Haynes and Boone is one of the largest and most active US law firms operating in Mexico, serving a growing list of both international and Mexican clients. The fully bilingual and bicultural Mexico City office, staffed with approximately 30 lawyers and law clerks, has lawyers licensed in Mexico, the US and Argentina. The Mexico City office, which has been serving clients for more than 20 years, is the largest office in Mexico of any Texas-based law firm. Haynes and Boone’s Mexico City office works with clients from the US, Mexico and other countries in a wide variety of sectors, including energy (oil, gas, power and renewables), aviation, automotive, banking and finance, consumer products and retail, real estate and hospitality, construction, food and beverage, healthcare, infrastructure/projects, technology, telecommunications, shipping and transportation, manufacturing, mining and water. The firm’s legal professionals are highly experienced in cross-border and domestic transactions in various legal practice areas, including antitrust, corporate and capital markets, banking and finance, bankruptcy, environmental, M&A, intellectual property, private equity, maritime/shipping finance, real estate, franchise and distribution, energy, tax, trade and arbitration and litigation.
Lawyers in the Mexico City office have participated in historic projects, including for example advising the Mexican government in the privatisation of downstream natural gas assets. The firm has also been active in the Mexican oil and gas bid rounds, electric power and infrastructure projects as well as related activities stemming from the recent Mexican energy reforms.
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, among others, AccorHotels, Afore XXI-Banorte, American Airlines, AT&T, Baker Hughes, Bancomext, BBVA Bancomer, Cathay Pacific, Chevron, Cyanco, Cotemar, Credit Suisse, DuPont Mexicana, Elementia, Glencore International AG, Goldcorp, Inc, Greystar, Grupo Mexico, Haitong Bank, Halliburton, HEB, IATA, Maridive Group, McDonough Marine Service, Mexichem, Mizuho, Noble Energy, Solera/Audatex Americas, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Commercial Metals Company and Trinity Industries.
The firm also has a strong aviation practice, and has advised American Airlines and other companies in the aviation sector for many years in Mexico and Latin America. The Mexico City office is an integral part of the firm’s Mexico and Americas Practice Groups, which focus on a variety of legal areas and business sectors throughout Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean and consist of lawyers located in Dallas, Houston, New York, Austin, Washington, DC, London and Shanghai. The Mexico City lawyers regularly participate in projects throughout the region and work in complex projects in these jurisdictions on behalf of their multinational clients. Mexico City lawyers regularly work and train in the US offices of the firm, providing an excellent comparative law experience.www.haynesboone.com