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Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon Vote to Combine Firms
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, July 2018
United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP combined on April 2, 2018, to become Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Both firms’ partnerships voted overwhelmingly to approve the combination, which will create a 1,000-lawyer firm operating through 15 domestic and five international locations, making it one of the top 50 US legal practices by headcount and anticipated combined revenue...

Fernando Alonso Among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2017
Hunton & Williams LLP, February 2017
Virginia, United States of America

Partner Fernando Alonso, chairman of the firm’s Latin America practice group, has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers by Latinvex, for the second consecutive year...

Hunton & Williams Advises on CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC’s $300M General Mortgage Bonds Offering
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2017
United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP advised Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Regions Securities LLC and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., as joint book-running managers, on an SEC-registered offering by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CEHE) of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of its 3.00% General Mortgage Bonds, Series AA, due 2027. CEHE, a wholly owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc...

Hunton & Williams Advised Great Plain Energy Incorporated’s $2.4 Billion Concurrent Offerings of Equity and Mandatory Convertible Preferred to Finance Proposed Acquisition of Westar Energy, Inc.
Hunton & Williams LLP, October 2016
United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP advised Great Plains Energy Incorporated (the "Company") on concurrent SEC-registered offerings of the Compan's 60,490,000 shares of Common Stock, without par value, and 17,250,000 Depositary Shares, Each Representing a 1/20th Interest in a Share of 7.00% Series B Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, without par value...

Hunton & Williams Assists Clients L+M and Savanna in $315M Sale of Harlem Apartment Complex
Hunton & Williams LLP, July 2016
Virginia, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP assisted L+M and Savanna in the $315 million sale of Savoy Park Apartments to Fairstead Capital. Savoy Park Apartments comprises seven, 16-story buildings, located at 45 West 139th Street in New York City. The campus features 1,790 multifamily units and stretches across 10.5 acres in central Harlem...

Hunton & Williams Represents Cleco’s Independent Directors in $4.7B Sale to Investor Group
Hunton & Williams LLP, May 2016
Florida, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP advised Louisiana electric utility Cleco Corp.’s independent directors in its $4.7 billion sale to an investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. Jeff A. Jones and Steven M. Haas represented the independent directors of Cleco throughout the sale process...

Uriel Mendieta Recipient of 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award from The M&A Advisor
Hunton & Williams LLP, April 2016
Florida, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP corporate partner Uriel A. Mendieta has been named one of M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders, professionals who have reached a significant level of success in M&A, financing and restructuring industries before the age of 40...

Hunton & Williams LLP Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250, 2016
Hunton & Williams LLP, March 2016
Florida, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP’s Latin America practice has again been recognized in the International section of the 2016 edition of Latin Lawyer 250, The Definitive Guide to the Leading Business Law Firms of Latin America. The Latin America practice is ranked in the areas of Corporate and M&A and Banking & Finance...

Fernando C. Alonso Receives International Law Office Client Choice Award 2016
Hunton & Williams LLP, March 2016
Florida, United States of America

Fernando C. Alonso, partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, was recently announced as a winner of the 2016 International Law Office Client Choice awards in the category of M&A in Florida. Established in 2005, the Client Choice awards recognize partners from across the globe who distinguish themselves by providing excellent client service...

Hunton & Williams Launches Retail Law Resource Blog
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Virginia, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP — Hunton & Williams LLP announced today the launch of the Hunton Retail Law Resource blog, https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/, to provide updates and analysis on legal and regulatory issues, along with breaking news on the broad range of topics comprising the retail industry...

Partner Marvin Ehrlich Joins Global Commercial Real Estate Practice
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Virginia, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP announces the continued expansion of its real estate practice with the arrival of Marvin W. Ehrlich as partner in the firm’s capital finance and real estate group in Washington...

