“LatAm partner leaves Orrick Herrington for Thompson & Knight”
Thompson & Knight LLP has strengthened its Latin America group and added firepower to its energy and projects practices by hiring a partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, which continues to lose its regional talent.
The firm announced George Humphrey’s hire on 24 July. He advises clients on project developments and financing deals in the energy sector, particularly in Mexico, but also in South America. He has experience working on EPC contracts and power purchase agreements.
…Thompson & Knight’s office leader in Houston, Roger Aksamit, says Humphrey is a perfect fit for the firm and brings strength to its energy group. “His depth of experience in Mexican and Latin American markets makes perfect sense for our Mexico City and Monterrey offices, linking the joint capabilities of our Houston and Mexico teams,” he says.
…Aksamit says the firm is getting more mandates in the renewables sector, but conventional energy projects continue to draw the most work. “We foresee continued demand for the modernisation of power plants and a shift towards cleaner natural gas,” he says.