Main Practice Contacts

Tom D. Harris
+1 214.651.5630


Janice V. Sharry
+1 214.651.5562


In the News

Haynes and Boone in the American Lawyer International: Haynes and Boone Hires in Shanghai

Haynes and Boone, LLP has added a partner in Shanghai. >>



Recent Publications

HSR Update: Annual Jurisdictional Thresholds Revisions Effective February 20, 2015 and Tips for Avoiding HSR Violations

The jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) will increase February 20, 2015 and will apply to any transaction closing on or after that date. >>

BEA Retroactively Reinstates Mandatory FDI Reporting Requirements with a Due Date of January 12, 2015

On November 26, 2014, the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”) retroactively reinstated data collection requirements to measure foreign direct investment into the United States. >>

Department of Justice $5 Million Gun-Jumping and Sherman Act Section 1 Settlement Highlights Risks of Improper Premerger Coordination

Last week, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the latest in a series of “gun-jumping” enforcement actions over the past several years. >>

Bloomberg BNA Mergers and Acquisitions Law Report Guest Article: Buyer Beware: Social Media Due Diligence in M&A

The social media landscape has advanced rapidly and is changing the way all businesses operate. >>





Mergers and Acquisitions

Haynes and Boone’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice group works with public and private companies of all sizes in a broad range of industries. We routinely advise businesses, financial institutions and private equity firms on strategic, financial, defensive, and growth-oriented transactions. Our M&A lawyers are experienced in helping our clients find cost-effective and efficient solutions.

Haynes and Boone’s culture emphasizes collaborative teamwork, which helps our M&A lawyers seamlessly utilize other Haynes and Boone attorneys from different subject matter areas, including tax, securities, energy, antitrust, environmental, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, employee benefits/executive compensation, inbound investment and finance. Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice group also works closely with our Bankruptcy practice group in connection with transactions in advance of - and out of - bankruptcy proceedings.

Our M&A lawyers have the depth of experience to assist any participant in an M&A transaction, including bidders, buyers, sellers, financial advisors, investment bankers, secured lenders, note-holders, creditors, creditor committees, special committees, shareholders, board members, investors, private equity firms and investment funds.

Our M&A team routinely assists clients with asset acquisitions or divestitures, sales of stock and other equity interests, tender offers, going-private transactions, reorganizations, recapitalizations, spinoffs, roll-ups, exchange offers, management-led buyouts, cross-border acquisitions, and proxy contests for corporate control.

Although our Mergers and Acquisitions practice group operates as a unified team, our lawyers collaborate in three specific areas to ensure we are well-positioned to assist our clients. These areas are: