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Global Reach

The firm’s straight talk translates positively into the modern global business economy.

Our lawyers have experience working in over 75 countries around the world, allowing us to offer our clients not only an in-depth knowledge of differing legal systems, but also insightful awareness about the complexities of doing business in different cultures.

With offices and practice groups seamlessly connected in key business and regulatory centers in the United States and around the globe, our firm provides integrated services to our clients. As the foundation of our regional strength in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, India and the sub-continent, we have established international offices in:

Consistent with the expanding internationalization of our clients’ legal needs, the firm’s offices in the United States are deeply engaged in work around the world.

We work together with our clients and across all our offices to build the best team for each project, deploying a multidisciplinary approach that combines legal knowledge, industry experience, local know-how and individual strengths. The result—our clients get legal guidance that is consistently of high quality, commercially effective and efficient. No matter what their geographic or business diversity, clients can depend on us to manage large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects.

Africa

We understand the unique legal needs of energy, infrastructure and other companies doing business in Africa. Our lawyers have assisted investors, major internationals, independent exploration and production companies and national oil companies in more than 20 countries in Africa, providing energy transactional and dispute resolution advice across the continent. 

China and Central Asia

With significant experience in energy-related matters, our lawyers in China handle a variety of complex cross-border energy transactions throughout the world, involving acquisitions, dispositions, development and financing. We also effectively handle matters involving project finance, construction and development activities, international arbitration and US and UK-based litigation, and a variety of business combination transactions.

Europe

Our lawyers represent European and international clients on matters throughout Europe. We are experienced in such major business sectors as energy, commercial and investment banking, technology, hospitality and retail, handling a full range of international transactions and disputes.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Our lawyers are active in nearly every Latin American market encompassing Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean region. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, government entities, equity funds, financial institutions and a range of commercial developers and private interests. Our clients benefit from our solid record of working with the legal systems and leading law firms in numerous Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Middle East

Building on strong multinational practices and many years of experience, the lawyers in our Middle East practice have extensive experience advising international clients in the energy and oil and gas industries looking to initiate or expand investments or operations throughout the region. We also assist clients already based or active in transactions and projects within the Middle East, as well as in neighboring regions for which Dubai has become a well-established hub for business.

South Asia/India

Our work in South Asia is wide-ranging and encompasses energy infrastructure, securitization and international trade disputes. Andrews Kurth has experience in linking global energy, environment, communications, infrastructure, manufacturing, equity, debt and technology clients to South Asian countries. That includes extensive experience handling engagements and pioneering projects throughout India and the subcontinent. Our insights and relationships help international corporate clients gain access to South Asia’s immense business opportunities. And they similarly benefit South Asian businesses—we have represented more than 75 South Asian technology, financial services and manufacturing companies in the establishment of their US operations. 

The World Law Group

Our firm is an active member of the World Law Group, an invitation-only, global network of leading law firms with more than 360 offices and over 18,000 lawyers in major commercial centers worldwide. For nearly 30 years, key partners in World Law Group firms have built deep personal and professional bonds, attending three-day conferences twice each year and working closely together on hundreds of substantive projects. Through the World Law Group network, we can assure clients seamless access to first-tier legal assistance, unsurpassed local knowledge and global sophistication, virtually everywhere around the world.

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