The Interfinancial Corporation (IFC) was formed in 1961 by Marcel Degraye.  Since 1961, IFC has been involved in the design and construction of several major engineering projects around the world, including oil and gas pipelines, underground gas storage facilities, oil refineries, and the like.  For most of its existence, IFC was owned by five shareholders.  […]

Gibbs & Bruns LLP was named a “2008 Go-To Law Firm” for Litigation by American Lawyer Media (ALM).  The firm appears in ALM’s 2008 Go-To Law Firms of the World’s Leading Companies and Financial Institutions. Each year ALM conducts a national survey of Fortune 500 general counsel and leading financial services companies regarding their go-to law firms.  The […]

The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2008 named Robin Gibbs to its list of Top Commercial Litigators. Who’s Who‘s listing is exclusive with only “469 experts in 50 jurisdictions who can truly be considered leaders in the field” included in the directory.  With respect to U.S.-based litigators, Robin is one of only 142 lawyers included in the directory.

Chambers Global 2008 ranks Robin Gibbs on its Leaders list of globally recognized lawyers for General Commercial Litigation. ‘Superb’ trial lawyer Robin Gibbs at Gibbs & Bruns is another pre-eminent figure in the arena.  Rivals concede that he is ‘absolutely top rate’ for securities and complex commercial litigation. Chambers released its new rankings and recognition for […]

Law & Politics 2007 “Texas Super Lawyers” list was published in the October issue of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers.  Five Gibbs & Bruns partners were named to the Texas Super Lawyer list: Robin Gibbs, Phil Bruns, Grant Harvey, Kathy Patrick, and Barrett Reasoner. Robin was once again honored on “The Top 10” list, which […]

Benchmark: Litigation 2008, published by Legal Media Group and Euromoney, named Gibbs & Bruns a “Leading Litigation Firm” in Texas in its inaugural directory.  Gibbs & Bruns was one of only six firms ranked in the “Highly Recommended” category for Texas. “A powerhouse boutique [that] with little over 30 attorneys in its ranks…still handles ‘bet-the-company’ cases for […]

In 2007, the firm represented the Charles T. Bauer Foundation, a charitable organization created by the late Ted Bauer, founder of AIM Investments.  The Foundation was an intervenor in a lawsuit brought by Mr. Bauer’s estranged spouse against his estate alleging that he mismanaged community property during his lifetime.  Plaintiff alleged over $300 million in damages, an amount that would […]

This case arose from a failed effort by Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. to preempt the exercise of rights by the holders of $400 million in Landry’s senior notes.  Gibbs & Bruns was retained to represent the noteholders after an ex parte temporary restraining order had been entered enjoining them from exercising their rights under the notes and a […]

We represented NetIQ Corporation in defense of an arbitration in which BMC Software claimed that two of NetIQ’s major products infringed two patents owned by BMC.  Plaintiff BMC sought $150 million in lost profits and royalties before trebling.  NetIQ hired the firm to take over the defense of the case six months before trial (the proceeding had been […]

Four Gibbs & Bruns partners were named in Woodward/White, Inc.’s 2008 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Selection in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which thousands of top U.S. lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Gibbs & Bruns partners named in this year’s guide include: Robin C. Gibbs (10) Antitrust […]