NLRB’s Browning-Ferris ‘Employer’ Decision Changed Everything Ronald Meisburg Tells Bloomberg BNA
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Virginia, United States of America

Speaking with Bloomberg BNA on cases before the National Labor Relations Board to watch in 2016, Ronald Meisburg said the board's Browning-Ferris decision is “one of the biggest changes of the law in my career.” The board's fact-intensive approach to the joint employer issue in reaching the decision, he warned, is likely to make for complex, hard-fought, and costly litigation...

Hunton & Williams LLP ‘Top Law Firm’ in 2016 South Florida Legal Guide Attorneys Ranked ‘Top Lawyers’ and ‘Top Up & Comers’
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Florida, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP has been ranked a “Top Law Firm” in the 2016 South Florida Legal Guide. In addition, its Miami-based attorneys Fernando C. Alonso, Terence G. Connor, Samuel A. Danon, John J. Delionado, Juan C. Enjamio, Thomas R. Julin, Fernando Margarit and Gustavo J. Membiela have been recognized as “Top Lawyers.” Partners Jamie Zysk Isani and Uriel A...

Fernando Alonso and Fernando Margarit Among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2016
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Florida, United States of America

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...

Hunton & Williams LLP Partner Cassandra C. Collins Named Among Top 250 Women in Litigation
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Named a Law360 Environmental Practice Group for Sixth Consecutive Year
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Virginia, United States of America

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

Hunton & Williams LLP Announces 2016 Benchmark Litigation Rankings
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Jay Moore discusses surge of mergers and acquisitions activity with Richmond Times-Dispatch
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Ten at Hunton & Williams LLP Named ‘Lawyers of the Year’ by Best Lawyers 2016
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Wall Street Journal Discusses State of Shareholder Lawsuits with Steven Haas
Hunton & Williams LLP, January 2016
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Law360 Discusses FIFA White Collar Case with Tim Heaphy
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Energy Group Plays Key Role in Project Finance International’s 2015 Asia-Pacific Power Deal of the Year
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Lisa J. Sotto Selected Among National Law Journal’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers for 2015
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Timothy J. Heaphy Selected Among National Law Journal’s White Collar Crime Trailblazers for 2015
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Firm Adds Energy and Corporate Lawyers in Tokyo
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

International Arbitration Panel Awards Croatia €40M Over Krško Nuclear Power Plant
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Michael Sievers Discusses Online Drone Registration with Inside Unmanned Systems
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Reuters Discusses New EU Data Protection Law with Jörg Hladjk
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Thomas R. Julin of Hunton & Williams LLP Named Among Daily Business Review’s 2015 Most Effective Lawyers
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Florida, United States of America

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 & Williams LLP Launches Insurance Recovery & Reinsurance Blog
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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 & Williams Advises on 500 MW San Buenaventura Power Project in the Philippines, Which Readies for Construction Commencement
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Carl Schwartz Profiled in Real Deal’s ‘At the Desk of’ Series
Hunton & Williams LLP, December 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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 & Williams Represents Thai Companies in Key IPOs
Hunton & Williams LLP, November 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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 & Williams LLP Partner Named Law Firm Rainmaker
Hunton & Williams LLP, November 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Cuba Should Court Foreign Investment Gus Membiela Tells Diario de Cuba
Hunton & Williams LLP, November 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Hunton & Williams Represents Biscayne Petroleum, LLC and Everglades Petroleum, LLC in Sale to 7-Eleven, Inc.
Hunton & Williams LLP, November 2015
Florida, United States of America

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...

Class Action MVP: Hunton & Williams' Michael Mueller
Hunton & Williams LLP, November 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Hunton & Williams LLP’s Data Protection Practice Recognized by Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK
Hunton & Williams LLP, November 2015
Virginia, United States of America

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...

Hunton & Williams Named 2015 Data Protection Law Firm of the Year in China
Hunton & Williams LLP, November 2015
Virginia, United States of America

Global Law Experts named Hunton & Williams its 2015 Data Protection Law Firm of the Year in China for its counsel in helping companies face unprecedented challenges in managing privacy and cybersecurity risks associated with the collection, use and disclosure of personal information regarding their customers and employees...

