Christopher Curran. The group’s West Coast offering includes Los Angeles-based TMT disputes experts Aalok Sharma and Rachel Feldman.

Practice head(s):

Glenn Kurtz

Key clients

Eni S.p.A.

Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA)

Bank of China, Bank of Communications, China Construction Bank, China Merchants Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

Novartis AG

Kingdom of Jordan

SGG Management (Curaçao) N.V.; SGG Management (BVI) Ltd.

Banque Misr Liban s.a.l.

Swedish Tax Agency, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, Erik Thedéen, and Katrin Westling Palm

National Bank of Pakistan

TECO Energy

Hidroelectrica Santa Rita

Eni S.p.A.

Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA)

Bank of China, Bank of Communications, China Construction Bank, China Merchants Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

Novartis AG

Kingdom of Jordan

SGG Management (Curaçao) N.V.; SGG Management (BVI) Ltd.

Banque Misr Liban s.a.l.

Swedish Tax Agency, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, Erik Thedéen, and Katrin Westling Palm

National Bank of Pakistan

TECO Energy

Hidroelectrica Santa Rita

Work highlights

  • Representing Eni SpA in seven climate change claims brought in California, against them and other multinational energy companies.
  • Representing five Chinese banks in appellate litigation against Nike in which the court denied a sanctions request against the banks, a decision which confirms that judgment creditors cannot restrain assets located in a bank’s foreign branches through service of an asset restraint on the New York branch of bank.
  • Represented Swedish Tax Agency, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and others in achieving a successful dismissal of a case for lack of personal jurisdiction, based on an application of the act of state doctrine and forum non conveniens, and a number of grounds for failure to state a claim.

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 1

The practice at White & Case LLP advises across the full spectrum of restructuring matters, with areas of expertise including sponsor and company side mandates and Chapter 11 restructurings. Thomas Lauria, who leads the global team, led the representation of Hertz Global Holdings which faced $19bn of outstanding debt and claims. He splits his time between the New York and Miami office. The team’s  representation of Boy Scouts of America in its Chapter 11 proceedings was also of note, demonstrated by Jessica Lauria (formerly Boelter), who led on the matter and practices from the New York office. The practice also saw the arrival of Gregory Pesce from Kirkland & Ellis LLP in May 2021, now residing in the Chicago office, and the partner promotions of Charles Koster and Aaron Colodny in Houston and Los Angeles respectively. John Cunningham is well versed in the handling of domestic and cross-border restructurings, and divides his time between Miami and New York. In addition, Boston-based Mark Franke is noted due to his specialism in aviation mandates.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Lauria

Other key lawyers:

Scott Greissman; Jessica Lauria; John Cunningham; Chris Shore; Brian Pfeiffer; Bojan Guzina; Richard Kebrdle; Harrison Denman; Gregory Pesce; Andrew O’Neill; Matthew Linder; Mark Franke; Aaron Colodny; Charles Koster

Testimonials

‘White & Case’s restructuring lawyers are incredibly thoughtful, commercial and creative. They know how to execute on ideas that others don’t even dream of.’

‘Harrison Denman; one of the most commercial lawyers I know. He is not an agitator and ultimately does what he can to get to a deal.’

Key clients

Hertz

Boy Scouts of America

Swissport Group

Seadrill

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Garrett Motion

The Ad hoc Lebanon Bondholder Group

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch (“Rabobank”)

Elliott Investment Management L.P.

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

Maxus Liquidating Trust

Ad Hoc Bondholder Group of Province of Buenos Aires

Lenders to Odeon Cinemas Group

Ares Management LLC

Aerovias de Mexico, S.A.

Ad Hoc Bondholder Group of Córdoba

Ad Hoc Group of LATAM Bondholders

Ad Hoc Group of China Fishery Senior Creditors

PWM Property Management LLC

Work highlights

  • Represented Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and certain affiliates in its chapter 11 cases and global restructuring matters, including with respect to US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia-Pacific; Hertz completed its successful chapter 11 restructuring, and its plan of reorganization went effective on June 30, 2021.
  • Represented Boy Scouts of America in its ongoing chapter 11 proceedings to resolve claims related to acts of historical sexual abuse.
  • Represented Swissport Group, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, in its successful financial restructuring that closed in December 2020.

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 2

White & Case LLP advises on a high volume of merger filings, with a particular specialism in multi-jurisdictional review proceedings, in line with the firm’s global M&A and private equity practices. The team is also adept in handling high-value and complex arrangements in a variety of sectors, such as energy, technology, and infrastructure, defending contested mergers against FTC and DOJ scrutiny, and has a strong record in SPAC deals, alongside a growing portfolio of major global tech clients. Practice head George Paul is a ‘top antitrust lawyer‘ and remains active on top-tier deals, representing Golden Nugget Online Gaming in its $1.56bn sale to DraftKings, as well as a regular counsel to the likes of Facebook and ExxonMobil. ‘Absolute starRebecca Farrington represents clients in government investigations and challenges, regularly defending proposed mergers against the FTC and DOJ, and was lead counsel to DIC and Sun Chemical on its purchase of BASF’s pigment business, which included regulatory approvals in 11 jurisdictions. Former FTC official Anna Kertesz specializes in merger investigations, and advised GlobalWafers on its $4.5bn acquisition of Silitronic, a major deal in the highly scrutinised semiconductor industry. Senior associate Heather Greenfield handles HSR filings, merger investigations, and judicial challenges, notably acting for Hertz in all HSR filings throughout its high-profile bankruptcy, while counsel Tamer Nagy remains a key name for Middle East-domiciled work. Senior associate Daniel Rosenthal played a key role on the BIC deal, and is a regular contributor to thought leadership on merger issues. All lawyers mentioned are in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

George Paul

Testimonials

‘Rebecca Farrington- smart, organized, easy to work with.’

‘Heather Greenfield-dedicated, sharp, calm.’

‘They are very proactive and have a large team so their time response is excellent.’

‘They are very focus on the issues and place deep attention to details. George Paul is a leader and knows very well how to discuss issues with authority. He is very convincing and his social skills helps him to get results other probably will not.’

‘The possibility to reach highly qualified lawyers by phone on a continuous basis to get a tailored and down-to-earth opinions is really appreciated.’

‘The team is professional and knowledgeable’

‘The team is very collaborative. I really feel like everyone on the team is an expert in their field, and I can trust them.’

‘The individuals on the team are one of a kind. In particular, Heather Greenfield is incredibly bright, and always find solutions to unique problems. She is detail-oriented and very quick to respond.’

Key clients

DIC & Sun Chemical

Hertz

Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc.

GlobalWafers Co. Ltd

Smiths Group plc.

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Avast

Kobalt Music Group Ltd.

Avon Rubber

Novasep Process SAS

Grupo Verzatec

DP World

Flipkart

Kentech

Schneider

PQ Corporation

Azelis Americas

Work highlights

  • Represented DIC Corporation and Sun Chemical through its $1.15 billion acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business.
  • Representing Taiwan’s GlobalWafers Co., a global leader in semiconductor technology, as regulatory counsel, in its $4.5 billion acquisition of Germany’s Siltronic AG.
  • Representing Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc., a leading online gaming company on its $1.56 billion sale to DraftKings Inc.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 2

White & Case LLP has a strong track record in representing clients from the healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer products and financial sectors. The practice covers a wide range of commercial disputes and is particularly well-positioned for cross-border mandates. Team head Glenn Kurtz  in New York has over 30 years of disputes experience and recently reached an appeal victory for a broken deal dispute for Anthem, after also prevailing at trial. The Washington DC-based Tara Lee is a class action specialist and recently acted for clients from the defense industry. Bryan Merryman in Los Angeles is considered to be ‘efficient, practical and a gifted advocate.’ Other key practitioners are Kim Havlin (Haviv) (New York) and Rachel Feldman in Los Angeles.

Practice head(s):

Glenn Kurtz

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Bryan Merryman is efficient, practical and a gifted advocate.’

‘A cohesive team that is excellent at developing an overall strategy for assisting the client.’

‘Scott Lerner is an excellent lawyer who works very hard to develop litigation strategies that will support the goals of the client.’

Key clients

Anthem

Daimler/Mercedes Benz

Garda World Federal Services

Gerber Products Company

Hess

Nestlé

Novartis Pharma AG

Ocean Bank

Pfizer

Safran

Walmart

Work highlights

  • Acting in multiple high-profile, multi-billion dollar litigations for Anthem, including an appeal victory for a broken deal dispute, after also prevailing at trial regarding a termination fee of nearly $2bn.
  • Acting for Gerber Products Company in the highly publicized heavy metals baby food cases.
  • Secured a $8.5bn False Claims Act (FCA) victory for GardaWorld Federal Services and Aegis Defense Services.

International Trade > International trade Tier 2

Sophisticated and commercially oriented‘, White & Case LLP‘s geographically diverse international trade practice comes ‘highly recommended for international companies operating on a global basis‘. Indeed, over the past year alone, the team’s extensive cross-border workload saw it collaborate with colleagues across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The group’s practice offering is equally comprehensive and sources highlight it as a ‘full-service international trade practice covering multiple sub-disciplines‘. The firm primarily stands out for its performance on the trade remedy and trade policy front, where global practice chair David Bond (‘flexible, quick, objective‘) and former department head Gregory Spak are key names. The team also houses a premier US national security and foreign direct investment review practice under the leadership of Farhad Jalinous, who is widely considered to rank among the leading CFIUS experts in the market. Nicole Erb co-heads the sanctions and export controls group and recently acted alongside Claire DeLelle to represent state-owned oil and gas company Petróleos de Venezuela in litigation regarding Office of Foreign Assets Control(OFAC)-blocked assets. Other key figures in the Washington DC-based team include sanctions co-head Richard Burke, Cristina Brayton-Lewis, who also focuses on sanctions matters, and senior policy counsel Earl Comstock.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘White & Case has a full-service international trade practice covering multiple sub-disciplines including customs and economic sanctions.’

‘White & Case’s legal team is exceptional at clearly communicating the legal jargon and happenings to clients from all different backgrounds. In the international trade practice, clients come from many areas of the world and their ability to translate not just the language, but meaning is valuable.’

