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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Chairman: Thomas P. Fitzgerald
Vice-Chairman: Michael S. Elkin
Co-Executive Chairmen: Dan K. Webb, Jeffrey L. Kessler
Number of other lawyers: more than 1000

International Offices:
Hong Kong Shanghai
Europe: Brussels London Moscow Paris
Middle East: Dubai

Firm Overview:
Throughout its more than 160-year history, Winston & Strawn LLP has handled many significant, high-profile matters for its clients – from patent litigation to crossborder mergers, and from energy transactions to complex commercial disputes. The firm has grown through a series of mergers, office openings, and lateral hires that have resulted in a global law firm with more than 875 lawyers across the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia. The firm has 15 offices in Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC. Winston regularly represents both US and non- US clients in international matters involving countries in Latin America. With experience counseling clients across Latin America, Winston attorneys are valuable resources for the development of business opportunities and the protection of interests. Reflecting the comprehensiveness of the firm’s experience, the Latin American group attorneys have extensive experience counseling clients from various sectors on a wide range of issues facing those doing business in and with Latin American countries. Through its many years of service to Latin American clients, its lawyers have developed a profound understanding of the political and legal environment inherent in these representations.

Main Areas of Practice: 


Winston’s global antitrust/competition lawyers offer a complete range of services, including advice and representation related to global cartel defence, civil and criminal litigation, government investigations, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory counseling and compliance. 

Corporate & Finance:
Winston’s global corporate & finance lawyers provide securities and M&A services to multinational companies and investment banks. The firm’s private equity work encompasses capital raising, investment, and divestiture. Winston also represents clients in capital markets, corporate lending, project finance, securitisations, lease finance, and derivatives transactions, and provides restructuring and insolvency advice.

Dispute Resolution & Litigation:
Winston litigators represent clients in civil and commercial litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution. The firm has tried major trials in every significant venue and represented clients with highprofile government investigations and enforcement actions. The firm has locally qualified commercial litigators worldwide. 

For decades, Winston has helped clients deal with changes in the energy industry. The firm has been at the forefront in the comprehensive development and financing of independent renewable and fossil fuelfired generation facilities, the negotiation of power purchase contracts, and the sale and acquisition of generation assets worldwide.

International Arbitration:
Winston has one of the most recognised international arbitration practices in the world. Its lawyers have participated in international arbitration proceedings under all of the major international arbitration rules. Winston matters have ranged from some of the largest and most complex multi-jurisdictional disputes in the world, to mid-sized, straightforward commercial arbitrations/mediation.

Winston tax lawyers provide assistance to global companies ranging from planning through audit appeals, and litigation, as well as legislative and regulatory representation.


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