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, 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.
– Former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Senior Litigation Counsel Thomas Lang
has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group
“It is rare to find a lawyer with as much hands-on litigation experience as Tom,” said Phil Hampton
, the office’s administrative partner. “His talents will enhance our already strong firm capabilities handling government regulatory matters for our clients from coast to coast.”
Inversions, the hottest deal structure on Wall Street, appear to be safe for now. But they just became less profitable and more difficult to pull off.
Late Monday, the Treasury Department announced a series of measures intended to crack down on the deals, in which United States companies reincorporate abroad to lower their taxes.