Chairman: Robert D Hays
International Offices: Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Houston, London, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Riyadh, San Francisco, Singapore, Silicon Valley Tokyo and Washington DC
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognised for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
King & Spalding provides legal services for domestic and non-US banks and other financial institutions. It handles all aspects of credit facilities and financial products and houses an internationally recognised Islamic finance practice.
King & Spalding attorneys have substantial experience advising clients on complex international and cross-border transactions and are familiar with the political, economic and cultural complexities of negotiating and structuring cross-border acquisitions and the obstacles encountered while doing business on a global scale.
King & Spalding’s energy attorneys advise clients (sponsors, operators and lenders) on a broad spectrum of energy and natural resource transactions and matters worldwide, including oil and gas, LNG, power, mining, renewables, acquisition agreements, transportation (pipeline and marine) agreements, farmout agreements, drilling and other service contracts. As one of the largest healthcare practices in the country, King & Spalding has received national acclaim for excellence in transactional, litigation and regulatory representation of clients across the spectrum of healthcare.
The firm’s IP lawyers acquire, create, licence, protect and litigate intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally. The group advises clients on trademarks, patents, copyrights, marketing, competition and antitrust issues, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other related matters in a wide range of industries.
King & Spalding’s international trade group handles a wide range of international trade and customs matters for US and non-US clients.
Two key areas of practice for the group are the representation of US and non-US manufacturers in international trade proceedings outside the United States and the representation of governments in dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva.
King & Spalding provides litigation services in the areas of antitrust, appellate, class action, commercial litigation, environmental law, labour and employment, product liability, shareholder and securities litigation, trade and customs and toxic tort. The firm was recently recognised as one of the world’s top two arbitration practices.
King & Spalding has one of the broadest and deepest benches of lawyers, scientists and consultants in the United States specialising in the representation of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies.
Many of the lawyers and professionals devote all or a substantial portion of their practices to clients in these industries, with specialised experience at every stage of the product life cycle.
The firm’s real estate practice includes acquisition, development, financing, and leasing of commercial real estate primarily for nationally recognised developers as well as for non-US institutional and private investors and lenders.
The firm has been active in asset portfolio transactions and the securitisation of real estate, including the creation of numerous real estate investment trusts.
King & Spalding works with clients to plan and execute business transactions of all sizes and types arising in domestic and cross-border settings, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financing transactions. Advice covers the full range of federal income tax issues, with extensive experience in the corporate, partnership and international practice areas.
The firm’s international practices advise clients in crossborder mergers and acquisitions, trade and customs, e-commerce, energy, Islamic finance and investment, intellectual property, international trademarks, structured finance and international arbitration and mediation.
The firm has undertaken extensive work in Latin America, East Asia and in the Middle East, as well as for foreign companies investing in the United States.
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