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Thompson & Knight LLP

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Managing Partner: Mark M Sloan
Total number of attorneys: 300 approximately

Main Areas of Practice:
Thompson & Knight has represented clients in Latin America for more than 40 years, working with officers and managers of US and foreign clients and their in-house legal departments in connection with global transactions. The roster of the firm’s non-US clients is dominated by corporate multinational and oil, gas and energy companies, but also reflects the diversity of industries found among its US practice. The firm’s attorneys advise Latin American companies doing business in Latin America as well as beyond the borders of the region. The firm's attorneys’ experience spans the region, including in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Oil, Gas & Energy:
Thompson & Knight provides legal and business advice to world players in the energy arena. The firm is adept in all aspects of international upstream, midstream, downstream, electric power, and renewable energy matters. It negotiates and provides legal and commercial advice related to all forms of international hydrocarbon contracts, host government contracts, joint operating agreements, joint study and bidding agreements, service contracts, regulatory matters, tax, corporate structure, arbitration, mergers, acquisitions, financings, pipeline and refinery projects, large infrastructure projects, LNG projects, unitisations and other matters.

Thompson & Knight’s tax expertise encompasses comprehensive counsel in the tax and fiscal considerations and strategies of multinational transactional planning, compliance, audit and litigation, in on-going operations and particularly in the integration and strategic tax management of acquired assets. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in the tax aspects of structuring complex transnational transactions.

Corporate & Securities:
Thompson & Knight’s corporate and securities attorneys serve as outside general counsel and advisers on public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions and a full range of other business transactions. The firm also represents major investment banking firms, venture capital firms, investment advisers, financial institutions and insurance companies.

Thompson & Knight regularly represents clients in most forms of private debt and international commercial financial transactions. The firm also works on substantial energy-related transactions with venture capital and other private equity investment funds and transactions involving exploration and development, property acquisitions and offshore investment.

Labour, Employment & Immigration:
Thompson & Knight’s labour and employment attorneys represent management in all aspects of the employment relationship. The group’s attorneys represent employers in litigation matters, internal and agency investigations and enforcement actions and compliance matters. Additionally, the firm counsels corporate employers and executives, managers and professionals in all aspects of business-related immigration.

Real Estate:
Thompson & Knight represents clients in all aspects of real estate and real estate finance, including buying, selling, developing, operating, leasing, capitalising, syndicating and financing real estate projects.

Intellectual Property & Technology:
Thompson & Knight attorneys counsel clients in the creation, protection and monetisation of their technology, ideas and goodwill. The firm’s core practice includes client counselling, applications and registrations, technology transfers, prosecution, licensing and litigation in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, trade secrets and common-law rights.

Dispute Resolution:
Thompson & Knight has an extensive global dispute resolution practice, with more than 110 attorneys who combine their broad base of litigation and arbitration experience with specific knowledge of international laws, procedures and arbitral regimes to help clients navigate the waters of global business disputes.

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