“White & Case`s legal team is exceptional in clearly communicating legalese and events to clients from diverse backgrounds. In the practice of international trade, clients come from many parts of the world and their ability to translate not only the language but also the meaning is valuable. “Arlene Hahn has been involved in the OEM Framework Agreement (MOEMA) almost from the beginning. She led meetings, took notes, translated our gossip into an understandable legal framework, recorded actions, and kept us focused. For several months and more than 80 contract reviews, she ensured that we stayed on track and got closer to the end goal. I assure you that this was not just a case of excellent “project management”. Although the complex project was expertly managed with many stakeholders, Arlene was also able to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders and ensure full satisfaction of those involved, which is rare with so many lawyers and salespeople. In addition, Arlene is the very rare lawyer who combines a deep understanding of clients` strategic objectives with the tactical ability to reflect this intuitively and comprehensively in the final agreement. I would not hesitate to recommend Arlene and her White & Case team to any company looking to outsource legal support for a technology transaction. “The White and Case team is constantly looking for information, facts and ideas that could help our clients. They leave absolutely nothing to chance and spare no expense to identify every piece of useful evidence.
They work very hard individually and also work well together by bringing together their complex cases and arguments in one unit. White & Case LLP`s London PIL practice focuses in particular on investor–state arbitrage. David Goldberg is an investment arbitration specialist specializing in CIS jurisdictions, who divides his time between the London and Moscow offices. Andrea Menaker`s experience includes representing defendant states and claimant investors in major investment arbitrations. Menaker also acted as an expert witness on investor–state issues. “They are proactive, highly competent and useful in assessing and mitigating legal risks, including on a transnational basis.” “Ingrid York provides impressive, accurate and clear legal advice. The White & Case team is conscientious and understands the derivatives market. Complex transactions are handled with great attention to detail. Briefing A cultural shift – have the effects of the financial crisis changed the corporate culture in the financial services sector or is there still much to be done? (www.legalbusiness.co.uk/analysis/disputes-yearbook-2020/sponsored-briefing-a-cultural-shift-has-the-fallout-from-the-financial-crisis-changed-corporate-culture-in-financial-services-or-is-there-still-work-to-be-done/) Zeena Saleh, Partner, and Chris Brennan, Partner, at White & Case on Corporate Culture “Abby Cohen Smutny provided compelling legal representation and advice. She has excellent strategic thinking and sound and reliable judgment.
She impresses with her in-depth knowledge of international law and international investment law. “Rory Hishon stands out as a partner who is not afraid to go into detail when necessary while maintaining a good strategic overview. He always thinks of a case from all angles to get the best result. Raif Hassan is the kind of partner who can handle most aspects of a heavy business case with minimal direct partner oversight: he is prudent, confident, and highly intelligent. White & Case is an international law firm serving businesses, governments and financial institutions. Our long history as a global firm means we are uniquely positioned to help our clients solve their most complex legal challenges, wherever they may be. “The remarkable difference I`ve found in W/C compared to other companies is a complete lack of fear in defending a case.” “The team has extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and has handled many of the most important cases over the past 10 years. It seems that most of the successful defense strategies you see in today`s pharmaceutical antitrust cases can be attributed to arguments that the White & Case team invented and often won in a previous legal battle. “The team`s strength in emerging markets law matters is exceptional.
There is a huge understanding of the emerging market, especially in frontier markets in Africa, which are still growing and therefore more complex than other markets. “Compared to other law firms, White & Case`s project and energy team in Miami ranks above the majority of law firms providing legal advice under New York law. “Jonathan Hamilton has exceptional strategic vision and tactical expertise. It enters the mind of the arbitrator and understands what he wants to understand in order to present him with the information he needs to decide the case. He is unwavering in his desire to win and every minute he invests revolves around how to lead the business to a positive outcome. “The White & Case team goes above and beyond for its clients. You will delve deeper into all aspects of the case, exploring every possible path. They are not afraid to explore both the negative and the positive when investigating an essential matter to prepare for all eventualities.
“Ingrid York, as a senior partner, is absolutely the best derivatives lawyer I`ve seen in my time. It is not only a pleasure to work with her, but she also has a very good sense of legal and commercial issues in the market and applies it to the subject at hand. “We worked with the White & Case London Transport Finance and Leasing Practice on aviation finance transactions, which were mainly donor financings. We worked primarily with Justin Benson (partner) and David Wright (partner) and a few other members of their aviation finance team. Our experience has been very positive. As a team, they have great attention to detail, provide in-depth analysis of legal issues and design with care. We were particularly impressed with their ability to manage the complexities of transaction restructurings and related changes to existing documentation. They have a polite and humorous way of managing and negotiating cross-border transactions and following post-closing issues. It is a very good address for complex aviation financing issues.
“Mark Gidley`s approach is different than many senior partners I`ve worked with. He is deeply involved in the details of each analysis and loves economics and analysis, so he works closely with the sales team on his projects.