Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has opened a new office in Houston, making it the firm’s tenth US base.
The new office will consist initially of eight partners – all of whom will be lateral hires. The firm has not yet announced the names of the new joiners.
Gibson Dunn already has an office in Dallas, with the new Houston base expanding its services in the oil and gas sectors.
The team will focus on energy transactions, debt and equity capital markets, tax, restructuring and regulatory matters.
Gibson Dunn last opened an office in Frankfurt last summer after hiring two partners from Latham & Watkins.
The firm now has 10 US offices, as well as five European bases and three in Asia. Gibson Dunn also has an office in Dubai and Sao Paulo.
Norton Rose similarly made a major play in the Texan and wider US energy market when it merged with Fulbright & Jaworski in 2012.
Cadwalader announced at the end of January that it was closing its Houston office following the departures of partners Gregory Mocek and Anthony Mansfield to Allen & Overy in Washington DC.
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