Robert E. Wilson

Partner

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Robert E. Wilson

Houston

T:+1 713 651 5107

F:+1 713 651 5246

Bob Wilson, a partner in the Corporate Group, divides his time between the Munich and Houston locations. He regularly advises US and European clients on a diverse range of international business transactions and regulatory compliance matters. 

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  • Education

    1979 - J.D., Columbia University Law School
    1975 - 1976, University of Cologne, Fulbright Scholarship
    1975 - B.A., magna cum laude, German and Political Science, Cornell College

    While attending Cornell College, Mr. Wilson was honored as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1979.

  • Representative experience

    In International/European matters, Mr. Wilson has:

    • Represented U.S. companies regarding European and other international data protection law compliance matters
    • Represented European companies regarding compliance with U.S. privacy and data protection matters
    • Assisted U.S. companies regarding European merger control and securities law compliance matters
    • Represented U.S. companies in the acquisition of assets and stock of companies located in various European countries
    • Represented U.S. companies in the negotiation and formation of European joint ventures in Germany and other European countries
    • Advised U.S. companies in establishing subsidiary structures in Europe
    • Represented U.S. companies in the formation of European distributorship, licensing and business collaboration arrangements
    • Represented German and European companies in the purchase and disposition of U.S. companies
    • Advised European companies regarding U.S. product liability risk management matters

    In the area of U.S. Corporate/Securities, Mr. Wilson has:

    • Served as principal outside counsel to publicly-held companies in connection with general corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley related matters
    • Represented corporations in initial public offerings and other public equity and debt securities offerings
    • Advised corporations in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other business combination transactions
    • Represented public and private companies as well as venture capital firms in venture capital financing transactions
    • Represented corporations in connection with NASDAQ delisting proceedings and hearings
  • Professional activities
    • International Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Houston Bar Association
    • German Institute of Arbitration
    • American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (Munich)
    • German American Chamber of Commerce (Houston)
  • Professional honors
    • The Best Lawyers in America - corporate law, Best Lawyers (2013 - 2014)
  • Speaking engagements
    • "U.S. Perspective on European Data Protection," German-American Data Protection Day, Association of the Bavarian Economy, U.S. American Consulate, Munich, Germany, May 2012
    • "Data Privacy Law in M&A Transactions," Fulbright M&A Web Seminar, July 2010
    • "European Data Protection Law," Fulbright Privacy Web Seminar, May 2008
    • "International Data Protection Law," Fulbright Internal Privacy Law Seminar, Houston, Texas, October 2007
    • "Doing Business in Europe," German American Chamber of Commerce, Houston, Texas, January 2006
    • "Doing Business in America/U.S. Contract Law and U.S. Business Entities," Lublin, Poland, April 2005
  • Publications
  • Civic involvement
    • BioHouston, Inc. - Board of Directors, Member - Audit Committee, Chairman-Governance Committee

     

  • Licenses
    • Texas State Bar License
  • Languages
    • German - Fluent