Europe, Middle East and Africa
Europe continues to be central to world commerce and finance, while the Middle East and Africa are in the midst of unprecedented economic and political development. Haynes and Boone lawyers provide legal and policy guidance to investment institutions and private business clients throughout the area. We work with highly qualified local firms in multiple countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Haynes and Boone leverages its local law skills, extensive regional experience and deep understanding of international law and policy to offer our clients practical legal, business and risk-management advice.
Our primary experience is in the areas of energy, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, where we have acted as project sponsor, lender counsel and project counsel for major institutions throughout the region.
A good example of the interpretation of contracts, in practice, arose in Havila Kystruten AS v Abarca Companhia De Seguros, SA  EWHC 3196 (Comm), a case that concerned the disputed termination of two shipbuilding contracts. Lawyers are routinely required to advise their clients on the likely meaning and effect of contractual provisions, in so doing seeking to predict the outcome of a determi [...]