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. >>

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. >>



Recent Publications

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. >>

International Finance Law Review Guest Article: Cfius Subject to New Due Process Requirements

A DC Circuit Court ruling on the matter dated July 15 could represent a small victory for the due process rights afforded to foreign investors in the national security review of their inbound acquisitions by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (Cfius). >>





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: