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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2016
Florida, USA

Partners Fernando C. Alonso and Fernando Margarit of Hunton & Williams LLP’s Miami office have been listed among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2016. The lawyers were selected from international law firms conducting legal business in Latin America by Latinvex. Fernando C. Alonso, chairman of Hunton & Williams LLP’s Latin American practice group, was once again selected for his work in the categories of Corporate/M&A, as well as Banking and Finance ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2016
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams LLP — Benchmark Litigation named Hunton & Williams’ partner Cassandra C. Collins in the 2015 edition of “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” a publication honoring the accomplishments and distinguished careers of female litigators. Collins, the administrative partner of the firm’s global litigation group in the firm’s Richmond office, represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the United States and in settlement negotiations ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2016
Virginia, USA

WASHINGTON ― For the sixth year in a row, Hunton & Williams LLP was designated an Environmental Group of the Year by Law360, which recognized the firm was “a force in several influential environmental cases in 2015, from a US Supreme Court ruling forcing the US Environmental Protection Agency to consider the cost of mercury emissions regulations, to a North Carolina high court ruling on coal ash pond cleanups ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2016
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams announces its 2016 rankings from Euromoney Legal Media group publications Benchmark Litigation, the annual guide to the USA’s leading litigation firm and lawyers. Benchmark: Litigation 2016 Rankings In the District of Columbia, Hunton & Williams is “recommended” among firms with major litigation practices. DC “Litigation Stars” are Andrea Bear Field, F. William Brownell, Norman W. Fichthorn, David A. Higbee, and Richard Wyatt Jr. Deidre G ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2016
Virginia, USA

Corporate practice head Jay Moore comments on surge of mergers and acquisitions activity during 2015. Moore notes, “Notwithstanding the fact that the dollar is so strong and US assets are highly priced relative to other assets, everybody wants a piece of the US.” Moore’s practice focuses on focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and governance, and private equity ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2016
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams LLP announces 10 lawyers were named “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers 2016, in their respective practice categories and cities. Tyler P. Brown, Richmond, VA Litigation: Bankruptcy Jean Gordon Carter, Raleigh, NC Trusts and Estates Edward J. Fuhr, Richmond, VA Litigation: Corporate and Securities J. Michael Martinez de Andino, Richmond, VA Patent Law William H. McBride, Raleigh, NC Public Finance T ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2016
Virginia, USA

Steven Haas comments on settlements occurring during a time when Delaware judges have been increasingly tough on shareholder merger lawsuits. Haas indicated that it is not clear how M&A parties and litigants will respond to recent court rulings. Haas’ practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and corporate governance. Read The Judge Who Shoots Down Merger Lawsuits, Wall Street Journal ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams LLP partner Tim Heaphy spoke with Law360 on white collar cases to watch in 2016. Speaking on charges against alleged long-running corruption scheme at the governing body of soccer, FIFA, Heaphy noted the case required extensive cooperation between US and foreign law enforcement authorities in Switzerland, Brazil and Colombia. Heaphy leads the firm’s white collar investigations practice ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

An energy-financing deal for which Hunton & Williams LLP served as project counsel to San Buenaventura Power Ltd. Co. has won Project Finance International’s 2015 Asia-Pacific Power Deal of the Year. Hunton’s Asia-based team, led by James P. Bradley and Edward B. Koehler, represented SBPL in a joint venture between MERALCO PowerGen Corporation, the power generation subsidiary of Manila Electric Company (PSE: MER), the largest distribution utility in the Philippines, and New Growth, B.V ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams partner Lisa J. Sotto was selected among The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers for 2015. Sotto is recognized among those who have contributed to the cybersecurity and data privacy landscape through innovative strategies. This is the second trailblazers selection this year for Lisa after being named among The National Law Journal’s Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazers for 2015 ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams LLP partner Timothy J. Heaphy was selected among The National Law Journal’s White Collar Crime Trailblazers for 2015. Heaphy is recognized among those who have contributed to the White Collar Crime landscape through innovative strategies ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams LLP has expanded its energy, financial services, M&A, and private investment fund capabilities in Tokyo with the relocation of energy partner Kevin Felz from New York and the arrival of Piyasena Perera as counsel in the firm’s global corporate transactional group. Raj Pande, chair of the firm’s Japan practice and co-chair of the firm’s Asia Steering Committee, says: “We are excited to have Kevin join our Tokyo office ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

