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)
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 and technology industries. The firm is known for its capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, 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:
From offices in Bangkok, Beijing, and Dubai, 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, tax, enterprise restructuring, arbitration, litigation and corporate rehabilitation.
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.
Hunton Andrews Kurth has handled matters in every Latin American and major Caribbean country and has created a unique niche by serving as a bridge for the US and Europe 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 offices across the globe.
International Arbitration & Litigation:
Hunton Andrews Kurth represents clients before major arbitral institutions around the globe, including investor-state 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, and the formation of wholesale market energy systems and capital markets, commercial and structured financings across the United States, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.
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 recognized 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 privately held and publicly traded money-center banks, commercial banks, community banks, thrifts, savings and loans, trusts, foreign banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, insurance companies and other financial institutions. The firm’s banking and finance team includes a core group of lawyers focusing on the banking and finance industry, supplemented by specialists from each of its other key practices. Hunton Andrews Kurth provides effective legal guidance and strategic planning advice that assist clients in balancing their business objectives against the need for sound credit and investment policy and compliance with statutes and regulatory oversight.
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 800 equity and debt transactions, with an aggregate value of approximately $400 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 90 real estate and finance lawyers advising clients on matters involving the full spectrum of hospitality, commercial, industrial, retail, multifamily and mixed-use properties. The firm guides developers, owners, operators and investors of luxury class and upscale hotels, extended stay hotels, limited service hotels, and a range of high-end resorts and spas, in addition to other industry groups, major investment banks, and REITs, with their transactions throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Global Privacy & Cybersecurity:
Hunton Andrews Kurth is a recognised global leader in data protection, privacy and cybersecurity. With two decades of experience, our lawyers assist companies with various 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 (e.g., BCRs, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, Model Contracts); managing registrations; and preventing and managing cyber events, including handling related regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.
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.