Ricardo Garcia-Moreno



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Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1994

B.B.A., Marketing and International Business, University of Texas at Austin, 1991

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, September 1994 to September 1995


Texas, 1994

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas




Ricardo Garcia-Moreno is a partner at Haynes and Boone and practices corporate law with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, energy, securities law compliance and corporate governance. He has more than 22 years of experience representing U.S., European and Latin American clients in domestic and international transactions involving mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; investments; joint ventures; capital markets transactions, including public, Rule 144A and private placements of equity and debt securities; and acting as "outside general counsel" to public and private companies. He has been representing companies involved in the Round One public bidding process of hydrocarbon blocks in Mexico, as well as CFE related midstream projects and is a frequent speaker at oil and gas conferences.

Ricardo also has a broad-based sports practice representing sports teams, owners of public assembly, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities, and companies that provide various goods and services to sports teams and facilities involving preparation and negotiation of various agreements relating to the development, use, marketing and operation of public assembly, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities.

Ricardo is a committed civic servant to the Houston community through his pro bono legal work and service to the Board of Trustees of KIPP, Inc., a Texas charter school with nearly 18,000 pre-k to high school students in Houston. His legal work has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law from 2008-2011 and Sports Law from 2012-2018, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, from 2010-2013 and he received a Martindale Hubbell client review rating of 5.0 out of 5 Preeminent in 2010.


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Haynes and Boone Advises Affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell plc in Sale of Argentinian Downstream Business

A Haynes and Boone team led by Partner Ricardo Garcia-Moreno represented affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell plc in an agreement to sell its downstream business in Argentina to Raízen for US$950 million in cash proceeds at completion, subject to customary closing conditions.


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National Diversity Council Honors Five Haynes and Boone Lawyers

Five Haynes and Boone partners have been recognized by the National Diversity Council for exemplifying strong leadership and advocating for inclusion in the legal profession.


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2018

Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 107 Haynes and Boone lawyers across 56 practice areas in its 2018 edition.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2017

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by The National Diversity Council as one of the Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers - Houston, 2017
  • Recognized in Latin Lawyer 250, Law Business Research Ltd., 2016
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2008-2011; Sports Law, 2012-2018
  • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory client review rated 5.0 out of 5 Preeminent, 2010
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2013
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2004-2009

Selected Client Representations


  • Represented Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., a public oilfield services company, in the acquisition of Ingrain, Inc., a rock physics company with operations throughout North America and the Middle East.

Acquisition Program

  • Represent a NYSE-listed company in its serial acquisition program, including acquisition of more than 50 companies throughout the United States.

Sale of Public Company

  • Represented Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE) in merger transaction whereby it was acquired by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (Nasdaq)

Sale of Private Company

  • Represented individual shareholders in the sale of Computex, Inc., an IT network infrastructure and a hardware company, to a private equity fund.


  • Represented American Electric Power Company, Inc. in the sale of its marine barge company, AEP River Operations, including advice on the transfer of intellectual property, information technology, and software.
  • Represented Royal Dutch Shell in the sale of its downstream businesses in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama and Costa Rica, as well as the sale of two joint venture interests involving refinery and terminal storage facilities.
  • Represented ABS Group of Companies, Inc. in the divestiture of subsidiaries US and international operations in the United Kingdom and France.
  • Represented NYSE Company in the sale of its commercial saltwater completion division to another publicly traded company.
  • Represented American Electric Power in the sale of its inland marine transportation division.

Acquisition of Division

  • Represented Traxys, a worldwide metals and natural resources trader based in Luxembourg, in its purchase of CMC Cometals, the industrial raw materials division of Commercial Metals Company.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in acquisition of a division of a public company.

Public and Private Offerings

  • Represented a New York Stock Exchange listed company in an initial public offering, secondary equity offering, 144A debt placement and exchange offer, and public debt transaction. 


  • Represented foreign nationals in multiple private-equity investments and real estate developments in the United States. 

Financing and Acquisition

  • Represented investor group in equity and debt offering and subsequent acquisition of a pipeline construction business. 

Joint Ventures

  • Represented publicly traded company in formation of a joint venture involving mid-stream and downstream assets.
  • Represented NYSE-listed company in establishing a manufacturing business in Japan. 

Strategic Alliances

  • Represented NYSE-listed company in negotiation of strategic alliance agreements with United Kingdom and Brazilian companies. 

Acquisition of Communications Infrastructure

  • Represented NYSE-listed company in acquisition of European cellular tower portfolios 

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “The Changing Future of Mexico’s Oil & Gas Industry – Growth and Expansion,” Presenter, EnerCom’s 2016 Oil & Gas Conference, Denver, Colorado, August 16, 2016.
  • “Mexico’s Promise,” Panelist, 2016 DUG Eagle Ford Conference, San Antonio, Texas, September 12, 2016.
  • “The Changing Future of Mexico’s Oil & Gas Industry – Growth and Expansion,” Presenter, EnerCom’s 2015 Oil & Gas Conference, Denver, Colorado, August 20, 2015.

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