Six at Hunton & Williams Listed Among 2015 South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers
Hunton & Williams LLP, October 2015
Florida, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP announces six of its Miami-based lawyers are listed in the 2015 edition of South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers, a resource of South Florida’s lawyers who have earned an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Fernando C...

Hunton & Williams Listed in 2016 Chambers Latin America
Hunton & Williams LLP, October 2015
Florida, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP and partner Fernando Alonso have been included in Chambers Latin America 2016 rankings and commentary in the categories Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A. The firm is recognized for its counseling of clients in corporate and project financings across Latin America, and for its acumen on PPP throughout the Americas...

Hunton & Williams Listed in 2016 Chambers Latin America
Hunton & Williams LLP, October 2015
Virginia, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP and partner Fernando Alonso have been included in Chambers Latin America 2016 rankings and commentary in the categories Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A. The firm is recognized for its counseling of clients in corporate and project financings across Latin America, and for its acumen on PPP throughout the Americas...

Florida Power & Light Company $400 Million Debt Tender Offer
Hunton & Williams LLP, October 2015
Virginia, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP advised J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as Dealer Manager in Florida Power & Light Company’s tender offer of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of various First Mortgage Bonds. Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving approximately 4.8 million customer accounts across nearly half of the state of Florida...

FTC Advertising Practices Division Chief of Staff Phyllis Marcus Joins Global Competition Group
Hunton & Williams LLP, October 2015
Virginia, United States of America

WASHINGTON ― Hunton & Williams LLP continues the expansion of its advertising, consumer protection, and privacy practices with the arrival of Phyllis Hurwitz Marcus, who most recently served as Chief of Staff of the Division of Advertising Practices at the Federal Trade Commission. Marcus will join the firm’s global competition group as counsel in Washington...

Hunton Recognized in GIR 100 for White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Practice
Hunton & Williams LLP, October 2015
Virginia, United States of America

Hunton & Williams has been featured in the GIR 100, a new independent guide to the world’s best firms for international investigations according to the London-based Global Investigations Review...

T. Justin “Jay” Moore III was selected among The National Law Journal’s M&A Trailblazers for 2015
Hunton & Williams LLP, October 2015
Virginia, United States of America

Hunton & Williams partner T. Justin “Jay” Moore III was selected among The National Law Journal’s M&A Trailblazers for 2015. Moore is recognized among those who have contributed to the M&A landscape through innovative strategies. Moore leads the firm’s corporate practice, and he is known for closing even the most complex deals with great proficiency and composure over his 30-year career...

John Beardsworth Now Chair-Elect of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, Third-oldest Section in ABA
Hunton & Williams LLP, September 2015
Virginia, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP partner John J. Beardsworth Jr. has begun a one-year term as Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law followed by a one-year term as Chair. Beardsworth was elected at the annual ABA meeting in August...

Wally Martinez Featured in Lawdragon’s Lawyer Limelight Series
Hunton & Williams LLP, September 2015
Virginia, United States of America

NEW YORK — Hunton & Williams LLP managing partner Wally Martinez was featured in Lawdragon’s popular Lawyer Limelight series. Martinez, who was a founding partner of the firm’s Miami office, had left the firm in 2004 to join Diageo North America, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He returned to Hunton & Williams in 2006 to become managing partner...

Hunton & Williams Represents Promerica Financial Corp in Acquisition of Citi Consumer and Banking Business in Guatemala
Hunton & Williams LLP, September 2015
Florida, United States of America

Hunton & Williams LLP advised Promerica Financial Corp. (Promerica) in its acquisition of Banco Citibank de Guatemala, S.A. and three affiliate entities, through which Citibank operates its consumer and banking business in Guatemala...

China Needs To Add Privacy Concerns Manuel Maisog Tells China Economic Review
Hunton & Williams LLP, September 2015
Virginia, United States of America

Special Report: Chinese e-commerce's rush into online finance could put countless users' data at risk China Economic Review │ September 17, 2015 Manuel Maisog discusses the need to regulate the use of personal data and preserve privacy, as internet-based banking opportunities continue to increase in China...

 

 


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