‘Sophisticated and commercially oriented at the same time. They provide timely and knowledgeable advice. Highly recommended for international companies operating on a global basis.’

‘The team is very kind, professional and quick. During dumping investigations, they prepare a tracker so that I am able to know what is pending from my side. During preparation for WTO, they prepare memos with the summary, they have a economy analyst that prepares market analysis and it helps us a lot.’

‘Each team member provides their own insight and yet works seamlessly as a group. They’re responsive, insightful and highly skilled within their field.’

‘All team members have been great to work with throughout our case. The responsiveness of each individual is what stands out the most to me. Also, their ability to explain complicated legal and trade terms in a simple and understandable way makes working with them more efficient and productive.’

‘David Bond is one of the most intelligent people I have ever known. On top of it, he is flexible, quick, objective etc. I love working with him and his team.’

‘Richard Burke and Gregory Spak provide smart, commercially oriented and accurate advice. Both are reliable, highly responsive and efficient. They adapt 100% to the client’s needs and expectations.’

Key clients

The Federal Republic of Germany

Tenaris S.A.

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio

Aneberries, A.C.

Marmen Inc.

Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA)

Diamond Tools Technology LLC

Laminazione Sottile Group

National Honey Packers & Dealers Association

International Paper

NEXEN Tire Corporation

Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd.

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Venfleet Asphalt/Venfleet Ltd./Venfleet Products Ltd.

Alba Petróleos

Aceites y Solventes Venezolanos Vassa S.A.

PDV Marina S.A., Petroanzoategui S.A. (a/k/a Petro San Felix S.A.)

HNA Technology

GlobalWafers

Wise Road Capital

Dubai Ports World

CITIC Capital

Welsh, Carson, Anderson, & Stowe

SES Holdings

Qatar Investment Authority

Panasonic

SoftBank

Faurecia Participations GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised the Federal Republic of Germany in the countervailing duty investigation into forged steel fluid end blocks — one of the first cases where a pro-environmental measure was alleged to be a subsidy.
  • Represented Petróleos de Venezuela in litigation regarding OFAC-blocked assets.
  • Represented Wise Road Capital in the CFIUS review regarding its proposed $1.4bn acquisition of Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation, the US publicly traded holding company for South Korea-based Magnachip group.

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

White & Case LLP has made a further impression in SPACs, thanks to presence of Joel Rubinstein and a team, which joined the firm in 2020; amongst a multitude of high-profile transactions, the firm advised Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp on its $1.72bn IPO and its subsequent $15bn business combination with Ginkgo Bioworks. Further department growth in Houston has also brought the capital markets group an increase in energy transactions. The firm is a major player in both issuer and underwriter engagements. Colin Diamond  is a leading name in equity offerings, including US offerings by overseas issuers; Stuart Bressman is a key name in offerings by life sciences, tech and energy issuers; and David Thatch  is regional section head of the Americas capital markets practice.

Practice head(s):

David Thatch

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The W&C team has deep product knowledge and provides very practical and thoughtful advice’

‘Joel Rubinstein and Elliott Smith are very smart, responsive and insightful.’

 

Key clients

AVANGRID, Inc.

Barclays Capital Inc.

BofA Securities

BTIG, LLC

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

CM Life Sciences III Inc.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Fusion Acquisition Corp. II

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Jefferies LLC

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Kornit Digital Ltd.

Landcadia Holdings IV, Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp.

Spinning Eagle Acquisition Corp.

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

Varonis Systems, Inc.

Work highlights

    Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

    White & Case LLP has an established record in global offerings, particularly those originating from Latin America, along with further deals from Europe and the Middle East; it continues to work on a number of US offerings by Israeli issuers. The firm is noted for energy and infrastructure-related offerings, and is a growing force in green and sustainability-linked bonds in multiple regions; it advised the underwriters on the $500m SEC-registered, ECB-eligible green bond offering by Wabtec Transportation Netherlands. Global head of capital markets John Vetterli  and senior name Colin Diamond  are key partners, while David Thatch  is regional section head of the Americas capital markets section. All mentioned attorneys are based in New York.

    Practice head(s):

    David Thatch

    Other key lawyers:

    John Vetterli; Colin Diamond

    Work highlights

      Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

      White & Case LLP has an established presence in US and global high-yield debt offerings, notably transactions originating from Latin America. The firm is also making an impression in sustainability-linked offerings. Traditionally underwriter-centric, the capital markets team has focused hard on successfully developing issuer and sponsor-side relationships, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Daniel Nam  and Jonathan Michels are experienced figures in high-yield and investment grade debt, and liability management transactions, including US and Latin America deals. Andrew Weisberg and Rafael Roberti are also key names in the team which is led by regional section head of the Americas capital markets section David Thatch . All are based in New York.

      Practice head(s):

      David Thatch

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘Jonathan Michels is an excellent partner. He has amazing connectivity and and insight not only in legal but industry matters. He’s consistently available but most importantly, brings a business sense that allows him to be a true partner.’

       

      Key clients

      Alliant Holdings

      Barclays Capital Inc.

      BofA Securities, Inc.

      BMO Capital Markets

      BNP Paribas

      Calpine Corporation

      Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

      Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

      Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

      Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

      JBS Finance Luxembourg S.à r.l.

      J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

      Minerva Luxembourg S.A.

      Mizuho Securities

      Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC.

      Natixis

      NOVA Chemicals Corporation

      Oi S.A.

      Stone Point Capital LLC

      Transocean Inc.

      UBS Securities LLC

      Work highlights

        Finance > Project finance

        White & Case LLP has a prominent position in the project finance market, and represents both lenders and sponsors in financing transactions relating to renewable energy, transport infrastructure, and oil and gas. Though active on a number of US projects, the firm is particularly strong in relation to Latin American work, often collaborating with partners from across its international network of offices. More generally, acquisition financing is the group’s primary specialty and the team has experience of representing clients in relation to bank loans, term B loans, US private placements, bridge loans and Rule 144A project bonds. Nandan Nelivigi leads the team from the New York office, which is also home to veteran practitioner Arthur Scavone, a prominent name in the US power sector. Washington DC-based Serena Rwejuna joined from Jones Day in December 2021, adding to the firm’s regulatory expertise.

        Practice head(s):

        Nandan Nelivigi

        Other key lawyers:

        Arthur Scavone; Jason Webber; Dolly Mirchandani; Elena Millerman; Evelyn Balassiano

        Testimonials

        ‘The team has an in-depth knowledge the of market’.

        ‘Dolly Mirchandani and Evelyn Balassiano are stand out attorneys who I turn to for advice and utilize their problem solving skills and legal acumen.’

        Key clients

        Avangrid Renewables LLC

        Vista Ridge LLC

        Calpine Corporation

        Export–Import Bank of the United States (“US-EXIM”)

        International Finance Corporation (“IFC”)

        Société Générale

        Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd. (“KOMIPO”)

        ING Capital

        Natixis

        Cumulus Digital LLC (subsidiary of Talen Energy)

        EFS Cogen Holdings I LLC

        Freeport LNG

        Transurban USA Inc.

        U.S. Department of Transportation

        Work highlights

        • Represented Avangrid Renewables, LLC as a 50% equity investor in connection with the financing of, and tax equity investment in, the 800 MW Vineyard Wind I offshore wind project.
        • Represented Vista Ridge LLC on the refinancing of its existing $875m senior secured bank construction debt facility incurred in connection with the Vista Ridge Regional Water Supply Project.
        • Represented Calpine Corporation in connection with a $1.75bn climate bond certified financing.

        Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 2

        White & Case LLP‘s derivatives group in New York has experience advising buy- and sell-side clients across a wide variety of asset classes, both domestically and cross-border using derivatives in funding transactions, as well as regulatory work stemming from derivatives transactions. The team, led by Ian Cuillerier , is noted for matters involving the financing of manufacturing facilities and energy power plants. Edward So is an expert in over-the-counter derivatives transactions, having developed niches in advising fintech companies and creating ESG derivative structures. Associate Rhys Bortignon is another key individual with over-the-counter derivatives experience, in addition to expertise in repo transactions, securities lending transactions and structured products.

        Practice head(s):

        Ian Cuillerier

        Other key lawyers:

        Testimonials

        ‘Strong global and cross-functional expertise. Highly responsive client focus.’

        ‘Explains and abstracts complex financial concepts in a concise, easy to understand way. Makes an effort to understand our business needs and adapts guidance to reflect our unique circumstances.’

        Key clients

        Arroyo Energy Investment Partners

        AVANGRID, Inc.

        Calpine Energy

        Deutsche Bank AG

        ING Capital LLC

        Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

        Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.

        LS Power

        Mondelēz International, Inc.

        Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

        MUFG Bank, Ltd.

        Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

        The Bank of Nova Scotia

        The Hertz Corporation

        Vista Ridge LLC

        VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings

        Work highlights

        • Advised Vista Ridge LLC in its issuance of just over US$1.0 billion of Senior Secured Notes to refinance approximately US$850 million of existing construction financing and take out interest rate swaps related to the development of the Vista Ridge Regional Supply Project pipeline, a 142-mile water transmission pipeline delivering over 50,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year from the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer to the City of San Antonio, Texas, pursuant to a thirty-year take-or-pay agreement with the San Antonio Water System
        • Advised the initial purchasers (led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC) and the capped call transaction counterparties on DraftKings Inc.’s offering of US$1.265 billion aggregate principal amount of its 0% convertible senior notes due 2028 (which includes the full exercise of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase additional notes) and the negotiation and execution of the associated capped call transactions.
        • Advised on a number of derivatives contractual claims, defences of force majeure and restructurings in connection with the “Texas weather event” of February 2021.  The cold weather event in mid-February caused the shutdown of a significant portion of the electricity grid in Texas causing the market clearing price in ERCOT to reach its effective cap price of $9000 per MWh, well above the generally contracted fixed price of between $25 to $40 per MWh.

        Finance > Structured finance: securitization Tier 2

        The New York-based team at White & Case LLP sits within the firm’s capital markets group. It has a varied practice that covers non-traditional esoteric assets and CLOs. In additional to transactional advice, the group, which works closely with colleagues in London, Germany, Latin America and Asia, is able to assist with regulatory issues. David Thatch  takes the lead and has become a prominent fixture in the whole business securitization space. Jim Fogarty focuses on whole-business securitizations, collateralized loan obligation issuances and rental car securitizations. Promoted to partner in January 2021, Elizabeth Devine is developing a name for herself in the whole-business securitization space, as well as handling CLO issuances. Senior associate Caitlin Colesanti is also recommended.

