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Bracewell LLP

Global 2022
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Ranked lawyers
29
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About

Provided by Bracewell LLP
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Managing Partner: Gregory M Bopp
Number of partners: 167
Number of lawyers: 344
Languages: Arabic, Bangla, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Firm Overview
Bracewell is a leading law firm that is known worldwide for its unique depth and experience in the energy, infrastructure, finance and technology industries throughout the world. The firm's industry focus results in comprehensive state-of-the-art knowledge of the commercial, legal and governmental challenges faced by its clients and enables it to provide innovative solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes.

Main Areas of Practice 

Corporate & Securities
Bracewell advises leading companies, financial institutions, private equity firms and small and mid-cap companies on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, general corporate matters and securities law compliance.

Energy & Infrastructure – Oil & Gas
Bracewell represents clients across the oil and gas value chain, including upstream exploration and development companies; oilfield service businesses; pipeline, storage and terminals companies; refining and chemicals companies; commercial banks, trading houses, investors and private equity investors involved in oil and gas; and investment banks, other intermediaries and strategic advisors to oil and gas companies and investors.

Energy & Infrastructure – Power
Bracewell represents utilities, independent power producers, retail electric businesses, commodity trading houses and investors in transactions and regulatory and compliance matters relating to conventional and renewable power sources and transmission.

Environmental Strategies
Bracewell provides advice, strategy and advocacy related to the most significant environmental legal issues, including regulatory enforcement and compliance, strategic permitting, infrastructure development, corporate transactions, incident preparedness and response, investigations, litigation, and policy and public advocacy.

Finance
Lenders, underwriters, issuers and borrowers turn to Bracewell’s finance team for its extensive capabilities to assist with high-level and complex financing deals. Bracewell advises sponsors and lenders in financings of all forms, including corporate loans, capital market debt, first and second lien financing, project financing, and restructurings and workouts.

Financial Restructuring
Bracewell’s cross-disciplinary team advises on special situations, distressed investments and acquisitions, lending and financing activities in connection with Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court transactions.

Government Relations
Bracewell’s policy resolution group is a unique team of lawyers, lobbyists and strategic communications professionals with decades of experience operating in Washington, DC.

Litigation
For more than 75 years, Bracewell litigators have excelled in courtrooms across the United States and internationally, earning the respect of both judges and adversaries. The team represents industry leaders in their most high-profile and complex matters, including commercial, securities, patent, white-collar, international arbitration, environment and energy litigation, as well as appellate issues arising from these matters.

Public Finance
Bracewell provides bond, disclosure and tax counsel to issuers, underwriters, trustees, third-party credit providers and borrowers. The team assists clients with traditional and highly structured project finance conduit transactions involving housing, industrial development, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, higher education, private and primary secondary schools, cultural arts organisations, nonprofit organisations, waste disposal facilities, airports and state agencies.

Tax
Bracewell’s tax team advises clients on federal, state and international tax issues related to structuring and documenting business transactions. The firm is well verses with tax considerations relevant to c-corporations, s-corporations, partnerships, MLPs, REITs, trust and sovereign entities.

Technology & Intellectual Property
Bracewell utilises a well-rounded approach to facilitate protection of technology assets to align with the long term goals of the client. Bracewell provides practical coverage in all areas of technology and intellectual property, with established practitioners who file, prosecute and litigate patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and provide advice and support on an array of transactional or adversarial matters. Lawyers also advise on outsourcing, licensing, technology transfers and joint venture agreements.

White Collar Defense & Investigations
Bracewell guides business institutions, executive and employees through the challenges associates with investigation and prosecution. The firm conducts internal investigations; defends clients in criminal, civil and regulatory investigations and prosecutions; and advises on corporate compliance programs.

Ranked Offices

Provided by Bracewell LLP

USA - Head office
UK
  • London
    Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, Greater London, UK, EC2N 1HQ
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United Arab Emirates
  • Dubai
    Emirates Towers Offices Level 29, PO Box 6750, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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USA
  • Austin
    111 Congress Avenue, Suite 2300, Austin, Texas, USA, TX 78701-4061
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    New York
    31 W. 52nd Street, Suite 1900, New York, New York, USA, 10019
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    Washington, DC
    2001 M Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA, 20036
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Bracewell LLP rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Band
Africa-wide
Projects & Energy
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Jason Fox
5
Jason Fox
5
Band 5
Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas
1 Department
Department
Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas
3
Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas
3
Band 3
Global: Multi-Jurisdictional
Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas
1 Department
Department
Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas
3
Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas
3
Band 3
Middle East-wide
Projects & Energy
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Projects & Energy
4
Projects & Energy
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Clint Steyn
4
Clint Steyn
4
Band 4
Andrej Kormuth
U
Andrej Kormuth
U
Up and Coming
UK
Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
2
Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Jason Fox
1
Jason Fox
1
Band 1
Energy Sector (International & Cross-Border)
1 Department
Department
Energy Sector (International & Cross-Border)
2
Energy Sector (International & Cross-Border)
2
Band 2
Projects
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Projects
3
Projects
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Oliver Irwin
3
Oliver Irwin
3
Band 3
United Arab Emirates
Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
3
Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Christopher R Williams
1
Christopher R Williams
1
Band 1
USA
Derivatives
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Charles R Mills
3
Band 3
Derivatives: Enforcement
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Charles R Mills
Spotlight Table
Energy Sector (International & Cross-Border)
1 Department
Department
Energy Sector (International & Cross-Border)
3
Energy Sector (International & Cross-Border)
3
Band 3
Energy: Electricity (Finance)
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Energy: Electricity (Finance)
1
Energy: Electricity (Finance)
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Catherine Hood
1
Catherine Hood
1
Band 1
J. Anthony Terrell
1
J. Anthony Terrell
1
Band 1
Todd W Eckland
1
Todd W Eckland
1
Band 1
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