Boston, MA. The 2016 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Nixon Peabody partners as “Leaders in their Fields.” Chambers Global covers more than 190 countries and ranks individual lawyers worldwide and by regions. Chambers Global rankings also highlighted the firm’s Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation and Franchising practices.
Chambers Global recognized these partners as international leaders in their field:
Ernest W. Chung, Projects: Ernest is a project finance attorney focused on international and domestic infrastructure and energy projects. He advises financial institutions, sponsors, governments and multilateral institutions in the development and financing of complex natural resource, infrastructure and energy projects, especially in a cross-border context. His practice also includes a wide variety of matters such as acquisition, equipment, trade and structured finance transactions and general corporate and commercial law. “There is a widening gap, both domestically and abroad, between the need for investment in infrastructure and the availability of traditional public sector resources to fund this investment,” said Ernest. “To address this gap effectively, public and private sector funding, skills and other resources will need to be combined and leveraged in innovative ways.”
Ellen S. Friedman, Projects: Ellen is a project finance attorney focused on international and domestic infrastructure and energy projects. She counsels a wide variety of clients, including project developers, equity investors, commercial lenders, underwriters, buyers and sellers with respect to deal structure, partnerships, joint ventures, hedging, intercreditor arrangements, risk assessment, security arrangements, and due diligence. “We are excited to see that new players are joining the more traditional banks and insurance company project financiers and equity investors in energy project financings, particularly solar transactions. I am proud to be actively involved in bringing traditional project finance structures and discipline to international energy projects,” said Ellen.
Charles P. Jacobs, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: Charley represents a number of the leading and most active institutional investors in the world, including public pension funds, funds of funds, endowments and foundations. He also represents sponsors and managers and advises them in connection with the formation of private investment funds. Charley notes that, “I see the private funds industry continuing to evolve. Increased regulation of the industry will likely continue as will the use of more customized structures, as larger investors become more sophisticated and focused on specific strategies.”
Andrew P. Loewinger, Franchising: Andrew concentrates his practice on assisting franchise clients expand their businesses in the United States and internationally. Andrew regularly advises clients on a wide variety of franchise system, franchise sales compliance, corporate and intellectual property issues in various industries. He has worked on hundreds of international franchise transactions in more than 85 countries, from Mongolia to Qatar and from South Africa to Macau. “I foresee increased regulation of franchising around the world and increased liability and legal risks for franchisors as franchisees seek to ‘level the playing field.’” Andrew is the co-author and co-editor of International Franchise Sales Laws, published by the American Bar Association, the immediate past Chair of the International Bar Association’s International Franchising Committee, and is on the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Franchising.
Kendal H. Tyre, Franchising: Kendal is a corporate attorney focused on international franchise matters and cross-border transactions. He counsels domestic and foreign clients on U.S. state and federal franchise laws as well as foreign franchise legislation across the globe. Kendal is an appointee to the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), a U.S. federal advisory committee. He notes that, “Franchising has experienced phenomenal growth around the world and Africa is no exception. The saturation of Western markets, the relaxation of trade barriers and the globalization of business have pushed franchisors to new African markets to distribute their products and services.” Kendal is also an author and editor for the “Franchising In” international book series published by LexNoir Foundation, which recently published works on franchising in Africa and in Asia. Both books address franchising growth, opportunities and challenges in these regions of the world.