        Practice head(s):

        David Thatch

        Other key lawyers:

        Jim Fogarty; Elizabeth Devine; Cait Colesanti

        Testimonials

        ‘Strong subject matter expertise, advocacy, practicality, and excellent responsiveness.’

        ‘David Thatch and Liz Devine both embody the characteristics described above.’

        Key clients

        Antares Capital

        Avis Budget Group

        GreensLedge Group

        Guggenheim Securities, LLC

        J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

        Jack in the Box

        Jersey Mike’s

        Neighborly

        Sixth Street Partners, LLC

        The Hertz Corporation

        Work highlights

        • Advised the Hertz Corporation on the establisment of a securitization facility by a a special purpose vehicle subsidiary of THC, Hertz Vehicle Financing III LLC (“HVF III”) and the issuance of approximately $6.8 billion aggregate principal amount of term and variable funding rental car asset-backed securities
        • Advised Guggenheim Securities LLC, as sole structuring advisor and joint book-runner and Jefferies LLC as joint bookrunner, along with Academy Securities Inc., CL King & Associates, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Rabo Securities USA, Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC as initial purchasers in the issuance and sale of US$450 million Series 2021-1 2.370% fixed rate senior secured notes, Class A-2-I, and $650 million Series 2021-1 2.775% fixed rate senior secured notes, Class A-2-II (the “”Notes””) under an existing whole business securitization by special purpose vehicle subsidiaries of Wendy’s International, LLC.
        • Advised Neighborly Company on the structuring of a whole business securitization by a special purpose vehicle subsidiary of Neighborly Issuer LLC and the issuance and sale of US$800 million Series 2021-1 3.584% fixed rate senior secured notes, Class A-2.

        Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 2

        Benefiting from core energy-focused transactional lawyers based out of the firm’s New York offices, and also able to resource matters utilizing practitioners with more generalist M&A, finance and tax credentials, White & Case LLP advises across the full array of financing structures, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in the renewable energy space. On the transactional front, the team is adept in deals across diverse levels of asset investments, including portfolio, singe asset or partial interest deals. The team’s project finance credentials are noteworthy, especially its experience of transactions involving energy tax credits. Nandan Nelivigi leads the Americas energy, infrastructure, project development and finance practice out of the New York office. Marius Griskonis is the main point of contact for renewable energy mandates; he assists sponsors, developers and investors with the construction, financing, acquisition and sale of renewable energy projects. Raymond Azar is another practitioner to note in New York for this type of work. All named attorneys are based in the New York office.

        Practice head(s):

        Nandan Nelivigi

        Other key lawyers:

        Marius Griskonis; Raymond Azar; Saghar Khodabakhsh

        Key clients

        Avangrid, Inc. and Avangrid Renewables, LLC

        Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar

        Calpine

        EIG Global Energy Partners

        Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Alpha Asset Management, Sprott Korea Investment, Hana Financial Investment and Korea Investment & Securities

        Morgan Stanley Energy Partners

        Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

        East West Bank

        Schneider Electric, GreenStruxure and AlphaStruxure

        Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd., a Korean corporation (KOMIPO)

        Work highlights

        • Representing Avangrid Renewables, LLC as a 50% equity investor in connection with the financing of, and tax equity investment in, the 800 MW Vineyard Wind I offshore wind project, located off the coast of Massachusetts, US.
        • Acted as lead transactional counsel to a consortium of Korean investors, consisting of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), Alpha Asset Management, Sprott Korea Investment, Hana Financial Investment and Korea Investment & Securities in connection with the acquisition of a 49.9% cash equity interest in a portfolio of four wind projects in the US totalling 852 MW.
        • Represented Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, in its acquisition of a 50% cash equity stake in a clean energy portfolio with total capacity of approximately 1.6 GW from EDF Renewables.

        Industry focus > Energy transactions: electric power Tier 2

        Known for its power M&A, finance and regulatory expertise, White & Case LLP advises clients across the US and globally on a range of transactions, distressed sales, joint ventures, capital market offerings and project financings. The practice is also strong in the project components of debt and equity offerings. Nandan Nelivigi is head of the firm’s Americas Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team and specializes in innovative US power transactions. Another key name in the area is power M&A expert Michael Shenberg, who focuses on energy M&A, capital markets and financing transactions. Both Nelivigi and Shenberg are based in New York.

        Practice head(s):

        Nandan Nelivigi

        Other key lawyers:

        Key clients

        Calpine Corporation

        Sempra Energy

        Beal Bank

        AimCo

        EFS Cogen Holdings I

        GenOn Bowline Power

        Tealov

        Credit Suisse

        Investec

        Credit Agricole

        Work highlights

        • Represented Sempra Energy in the acquisition of the remaining stake in Infraestructura Energética Nova, in a deal valuing the target at approximately $5.81bn.
        • Representation of Sempra Energy in an agreement to sell a non-controlling 20 percent interest in its new business platform, Sempra Infrastructure Partners, to KKR for $3.37bn in cash.
        • Advised Credit Suisse, Investec and Credit Agricole, as arrangers, on the structuring and closing of the secured acquisition financing of a portfolio consisting of 9 power plants, each with an installed capacity ranging from 133MW to 1,617MW located in California, Connecticut and New York.

        Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 2

        Houston-based Jay Cuclis leads the team at White & Case LLP and has experience in a range of energy industry transactions, including domestic US hydrocarbons M&A, project development and finance, and joint venture work, as well as advising on unconventional and conventional onshore basins in North America and offshore transactions in the Gulf of Mexico. Clients include independents, integrated oil majors, international E&P companies, private equity funds, banks, investors, operators, national oil companies and commodity traders.

        Practice head(s):

        Jay Cuclis

        Other key lawyers:

        Saul Daniel; Chris Peponis; Bryan Cory

        Testimonials

        ‘Jay Cuclis and his team are experts in the practice of energy transactions and know how to collaborate with not just in-house counsel but also the business clients.’

        ‘Jay Cuclis is a true expert in the field of energy law and specifically with respect to international work. He has pulled together an excellent team in Saul Daniel, Chris Peponis and Bryan Cory. They work well as a team and their expertise covers all areas of exploration, development and production for gas and oil projects.

        Key clients

        EOG Resources, Inc.

        Occidental Petroleum Corporation

        Sixth Street Partners

        Vitol

        ARM Energy Holdings, LLC

        Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation

        Old Ironsides Energy, LLC

        Chevron Corporation

        Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)

        Sempra Energy

        Work highlights

          Industry focus > Environment: transactional Tier 2

          White & Case LLP is well placed to handle complex environmental liabilities on headline-grabbing transactions in the United States and abroad, drawing on the expertise of the firm’s environmental attorneys across Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. The team, which brings together experience in environmental transactional, regulatory and litigation mandates, also attracts instructions from clients in relation to energy transition and decarbonisation, cutting-edge sustainability issues, climate change and ESG in the context of transactions. New York-based Seth Kerschner, who offers assistance to public and private companies, governments and non-profits, oversees the practice that is adept at representing clients in financings and capital markets offerings involving sustainability frameworks, such as the Climate Bonds Initiative and the Equator Principles. Also in New York, Laura Mulry is increasingly engaged in ESG  duediligence and sustainability risks and opportunities throughout all aspects of transactions and business. Taylor Pullins, who recently joined the Houston office from Noble Energy, is a key contact for energy clients.

          Practice head(s):

          Seth Kerschner

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘The team provided us with all of the support that we needed to achieve our objective in our negotiation.’

          ‘Laura Mulry is an outstanding person and gifted attorney. Seth Kerschner is an authoritative partner who got involved at the right times to keep the negotiation moving along productively.’

          Key clients

          Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation

          BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs & Co., and HSBC Continental Europe

          Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC

          Sempra Energy

          InterPrivate III Financial Partners Inc.

          Diamond S Shipping Inc.

          Occidental Petroleum Corporation

          Sixth Street Partners, LLC

          Arroyo Energy Investors Fund III LP

          Forum Merger III Corporation

          Work highlights

          • Represented Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation in the sale of its Atlantic Aviation business, International-Matex Tank Terminals, and its “MIC Hawaii” businesses.
          • Acted as environmental counsel to Masdar in its acquisition of a 50% stake in a clean energy portfolio with total capacity of approximately 1.6 GWs, making it one of the largest acquisitions of renewable assets in North America.
          • Advised InterPrivate, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in a De-SPAC merger with Aspiration Partners, Inc. (Aspiration), a global leader in Sustainability-as-a-Service solutions for consumers and companies.

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

          Leveraging its ‘strong internal network‘, the group at White & Case LLP acts for public companies from a wide range of industries, including renewable energy, biotechnology and online gaming. Colin Diamond  leads the team from the New York office, which is increasingly engaged in matters concerning ESG programs. A notable mandate involved advising Saudi Arabian Oil Co. on its ESG disclosure program and its historic announcement to reach net zero emissions. Acting as a ‘true partner to resolve complex problems‘, Silicon Valley-based partner Maia Gez continues to advise clients on complex disclosure questions over the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses.

          Practice head(s):

          Colin Diamond

          Other key lawyers:

          Scott Levi; Maia Gez

          Testimonials

          ‘Their team has built a strong internal network allowing them to find the right contact at the right time. This allowed us to move quickly through complex transactions with their support.’

          ‘Maia Gez treats our team with respect, acting as a true partner to resolve complex problems.’

          Key clients

          ABIOMED, Inc.

          Alta Equipment Group, Inc.

          Avangrid, Inc.

          Caesarstone Ltd.

          Cellebrite DI Ltd.

          EchoStar Corporation

          Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

          Gambling.com

          Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc.

          Hess Corporation

          Kansas City Southern

          Lottery.com

          Newmont Corporation

          Ormat Technologies Inc.

          Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

          REE Automotive Ltd.

          ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

          Saudi Aramco

          South Jersey Industries

          The Hertz Corporation/Hertz Holdings, Inc.

