With more than 575 lawyers in 17 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 more than 25 years, is one of the largest offices in Mexico of any Texas-based law firm, with approximately 25 lawyers and law clerks. The Mexico City office includes Mexican lawyers, law clerks and US and Argentine licensed lawyers who focus on a variety of legal areas and business sectors in Mexico and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
The role of the Houston office has also grown with increased energy work in Mexico, with the presence of experienced transactional partners with in-depth Mexican experience. The firm has been particularly active with the bid rounds related to the Mexican energy reform. The firm also is very active in cross-border Brazilian work, in particular, subscription-based finance, as well as M&A projects in Argentina, Central America and the Caribbean. The firm has a dedicated team helping clients with the new United States-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). Overall, the firm’s Mexico and Latin American practices comprise approximately 60 lawyers, working from Dallas, Houston, New York, Mexico City, Austin, Washington, DC, London 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. The firm has experienced and bilingual attorneys, including dual-licensed attorneys in the US and Mexico and Argentina, which creates a strong multi-cultural and diverse team helping clients to successfully navigate in the business environment of the region. The firm has regularly hosted foreign associates from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, 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, 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 areas of infrastructure and M&A.
The firm has a diverse client base, representing clients across a variety of economic sectors. These include Afore XXI-Banorte, American Airlines, Bancomext, BBVA Bancomer, Chevron, Cotemar, Credit Suisse, DuPont Mexicana, Cyanco, Elementia, Glencore International AG, Halliburton, IATA, Trinity Industries, Commercial Metals Company, Total, Ecopetrol, Mexichem, Solera/Audatex Americas and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, among others.www.haynesboone.com