In the News

Larry Pascal and Hunt Buckley in Inter-American Dialogues: How Is Mexico's Round One Oil Auction Shaping Up?

Mexico's government in December unveiled the terms of production-sharing contracts for 14 shallow-water exploration and production blocks and issued a call for bids as part of the first phase of Round One, the country's first public bid auction since it opened up its oil and gas sector to foreign and private investment. >>

Haynes and Boone in Latin Lawyer: Firm Assists Cotemar in $160 Million Loan Refinancing

MEXICO CITY - Mexico’s Haynes and Boone SC has helped Mexican offshore oil field service provider Cotemar secure US$160 million to refinance a loan from Banamex and Citibank ... Cotemar secured the loan with a mortgage over several of the company’s vessels and through a security trust estate agreement with Pemex Exploración y Producción (PEP), a subsidiary of Mexico’s state-owned oil company. Cash flow from Cotemar’s lease of a platform to PEP was used as collateral for the loan.


Alberto de la Pena in the Dallas Morning News: Mexican Professionals Bringing Ambition, Startups to North Texas

...[S]ince 2010 about 2,000 well-to-do Mexicans have brought their businesses to Texas or started new ones here, according to a Dallas Morning News analysis...

Alberto de la Peña, a native of Mexico City, arrived in Dallas in 2000 for what he thought would be a six-month legal course at SMU. He has stayed for more than 14 years, living a transnational life. De la Peña is now a law partner at Haynes and Boone in Dallas, where he helps business clients navigate the bureaucratic legal maze in Mexico. >>

Hector Herrera Joins Haynes and Boone Mexico City as Office Celebrates 20 Years

MEXICO CITY – Continuing to strategically expand talent in its growing Mexico City office, Haynes and Boone, LLP has welcomed Hector Herrera as a partner in the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. >>

Recent Publications

Mexican Energy Reform on Oil and Gas

Mexico’s package of energy reform laws (“Energy Law” – nine new laws and amendments to twelve existing laws) became a reality with its promulgation on Monday, August 11, 2014. >>

Americas Practice Group Overview

An overview of Haynes and Boone's Americas Practice Group - its lawyers, practices, experience and accolades. >>

Located downtown in the Paseo de la Reforma, El Ángel is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City. Formally called the Columna de la Independencia, it features bronze sculptures symbolizing Law, War, Justice and Peace at its base.

Office Address

Torre Esmeralda I, Blvd.
Manuel Ávila Camacho No. 40
Despacho 1601
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, DF 11000

T: +52.55.5249.1800
F: +52.55.5249.1801

Main Office Contacts

Luis Moreno
Administrative Partner

Yamilé Cevallos
Office Administrator

Mexico City Professionals

Mexico City

Haynes and Boone has shown itself to be one of the most active U.S. law firms operating in Mexico with a growing list of both international and Mexican clients. Operating in Mexico City with its affiliate, Haynes and Boone, SC, it is among the largest U.S. firms operating in Mexico and has been serving clients in both Mexico and the U.S. for 20 years. Its fully bilingual and bi-cultural Mexico City office has legal professionals licensed in both Mexico and the U.S. and trained in both legal systems.

The firm has experience in a wide variety of Mexican business sectors. Our strong presence in Mexico is grounded in our extensive network of contacts in Mexican government, media and business. The firm has a diverse breadth of experience in projects-based finance, particularly in developing countries throughout Latin America, where regional development and sustainability rely on industrial growth in areas such as mining, transportation and energy industries.

Our legal professionals in the Mexico City office are highly experienced in cross-border and domestic transactions in practice areas including corporate; banking and finance; real estate; energy; hospitality; international and domestic tax matters and planning; litigation and arbitration; project development and finance; and transportation.

The Mexico City office is located inside Lomas de Chapultepec, a modern commercial and hotel district, and provides state-of-the-art telecommunications capabilities and abundant office space and conference facilities.

Facts and Fine Points about the Mexico City Office

  • The firm’s Latin American practice group, which includes 30 lawyers from Mexico City and other offices, has been recognized as one of the leaders in Latin America by numerous business organizations and publications, including Latin Lawyer and the Chambers USA 2007 directory, which singled out Americas Practice Group chairman Larry Pascal for a national accolade in the Latin American Investment category.
  • The firm was recognized for its role in the Amapá Mineração transaction, one of Trade Finance Magazine's 2007 Deals of the Year. Haynes and Boone acted as international counsel for MMX Mineração e Metálicos S.A. (MMX), in connection with the financing of an integrated iron-ore mining and infrastructure logistics project relating to MMX's Amapá mining facility. The MMX financing consisted of a three-tranche facility aggregating US$250MM in bank facilities and R$580,000,000 of financing from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES).
  • Our Mexico City office of Haynes and Boone has been listed for many consecutive years as one of Latin Lawyer’s 250 leading business law firms in Latin America, and two of its partners, Jorge Labastida and Luis Moreno, have been included in the list of the foremost legal practitioners in the international legal marketplace in the practices of Banking and Real Estate law, as published in Chambers, Latin America, 2011 Edition, and the Who’s Who Legal’s: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, 2011 Edition, a publication made by the International Bar Association and the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association.
  • Haynes and Boone’s Projects Practice, a principal sponsor of this year’s Project Finance magazine’s U.S. Power Finance Forum, is widely known for its international capabilities.
  • Haynes and Boone has also instituted a foreign associate program, hosting visiting attorneys from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. We also provide a training program for lawyers at Haynes and Boone S.C. in Mexico City to work for Haynes and Boone, LLP in the United States.