          Tax > International tax Tier 2

          Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 2

          White & Case LLP‘s New York-based practice is consistently engaged on big-ticket transactions, restructurings, and other advisory mandates for a range of blue-chip clients from the worlds of private equity, shipping, energy, pharmaceuticals, and real estate. Global tax head and IP and securities specialist Sang Ji leads the team, overseeing numerous multi-billion dollar M&A structuring and tax planning matters. David Dreier focuses on bank financing and securitization transactions, while Steven Gee is recommended for his expertise in intellectual property. In Los Angeles, Andrew Kreisberg regularly advises clients on fund formations, joint ventures, and REITs. IPO and business combination specialist Scott Fryman joined the practice from Kirkland & Ellis LLP in June 2021. All named lawyers are based in New York unless noted otherwise.

          Practice head(s):

          Sang Ji

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘Very experienced with a deep bench strength that can handle all aspects of a transaction.’

          ‘Understand the commercial needs and provide practical recommendations.’

          Key clients

          Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

          Roivant Sciences Ltd

          Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp.

          Panasonic Corporation

          Sempra Energy

          Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation

          Anthem, Inc.

          Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp.

          Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp.

          REE Automotive Ltd.

          SES Holdings Pte. Ltd.

          Ascendant Digital Acquisition Corp.

          Landcadia Holdings II, Inc.

          InterPrivate III Financial Partners Inc.

          Diamond S Shipping, Inc.

          Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc.

          DP World PLC

          CVC Capital Partners

          Quad-C Management, Inc.

          NTT Data, Inc.

          Work highlights

          • Represented Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and certain affiliates during their Chapter 11 cases and restructuring, which resulted from the catastrophic impact of COVID-19 on businesses in US, Europe, Australasia and Asia-Pacific.
          • Advised Roivant Sciences Ltd. on a business combination transaction with Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp, a SPAC sponsored by Patient Square Capital.
          • Represented Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp in its $15bn business combination with Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.

          Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

          Under the leadership of Scott HershmanWhite & Case LLP continues to advise companies, sovereign states and state-owned entities, and individuals on regulatory and criminal investigations, and internal investigations. More broadly speaking, the practice handles crisis management and civil litigation, and is well placed to handle large international matters by virtue of its strong international network. Virginia Romano is recommended for internal investigations and those brought by enforcement agencies, such as the SEC, the DOJ and New York State agencies. In July 2021, Tai Park left the firm, and in October Tami Stark was promoted to partner. Named attorneys are based in New York.

          Practice head(s):

          Scott Hershman

          Other key lawyers:

          Michael Kendall; Virginia Romano

          Testimonials

          ‘They understand the client and share a common goal.’

          ‘Excellent at negotiating.’

          ‘The team at White and Case simply go above and beyond for their clients.’

          ‘They delve deep into every aspect of the case exploring every potential avenue.’

          ‘They are not afraid to explore the negative as well as the positive when looking into a case which is vital in being prepared for all eventualities.’

          ‘The standout difference I found with W/C compared to other firms is a complete lack of fear when defending a case.’

          ‘They make bold and at times aggressive moves in a defence case that other firms would shy away from.’

          ‘Michael Kendall is a trial lawyer who is second to none.’

          Key clients

          BTG International

          Hengtong Juice Group

          Microsoft

          Facebook

          Constellis

          GardaWorld Federal Services LLC and Aegis Defense Services LLC

          Central States Capital Markets

          Richard Usher

          Mike Ashley

          Donna Ackerly

          John Wilson

          Work highlights

          • Scored a final victory on behalf of Richard Usher, who was indicted in the US regarding alleged price-fixing in 2017 and acquitted by a jury in 2018, when the OCC in July 2021 dismissed all of its proceedings against Mr. Usher.
          • Advised Mike Ashley, executive of Lend America, in a case in which he was granted commutation – he is believed to be only person granted commutation without serving any part of his custodial sentence.
          • After representing Ms. Ackerly in a second jury trial in 2019, in which the trial court judge granted the motion for a new trial, the First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court decision.

          Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

          White & Case LLP has a prolific record in domestic and global offerings, most notably in the oil and gas, technology and financial institutions sectors. Having earned recognition for representing big name global issuers such as Saudi Aramco, it continued to win further accolades with key engagements such as advising Société Générale on the update of the bank’s $6bn structured medium-term note (MTN) program. Gary Kashar has made an impression in a series of headline debt offerings by international issuers. John Vetterli leads the global capital markets practice and is rated for Latin America-originating transactions. Andrew Weisberg is another prominent figure in the team and senior associate Abigail Simon also impresses. David Thatch  acts as regional section head of the Americas capital markets section.

          Practice head(s):

          David Thatch

          Other key lawyers:

          David Johansen; Gary Kashar; Andrew Weisberg; John Vetterli; Abigail Simon; Joel Rubinstein

          Key clients

          Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

          Agricultural Bank of China New York Branch

          BNP Paribas

          BofA Securities, Inc.

          CION Investment Corporation

          Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

          Goldman Sachs & Co.

          J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

          JSM Global S.à r.l.

          Netrality Properties, LP

          Saudi Aramco

          Société Générale

          Finance > Commercial lending

          White & Case LLP ‘has a very strong team and is extremely knowledgeable in middle market LBO financing’, advising traditional and alternative lenders as well as borrowers on a range of complex transactions. Global debt finance head Eric Leicht  operates from the New York office,  as does regional lead Eliza McDougall, though the practice also has a significant West Coast presence. Justin Wagstaff  plays a key role in the borrower side practice, which represents corporations, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in acquisition financing. As a recent example, the firm assisted CVC Capital Partners and The Carlyle Group with the financing elements of the $1.15bn acquisition of Medrisk, LLC. The department saw a number of departures in 2021: Heather Borthwick departed in January, while Nicholas PalumboJake Mincemoyer , and Gordon Mak left in March and May respectively, while Rebecca Gottlieb departed for an in-house position in November. In response, Kerrick Seay, Nicole Rodger and Christoffer Adler were promoted to partner in January 2022, while up-and coming partner Binoy Dharia continues to build a strong reputation in the market.

          Practice head(s):

          Eric Leicht; Eliza McDougall

          Other key lawyers:

          David Ridley; Eric Klar; Brenda Dieck; Sherri Snelson; Rob Morrison; Binoy Dharia; Justin Wagstaff

          Testimonials

          ‘White & Case has a global presence and is deep within every industry sector. Thus the W&C team brings significant experience and expertise in many countries and sectors. In addition, the team provides premium services and makes themselves available 24/7 as needed. Strategic thinkers and coming up with creative solutions for any hurdles along the deal process.’

          ‘A true partner during the deal process. Always thinking outside the box and coming up with creative solutions and leverage strong negotiation tactics.’

          ‘They are the best and we use them for everything we can. They see a ton of transactions across a wide range of deal and counterparty types and have a great, up-to-the-minute sense of where the market is on various non-price terms and how transactions are evolving. The partners are responsive and involved; they roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty on actual work.’

          ‘David Ridley is great and our main point of contact in the US; encyclopaedic knowledge of transaction terms and up-to-the-minute market standards.’

          ‘W&C has a very strong team and is extremely knowledgeable in middle market LBO financing, which is the part of the market where we participate. They work well as a team and also support our new and existing deal efforts. They are always very responsive and do a great job of following up on open items. We rarely have open items ‘fall through the cracks’ when working with them.’

          ‘Justin Wagstaff and team are really good at explaining challenging concepts and are also creative at finding solutions that can save time and effort. They played an integral role in negotiating the credit agreements/note purchase agreements that we use in our deals, and as a result, it’s no surprise that they tend to have a better grasp on the key features and nuances of those documents than others that we work with.’

          ‘This practice is excellent at communicating with its clients. W&C has always been there for my business through tough deadlines and are always there to make financing process most easy for me. W&C has the expertise across the board, in Legal, Tax, Due Diligence and specialized matters. I’d gladly work with them again.’

          ‘Rob Morrison is a standout partner at W&C. When recently working on a financing, Rob was always 5 steps ahead in advice. He made the process easier with his expertise, he met every deadline under short notice, he posted of issues with the counterparty immediately, and finally he educated on new legal matters that arose in a timely manner. I enjoy working with Rob.’

          Key clients

          Hertz Corporation

          Harvest Partners

          Pilot Travel Centers

          Stone Point Capital

          CVC Capital Partners

          Dominus Capital

          Hg Capital

          Entrepreneurial Equity Partners

          Swissport

          Credit Suisse

          Deutsche Bank

          JPMorgan Chase

          UBS

          Citibank

          Jefferies LLC

          Goldman Sachs

          Morgan Stanley

          Truist

          Blackstone Alternative Credit Advisors

          Bank of Montreal

          Barclays

          KKR Capital

          HSBC Bank USA

          Owl Rock Capital Advisors

          Bridgepoint Credit

          Ares Capital Corporation

          Antares Capital LP

          MidCap Financial

          Golub Capital

          Varagon Capital Partners

          Work highlights

          • Advised Hertz Global Holdings on its $1.65bn Debtor-in-Possession financing to provide financial flexibility while the company was in Chapter 11.
          • Advised CVC Capital Partners and The Carlyle Group on the $1.15 billion acquisition financing of MedRisk, LLC. CVC Fund VII acquired a majority interest in MedRisk.
          • Represented a buyer as borrower of $2.1bn secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Veterans Evaluation Services, Inc.

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

          White & Case LLP’s national practice has longstanding experience in aircraft financing. In New York, Michael Smith is an aircraft finance and equipment leasing expert, while Todd Wolynski‘s broad experience in asset financing transactions includes aircraft and helicopter finance. In Miami, Chris Hansen, whose clients include both airlines and financial institutions, has a robust Latin American practice.

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

          Private equity firms take up a large portion of White & Case LLP’s client roster, and the team has demonstrable capability in high-end M&A , often involving a multi-jurisdictional element. Noted for its expertise in the technology, financial services and energy sectors, key clients include Sempra Energy, Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation and Hertz Corporation, where the group successfully advised the latter on the employee benefits aspects of its financial restructuring. In the firm’s New York office, practice leader Henrik Patel represents clients in public and private M&A deals, while Tal Marnin acts for private equity sponsors on management compensation issues relating to transactions. Silicon Valley-based Laura McDaniels joined the group from Baker Botts L.L.P. in July 2021.

