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Thompson & Knight Recognized by Chambers Global

03-27-2012 05:01 AM CET | Associations & Organizations

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Texas (March 26, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce the Firm has been recognized in the 2012 Chambers Global legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Additionally, Partners Jeffrey B. Andrews, Andrew B. Derman, Hassan Yassine, and William Prescott Mills Schwind are cited for their exceptional legal careers.

Thompson & Knight is ranked among the top 10 firms in the U.S. for Energy: Oil and Gas (Transactional). Derman, the Firm’s International Energy Practice Group Leader, is recognized by the publication for his representation of “domestic and international oil companies and independents in connection with major upstream work.” Clients describe Derman as “an extremely safe pair of hands.”

The Firm is one of only four law firms ranked in Algeria for Corporate/Commercial: Foreign. The Firm is noted by the editors of the directory as “especially visible in the energy sector,” offering “a broad range of services to clients doing business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East” by supporting “companies from the region entering the US market.”

Thompson & Knight is ranked among top firms in Latin America for Corporate/M&A and Projects. The editors of the directory note that the Firm is “highly specialized in energy, oil and gas projects,” providing “overseas developers with legal assistance in Latin America, as well as advice on general business strategy.” Sources say, “Above all, I value the loyalty and dedication. Their attorneys have the expertise to provide us with new ideas and solid approaches to the issues we face,” and “It offers complete commitment and dedication.” Schwind is recognized among “Foreign Experts” in Projects and as a prominent member of the team with significant Brazil connections.

Andrews was named a “Notable Practitioner” for Outsourcing, recognized for counseling “clients from a broad range of industries, including telecoms and energy,” with his practice including “negotiating and implementing multiprocess outsourcing agreements.”

Chambers Global exclusively lists law firms and attorneys who are strongly recommended from in-depth interviews with peers and clients. Rankings in the directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and commitment. For the current directory, a team of more than 50 full-time researchers conducted thousands of interviews in countries around the globe throughout a 12-month period.

The online version of the 2012 Chambers Global directory can be found at

About Thompson & Knight

Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight is a full-service firm providing legal solutions to public and private companies, governments, and individuals in all areas, including commercial and tort litigation, finance, banking, securities, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, intellectual property, corporate governance, creditors’ rights, real estate, labor, white collar defense, and environmental matters, among others. They are particularly recognized for their depth of experience and capabilities on behalf of clients in the energy industry, both domestically and around the world. The Firm has been named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law in the 2011-2012 edition of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®. Thompson & Knight has approximately 330 attorneys with offices in Texas, New York, and Michigan, and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.

Becky S. Jackson
Thompson & Knight LLP
Chief Client Services Officer
1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
Dallas, Texas 75201

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