Haynes and Boone News

Liza Mark in the China Business Law Journal: Chinese FDI: New Developments in Regulation and Approval

In line with the State Council’s requirements for further simplifying policies and delegating authority, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange have been busy issuing regulations in 2014 that further simplify the oversight of Chinese (non-financial) foreign direct investment. >>

Haynes and Boone in New York Law Journal: Marketplace

Schulte Roth & Zabel has made a continued commitment to 919 Third Ave., signing a large renewal with SL Green Realty Corp. >>

Recent Publications

Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report: Clean Air Act: New Developments That Are Redefining the Enforcement Landscape

In its own strategic plan, the Environmental Protection Agency anticipates a decline of more than 30 percent in federal inspections and evaluations during the next five years and also expects to bring 40 percent fewer civil judicial and administrative enforcement cases during that time. >>

FCC Brings its First Data Breach Enforcement Action

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is the latest government agency to make a foray into data breach enforcement, proposing a $10 million fine against two telecommunications carriers for failing to protect the personal information of up to 305,000 consumers. >>

Houston Lawyer Guest Article: Linda Marshall: The Beauty of Words

These are just a few of the words in the extensive repertoire of Linda Marshall, a family law practitioner, who has won the Houston Center of Literacy's Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee so often that she will soon be retired into a new established Hall of Fame. >>

Key Developments in Privacy and Data Security

Cyber threats are inarguably on the rise, and regulators and law enforcement are stepping up their efforts to ensure that companies are managing personal data responsibly, creating a perfect storm of risk. More and more, our clients are asking, “What can we do to protect ourselves?” The answer? Be aware of the risks, understand the legal implications, and prepare for the inevitable. >>

Judge Orders More Than $250K Fee Award for KTRK in Anti-SLAPP Matter

AUSTIN - A Harris County judge awarded Haynes and Boone, LLP client KTRK Television, a Houston ABC affiliate, more than $250,000 in attorneys’ fees after the station won an anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) appeal against the plaintiff.

Haynes and Boone Austin-based Partner Laura Prather and Of Counsel Catherine Robb represented KTRK Television in the matter.

Haynes and Boone Houston Expands Energy Talent with Kirsten Polyansky

HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP is proud to announce that Kirsten Polyansky has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Energy Practice Group.

“Her vast energy finance knowledge and experience fit nicely with the firm’s energy practice,” said Houston Partner Buddy Clark, head of the Energy Practice Group. “Kirsten’s experience in energy commodities, with a special focus on crude oil and refined products, enhances the firm’s capabilities.”

New Additions to Haynes and Boone Shanghai and Houston Offices Create Critical Mass for Cross-Border Greater China Legal Work

SHANGHAI and HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP continues expanding the legal resources available to clients involved in Greater China cross-border transactions with the addition of a six-member team, including two seasoned partners – one in Shanghai and the other in Houston.

Joining Partner Liza Mark in Shanghai and Partner Yan Zhang, who splits time between Shanghai and Palo Alto, the firm welcomes new Shanghai office Partner Louis Meng and new Houston-based Partner Frank S. Wu.

Haynes and Boone Advises WhiteWave in Acquisition of So Delicious

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have advised WhiteWave in the just-announced acquisition of So Delicious Dairy Free for about $195 million.

With the all-cash purchase, WhiteWave would expand its plant-based food and beverage platform by adding a complementary brand with significant growth potential, particularly in the growing plant-based frozen dessert category.