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Brent Stewart

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Brent Stewart is an associate in the Firm's International Commercial Practice Group in Dallas. Brent has a broad-based business-transactional practice focusing on complex cross-border corporate and commercial contract matters, with a strong emphasis on global brand expansion and international business growth. He graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law and is a member of the national honors society, the Order of the Coif.

Practice Focus

Brent's practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial contract matters, with a strong emphasis on international transactions involving multinational companies. His experience extends to cross-border joint venture transactions, international franchising, licensing and distribution transactions, international mergers and acquisitions, international regulatory compliance, multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganizations, and international corporate formation and maintenance.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assists several leading casual dining, fast casual and quick service restaurants in their international franchise, joint venture and other international matters on a global level.

  • Assisted a major fast casual restaurant brand in the development and creation of a refranchising system.

  • Assists major hotel brands expanding internationally via franchising in connection with negotiating and documenting franchise transactions, conducting local due diligence and regulatory compliance.

  • Assists major consumer goods manufacturers in the evaluation and reorganization of their global supply chains.

  • Assists in multijurisdictional corporate reorganizations of major multinational corporations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Admissions

  • Texas~United States (2016)

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D. with High Honors) (2016)
  • Stanford University (B.A. International Relations) (2010)

Languages

  • English

Co-author, “When Bold is Best: Franchise Agreements as Adhesion Contracts under the Brazilian Arbitration Act,” The Franchise Lawyer, Winter 2018