USA Offices: Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Orange County (CA), Hartford, Providence
European Offices: London, Paris
Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 70 years ago, Brown Rudnick has more than 250 lawyers and government relations professionals providing advice and services across key areas of the law. Beyond the United States, the firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With its Brown Rudnick Centre for the Public Interest, the firm has created an innovative model combining its pro bono, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts.
Brown Rudnick’s Latin America team has extensive experience on a broad range of matters across the region, including Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as Central America and the Caribbean. With the firm’s deep understanding of the business culture, regulatory climate and regional issues, Brown Rudnick is well positioned to help clients achieve their business goals in Latin America. This team also represents Latin American companies with cross-border business opportunities, litigation and arbitration in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa.
The firm advises US businesses and other global clients in the following areas in Latin America: mergers and acquisitions; venture capital and entrepreneurship; private equity; cross-border transactional (including such matters as factory relocations, outsourcing, infrastructure development, power plants, renewable energy, construction); joint ventures and strategic alliances; corporate finance and restructuring; litigation, arbitration and investment treaty disputes; merger control and antitrust; taxation and international trade (including industry exchange control and tax structuring, cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, cross-border service, distribution and licensing); and regulatory (including Exchange Control, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Anti-bribery Act, Compliance, US Food and Drug Administration and European and Latin America agencies).
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With relentless focus on the clients’ objectives, Brown Rudnick provides business-focused solutions that address today’s ever-changing, everdemanding competitive marketplace. Assembling cross-disciplinary teams to suit clients’ specific needs, Brown Rudnick focuses its attention on those practice areas and industries where the firm is a recognised leader, including: bankruptcy and corporate restructuring; complex litigation and arbitration; corporate, securities and M&A; distressed debt and claims trading; emerging companies; energy, utilities and environmental; finance; funds; government contracts; government law and strategies; health care; intellectual property; intellectual property litigation; international dispute resolution; life sciences; real estate; tax; white collar defense and government investigations.
An important strategic focus includes representing hedge funds both domestically and internationally. Brown Rudnick serves fund clients in a wide spectrum of investment activities such as fund transactions, distressed debt and claims trading, portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions, and shareholder activism. When representing funds as bondholders in major domestic or international corporations, Brown Rudnick, unlike many of its competitors, has the ability to be directly adverse to leading commercial banks that may be at odds with bondholders in the capital structure. This has allowed the firm to occupy a key strategic position in the legal market: to act conflict-free against these major financial institutions in complex global litigation and other high-value matters.
Brown Rudnick also differentiates itself through representation of private equity and venture funds and venture-backed companies across the US and throughout Europe. Fueled in part by the needs of clients in the technology and life sciences sectors, Brown Rudnick’s prowess in closing complex crossborder acquisitions and financings is notable for a firm of its size. Brown Rudnick drives life-cycle client relationships by providing all necessary strategic advice, from company organisation through all stages of a client’s growth and financing to the client’s final sale or IPO and its ongoing needs as a public company. The firm’s active patent practice, licensing and IP litigation team complement this slate of services, helping clients to protect, defend and leverage their key business assets.
Brown Rudnick’s litigation and arbitration team, with a robust US and international presence, provides a full range of litigation, arbitration and mediation services to clients around the world. The firm represents clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including financial, regulatory and fraud investigations. Specific areas of focus include restructuring and insolvency, mass torts, real estate, telecommunications, government contracts, construction, intellectual property, international arbitration and white collar defence and government investigations. The firm is regularly arrayed against many of the world’s most prominent financial institutions and investment banks, in some of the most contentious engagements on behalf of bondholders, creditors, equity holders and other investors, foreign liquidators and tort claimants.