Tom Heather Joins Haynes and Boone Mexico City, Adding Deep Experience in Energy, Infrastructure, Finance

12/10/2015

The Haynes and Boone, LLP Mexico City office proudly announces Tom Heather has moved to the firm as a counsel, bringing a rich background in energy and infrastructure projects to the already robust Mexico-based offerings.

“The addition of Tom significantly strengthens our corporate finance, infrastructure and energy capabilities,” said Partner Alberto de la Peña, who heads the U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border practice. “We are very excited about Tom joining our team in Mexico, particularly with the opportunities on both sides of the border arising out of the important reforms being made in the Mexico energy sector.”

Heather has extensive experience representing foreign and Latin American clients in cross-border transactions.  His practice focuses on energy and infrastructure projects, including project finance, public tenders and regulatory matters. He also has broad experience in corporate and financial law.

Heather has been very active in matters regarding the Mexican Energy Reform, including advising major oil companies during Round One of auctions of blocks in the Gulf of Mexico called by the National Hydrocarbons Commission.  He has guided clients through the new legal and regulatory framework for upstream and midstream activities in the hydrocarbons industry and negotiated joint operating agreements for joint participants.

He has many years of experience in structuring joint ventures for cross-border investment in a variety of industries in industries including energy, hospitality, food and beverage, real estate, manufacturing, transportation in mining, as well as advising clients with respect to corporate governance, corporate succession matters and shareholder disputes.

Stemming from his experience in oil and gas and other energy-related transactions and in M&A, Tom has developed considerable experience in commercial arbitration and other ADR methods, primarily before the International Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the advisory board of the Court of Arbitration of the Construction Industry Chamber of Commerce.

He joins the firm as the Mexico City office celebrates 20 years of practice in the region. The fully-integrated Mexico City office was established in 1994 and Haynes and Boone is one of the most active U.S. law firms operating in Mexico, serving a growing list of international clientele. It is unique in having permanent senior Mexican lawyers based in its U.S. offices and conversely having an American expatriate working in its Mexico City office, thereby providing integrated working teams from both its U.S. and Mexican platforms.

Haynes and Boone Mexico has seen significant growth recently with the arrival of Partners Edgar Klee, Hector Herrera and Jorge Sanchez and Counsel Rafael Carmona, along with a number of counsels and associates.

Haynes and Boone lawyers are frequent speakers and quoted authorities on the business to be generated with the adoption of Mexico energy and infrastructure reforms, which could attract as much as $1.2 trillion in economic activity to the region in the next decade, according to a BBVA Compass economist.

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