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USA 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 Latin America 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2021

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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:
Hunton Andrews Kurth is a global law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers handling transactional, litigation and regulatory matters in the energy, financial services, real estate, retail and consumer products, health care and technology industries. The firm is known for its capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, international arbitration and litigation, labor and employment, P3, public finance and infrastructure, and privacy and cybersecurity practices, and has offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

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 provide counsel on regulatory matters such as REACH at the EU and national levels.

Asia and the Middle East:
From offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Dubai and Toyko, Hunton Andrews Kurth advises domestic and international clients on local and cross-border transactional matters across Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa 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 of the lawyers in the practice are fluent in Spanish or Portuguese and understand the intricacies of the local business culture and the underlying legal framework. The practice is led from the Firm’s Miami office but draws from its other offices across the globe.

International Arbitration & Litigation:
Hunton Andrews Kurth represents clients before major arbitral institutions around the globe, including investorstate and commercial arbitrations. Through a combination of experience, multidisciplinary approach and international contacts, the firm assists clients in limiting the uncertainty of transnational litigation and helps clients assess and manage their disputes pre-litigation by advising them on strategy and tactics. Once claims are filed, firm lawyers prosecute, manage and supervise arbitration or multijurisdictional litigation.

Energy & Infrastructure:
Hunton Andrews Kurth has over a century of experience advising on complex energy and infrastructure projects. In the project finance arena, the firm represents commercial banks and institutional lenders, development finance institutions, export credit agencies and project developers. The firm advises on all aspects of the 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 United States, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Environmental:
Hunton Andrews Kurth lawyers have been deeply involved in environmental law since the implementation of the first modern environmental statutes in the early 1970s. With team hubs in Washington, DC and California, the firm covers the full range of environmental matters across the US and overseas. Widely recognised for national 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. The firm’s crosscutting work extends 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 other financial services firms in their leading-edge financing transactions. The firm seamlessly helps its clients understand the global legal landscape impacting their transactions, whether in commercial and leveraged finance, structured finance or real estate and energy capital markets. Its representation of both lenders and borrowers prepares the firm to appreciate critical deal points from the perspective of all parties to the transaction. As trusted advisors, the firm helps its clients achieve their transaction goals while hewing to sound credit and investment policy and statutory and regulatory compliance.

Capital Markets:
Hunton Andrews Kurth has a long history of representing issuers, investors and underwriters in a wide range of public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, with a particular focus on the 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, as well as 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 United States, Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm guides developers, owners, operators, investors and institutional lenders in connection with their hospitality assets, which include luxury class and upscale hotels, extended stay hotels, limited service hotels, and a range of high end resorts and spas. Moreover, it represents these clients in the real estate and hospitality industries with 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 assist companies with all aspects of privacy and cybersecurity, including advising on all facets of compliance with international, EU and US privacy and data protection laws; conducting privacy and information security assessments; advising on the implementation of legal mechanisms for transferring data; managing registrations; and preventing and managing cyber events, including handling 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 M&A team at Hunton Andrews Kurth comprises nearly 250 lawyers firmwide and has handled 1000 transactions worth approximately $370 billion in the past five years. With proven 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. From 20 offices in leading financial and business centers across the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Hunton Andrews Kurth advises clients on virtually every form of corporate transaction, and represents clients in virtually every sector of the economy, including key focus areas on energy, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, retail/ consumer products and technology.

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Data Protection
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John J Beardsworth
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Chuck Knauss
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Shannon Broome
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Projects & Energy: International


George Borovas
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Lisa J SottoPrivacy & Data Security
Senior Statespeople
Robert V JewellCorporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)
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Michael O'LearyCapital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States
Christina KwonEnergy: Electricity (Finance)
Emmett (Bud) EllisEnergy: Electricity (Finance)
Michael F Fitzpatrick JrEnergy: Electricity (Finance)
Peter O'BrienEnergy: Electricity (Finance)
Steven FriendEnergy: Electricity (Finance)
Michael O'LearyEnergy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Edward B KoehlerProjects & Energy
Laura Ellen JonesProjects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
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Thomas Y HinerCapital Markets: Securitisation
Fernando C AlonsoCorporate/M&A
John J BeardsworthProjects & Energy
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Amy WilliamsCapital Markets: Securitisation
F William BrownellClimate Change
Michael O'LearyCorporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)

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200 Park Avenue

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New York

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NY 10166

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