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Firm Profile

Thompson & Knight LLP

Firm Profile

Algiers

  • Profile
  • Residence PTT, Villa 45A
  • Hydra 16035
  • Algiers
  • Algiers Province
  • Algeria

Firm profile submitted by Thompson & Knight LLP

Managing Partner: Mark M Sloan
Number of partners: Approximately 155
Number of lawyers: Approximately 300
Languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, English, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Yoruba


Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight today is a global firm with US offices in Texas, New York and California, and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa and Europe. In addition to providing a wide range of traditional legal services to clients in many industries, the firm prides itself on the depth of its experience in the energy industry. Thompson & Knight’s attorneys protect and advance the interests of the firm’s clients in negotiation and advocacy in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and dispute resolution. Its attorneys frequently coordinate the efforts of foreign local counsel with whom the firm has established strong working relationships around the globe.

Antitrust Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Corporate & Securities
Environmental Finance
Government & Regulatory Healthcare
Intellectual Property
Labour, Employment & Immigration
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Oil, Gas & Energy
Outsourcing
Private Equity
Real Estate & Banking
Tax

Oil, Gas & Energy:
■ Representation of Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation in its acquisition of oil and gas assets in Oklahoma from Chesapeake Energy Corp. for $1.02 billion
■ Representation of Oil India Limited in the acquisition of a 50% interest in WorldAce Investments, a Cypressbased wholly owned subsidiary of PetroNeft Resources, a UK-traded company based in Ireland
■ Representation of BHP Billiton Ltd. in the award and execution of the Trion Block deepwater license agreement in association with PEMEX – the first-ever farm-out with PEMEX in history – where BHP secured operatorship and 60 percent interest of the areas covering the Trion Block, located south of Mexico’s maritime border with the United States
■ Representation of Fisterra Energy, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, in the $900 million sale of the Mexican holding companies of Ventika, Mexico’s largest onshore wind farm and one of the largest wind farms in Latin America
■ Representation of CEPSA in the acquisition of a floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel for use in the Gulf of Thailand
■ Representation of Kosmos Energy with its development of three blocks off the coast of Ghana, which are multi-billion dollar projects, along with the evaluation of other oil and gas investments

Corporate & Securities:
■ Representation of the majority holder of Frac Tech Services, LLC in its sale – for $3.7 billion in cash – of all its Frac Tech equity to a consortium led by Temasek Capital (Private) Limited, a Singaporean fund
■ Representation of Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina in the $1.75 billion acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Algerian Business Unit, ConocoPhillips Algeria Limited (COPAL)
■ Representation of Yates Petroleum Corporation in its $2.4 billion merger with EOG Resources, Inc.

Tax:
■ Provide tax, executive compensation and employee benefits counsel for US workforce and US expatriates for foreign parent company of Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc. and US subsidiaries
■ Providing tax and legal structure planning for Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. regarding its $2.1 billion sale to Owens- Illinois Inc.
■ Representation of EnCap Investments L.P. in tax issues involving formation of private equity funds focused on upstream and midstream sectors in North America

Finance:
■ Representation of one of the largest banks in the US in a $3.5 billion syndicated revolving credit facility for one of the largest publicly traded energy partnerships and leading provider of midstream services as well as its Canadian subsidiary
■ Representation of a Switzerland-based global commodity trading and processing company in an $825 million syndicated revolving credit facility

Dispute Resolution:
■ Representation of Sintana Energy in ICC arbitration involving breach of contract claims associated with a Farmout Agreement furthering the exploration and development of the Talora Block in Colombia
■ Representation of an international energy company in an arbitration concerning the termination of a drilling contract for work in the Gulf of Mexico

Labour, Employment & Immigration:
■ Representation of BNSF in what is believed to have been the first federal court-of-appeals case on whether obesity can be an ‘impairment’ under 2008 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act; obtained appellate win for BNSF from the 8th Circuit which ruled obesity is not a covered condition of the ADA
■ Representation of large food manufacturer in collective action regarding allegations involving compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act

Real Estate:
■ Representation of Trimont Real Estate Advisors, LLC as the Special Servicer of a $900 million single-asset securitised financing of 225 Liberty Street in New York City (also known as Brookfield Place)
■ Representation of a client in the financing and development of what is proposed to be the largest in shopping center in Mexico in terms of retail space
■ Closed on a $198.8 million construction loan for Regions Bank, as agent for seven different lenders, to USAA for development of Amazon’s new corporate offices in Seattle, Washington

Intellectual Property & Technology:
■ Representation of several public and private companies with global operations in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, outsourcing and related technology matters

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
■ Counsel to Thomas Moran, the Chapter 11 trustee for Life Partners, a life settlement company with greater than $1.4 billion in liabilities
■ Representation of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V., the debtor ‘In re Vitro Asset Corp. et al.,’ in a heavily litigated Chapter 15 bankruptcy case with restructured debt in excess of $3.7 billion
■ Representation of the Official Unsecured Creditors Committee in the ‘In re Endeavour Operating Corp. et. al.’ Chapter 11 case of a publicly traded exploration and production company with assets in the UK (North Sea) and US involving more than $1 billion in liabilities

Clients:
BHP Billiton Ltd., BNSF Railway Company, CNOOC Ltd., The Dow Chemical Company, EnCap Investments L.P., Gail (India) Limited, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., PetroChina / Daqing, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, Royal Bank of Canada, Samsung, Statoil, TempurSealy International, Inc., Thomson Reuters Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank

Branches

  • Residence PTT, Villa 45A,
  • Hydra 16035,
  • Algiers,
  • Algiers Province
  • Algeria
  • Tel +213 2159 1377
  • Fax +213 2159 2034
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.tklaw.com
  • 23 Rue Balzac,
  • Paris,
  • France
  • 75008
  • Tel +33 1 5353 6958
  • Fax +33 1 5353 6700
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Thompson & Knight, S. de R.L.de C.V.,
  • ING Torre Comercial América, 30th Floor,
  • Batallón de San Patricio #111,
  • Col. Valle Oriente,
  • San Pedro Garza García,
  • Nuevo Leon
  • Mexico
  • 66269
  • Tel +52 81 8215 7700
  • Fax +52 81 8215 7701
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Thompson & Knight Abogados,
  • Paseo de las Palmas 405 - 1901,
  • Col. Lomas de Chapultepec C.P,
  • Mexico City,
  • Ciudad de México
  • Mexico
  • DF 11000
  • Tel +52 55 3602 0600
  • Fax +52 55 3602 0680
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 146 Fleet Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4A 2BU
  • Tel +44 207 952 1730
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 98 San Jacinto Boulevard,
  • Suite 1900,
  • Austin,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 78701
  • Tel +1 512 469 6100
  • Fax +1 512 469 6180
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 1722 Routh Street,
  • Suite 1500,
  • Dallas,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Tel +1 214 969 1700
  • Fax +1 214 969 1751
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 801 Cherry Street,
  • Unit #1,
  • Burnett Plaza,
  • Suite 1600,
  • Fort Worth,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 76102
  • Tel +1 817 347 1700
  • Fax +1 817 347 1799
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 811 Main Street,
  • Suite 2500,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel +1 713 654 8111
  • Fax +1 713 654 1871
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 707 Wilshire Boulevard,
  • Suite 4100,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • 90017
  • Tel +1 310 203 6900
  • Fax +1 310 203 6980
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 900 Third Avenue ,
  • 20th Floor,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10022
  • Tel +1 212 751 3001
  • Fax +1 212 751 3113
  • Email : [email protected]