Jude Kearney

Managing Director, Sovereign Energy Group LLC

At the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, Jude Kearney is a shareholder and serves as chair of the firm’s Africa Practice. Kearney focuses his practice on corporate transactions, with an emphasis on international project finance. He handles various matters involving energy development, mergers and acquisitions, complex litigation and corporate matters, and has specific experience in international markets, including Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. Kearney works with major U.S. and foreign clients in the areas of energy, telecommunications, infrastructure projects and financial services, providing counsel on the structure and terms of his clients’ commercial relationships as they relate to project developments in foreign markets. Additionally, he has participated in various trade and bilateral negotiations, including in regards to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and market access negotiations with Japan and China. Kearney’s areas of concentration include international project finance, trade policy, foreign markets, and mergers and acquisitions. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Stanford School of Law, where he is a member of the Stanford International Law Journal, and his Applied Baccalaureate from Harvard University in 1980. In 2014, he was named Knight Fellow at Western Reserve Academy. Kearney is a native of Arkansas.

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