          Practice head(s):

          Henrik Patel

          Other key lawyers:

          Tal Marnin; Laura McDaniels

          Key clients

          Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

          Sempra Energy

          Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation

          Anthem Inc.

          REE Automotive

          Diamond S Shipping Inc.

          CVC Capital Partners

          Altria Group, Inc.

          Harvest Partners

          Cobepa S.A.

          Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

          Schneider Electric Foundries LLC

          Investcorp

          Triton Partners

          Dominus Capital LP

          Work highlights

          • Represented Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and affiliates during Chapter 11 cases and restructuring.
          • Represented Sempra Energy its $5.81bn acquisition of the remaining stake in Infraestructura Energética Nova SAB de CV, and its $3.37bn sale of a 20%t interest in Sempra Infrastructure Partners to KKR.
          • Represented Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. and its related entities in the $4.475bn sale of Atlantic Aviation to KKR and the $514m sale of MIC Hawaii to Argo Infrastructure Partners, LP.

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

          White & Case LLP’s M&A practice handles a broad mixture of domestic and global deals, demonstrating a particular tenacity for SPAC-related transactions. The practice, which often works in close tangent with the wider firm’s financial restructuring and insolvency teams, is co-led by John Reiss and Chang-Do Gong and caters to a balanced combination of corporate and private equity clients. Standout practitioner Michael Deyong operates across public and private M&A, sale, going-private and spin-off deals, with a strong focus on the telecoms and healthcare sectors.

          Practice head(s):

          John Reiss; Chang-Do Gong

          Other key lawyers:

          Gregory Pryor; Thomas Christopher; Germaine Gurr; Denise Cerasani

          Testimonials

          ‘We use Denise Cerasani for pretty much all our assignments that require legal counsel. She has more experience than anyone else on Wall Street. She is incredibly smart, hard working and thoughtful.’

          Key clients

          Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:HTZGQ)

          Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM)

          Schneider Electric

          Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE: MIC)

          Panasonic Corporation

          Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE)

          Avast plc, (LSE: AVST)

          Sony Corporation (NYSE: SONY)

          Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SRNG)

          Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FEAC)

          CM Life Sciences III (NASDAQ: CMLT), CM Life Sciences II (NASDAQ: CMII), CM Life Sciences (NASDAQ: CMLF)

          SES Holdings Pte. Ltd.

          Ascendant Digital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ACND)

          Landcadia Holdings II, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCA), Landcadia Holdings III, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCY)

          Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNOG)

          Diamond S Shipping, Inc. (NYSE: DSSI)

          DP World plc

          AlphaStruxure

          NTT DATA, Inc.

          Azelis Americas, LLC

          Echostar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS)

          Work highlights

          • Acted for Panasonic Corporation in its $8.5bn acquisition of the remaining 80% of the capital stock interests of Blue Yonder, an end-to-end digital fulfilment platform provider.
          • Representation of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), one of North America’s leading energy infrastructure companies, in its $5.81bn acquisition of the remaining stake in Infraestructura.
          • Representation of of Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM), one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, in its acquisition of InnovaCare Health, L.P.’s Puerto Rico-based subsidiaries, including MMM Holdings, which is engaged in community medical management to provide health care services for elderly and chronically ill, and its Medicare Advantage plan, MMM Healthcare, LLC, as well as affiliated companies and Medicaid plan.

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

          White & Case LLP stands out for its global platform and consistent range of high-value work across the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia, advising active sponsors and their portfolio companies on deals across a wide range of industries, with particular strength in the firm’s long-standing specialisms of infrastructure and energy. The firm enjoys productive relationships with top funds including Brookfield, CVC, and Macquarie, with the firm’s work with Brookfield on its $10.8 billion unsolicited bid to acquire Inter Pipeline, eventually successful, a standout mandate from 2021, and a notable victory for global private equity co-head Oliver Brahmst , who remains a go-to for cross-border bulge bracket deals. Also of note for the firm is its SPAC offering, which has seen it work on a combination of capital raisings and deals for private equity sponsors utilising the structure. Co-head John Reiss is active on behalf of major relationship clients such as Roark Capital and Harvest Partners, while Germaine Nicole Gurr has also seen a productive year, closing a number of PE and venture-capital backed deals for Schneider Electric. Chicago’s Gary Silverman combines a high deal volume with involvement in high-value deals, and works across a range of sectors including manufacturing, consumer products, life sciences, and technology, while Luke Laumann has represented Macquarie in several complex deals. Daniel Kozin was promoted to partner in January 2022, and has worked with the likes of Macquarie and CVC. Lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.

          Practice head(s):

          John Reiss: Oliver Brahmst

          Other key lawyers:

          Germaine Nicole Gurr; Gary Silverman; Daniel Kozin; Luke Laumann

          Key clients

          CVC Capital Partners

          Brookfield Asset Management & Brookfield Infrastructure Partners

          Roark Capital Group

          IFM Investors

          HgCapital

          AMP Capital Investors Limited

          Harvest Partners, LP

          Quad-C Management, Inc.

          Sole Source Capital LLC

          Cobepa SA

          Certares LP

          Antin Infrastructure Partners

          Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners

          Dominus Capital

          Investcorp

          Schneider Electric Foundries LLC

          Softbank Vision Fund

          Mill Rock Capital

          Triton Partners

          GreenStruxure NA LLC

          AlphaStruxure

          Ares Management

          Work highlights

          • Represented Brookfield Infrastructure Partners in its $10.8 billion unsolicited bid to acquire Inter Pipeline Ltd.
          • Represented Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in its $957 million acquisition of Lakeshore Recycling Systems.
          • Represented VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings in its $2.082 billion business combination with Bakkt Holdings.

          Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech Tier 3

          White & Case LLP has a diverse and multi-faceted practice group that approaches the fintech market from several different angles. The team covers the full spread of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters, including partnership agreements and product launches. This is reflected in the clientbase, which includes banks and payment companies expanding into fintech, as well as fintech companies seeking bank charters or partnerships. The corporate finance team regularly handles SPAC mergers and business combinations, and equity and debt listings. The firm also has good credentials in cryptocurrency and blockchain, assisting providers and business investors including major media companies on non-fungible token and other related projects. Key partners in Washington DC include Pratin Vallabhaneni, a regulatory partner who advised the Republic of El Salvador on its high-profile incorporation of bitcoin as legal tender, and Era Anagnosti, who is experienced in securities filings and other fintech regulatory matters. New York-based financial services regulatory head Douglas Landy is also highly experienced in fintech and blockchain.

          Practice head(s):

          Era Anagnosti; Pratin Vallabhaneni

          Other key lawyers:

          Key clients

          Meta, WhatsApp, Instagram, Novi, and affiliates

          Square

          JP Morgan

          Stripe

          Figure Technology

          Anchorage Digital Bank

          Victory Park Capital

          Numerous SPACs: FG New America Acquisition Corp, Fusion Acquisition Group

          Komainu (subsidiary of Nomura)

          Deutsche Bank

          Customers Bank

          BankProv

          DistroKid

          Provenance Technologies Inc.

          Nubank

          Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 3

          White & Case LLP‘s technology transactions team is active on outsourcing deals including master service agreements, licensing agreements and commercial collaborations. The practice also provides input on corporate transactions involving outsourcing vendors, such as Panasonic’s recent acquisition of supply-chain software provider Blue Yonder. Arlene Hahn is the key name to note in outsourcing with Jost Kotthoff serving as global head of technology transactions.

          Practice head(s):

          Jost Kotthoff

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘W&C added value through the considerable domain knowledge of our specific engagement, they had experience that was relevant for our software OEM agreements.’

          ‘Arlene Hahn was a great help to the team, she efficiently kept us focused on the process and ensured that we kept abreast of comments and negotiation topics. She added her industry knowledge to the negotiation which helped identify issues and help find resolutions based on current industry practices.’

          ‘We needed a law firm with unique legal, technical, and software experience and expertise to balance the legal needs of both companies, ensure that we complied with the complex legal requirements of our relationship, and understood how to translate our concepts into an understandable simple legal framework. We selected White & Case and I could not have been happier. Over the course of several months and more than 80 contract revisions, the team diligently met our needs, pivoted on a dime as needed (which was often), and was extremely responsive. The net result was the largest agreement signed between our companies and the framework through which all of our joint products will flow. We have already seen the fruit of our labors with large orders and expect many, many more. This could not have been done without the White & Case team, more specifically Arlene Hahn.’

          ‘Arlene Hahn was involved from nearly the beginning of the Master OEM Agreement (MOEMA). She drove the meetings, took notes, translated our ramblings into a comprehensible legal framework, recorded actions, and kept us on task. Over the course of several months and more than 80 contract revisions, she ensured that we stayed on track and moved toward the end goal. I assure you that this was not just a case of excellent “project management”. While the complex project with many stakeholders was expertly managed, Arlene was also able to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders and ensure the complete satisfaction of those involved, which is a rarity with so many legal and commercial people. Moreover, Arlene is that very rare lawyer that combines a deep understanding of clients’ strategic goals with the tactical ability to reflect this intuitively and comprehensively in the final agreement. I would unhesitatingly recommend Arlene and her White & Case team to any company looking to outsource legal support for a technology transaction.’

          Key clients

          Panasonic Corporation

          Avast plc

          Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp

          dMY Technologies

          SES Holdings Pte. Ltd.

          Fusion Acquisition Corp.

          Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp.

          ION Acquisition Corp 1 Ltd.

          CM Life Sciences

          Work highlights

          • Advised Panasonic Corporation on its acquisition of Blue Yonder, a leading end-to-end, and digital fulfillment platform provider.
          • Represented Avast plc, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies, on the carve-out disposal of its Family Safety Mobile Business to Smith Micro Software, Inc.

          Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 3

          White & Case LLP is a popular choice with clients who praise the firm’s ‘exceptional customer focus and speed of advice,‘ and its ‘tremendous breadth of knowledge and skills’. Clients come from across a range of sectors including social media, e-commerce, software and hardware manufacturing. The US team works closely with colleagues in key hubs such as Frankfurt, and advises on a range of IP licensing, partnership, outsourcing and supply and distribution agreements. The lawyers also offer critical support on high profile corporate transactions, including M&A and SPAC combinations. A team including highly-rated former partner Daren Orzechowski left to join Allen & Overy LLP in late 2021, but the firm retains several high quality lawyers. Clients ‘unhesitatingly recommend‘ New York partner Arlene Hahn, who has an extremely good track record on IP and technology driven transactions and now heads the global technology transactions and outsourcing practice. Erin Hanson, who handles technology and outsourcing agreements, is praised for her ‘wonderful attention to detail‘.

          Practice head(s):

          Arlene Hahn

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘Tremendous breadth of knowledge and skills and the ability to give advice in a way that is straightforward and understandable to the layman.’

          ‘Exceptional customer focus and speed of advice. Prepared to go the extra mile to ensure we understand any advice given, the impact of our decisions. There are two Partners that truly stand out and both with different and complimentary skills I would like to mention.

          ‘Very responsive, detail oriented. Team approach that doesn’t feel over-lawyered.’

          ‘Great experience with Erin Hanson. She’s focused on achieving the best outcome for her client, and making sure that the client is with here along the way. She is great at explaining language and positional nuances and a strong advocate during negotiation. She pays wonderful attention to detail.’

          ‘We selected White & Case and I could not have been happier. The team diligently met our needs, pivoted on a dime as needed (which was often), and was extremely responsive. Our deal could not have been done without the White & Case team, more specifically Arlene Hahn.’

          ‘Arlene Hahn was involved from nearly the beginning. She drove the meetings, took notes, translated our ramblings into a comprehensible legal framework, recorded actions, and kept us on task. Arlene was also able to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders and ensure the complete satisfaction of those involved, which is a rarity with so many legal and commercial people. Moreover, Arlene is that very rare lawyer that combines a deep understanding of clients’ strategic goals with the tactical ability to reflect this intuitively and comprehensively in the final agreement. I would unhesitatingly recommend Arlene and her White & Case team to any company looking to outsource legal support for a technology transaction.’

          ‘White & Case has a very good transactions team. They are knowledgeable and very professional in the way they treated us as well as our contract partner. Always calm, cool and considered in their opinions and very insightful. Exactly what we were looking for in an advisor.’

          ‘We worked extensively with Arlene Hahn. She is thorough, clever and provides great insights. It is/was a pleasure working with her and I highly recommend her in leading or supporting difficult transactions.’

          Key clients

          Panasonic Corporation

          Avast

          Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp

          dMY Technologies

          SES Holdings

          Fusion Acquisition

          Falcon Capital Acquisition

          ION Acquisition Corp 1

          CM Life Sciences

          Work highlights

            Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 4

            The New York office at White & Case LLP has a large commercial litigation practice in which key partners handle securities cases as part of their broader portfolio of work. In securities matters, the firm has strong local and cross-border capabilities, and it frequently defends US and non-US companies and their management in US securities litigation and government civil or criminal enforcement actions, including matters before the DOJ and SEC. Its lawyers have in-depth knowledge of litigation under the 1933 and 1934 Securities Acts, including shareholder class action lawsuits, shareholder derivative suits, and the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisory Act. Practice head Glenn Kurtz and key partner Kim Havlin (Haviv) are currently representing Tufin Software Technologies in Section 11 claims in New York state court and in federal court in California in which plaintiffs alleges that the company made misrepresentations relating to its 2019 IPO.

            Practice head(s):

            Glenn Kurtz

            Other key lawyers:

            Key clients

            Toshiba

            Tufin Software Technologies

            Certain officers and directors of Nefin Acquisition Corp.

            Transocean

            Frank Kneuttel

            Work highlights

            • Representing Netfin/Triterras in SPAC Litigation involving allegations of misrepresentations connected with Netfin’s acquisition of Triterras Fintech Pte. Ltd., and including claims under Section 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Section 10 of the Securities Exchange Act.
            • Representing Israeli software company Tufin Software Technologies in Securities Fraud Litigation in the Southern District of New York. Defending claims involving allegations of misrepresentations connected with Tufin’s April 2019 IPO.
            • Representing Toshiba in long running securities class action in California alleging $2.6 billion accounting fraud. The firm is defending a long-running securities fraud suit in the Central District of California.

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

            Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences Tier 5

            White & Case LLP‘s growing life sciences team advises clients on their major transactional and contentious matters, representing a mix of emerging companies and life sciences giants. It is particularly known for its antitrust expertise, providing both support in mergers and direct anti-competitive behavior litigation expertise. The team is led by Peter Carney out of Washington DC, with prior experience as the head of the firm’s competition group. Also notable are New York-based patent litigator Colleen Tracy James and competition litigator Robert Milne.

            Practice head(s):

            Peter Carney

            Key clients

            AbbVie

            Anthem

            Biotronik

            CM Life Sciences

            Boston Scientific

            Gilead Sciences

            Hikma Pharmaceuticals

            Johnson & Johnson

            Myriad Genetics

            Novartis Pharma

            Novasep Holding

            Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

            Pfizer

            Samsung Bioepis

            Vertex

            Real estate Tier 5

            White & Case LLP‘s real estate practice is led by Eugene Leone out of its Chicago and New York locations, working within the wider multidisciplinary national group to advise on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions of varying asset types. Leone has a strong track record acting on behalf of investors, private equity houses, entrepreneurs and public companies in leasing and developments.

            Practice head(s):

            Eugene Leone

            Key clients

            VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc.

            Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation

            Work highlights

            • Advised VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. on real estate matters related to its business combination with Dave Inc.
            • Advised Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation on real estate matters related to the sale of its Atlantic Aviation business to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

            Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 5

            Connected to a global network of experts and regularly appearing before the IRS and foreign tax authorities, White & Case LLP is highly experienced in US and cross-border tax controversy resolution, particularly regarding transfer pricing disputes on behalf of Fortune 100 companies. The team is experienced in appeals and alternative dispute resolution procedures involving international tax treaties. Based in Washington DC, practice head Kim Marie Boylan is an expert in transfer pricing disputes, often appearing before IRS with alternative dispute resolution and administrative appeals expertise; Brian Gleicher leads the transfer pricing practice and regulatory represents multinationals in transfer pricing disputes through mutual agreement processes and advance pricing agreements.

            Practice head(s):

            Kim Marie Boylan; Brian Gleicher

            Testimonials

            ‘Genuinely honest and diligent.’

            ‘The White and Case team is technical, intelligent, and strategic. They analyze facts and law and determine the most strategic path to resolution of tax controversies.’

            ‘Brian Gleicher is an exceptional tax controversy attorney. He quickly grasps the facts surrounding the issue at hand and he is exceptional at navigating the various paths of issue resolution to drive successful results.’

            Key clients

            Valero Energy Corporation

            Work highlights

            • Represented Valero Energy Corporation in a federal income tax refund action.

            Industry focus > Energy regulation: electric power

            Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas

            Latin America: International firms > Capital markets Tier 1

            White & Case LLP achieved significant deal volumes in 2021, including a number of high-value and blockbuster transactions. Much of this is down to the firm’s focus on Brazil, primarily through its Sao Paulo and New York offices, where it has picked up a series of headline engagements. It has achieved additional prominence in Brazil’s vibrant fintech segment, including advising on the headline $2.6bn IPO by Nubank. With its office in Mexico City, the firm is also picking up quality mandates from a resurgent market, along with impressive deals in Chile and Colombia, and debt restructuring matters in Argentina. Global head of capital markets John Vetterli has a major focus on Latin America, particularly Brazil, having previously been resident in the Sao Paulo office. Donald Baker is a giant of the Brazil market, having founded the Sao Paulo office back in 1997, and has built a hugely impressive client base of Brazilian issuers. Sao Paulo’s John Guzman is an emerging talent with an impressive track-record in Brazil debt and equity offerings. Bibiana Jaimes is another impressive practitioner and Rafael Roberti, who was promoted to partner in 2021, is highly rated by clients. The team was further strengthened with the June-2021 hire of experienced counsel Marie Elena Angulo, from Jones Day, to the Miami office, where fellow counsel Karen Katri -who undertakes securities, bank financing and project financing- was raised to the partnership in October 2022. Named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

            Practice head(s):

            John Vetterli

            Testimonials

            John Vetterli’s team at White & Case is fantastic. They provide exceptional client service, are incredibly responsive and always willing to be creative in structure fee arrangements. They value diversity and empowerment of associates.

            Rafael Roberti led the team in a lengthy, stressful and complex transaction. His agility was a diferential as we needed to provide quick turnaround to the counterparties.

            The team at White & Case is tireless in their effort to provide thoughtful, commercial and actionable advice to clients. They are well integrated in a way that delivers the expertise of the firm without creating overlap or a need for the client to bring additional partners up to speed.

            The team thinks incredibly well on their feet and helps to develop solutions under significant pressure on tight timelines and (unfortunately when necessary) over holidays and weekends. Rafael Roberti, John Vetterli and John Anderson have collaborated with great success to help us get deals done.

            Outstanding collaboration and creativity in an unique ‘one team one dream’ approach to solving the transactions. The team is top-notch in all aspects and diverse.

            Rafael Roberti and John Vetterli are the best law professionals I have had the pleasure of working with. They are geared towards problem solving and efficient execution, uniquely coupling that with creative thinking.

            Always find solutions, very creative team, lots of experience.

            White & Case has provided us a unique experience due to the strong background of the partners, their quality and availability (anytime).

            Key clients

            AI Candelaria (Spain)

            Alfa Desarrollo

            Alpha Holding

            Braskem Idesa

            BofA Securities

            BTG Pactual

            Corporación Quiport

            Credit Suisse Securities (USA)

            Goldman Sachs

            Maxion Wheels de México and Iochpe-Maxion

            Itau BBA USA Securities

            JP Morgan Securities

            Morgan Stanley

            Orazul Energy

            Pesquera Exalmar

            Republic of Suriname

            Sempra Energy

            Scotiabank Chile

            Work highlights

            • Represented the underwriters on Nu Holdings’ IPO and listing of Class A ordinary shares on the New York Stock Exchange and Brazilian depositary receipts on the B3.
            • Represented Alfa Desarrollo, as borrower and issuer, in the structuring and closing of the senior secured financing for the $1.3bn acquisition of Colbún Transmisión by Alfa.
            • Represented Green Luce Soluções Energéticas, High Trend Brasil Serviços e Participações, Proteres Participações, ARC Comércio Construção e Administração de Serviços and Salberg, Smart RJ Concessionária de Iluminação Pública (Smart Luz) and Rio Smart Lighting on the Rule 144A/Reg.S issuance of $165m senior secured notes (due 2032) to certain investors.

            Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

            White & Case LLP has a dynamic Latin America M&A practice with deals throughout the region, particularly Brazil, Mexico, Chile and other larger economies. It continues to be active in energy, infrastructure, technology and financial services. It has also experienced growth in intra-regional deals and with Latin American businesses acquiring assets in the US; it advised QuintoAndar on its headline acquisition of operations of the Navent Group real estate platform in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, and Panama. The firm is noted for both bulge-bracket and mid-cap deals, and benefits from having strong teams in Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Houston, Miami and New York. Rodrigo Dominguez leads the Latin America M&A group and has led the team on a series of headline deals in recent years. William Parish is equally experienced in Latin America M&A, particularly in the energy sector. Sao Paulo office founder Donald Baker provides extensive cross-border M&A experience in Brazil. Marwan Azzi left the firm in 2021. Luisa Muskus impresses at associate level. All named individuals are based in Houston unless stated otherwise.

            Practice head(s):

            Carlos Viana; Chang-Do Gong; Rodrigo Dominguez

            Key clients

            Arroyo Energy Investment Partners

            Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

            Chevron

            I Squared Capital

            KAVAK

            JBS

            OceanPact Serviços Marítimos

            QuintoAndar

            Sempra Energy

            Ultrapar Participacoes

            Zanite Acquisition

            7 Bridges Capital Partners

            IHS Towers

            Work highlights

            • Represented Latin American proptech unicorn, QuintoAndar, on its acquisition of Navent Group’s online real estate technology platform business, including operations in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru.
            • Represented Zanite Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company focused on the aviation sector, on its agreement to enter into a definitive business combination agreement with Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer.
            • Advised Sempra Energy on its $2.1bn stock-for-stock acquisition of the remaining stake in Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova), a large-scale owner and operator of renewable power assets and energy transportation and storage in Mexico.

            Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

            White & Case LLP continues to impress in the market thanks to its consistent prominence in corporate lending, acquisition financings, restructurings and distressed financings, and project finance. It has an extensive geographic focus with sizeable teams in Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Miami and New York. With the growth in US-dollar financings in Brazil, the firm has achieved substantial growth in Sao Paulo and its other Latin America-focused offices; Sao Paulo executive partner and native Portuguese speaker John Anderson led the team that advised Petrobras on a $5bn revolving credit facility. Moreover, the practice continues to be at the forefront of renewable energy project financings in key markets such as Chile, Mexico and Colombia, and is a growing force in transport infrastructure financings in Paraguay and elsewhere. Carlos Viana leads the Latin America practice and is at the forefront of energy and infrastructure financings throughout Latin America. New York partner Sabrena Silver is a key figure in acquisition and structured financings and Chris Hansen is a leader in Latin America aviation finance. Richard Kebrdle is experienced in Latin America restructurings and Anna Andreeva is another key name across bank, acquisition, project and structured finance along with equipment financings and leasing. Adrian Leal and Mexico City’s Fernando Vázquez-Chelius Solis impress at associate level. All individuals are based in Miami unless stated otherwise.

            Practice head(s):

            Carlos Viana

            Testimonials

            Extraordinary knowledge of the partner and associates of the W&C team on collateralized debt transactions with credit assets. They have extensive knowledge of the credit business, finance, and the legal side of transactions. In my experience, it has been the best legal team I have ever worked with. High knowledge of the business and an efficient ability to optimise resources.

            The firm highlights the ability of the partner, Sabrena Silver, in not only giving legal advice but also business and strategic advice in the transaction given her experience. It has strong positions that guarantee to find the best transaction for the client. They have a much more strategic vision than their competitors and an extraordinary knowledge of this type of business. Outstanding partner: Sabrena Silver. Qualities: Efficient use of costs, great experience, ability to go further in consulting to create a positive impact on the company.

            The team of White & Case is extremely experienced and with deep knowledge of the sector. During the transaction they were advising our company they showed high capabilities and lot of proactivity to search solutions in every single stage of the process. The overall opinion about the firm is excellent.

            Stand out partners: Carlos Viana, Thomas Pate, Jeannine Acevedo, John Anderson and John Guzman.

            ‘Stand out associates: Adrian Leal.

            ‘They have the ability to quickly understand complex financing structures and translate them into legal documents.

            Sabrena Silver and Fernando Vázquez stand out for their speed in preparing legal documentation. The timely follow-up of post-closing issues has been decisive in building a long-term relationship.

            Key clients

            Ad hoc bondholder group of LATAM Airlines Creditors

            Aerovias de Mexico

            Arroyo Energy Investment Partners

            Alfa Desarrollo

            Banco BTG Pactual

            Banco Bradesco

            Banco de Credito de Peru

            Banco do Brasil

            Banco Nacional de Desenvolimento Economico e Social (BNDES)

            Banco Santander

            Banco Votorantim

            Bankunited

            Bank of America

            Bank of China

            Bank of Nova Scotia

            Bayport Management

            BNP Paribas

            BP Bunge Bioenergia

            Caramuru Alimentos

            Citibank

            Citigroup Global Markets

            CSN Mineração

            Deutsche Bank AG London

            First Citizens Bank

            HSBC Bank USA

            KfW IPEX-Bank

            ING Bank

            ING Capital

            Instituto de Crédito Oficial

            Itaú Unibanco

            JPMorgan Chase Bank

            Kavak

            Metrobank

            Mizuho Bank

            Moneda Deuda Latinoamerica Fondo de Inversión

            Morgan Stanley

            MUFG Bank

            Oaktree Capital Management

            Pesquera Exalmar

            Petrobras

            Prival Bank

            Rabobank

            Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

            Work highlights

            • Represented Arroyo Energy Investment Partners on the acquisition by its investment vehicle Inversiones Arco 4 of the equity interests of Gasmar from Empresas Gasco and Abastible.
            • Represented Alfa Desarrollo, as borrower and issuer, in the structuring and closing of the senior secured financing for Alfa’s $1.3bn acquisition of Colbún Transmisión in Chile.
            • Represented Petrobras in a $5bn revolving credit facility.

            Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

            White & Case LLP leverages its extensive client relationships and networks across Latin America to provide high-level investment and commercial arbitration support across the region. With more than three-decades’ experience in the Latin American market the ‘committed’ international arbitration team ‘works hand-in-hand’ with clients, doing so ‘with the greatest rigour’; as a result, it has built significant scale in the region. This has enabled the practice to take on a broad range of arbitration disputes across multiple sectors, with particular strength in energy, natural resources, financial services, technology and transportation matters. The ‘deeply impressive and knowledgeableJonathan Hamilton   in Washington DC fronts the firm’s Latin American arbitration practice, with the highly respected global head of international arbitration Abby Smutny  providing further senior leadership input. ‘Excellent professionals’ Ank Santens   and Rafael Llano  (based in New York and Mexico City, respectively), are praised for their ‘deep knowledge’ and are among the many senior names on a deep roster of talent. Silvia Marchili , who divides her time between Houston and Miami, focuses on complex investment and commercial claims, while Washington DC-based Francisco Jijón  handles ICSID and UNCITRAL-governed matters and also handles commercial arbitration and litigation in various forums and arbitrations before US courts. Jorge Mattamouros  in Houston is best known for his work in Brazil’s oil and gas sector. The practice has expanded its senior ranks with the promotion of Lucas De Ferrari  (in Paris) and Sven Volkmer  (in New York) to the partnership; and that of Mariele Coulet Díaz  to counsel in Mexico City. A strong pipeline of counsel and associate-level talent includes rising star Michelle Grando  and Alejandro Martínez de Hoz  in Washington DC; Estefania San Juan  in Miami; and Madrid-based Ignacio Madalena  (primarily on Spain-LatAm related matters). Since research concluded, San Juan has been raised to the partnership, effective October 2022.

            Practice head(s):

            Jonathan Hamilton; Abby Smutny

            Testimonials

            ‘Ank Santens and Rafael Llano are excellent professionals with a deep knowledge of their industry. We have a high level of trust in their advice.’

            ‘A committed team that works hand in hand with the client with the greatest rigour.’

            ‘Rafael Llano is outstanding in his strategic approach.’

            Key clients

            Daniel Kappes and Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA)

            Webuild

            Red Eagle Mining

            Telefónica

            Rutas de Lima

            Zurich Insurance Company

            Zurich South America Invest

            Eldorado Brasil Celulose

            PT Ventures SGPS

            MetLife

            Mitsui & Co

            Work highlights

            • Represent Daniel Kappes and Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) as claimant in an ICSID arbitration against Guatemala in relation to the suspension of operations at a mine in the country.
            • Acting for WeBuild in a treaty arbitration against Panama in connection with the high profile $5.5bn Panama Canal expansion project.
            • Represent Red Eagle Mining, as claimant, in ICSID arbitration against Colombia brought under the Canada-Colombia BIT and concerning claims of governmental expropriation of one of three gold mining concessions located in an environmental preservation zone, along with related financial losses.

            Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

            White & Case LLP continues to be at the forefront of energy projects and is a growing force in infrastructure transactions in certain markets. The firm’s substantial presence in Sao Paulo has positioned it for the surge in US-dollar financings in Brazil, including offshore oil and gas, transport infrastructure and water sanitation projects. The firm’s sizeable capital markets team in Sao Paulo and New York are also a factor in growth in project bonds engagements. Outside of Brazil, the Latin America team has landed a series of bulge-bracket solar power matters in Chile, including the financing of a portfolio of greenfield solar projects, along with further renewable energy projects in Mexico and additional energy matters in Colombia. It is also active in smaller markets such as Paraguay, including headline road project financings. Carlos Viana leads the Latin America practice group and is a market leader in project financings in the region. Jeannine Acevedo is another prominent figure in energy and infrastructure projects (including PPPs) in Latin America. New York partner Thomas Pate has emerged as strong player in energy and infrastructure projects, notably for road infrastructure projects in Paraguay and elsewhere. Sean Goldstein is rated for project development and project finance, including solar power projects in Chile and Colombia, road projects in Colombia, and wind projects in the Dominican Republic; he also has extensive experience in Mexico and is relationship partner for IDB Invest. Sao Paulo managing partner John Anderson is playing a key role in the expansion of the practice in Brazil; while dual-qualified (New York/Florida) Anna Andreeva provides additional depth on bank and project finance, and equipment leasing and finance transactions. New York associate Raffaele Turco is rated for project development and project finance in Latin America. All named individuals are based in Miami unless stated otherwise.

