- Managing Partner: Terry Conner
- International Practice Co-Chairs: Albert Tan, Larry Pascal
- Number of partners: 228
- Number of other lawyers: 300
THE FIRM: Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with one of the largest Latin America-wide practices of any US-based law firm. The firm’s Americas Practice Group consists of approximately 50 lawyers working in Dallas, Houston, Mexico City, New York, and Washington, DC. The firm’s Americas Practice Group is anchored by approximately 20 attorneys in the Mexico City office, which opened in 1994 and is staffed by attorneys licensed in Mexico, the US, and Argentina. The firm has advised clients in recent years in more than 35 jurisdictions in Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain, and has substantial expertise in multi-jurisdictional projects in the region.
The firm has hosted foreign associates from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain, and Venezuela to work in its US offices and currently has permanent lawyers on staff from Mexico, Argentina, Spain, and Peru. The firm’s lawyers are native speakers or fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and are comfortable working with civil law and international law concepts. The firm is a member of the World Services Group and Tech Law networks and has worked with multiple law firms in all of the major jurisdictions in the region.
Haynes and Boone’s Latin American practice focuses on mergers and acquisition, capital markets, finance, energy and natural resources, real estate, projects, bankruptcy and restructuring, international arbitration, and international trade. Representative work spans multiple industries and borders. The firm has served as American Airlines regional counsel for Latin America for many years. In 2009-10, the firm advised Shell in the sale of its downstream businesses in six Central American countries. The firm has also been active in international arbitrations including one with situs in Latin America against a major national energy company. The firm also successfully represented GrupoMexico in the Asarco bankruptcy and advised AT&T in the US $1.6 billion exchange offer involving America Movil and Telmex. In 2012, the firm advised Grupo Fermaca in its acquisition of a natural gas pipeline concession awarded by the Mexican national power company CFE, and Hyatt in its acquisition of the Nikko Hotel property in Mexico City.
As mentioned above, Haynes and Boone has an active full service office in Mexico City, practicing local law and employing an integrated management approach to its Mexico City office. The Mexico City office has been very active in Mexican capital markets and banking matters in recent years for both national and international concerns. The Mexico City office has also been ranked among the highest for pro bono work in the region. Trade Finance Magazine’s 2007 Deals of the Year honoured the firm for its role in the Amapa Mineracao transaction on behalf of MMX.The firm’s international partners have been extremely active in various international bar organisations, and the firm’s Americas Practice Group head Larry B Pascal has been selected as the Chair of a Texas Supreme Court task force designed to examine the merits of updating its international practice rules for foreign lawyers working in the state.
Representative industries include financial services, energy, real estate, hospitality, restaurant and retail, technology, manufacturing and distribution, aviation, telecommunications, insurance, transportation, sports entertainment, and automotive.
A list of representative clients includes:Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines, Aviall, Bank of America, BNP PARIBAS, Cathay Pacific Airways, Conoco Phillips, Chevron Texaco, Citibank, Coppell, Core Laboratories, Credit Agricole, Ecopetrol, Farmacias del Ahorro, First City, GMAC, Grupo Taca, Heyco Energy, Hillwood Capital, Hyatt, IATA, Jugos del Valle, Little Caesars, Mirant, MMX (Brazil), OHL, OPIC, Parkdale Mills, Petrobras, Rabobank, The Saba Group, Shell, Siemens, Textron Financial, Trinity Industries, Wal- Mart and YPF.
The firm also has offices in Russia.