Thompson & Knight Recognized By Chambers Latin America In Five Practice Areas

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 00:00

Thompson & Knight and its Brazil and Mexico offices were recognized in the inaugural edition of the 2009 Chambers Latin America "Leaders in their Field" legal directory. Additionally, Alexandre R. Chequer, Jorge G. De Presno-Arizpe, Antonio Bastos Sarmento, and Ivan Tauil were cited for their exceptional legal careers.

Thompson & Knight was recognized in five areas of practice. The Firm was ranked among Brazil's top firms in the fields of Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, and Projects: Construction and among Mexico's top firms in the fields of Labour & Employment and Real Estate.

The online version of the 2009 Chambers Latin America directory can be found at

Thompson & Knight has opened an office in São Paulo, the third in Brazil. The other offices are in Rio De Janeiro and Vitoria. This move extends the firm's impact responding to the growing demand in the areas of infrastructure, energy, project finance, capital markets, banking, private equity, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate in Latin America.

Alexandre R. Chequer is the Managing Partner of the Firm's São Paulo office and a Partner in the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group. His practice focuses on project development and representing clients in energy, ethanol, renewable energy, oil and gas, heavy industries, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, business transactions, and in arbitration.

John H. Martin and Peter J. Riley partners at Thompson & Knight have been named by the legal services information company Lawdragon on its list of "Leading Lawyers in America."In its fourth annual guide, "The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America" represents less than 0.01 percent of the legal profession, and the company describes its list as the most elite group of legal professionals compiled in the country.

Mr. Martin is a Partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Riley has served as the Firm's Managing Partner and Chairman of the Management Committee since 2001. The online version of Lawdragon can be found at

Four Partners of Thompson & Knight's Trial Practice Group in the Dallas office have been appointed to leadership positions of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel for 2008-2009. Greg W. Curry has been elected President Elect and Chair of the Political Action Committee, G. Luke Ashley has been elected to serve another term on the PAC, Jackie Robinson has been elected Vice President, and Scott P. Stolley has been elected to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Curry focuses his practice on general commercial, oil and gas, and environmental litigation matters. Mr. Ashley serves as the Firm's General Counsel. Mr. Robinson has practiced in state and federal courts and tried more than 70 cases to verdict. Mr. Stolley focuses his practice on the representation of appellants and appellees in state and federal appellate courts, including evaluation of appeals, drafting briefs, and arguing cases to appellate courts.

Thompson & Knight has congratulated Real Estate and Banking Associates Thad Armstrong, Meredith F. Cobb, and Glenn A. Reitman on their inclusion in H Texas Magazine's list of Houston's "Professionals on the Fast Track." The list will be published in the January 2009 issue.

H Texas Magazine has been identifying and featuring Houston's top doctors, lawyers, realtors, and professionals for more than a decade.