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:
- Beijing – Our Beijing office represents a number of significant Chinese state-owned energy companies, multinational banks and private corporations. From Beijing we advise clients conducting business throughout the world, primarily in the energy, power and infrastructure industries, and also assist companies that are seeking to establish or expand their presence internationally.
- Dubai – Andrews Kurth (Middle East) DMCC represents clients primarily in energy-related matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project development, infrastructure and finance. The Dubai office acts as our firm’s principal hub for international oil and gas transactional work throughout the Middle East as well as in Africa, the Mediterranean and Caspian regions, and other energy producing areas.
- London – Andrews Kurth Kenyon (UK) LLP serves clients through an English law-qualified team of lawyers specialising in energy transactions and dispute resolution. Our London lawyers advise on all aspects of international oil and gas and LNG transactions, as well as commercial disputes both in the energy context and the wider construction and engineering fields.
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.
- Houston – The firm's largest and home office has some 220 lawyers with a comprehensive range of experience that supports international client activities, including financings, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection and dispute resolution. Houston office lawyers are involved with the largest and most complex oil and gas and power projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico (including the Outer Continental Shelf) and the North Sea, as well as in North America and throughout South America. From Houston we also have a strong presence in other international business sectors, ranging from hospitality to real estate.
- Dallas – The diverse team of lawyers in our Dallas office serves a unique combination of established corporations and emerging businesses involved in cross-border finance, securitizations, mergers and acquisitions and IP-focused activities. The Dallas office has a strong dispute resolution capability, and excels at advising on antitrust and competition issues, and handling contentious matters of all kinds for internationally focused technology and energy companies.
- New York – New York is at the center of international finance and commerce, and the firm’s New York lawyers are well positioned to assist global energy, technology, financial services and hospitality clients. We have particular strengths in corporate restructuring, workouts and bankruptcy, and related high yield/distressed debt trading. Our work with large multinational clients also includes international tax, inbound and outbound finance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as all aspects of intellectual property protection.
- Washington, DC – The regulatory reach from Washington, DC is worldwide, and our firm excels at helping clients with global policy and business concerns. Our DC lawyers have deep and broad energy regulation experience, and also handle issues involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, competition law, trade law and similar matters with cross-border implications. The DC office regularly advises clients on cross border infrastructure finance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as dispute resolution and IP protection, and is widely recognized for work involving international art and cultural property.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Alternative Energy
- Art, Museum and Cultural Property
- Energy Transactions
- Hospitality and Hotels
- Manufacturing and Sales
- Maritime and Offshore Drilling
- Real Estate
- Central Asia/China
- Commonwealth of Independent States / FSU
- Intellectual Property and Technology
- International Arbitration
- Latin America/Caribbean
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Middle East
- Private Equity
- Project Finance
- Real Estate
- South Asia
- Structured Finance and Securitization
- Technology and Emerging Companies
Recognized as one of the leading International Banking & Finance practices in Latin America
Recognized as one of the leading International Projects & Energy practices in Latin America
Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for International Arbitration in the United Kingdom
Recognized as one of the leading Energy & Natural Resources (Oil & Gas) practices in the United Kingdom
Recognized as one of the leading International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) practices in the United States (Kenyon)
- 11/15/2016Andrews Kurth Kenyon Represents IDB in $50 Million Loan to Banco Cooperativo Sicredi S.A.
- 9/23/2016Andrews Kurth Kenyon Recognized in 2016 Legal 500 Latin America Guide
- 9/15/2016Andrews Kurth Recognized in 2016 Legal 500 UK Guide
- 9/7/2016Andrews Kurth Represents IDB in $40 Million Loan to Banco Société Générale Brasil S.A.
- 8/25/2016Andrews Kurth Represents CIFI in a $33 Million Secured Loan to Energys Honduras S.A., in Honduras
- 4th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy ArbitrationJanuary 12, 2017
- EIC Connect Middle East 2016May 17, 2016
- Subsea Expo 2016February 3, 2016
- Greater Houston Partnership - State of the Port LuncheonOctober 30, 2015
- The Special Relationship: Why English Law is Still One of Your Best Friends in International DisputesJanuary 27, 2015
- No Room at the Court - Emergency Arbitrator Provisions The ArbiterWinter 2016
- The Gift of Gold - Recovery of the Costs of Third Party Funding in Arbitration The ArbiterWinter 2016
- Through the Rude Wind’s Wild Lament - ‘Fitness for Purpose’ Obligations in Offshore Construction Contracts The ArbiterWinter 2016
- Cybersecurity Due Diligence Is Crucial in All M&A—Including Energy M&A TransactionsNovember 14, 2016
- Shale Oil & Gas in Mexico: On the Market in 2017?October 27, 2016