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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Managing Partner: Walfrido J Martinez
Chairman, Executive Committee: George C. Howell III
Office Managing Partners: Edward B Koehler (Asia-Pacific), Ferdinand Calice (London)
International Offices: Belgium (Brussels), China (Beijing), Thailand (Bangkok), UAE (Dubai), UK (London)

Firm Overview:
With over 900 lawyers in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP serves clients across a broad range of complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. We are known for our strength in the energy, financial services, real estate, and retail and consumer products industries, as well as our considerable experience in more than 100 distinct areas of practice, including privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, environmental, and mergers and acquisitions.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Europe:
Through offices in London and Brussels, Hunton Andrews Kurth advises clients on domestic and cross-border transactions; EU and US privacy and data protection regulations; international energy and project development and financing; banking and finance, capital markets, and M&A; outsourcing and technology; and competition and dispute management. Brussels lawyers also counsel on national and EU regulatory matters, such as REACH.

Asia and the Middle East:
From offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Dubai and Toyko, Hunton Andrews Kurth advises clients on local and cross-border global transactional matters in traditional and renewable energy, project and infrastructure development and finance, oil and gas, foreign direct investment, M&A, commercial lending, data privacy, securities and business regulatory matters, financial technology, enterprise restructuring, arbitration, litigation and corporate rehabilitation.

Latin America:
Hunton Andrews Kurth has handled matters in every Latin American and major Caribbean country and has established a unique niche serving as a bridge for US and European clients into the region. Most lawyers in the practice are Spanish or Portuguese fluent and understand the intricacies of local business culture and the underlying legal framework. The practice is led from Miami but draws on other offices across the globe.

International Arbitration & Litigation:
Hunton Andrews Kurth represents clients before major arbitral institutions globally, including investorstate and commercial arbitrations. Through experience, a multidisciplinary approach, and international contacts, the firm assists clients in limiting the uncertainty of transnational litigation; helps assess and manage disputes pre-litigation by advising on strategy and tactics; and, once claims are filed, prosecutes, manages and supervises arbitration or multijurisdictional litigation.

Energy & Infrastructure:
Hunton Andrews Kurth has over a century of experience advising on complex energy and infrastructure projects. In project finance, the firm represents commercial banks and institutional lenders, development finance institutions, export credit agencies and project developers. The firm advises on all aspects of development, acquisition, financing and divestiture of power and renewable energy, water and sewer, telecommunications, transportation and other infrastructure projects, as well as the formation of wholesale market energy systems and capital markets and commercial and structured financings across the US, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Environmental:
Hunton Andrews Kurth has been deeply involved in environmental law since the implementation of the first modern environmental statutes in the early 1970s. With teams in Washington, DC and California, the firm covers environmental matters across the US and overseas. Widely recognised for expertise in air, water, waste, natural resources, and chemical regulation, this practice has long been at the center of environmental policymaking, regulatory compliance, and precedent-setting litigation. Matters range from federal and state regulatory proceedings, compliance counseling, and enforcement defense to cutting-edge complex, multi-party litigation; first-of-its kind environmental commodity and infrastructure investment transactions; and more.

Banking & Finance:
Since the dawn of the twentieth century, Hunton Andrews Kurth has represented US and international banks, funds and financial services firms in leading-edge financing transactions. The firm seamlessly helps clients understand the global legal landscape impacting transactions, whether in commercial and leveraged finance, structured finance or real estate and energy capital markets. Representation of both lenders and borrowers prepares the firm to appreciate critical deal points from diverse perspectives. As trusted advisors, the firm helps clients achieve transaction goals while hewing to sound credit and investment policy and statutory and regulatory compliance.

Capital Markets:
Hunton Andrews Kurth has a history of representing issuers, investors and underwriters in a variety of public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, with a focus on consumer products, energy, financial services and real estate industries. During the past five years, the firm has handled more than 815 equity and debt transactions, with an aggregate value of approximately $480 billion. Clients include publicly-traded entities, including MLPs and REITS, middle market entities, and large public corporations.

