With more than 600 attorneys in 15 offices worldwide, Haynes and Boone, LLP is a leading AmLaw 100 law firm, with one of the largest Latin American practices in the US. The firm’s Mexico City office, which has been serving clients for over 20 years, is the largest office in Mexico of any Texas-based law firm, with approximately 30 lawyers and law clerks, and has recently added several new practice specialties this past year, including environmental and tax. The Mexico City office includes Mexican lawyers, law clerks, US and Argentine licensed lawyers and is an essential part of the firm’s Americas Practice Group, which focuses on a variety of legal areas and business sectors throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
The role of the Houston office in the Americas Practice Group has also grown with increased energy work in Mexico, with the presence of three experienced transactional partners with in-depth Mexican experience. The firm is also very active in cross-border Brazilian work. As part of its Americas Practice Group and in response to changes in US foreign policy, the firm has also formed a Cuba team focused on international regulatory, transactional and dispute-related areas to help clients monitor and prepare for new opportunities related to trade with Cuba. Overall, the firm’s Americas Practice Group is comprised of approximately 70 lawyers, working from Dallas, Houston, New York, Mexico City, Austin, Washington, DC and Shanghai.
In conjunction with its Mexican practice, the firm offers a strong presence in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, and works in more than 30 jurisdictions in the region. To meet the broad regional needs of clients, the firm has hosted foreign associates from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Venezuela to work in its US offices. The firm is frequently called upon to advise in complex multi-jurisdictional matters throughout the region, with the most recent one being the worldwide integration of American Airlines and US Airways, a project covering over 50 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The firm also actively advises Spanish clients in projects in the US, Mexico and the rest of Latin America, particularly in the infrastructure and M&A areas.
The firm has a diverse client base, representing clients in a variety of economic sectors. Haynes and Boone has been very active in the region, having advised AccorHotels, Afore XXI-Banorte, American Airlines, Bancomext, BBVA Bancomer, The Blackstone Group, Chevron, Cotemar, SA de CV, Credit Suisse, DuPont Mexicana, Cyanco, Glencore International AG, Greystar, Hyatt Hotels, IATA, Total, Ecopetrol, Mexichem, PGIM Real Estate, Solera/Audatex Americas, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and YPF, among others. The firm has been particularly active with the recent bid rounds related to the Mexican energy reform.
Haynes and Boone recently represented Blackstone in the US$3 billion acquisition of the entire loan portfolio of General Electric Capital Real Estate. The Americas Practice Group is chaired by Larry Pascal, who is the chairman of the World Services Group, and successfully led a Texas Supreme Court Task Force to liberalise the eligibility of foreign lawyers to sit for the Texas Bar exam.www.haynesboone.com