            Practice head(s):

            Carlos Viana; Nandan Nelivigi; Mark Castillo-Bernaus

            Testimonials

            The practice of projects and Energy of W&C is one of the best in the market, they have extensive capabilities to provide clients with everything they need. The team led by Carlos Viana stands out in every way from the professional aspect as well as from the human aspect, they are always concerned with how to help junior lawyers grow and be trained in the best way.

            Carlos Viana is a leading lawyer in this area and with a great reputation among his competitors in this area. Thomas Pate is a great lawyer who in the negotiation offers confidence to his counterpart, which speeds up the process.

            Carlos Viana has a tremendous ability to leverage White & Case’s global expertise on LatAm problems. If the firm has someone in Melbourne or Stockholm who has experience navigating an issue new to the LatAm market, Carlos not only knows who that person is, but can always get them engaged to help your project.

            The partners who stand out the most are Carlos Viana and Jeannine Acevedo. They are available 24/7 for their clients and their advice is comprehensive and is not limited to legal matters. If they are asked for counsel they will always lend it. They are empathetic with their clients and with the other attorneys. They are the best team in the Latin American market.

            Customer service is incredible; they meet their deadlines; they work whatever days/hours; they warn when there may be an unnecessary expense or investment of time/money, which is rare. Jeannine Acevedo is one of the best in the world, without a doubt.

            Team strengths- knowledge of O&G/Energy market and finance; ability to work in challenging timeframes; expedite drafting.

            John Anderson: ability to propose solutions and tailor made transactions.

            Raffaele Turco is a uniquely skilled senior level associate. He’s the best attorney I’ve worked with for supporting the negotiation of project documents, not just in Latin America – in the world. He brings tremendous knowledge of how to balance lender concerns, market dynamics, and protecting the developer.

            Key clients

            Alfa Desarrollo

            Atlas Renewable Energy

            Arroyo Energy Investment Partners

            Bank of Nova Scotia

            Bancolombia

            BNP Paribas

            Braskem Idesa

            Credit Agricole Securities (USA)

            DNB Markets

            EnfraGen

            IDB Invest

            ING Capital

            KfW IPEX-Bank

            Mizuho

            MUFG Bank

            Natixis

            Ocho A

            Poseidón Energía Renovable

            Rio Smart Lighting

            Rutas del Este

            Sacyr Concesiones

            Smart RJ Concessionária de Iluminação Pública

            SMBC

            Société Générale

            Work highlights

            • Advised Alfa Desarrollo, a consortium controlled by APG Energy and Infra Investments, and Celeo Redes, as borrower and issuer, on the structuring and closing of the senior secured financing for Alfa’s $1.3bn acquisition of Colbún Transmisión.
            • Represented Green Luce Soluções Energéticas, High Trend Brasil Serviços e Participações, Proteres Participações, ARC Comércio Construção e Administração de Serviços and Salberg (as the sponsors), Smart RJ Concessionária de Iluminação Pública (Smart Luz) and Rio Smart Lighting (as the issuer) on the issuance of 12.25% senior secured notes (due 2032).
            • Acted as Braskem Idesa’s New York counsel for the term loan, and as project finance counsel and Mexican counsel, in respect of the notes offering, with regard to the refinancing of Braskem Idesa’s $1.35bn project finance loans.

            India > Foreign firms

            White & Case Pte. Ltd. is rated highly not only for its India market expertise but also for its client service; ‘its use of research tools along with legal innovation makes them a premier law firm‘. It also demonstrates a commitment to diversity; it meets the criteria for Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Certification in respect of its drive to employ females, lawyers of colour and LGBTQ+ lawyers. The core teams are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and New York from where it serves multinationals, private equity houses, commercial and investment banks, alternative investment and sovereign funds and government entities. It advises clients on pursuing opportunities in India and Indian companies on their international activities and investments. It has leading cross-border M&A and private equity offerings and impressive disputes and arbitration practices. Nandan Nelivigi heads the India team and focuses on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures involving India, with particular experience of the energy and infrastructure sectors. Dipen Sabharwal QC in London has an impressive international arbitration practice (he is New York, India and England and Wales qualified). Aloke Ray QC, also based in London, undertakes high-value arbitrations and disputes. Rahul Guptan (joined from Clifford Chance in mid 2021) has more than 20 years of experience advising on complex cross-border India-related transactions and specialises in securities and corporate law with a special focus on capital markets transactions. Daniel Abercromby in Hong Kong, joined the banking and finance team in 2020 and further bolsters the India sponsor finance practice, and counsel Aditya Singh specialises in international arbitration and has noteworthy experience handling corruption investigations.

            Practice head(s):

            Testimonials

            ‘Dipen Sabharwal, QC is an excellent lawyer, thorough, always well prepared. Calm and conveys reassurance.’

            Dan Abercromby at W&C HK is an excellent addition. He leads the sponsor side of the banking practice for India.’

            White & Case is one the reputed firms which offers exceptional services to the client. They have sector specific experts. They have good knowledge of Indian market and have been involved in various legal issues relating to the Indian market. Their use of research tools along with legal innovation makes them a premier law firm. I have always found their manner of analysing law as a mean to find commercial solution to the legal problem very helpful and always appreciated by the client.’

            ‘Very strong ability to present international and local law expertise and market insights. Very strong senior associate team led by Peiwen Chen.’

            Key clients

            Facebook, Inc.

            The Carlyle Group

            TPG Capital

            Citigroup Global Markets

            Legris Industries

            Sun Chemical

            Clariant Plastics & Coatings AG

            Advent International

            Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings

            Republic of India

            China Development Bank, the Export and Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank), and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

            Work highlights

            • Representation of Schneider Electric on its ₹14,000 crore (approx. US$1.89 billion) acquisition of Larsen & Toubro Electrical & Automation business and the subsequent consortium between Schneider Electrics partnership with Temasek Holdings Private Limited, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. The transaction won “Cross Border Deal of the Year (over US$1 billion)” at the M&A Advisor’s Awards 2020 and “India Deal of the Year” by India Business Law Journal 2020.
            • Representation of Carlyle Group on its US$490 million acquisition of Piramal Pharma, a deal shortlisted as “Asia Private Equity Deal of the Year” in the Asia Legal Awards 2021.
            • Representation of the Republic of India in enforcement proceedings initiated worldwide by Cairn Energy plc and Cairn UK Holdings Limited – including in the USA, UK, Singapore and France – to enforce a US$ 1.2 billion investment arbitration award obtained purportedly under the UK-India Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”) in December 2020.

            Turkey > Foreign firms

            White & Case LLP is one of the most established foreign firms in Turkey through its subsidiary GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case), with heavyweight offerings in corporate and finance law. Its client roster is particularly impressive in the banking and investment spaces, and tech sector M&A has also been a recent area of note for the firm. English-qualified partner Sebastian Buss is a key name in the financing sphere; he has deep experience in transactions across energy and infrastructure and has advised on key healthcare PPP projects.

            Practice head(s):

            Sebastian Buss

            Key clients

            Borusan Holding

            Akbank

            QNB Finansbank

            Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası

            Türkiye İş Bankası

            ICBC Turkey Yatırım Menkul Değerler

            Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

            China Construction Bank

            Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası.

            T.C. Zirrat Bankası

            Halk Banka Skopje

            Yapı Kredi Bank Nederland

            Halkbank Beograd

            Demir-Halk Bank (Nederland)

            ICBC Turkey

            Ülker Bisküvi Sanayi

            Hepsiburada.com

            Zorlu Yenilenebilir Enerji (Zorlu Renewables)

            Zynga

            Firmenich International

            EBRD

            Türkiye Garanti Bankası

            DenizBank

            Work highlights

            • Advised Borusan Holding on its borrowing of a dual-tranche $155m and €87m syndicated loan from an international and domestic consortium of 11 banks.
            • Advised the group of lenders on the restructuring of the existing debt of İdo İstanbul Deniz Otobüsleri.
            • Advised Hepsiburada.com on its $780m IPO (including a greenshoe option) on Nasdaq.

            Latin America: International firms > Compliance and investigations

            White & Case LLP has a highly developed Latin America practice, featuring a sizeable cohort of white-collar crime and investigations specialists. This central team includes a number of native Spanish speakers. The group frequently represents clients in connection with FCPA violation and accounting fraud allegations, among other big-ticket matters, and has deep experience in engaging with the DOJ and SEC. It has handled some of the biggest corruption cases ever seen in the Latin America region. Michael Garcia is unique in having an accounting degree, making him especially well-equipped in accounting fraud investigations, while he also has a fine record in FCPA violation allegations, particularly in Brazil and Mexico. Maria Beguiristain is another experienced Latin America specialist with a particular focus on Ecuador and Central America. New York partner Virginia Chavez Romano and Mexico City’s Enrique Espejel are also key names. Named individuals are based in Miami unless stated otherwise.

            Practice head(s):

            Scott Hershman

            Testimonials

            Very rigorous and strategically accompany the client. Build a relationship of trust.’

            Maria Beguiristain is a very rigorous, attentive and knowledgeable partner of all compliance trends.

            They are very present in Latam. They work a lot with listed companies and SEC angles.

            Michael Garcia is the main name for me. He is very clear and straightforward.

            Key clients

            JBS

            Work highlights

            • Represented Brazilian meat-processing company, JBS, in its implementation of a global compliance program, related to a leniency agreement executed by JBS’s parent company following a high profile corruption investigation involving the former president of Brazil.

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