Firm / Organisation

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Chairperson: Kim Koopersmith
Number of partners: 324
Number of other lawyers: 632
Asian Offices: Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore
European Offices: Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Moscow
Middle East Offices: United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai
USA Offices: Dallas, Fort Worth, Hartford, Houston, Irvine, Longview, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington, DC 

Practice Area Contacts:
Global Project Finance:
Dino Barajas
Mergers & Acquisitions: Gabe Procaccini
Capital Markets: Alan J Feld
Cross-Border Transactions: Doug Glass
Finance: Carlos Bermudez
Financial Restructuring: David Simonds
Private Equity: David Antheil

Firm Overview:
Recognised for its sophisticated clients and capabilities as well as for its outstanding team of legal professionals, Akin Gump is a global law firm with 21 offices and more than 900 lawyers advising across a wide range of practices and industries. The firm is well known for its commercial approach and its commitment to client service. With its innovative leadership, the firm has made a swift rise to the top of the profession.

Main Areas Of Practice:
Akin Gump’s Latin America practice represents clients in its banking, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, asset finance, joint ventures and venture capital transactions with a special focus on energy related matters, both in the upstream and downstream sectors. The firm also advises market-leading lenders, investors and developers in a wide range of projects and financings in the energy, power, water, natural resources, mining, infrastructure, telecommunications and commercial sectors.

In addition, the firm’s market-leading public law and policy and international trade practices represent companies and trade associations based in Latin America, as well as governments and organisations doing business and seeking to do business in Latin America, on the full range of policy, trade and investment matters. The investment management practice counsels clients on both their structure and investments across the region, as well as with regard to investment-related disputes. Finally, the firm’s compliance and investigations practices are involved in sensitive regulatory and governmental proceedings.

The firm’s deep experience includes work on transactions, disputes and advice to clients across Latin America, including in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela.

By leveraging the firm’s international, multi-disciplinary footprint, Akin Gump is able to draw on the linguistic, cultural and legal knowledge of its lawyers to advise a diverse base of clients. Lawyers involved in the Latin American practice have a thorough understanding of Latin American legal systems and culture, and include numerous bilingual lawyers across all offices. The firm also has established long-standing relationships with local law firms throughout the region, providing clients with coordinated seamless advice based on extensive regional experience and local knowledge.

International Work:
With more than a third of its offices outside the United States, Akin Gump has a global reach and its lawyers are fluent in over 40 languages. The firm has offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hartford, Hong Kong, Houston, Irvine, London, Longview, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Singapore and Washington, DC.