Haynes and Boone Bolsters Moscow Capabilities with Addition of New Attorneys

05/19/2008

MOSCOW – Haynes and Boone, LLP has added two new attorneys to its growing Russian practice.  Sergei Lomako and Bill Reichert both join the firm as partners in the Corporate/Securities Group in Moscow. 

"The addition of these two partners, with their extensive international experience and background, is a valuable addition to the level of service we can offer clients in evolving Eurasian markets,” said Terry Conner, Haynes and Boone’s managing partner.  “As our Moscow office continues to grow, attracting talented attorneys helps us remain at the forefront of issues critical to the industries and clients we serve internationally.  Sergei and Bill are excellent additions to our diverse and experienced team."

Mr. Lomako’s practice is concentrated on access of Western businesses to petroleum industries in the countries of the former Soviet Union. His expertise includes international petroleum transactions, foreign states’ public policies, government relations, international law of the sea, and international commercial dispute resolution. His representative experience includes matters involving participants based in more than twenty jurisdictions.

Mr. Lomako joins Haynes and Boone after more than a dozen years of work in the Houston and London offices of Mayer Brown LLP. He earned his LL.M. from the University of Houston Law Center, a graduate degree from the Academy of Foreign Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Affairs of the U.S.S.R., a Ph.D. (C.Sc.) in International Law from the Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences, and a B.S. from Novorossiysk Higher Marine and Engineering College. Mr. Lomako is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian and English.

Mr. Reichert has been practicing law throughout Europe since 1998.  He has extensive experience with a wide range of cross-border transactions and investment structures, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, corporate finance, venture capital and other areas of corporate and commercial law.

Mr. Reichert comes to Haynes and Boone from the Moscow office of Akin GumpStrauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, and his B.A from the Ohio State University.  He is fluent in French and Russian, and proficient in Spanish and Italian. 

Haynes and Boone’s Corporate/Securities Practice Group is a preeminent law practice with clients ranging from large multinational corporations and investment banking firms to start-ups and emerging businesses. The firm handles securities work for more than 60 publicly-held companies, and also represents private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, broker-dealers, institutional investors and investment advisers.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 500 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation byThe National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2007), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2008), and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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