On December 17, Hrvatska Elektroprivreda, the national power company of Croatia, was awarded more than €40 million (approximately $46.5 million) in compensation from Slovenia for undelivered electricity from the jointly owned Krško Nuclear Power Plant. The long-running dispute was arbitrated by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Hunton & Williams LLP has advised HEP in the arbitration since 2004 ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

Michael Sievers provides commentary about commercial drone operators given an opportunity to file for a registration number online rather than submitting a paper form. Sievers says, “there is certainly interest on the commercial side to be able to make use of a more streamlined system than what currently exists.” Sievers is the co-chair of the firm’s Unmanned Systems Group ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

Jörg Hladjk provides commentary about the uncertainty of the cooperation between national data protection authorities and the possibility of it leading to years of litigation. Hladjk tells Reuters, “This will come, it cannot be avoided.” Hladjk’s practice focuses on European data protection and cybersecurity matters ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Florida, USA

Hunton & Williams LLP announces Thomas R. Julin was recognized by the Daily Business Review as its 2015 Most Effective Lawyer in the Public Interest category. Julin represented activists protesting the business practices of Worldwide Primates Inc ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams announced today the launch of the Hunton Insurance Recovery & Reinsurance blog, www.huntoninsurancerecoveryblog.com. The blog, authored by members of the firm’s nationally recognized Insurance Coverage Counseling & Litigation practice, focuses on updates, analysis and breaking news for commercial policyholders ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams LLP is serving as project counsel to San Buenaventura Power Ltd. Co. (SBPL), a joint venture between MERALCO PowerGen Corporation, the power generation subsidiary of Manila Electric Company (PSE: MER), the largest distribution utility in the Philippines, and New Growth, B.V., the international investment arm of Thailand’s Electricity Generating Public Co. Ltd. (EGCO) (SET: EGCO), in completing project agreements and assisting with securing a PHP42 ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | December 2015
Virginia, USA

Carl Schwartz shares his thoughts on pizza at Grand Central, playing in a rock band, and doing deals for the likes of the Yankees, with Adam Warner of The Real Deal. Schwartz, co-head of Hunton & Williams’ real estate practice, focuses on representing commercial real estate owners, developers and lenders in local, national and international transactions ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2015
Virginia, USA

NEW YORK — Hunton & Williams LLP advised two Thai companies, Siamraj Public Company Limited and WHA Corporation Public Company Limited, in their respective initial public offerings. Natural gas engineering and transmission firm Siamraj’s IPO began trading on the MAI on November 11, and the share price rose from 3.5 Thai baht to 5 baht at the opening of the trading ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2015
Virginia, USA

MIAMI — November 20, 2015 — Hunton & Williams is pleased to announce that Sam Danon has been named one of 15 law firm rainmakers by Diversity & the Bar, a publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The annual listing, published in the magazine’s November/December 2015 issue, profiles diverse lawyers who have a proven record of developing business and are adept practitioners in their field ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2015
Virginia, USA

Speaking with Diario de Cuba, Gus Membiela proposed that Cuba should focus on attracting foreign investment from other countries, including the United States. In addition to his litigation practice, Membiela advises clients with respect to Cuba-related issues and in connection with the application of US regulations regarding Cuba. Read more in “Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos: La Habana debe liberalizar el comercio para atraer inversión,” Diario de Cuba, November 17, 2015 ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2015
Florida, USA

Hunton & Williams LLP advised Biscayne Petroleum, LLC and Everglades Petroleum, LLC on its acquisition by 7-Eleven, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, SEI Fuel Services, Inc. The sale to 7-Eleven, Inc. closed on November 9, 2015 ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2015
Virginia, USA

Hunton & Williams LLP partner Michael Mueller’s hard work on behalf of Tyson over the last year led to appellate court decisions that erased $24 million in class action awards and helped land him on Law360’s 2015 list of Class Action MVPs. In two separate appeals decided by the Eighth Circuit on the same day, the court vacated a $19 million award from a bench trial and a $5 million award from a jury trial in two lawsuits over wages for time spent donning and doffing protective equipment ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2015
Virginia, USA

NEW YORK — November 10, 2015 — Hunton & Williams LLP announces the firm’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice was again recognized by Chambers UK 2016 and The Legal 500 UK 2015 guides, earning Tier 1 rankings. Chambers UK noted that the practice has a “superbly strong bench of highly experienced counsel adept at advising on the most complex of information law concerns ...

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