Thompson & Knight Attorneys and Practice Areas Ranked in Chambers Global 2020

DALLAS — The 2020 edition of Chambers Global recognizes four Thompson & Knight attorneys and three practice areas as leaders in the global legal landscape, specifically in Algeria, Latin America, Mexico, and the United States.

Algeria Rankings

Thompson & Knight is one of only four law firms ranked in Algeria for the Corporate/Commercial: International Firms category. The directory notes that the Firm “is well known for its handling of oil and gas matters, as well as providing advice on project finance and M&A.” The directory also praises the Firm’s “experience in a range of specialized areas, including regulation and licensing, corporate restructuring, debt recovery and employment law,” and highlights that “the disputes team is also prominent, with activity including acting as counsel on international arbitrations.”

International Energy International Principal Hassan Yassine is individually recognized in the Corporate/Commercial: International Firms category as well. The directory praises Mr. Yassine “for handling complex oil and gas mandates in addition to having a solid corporate and commercial practice.”

Latin America Rankings

Partner and International Energy Practice Leader Andrew B. Derman is ranked in the Energy & Natural Resources category. One client describes Mr. Derman as “a veteran with great knowledge and experience” who is “adept at handling noteworthy oil and gas transactions, particularly in Mexico.”

Mexico Rankings

Thompson & Knight is ranked among the top firms in Mexico for Energy & Natural Resources and recognized for its experience in “providing specialized advice on oil and gas matters.” Specifically, the Firm is noted for its “expertise spanning farm-outs and power purchase agreements” and for “advising clients from the renewables sector, including on wind and solar matters.”

International Energy Partner and Mexico City Office Leader Claudio Rodríguez Galán is recognized in the Energy & Natural Resources and Projects categories. According to the directory, Mr. Rodríguez Galán “receives a wealth of praise from clients, who attest, ‘He is an expert in regulatory energy matters, in the development of energy projects, and in permits and land contracts. He is hugely experienced and his advice gives us a sense of security.’”

USA Rankings

Thompson & Knight is ranked in the Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) category.

Intellectual Property Partner and Dallas Office Leader Bruce S. Sostek is recognized in the Intellectual Property: Patent category for his “strong reputation as an intellectual property litigator, offering wide-ranging experience of cases concerning patents, trademarks and trade secrets.” He is also praised for offering “sector-specific experience pertaining to the technology and telecommunications industries, among others.”

Chambers Global exclusively lists law firms and attorneys who are strongly recommended from in-depth interviews with peers and clients. Rankings in the directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and commitment. To view the online version of the 2020 Chambers Global directory, visit