Because your business spans borders, your lawyers should, too.

The International Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, LLP includes lawyers based in our U.S., London, Mexico City, and Shanghai offices who serve clients in more than 100 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Clients call us when they need sophisticated legal advice on complex, cross-border transactions, regulatory matters and disputes.

Our clients range from individuals to Fortune 500 companies in nearly every sector of the global economy. Lawyers at our firm speak nearly 30 different languages and many of them have lived abroad, giving us a unique understanding of local business customs that benefits our clients.

We have a reputation for outstanding service to our clients operating in global markets, and Chambers Global noted that our firm is "very good with strategic planning and advice on the global side.” Researchers and clients have praised the firm, along with individual lawyers and a number of practice areas, which were recognized as industry leaders in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico and Latin America.

We maintain excellent relationships with top lawyers in dozens of jurisdictions worldwide via our affiliation with the World Services Group, a global network of leading law firms. We can provide our clients the ability to easily access cost-effective, efficient and highly skilled foreign counsel, regardless of location.

Our London office has enhanced global capabilities in the corporate, energy, finance, international dispute resolution and shipping sectors, offering deep industry knowledge and strong commercial sense. It is truly an international office with lawyers who speak 14 languages and provides clients with broad English law capabilities in business transactions and dispute resolution for our clients worldwide. It also serves as an important link connecting clients operating in the world’s interconnected energy and finance markets. The London lawyers and its areas of practice have been consistently recognized in Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK for its reputation which has been built over many decades.

Our Mexico City office, which opened over 25 years ago, serves prominent Mexico-based companies as well as many multinational companies and investors from the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers and multiple practice groups are consistently ranked by Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer, Best Lawyers in Mexico, and Who’s Who in Mexico.

Our Shanghai office lawyers serve clients throughout Asia, including China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. We help clients take advantage of the steady growth of the global economy, particularly the expansion of trade and investment between Asia and North and South America.


Cross-Border Services for the United States and Mexico

Haynes and Boone lawyers have been helping our clients in the U.S. and Mexico successfully close transactions, clear regulatory hurdles, and manage disputes involving cross-border trade for more than 25 years. Our experience and capabilities give clients a competitive advantage when they are seeking sophisticated legal solutions to overcome unique and complex legal issues that often arise in international commerce.

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Gilbert D. Porter

Gilbert Porter Participates in Japan Society Panel Discussion About U.S. Energy Revolution

At a Japan Society event in New York, Haynes and Boone Partner Gilbert Porter participated in a panel discussion titled “The Impact of the U.S. Energy Revolution: From the Americas to Japan.” The three-person panel discussed energy infrastructure in the Americas and the effect of U.S. energy abundance on Japan. The speakers explored opportunities and challenges in natural gas and renewable energy infrastructure development in North and South America.

International Trade Disputes


We advise numerous domestic and foreign companies on import, export and customs matters involving:

  • Export controls and trade compliance
  • Import relief
  • International arbitration
  • U.S. inbound investment
  • U.S. International Trade Commission

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