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To Make Deals in Hospitality Today, You Need to Be Creative: As the challenges mount, lawyers need to adapt

Given the complications that the hospitality sector faces these days, from cross-border deals to mega-mergers to disrupters crashing the business, the environment can appear at times almost inhospitable. But John Allen Bain and his firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, fresh from their...

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European Union (EU)

Preparing for Big Changes: With Brexit and new privacy rules rolling out from the EU, multinationals have a lot to think about.

Two major events are slowly playing out in Europe. Each will have a major effect on the future of law and business there, and companies on both sides of the Atlantic are scrambling to adjust. MCC spoke with Davina Garrod and Jasper Helder, partners at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in...

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Navigating the Bumps: A corporate partner tries to help other women find legal jobs and thrive

Alice Hsu, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, focuses on capital markets and corporate governance. Her family’s favored professions, however, were centered around medicine and engineering, leading Alice to wonder what her life would have been like had she followed one of those...

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Energy | Renewable Energy

Latin America Power Drive: Projects abound as energy players near and far pitch for a piece of fast-changing markets

Latin American energy markets are a source of tremendous opportunity, and no small amount of complexity, for international project developers and investors. The Mexican hydrocarbon and electricity markets have burst open after generations of government control, and wind, solar and hydro projects...

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The $64,000 - Make That $64 Million - Question: How will President Trump influence international bribery enforcement?

A partner at Akin Gump, Paul Butler began his career as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted terrorism, organized crime and white collar fraud cases. He went on to serve in several senior positions at U.S. Department of...

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Media | Technology

Buckle Up! Regulatory Turbulence Ahead for TMT: Profound changes could include bumpy ride for net neutrality

  Introduction: It's not so much a question of whether there will be changes to the regulatory environment in the TMT sector under the newly installed Republican administration, but how far and how fast change will proceed. We asked two keen TMT observers from Akin Gump, Tom Davidson,...

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Energy | Oil & Gas | Renewable Energy

The Certainty of Uncertainty: Energy players fume and fret, but the game is always fueled by price

Fossil fuels continue to drive the economy, but operators are under increasing pressure from governments and the public, who have questions about fracking and other unconventional extraction methods as they relate to seismic activity. Akin Gump partner David Sweeney, an industry expert who built a...

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