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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 LLP is a leading law and government relations firm primarily serving the energy, infrastructure finance and technology sectors throughout the world. Bracewell’s industry focus results in comprehensive state-of-the-art knowledge of the commercial, legal and governmental challenges faced by clients and enables the firm’s lawyers 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 70 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.