Chairman: George Kahale III
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a leading international law firm providing a broad range of legal services to clients around the world. Curtis operates through its offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia. The firm’s international orientation has been a hallmark of its practice for over 190 years. Curtis attorneys are trained as internationalists with a deep understanding of the cultural as well as business sensitivities associated with conducting business across borders. Curtis represents clients across industry sectors, including multinational corporations and financial institutions, governments and state-owned companies, money managers, sovereign wealth funds, family-owned businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs.
Main Areas of Practice:
Curtis assists clients through all stages of the capital-raising process. The firm counsels issuers, investment banks, private equity funds and strategic shareholders in capital raising in different jurisdictions, complying with research and publicity rules and negotiating key documents and underwriting agreements.
Curtis has represented private and public companies, hedge funds, governments and state-owned companies in a broad range of mergers and acquisitions. Curtis also counsels clients on joint ventures, strategic alliances, long-term supply contracts, and the full range of other long-term commercial agreements and associations.
Energy & Power:
Curtis offers extensive experience in matters relating to the international petroleum and power industries, most of which has been in the representation of states and national oil companies. The firm’s work in this area includes the structuring, negotiation and drafting of the full range of international petroleum contracts, project finance transactions and international litigation and arbitration.
Curtis attorneys handle the full complement of debt and equity finance issues, including structured and asset-backed lending, issuances and placements in the public and private securities markets, the bilateral and syndicated bank market, and other institutional capital markets.
Curtis is one of the top law firms in the world in the field of international arbitration. The firm handles many of the world’s largest and most significant disputes and its lawyers are highly experienced in all aspects of international arbitration. Curtis is well known for acting on behalf of states, state-owned entities and international organisations, both in arbitration proceedings, settlement negotiations and enforcement proceedings.
Curtis is uniquely positioned to help non-American companies take advantage of the business opportunities presented in the US and other jurisdictions. The firm offers a multidisciplinary group of lawyers with backgrounds in commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, import/export, intellectual property and tax to tailor and implement strategies that enable clients to achieve their global business goals.
Curtis offers clients sophisticated tax counsel in highprofile transactions and disputes, as well as more traditional deals, for private investors, international funds and public and private companies. Curtis has developed particular expertise in cross-border tax planning.
Curtis provides clients, including domestic and international companies working across an array of industries, with practical solutions to global trade, international investment, market access and export control issues. The team offers the full range of international trade advice, including all aspects of the myriad laws governing the cross-border shipment of goods and services. It has represented both exporters and importers in some of the most significant international trade disputes of the past few decades.
Curtis provides advice on all legal aspects of professional investment management, including the structuring, implementation and ongoing maintenance of investment funds, in particular private equity funds, hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds.
Curtis provides counsel in contested matters in courts, domestic arbitration, administrative and appellate forums and corporate internal investigations. The firm represents clients in disputes covering contracts, securities, commodities, pharmaceuticals, competition, environment, insurance, intellectual property, real estate and tax, among others. Curtis also has an active white-collar criminal defence and investigations practice.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Curtis has represented private and public companies as well as private equity firms, hedge funds, governments and state-owned companies in a broad range of mergers and acquisitions. Curtis utilised multidisciplinary teams and multiple offices in relevant jurisdictions to handle cases involving transnational acquisitions with assets in several countries. Curtis also counsels clients on joint ventures, strategic alliances, long-term supply contracts, and the full range of other long-term commercial agreements and associations.
The firm’s thriving private equity practice represents management and sponsors. The team has structured and advised on private equity transactions around the world, dealing with numerous regulatory, tax and other issues posed by cross-border transactions.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm represents clients throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America in reorganisations in and out of court, structured financings, distressed trades, asset and stock sales, acquisitions and nonperforming loan portfolios. Clients encompass debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees, lenders and other financial institutions, equity owners and investors, trustees, liquidators and other courtappointed fiduciaries, and governmental agencies.
Curtis structures and provides legal advice in connection with virtually every type of real property across the globe, including undeveloped land, office properties, hotels, shopping centres, warehouses, and residential, retail and industrial facilities. The firm’s clients include governments, private and sovereign funds, REITs, corporate lenders, and developers of all types, as well as individuals, partnerships and corporate investors.