Haynes and Boone News

New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Single Out Haynes and Boone Lawyers

NEW YORK – A group of well-regarded Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have once again been recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. >>

Albert Tan in PERE: Japanese Pensions Adopt Overseas Caution

Tokyo Marine, ASIN Employees Pension Fund and DIC Pension Fund are among a limited group of Japanese pension funds to have invested in overseas real estate. But the number will grow, delegates heard at the PERE Tokyo Forum, last week. >>

Recent Publications

Recent Developments in Clean Air Act Enforcement Tactics May Spell Increased Risk for Many Companies

Despite diminishing enforcement budgets for state and federal agencies, a combination of technological and regulatory developments could significantly increase risk of enforcement activity in coming months and years. >>

Weathering the Storm: Momentive Performance Court Rejects Market-Based Cramdown Interest Rate, Casts Doubt on Make-Whole Claims

On August 26, 2014, Judge Robert D. Drain of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued a bench ruling in In re MPM Silicones, LLC, Case No. 14-22503 (RDD), on several aspects of the plan of reorganization filed by debtor Momentive Performance Materials, Inc., a specialty chemicals manufacturing company, and its affiliated debtors. >>

The SEC Continues its “Broken Windows” Initiative with Charges of Late Filings of Ownership Reporting and Rule 105 Violations

In the last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission has announced charges in two separate investigations related to its “Broken Windows” initiative, signaling that the Commission’s focus on what some may characterize as “minor violations” will continue. >>

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.

Haynes and Boone Washington, D.C. Welcomes Former FTC Attorney Thomas Lang

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.”

Sam Lichtman in the New York Times Dealbook: New Rules Make Inversions Less Lucrative, Experts Say

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.