Hospitality & Real Estate:
Hunton Andrews Kurth has over 85 real estate and finance lawyers advising clients on matters involving the full spectrum of hospitality, commercial, industrial, retail, multifamily and mixed-use properties throughout the US, Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm guides developers, owners, operators, investors and institutional lenders in connection with hospitality assets, which include luxury class and upscale hotels, extended stay hotels, limited service hotels, and high end resorts and spas—advising on matters related to real estate finance and commercial lending; development and construction; commercial loan purchases and sales; troubled debt remedies and restructurings; and M&A, REIT and securitisations with real estate components.

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity:
Hunton Andrews Kurth is a recognised global leader in data protection, privacy and cybersecurity. With over two decades of experience, its lawyers conduct privacy and information security assessments, and advise on compliance with international, EU and US privacy and data protection laws; implementation of legal mechanisms for transferring data; managing registrations; and preventing and managing cyber events, including related regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. The firm is augmented by its Centre for Information Policy Leadership, a global privacy and security think tank that works with industry leaders, regulatory authorities and policymakers to develop global solutions and best practices for privacy and responsible use of data to enable the modern information age.

M&A:
The Hunton Andrews Kurth M&A team comprises nearly 250 lawyers from 20 offices in financial and business centers across the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and has handled 1000 transactions worth approximately $370 billion in the past five years. With experience managing transactions ranging from acquisitions of private equity-backed companies, to leading a $30 billion merger-of-equals to create the nation’s largest regulated utility, the team has the knowledge to handle the gamut of M&A needs, advising clients on virtually every form of corporate transaction in virtually every sector of the economy, including key focus areas on energy, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, retail/ consumer products and technology.

Ranked Offices

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USA - Head office
Japan
  • Tokyo
    4/F East Tower, Otemachi First Square, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan, 107-0052
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Thailand
  • Bangkok
    34th Floor, Q House Lumpini Building, 1 South Sathorn Road, Thungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand, 10120
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UK
USA
  • Atlanta
    Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4100, 600 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, GA 30308-2216
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    Charlotte
    One South at The Plaza, Suite 3500, 101 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, NC 28280
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    Houston
    600 Travis Street, Suite 4200, Houston, Texas, USA, TX 77002
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    Miami
    Wells Fargo Center, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 2400, Miami, Florida, USA, FL 33131
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    Richmond
    Riverfront Plaza, East Tower, 951 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia, USA, VA 23219
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    San Francisco
    50 California Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, California, USA, CA 94105
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    Washington, DC
    2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA, 20037
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP rankings

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Africa-wide
Projects & Energy
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Projects & Energy
3
Projects & Energy
3
Band 3
Lawyers
John J Beardsworth
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John J Beardsworth
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Senior Statespeople
Ryan Ketchum
3
Ryan Ketchum
3
Band 3
Europe-wide
Data Protection
1 Department
Department
Data Protection
3
Data Protection
3
Band 3
Global Market Leaders
Climate Change
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Climate Change
3
Climate Change
3
Band 3
Lawyers
F William Brownell
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F William Brownell
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Senior Statespeople
Chuck Knauss
5
Chuck Knauss
5
Band 5
Shannon Broome
5
Shannon Broome
5
Band 5
Global: Multi-Jurisdictional
Data Protection
1 Department
Department
Data Protection
2
Data Protection
2
Band 2
Japan
Projects & Energy: International
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
George Borovas
3
George Borovas
3
Band 3
Sean Conaty
4
Sean Conaty
4
Band 4
Latin America - International Counsel
Banking & Finance
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Banking & Finance
4
Banking & Finance
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Vera A Rechsteiner
5
Vera A Rechsteiner
5
Band 5
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/M&A
4
Corporate/M&A
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Fernando C Alonso
2
Fernando C Alonso
2
Band 2
Thailand
Banking & Finance
1 Department
Department
Banking & Finance
3
Banking & Finance
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/M&A
4
Corporate/M&A
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Stephen Bennett
4
Stephen Bennett
4
Band 4
Projects & Energy
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Projects & Energy
2
Projects & Energy
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Edward B Koehler
E
Edward B Koehler
E
Eminent Practitioners
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