Chairman: George Kahale III
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a leading international law firm providing a broad range of legal services to clients around the world. Curtis operates through its 16 offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Central and East Asia. The firm’s international orientation has been a hallmark of its practice for nearly two centuries. Curtis attorneys are internationalists with a deep understanding of the cultural as well as business sensitivities associated with conducting business across borders. Curtis represents clients across industry sectors, including multinational corporations and financial institutions, governments and state-owned companies, money managers, sovereign wealth funds, family-owned businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs.
Main Areas of Practice:
Curtis assists clients through all stages of the capital-raising process, from advice on the most appropriate listing venue through preparation of listing and offering documentation and negotiation of all key contractual documents. The firm counsels issuers, investment banks, private equity funds and strategic shareholders in capital raising in different jurisdictions.
Energy & Power:
Curtis offers extensive experience in matters relating to the international petroleum and power industries, most of which has been in the representation of states and national oil companies. The firm’s work in this area includes the structuring, negotiation and drafting of international petroleum contracts, project finance transactions and international litigation and arbitration. Curtis has been involved in some of the world’s largest energy transactions.
Curtis is ranked as one of the top law firms in the world for international arbitration. The firm has been retained to handle many of the world’s largest and most significant disputes. Curtis attorneys are highly experienced in all aspects of international arbitration involving public and private entities. Curtis is well-known for acting on behalf of states, state-owned entities and international organizations in both disputes and non-contentious matters.
Curtis provides counsel in contested matters in state and federal courts, domestic and foreign arbitrations, administrative and appellate forums and corporate internal investigations. The firm represents clients in disputes covering contracts, business torts, securities and intellectual property in a wide array of industries. Curtis also has an active white-collar criminal defense and investigations practice.
International Corporate & Finance:
Curtis is uniquely positioned to help non-American companies take advantage of business opportunities in the US and other jurisdictions. The firm offers a multidisciplinary group of lawyers with backgrounds in commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, import/export, intellectual property, debt and equity financing (including structured and asset-backed lending) and tax to tailor and implement strategies that enable clients to achieve their global business goals.
Curtis offers clients sophisticated tax counsel in high-profile transactions and disputes, as well as more traditional deals, for private investors, international funds and public and private companies. Curtis has developed particular expertise in crossborder tax planning. International Trade: Curtis’ top-rated international trade team provides government entities and domestic and international companies in an array of industries with practical solutions to global trade, international investment, market access and export control issues. The firm offers clients a full range of international trade services, including all aspects of the myriad laws governing the cross-border shipment of goods and services. The team has represented both exporters and importers in some of the most significant international trade disputes of the past few decades.
Curtis provides advice on all legal aspects of professional investment management, including the structuring, implementation and ongoing maintenance of investment funds, in particular private equity funds, hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds.
Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity:
Curtis represents private and public companies as well as private equity firms, hedge funds, and governments and state-owned companies in a broad range of mergers and acquisitions and has structured and advised on private equity transactions around the world dealing with numer¬ous regulatory, tax and other issues posed by cross-border transactions. Curtis also counsels clients on joint ventures, strategic alliances, long-term supply contracts and other long-term commercial agreements and associations.
Curtis provides personalized advice and bespoke legal solutions globally for high-net-worth clients, including business owners, entrepreneurs, royal families, family offices and private client groups of major financial institutions, foundations and charities. Areas of particular focus include tax and estate planning, preparation of trusts, dispute resolution, immigration support and charitable giving.
Project Finance & Infrastructure Development:
Curtis plays a leading role in major project finance transactions in the international petroleum and power industries, including some of the largest project financings worldwide. This work includes structuring and developing transactions; adapting international structures to local legal requirements; development of bidding guidelines; and administration of public bidding processes.
Curtis advises on virtually every type of real property across the globe, including undeveloped land, office properties, hotels, shopping centers, warehouses, and residential, retail and industrial facilities. The firm’s clients include governments, private and sovereign funds, REITs, corporate lenders and developers of all types, as well as individuals, partnerships and corporate investors.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
Curtis has developed a national reputation as the leading law firm in ‘conflicts counsel’ and special counsel engage¬ments in large and complex Chapter 11 restructurings on both the debtor and creditors’ committee sides. Clients encompass debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees, lenders and other financial institutions, equity owners and investors, trustees, liquidators and other court-appointed fiduciaries, and governmental agencies.