The London office of Haynes and Boone, LLP offers transactional and dispute resolution lawyers with deep industry knowledge and strong commercial sense. Our core strengths are in in corporate, energy, finance, international dispute resolution and shipping. Our London lawyers partner seamlessly with their colleagues across the firm, and counsels clients worldwide. Many of our lawyers have international backgrounds; our lawyers in London offer fluency in 14 languages.
With decades of experience, our lawyers provide clients with broad English law capabilities. These include an experienced litigation and international arbitration team that has handled numerous claims in the English High Court and before major arbitral bodies and transactional teams that have guided clients through such diverse matters as mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, financing, conventional and alternative energy projects, and maritime and offshore operations and projects. Our London office links clients operating in the world’s interconnected energy and finance markets.
Our principal areas of work in London include:
The firm serves domestic US and international oil companies with global development interests, independent oil and gas producers, offshore oilfield service contractors and equipment companies, as well as large commercial lenders, hedge funds and private equity firms. Our lawyers advise clients on a wide range of complex projects across multiple jurisdictions and sectors, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas value chain, with projects ranging from unconventional resources to offshore developments, LNG, and refining.
The firm has significant experience in relation to shipbuilding and ship conversion projects of all kinds. Our transactional and dispute resolution teams work closely together at all stages of our clients’ projects. The shipping team also has substantial experience in the construction and employment of passenger ferries, cruise ships and superyachts. For LNG projects, the office brings together project development, construction, transportation and gas supply experience on behalf of developers, suppliers and shippers.
The firm’s corporate lawyers possess extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, IPOs, takeovers, and related shareholder issues spanning both public and private transactions across a broad range of industries. In addition, the London office expands the international reach of our private equity and venture capital capabilities.
The firm has extensive experience in fund finance, acquisition finance, refinancings, corporate facilities, real estate finance and financial institutions lending (including non-bank lenders and insurance), in each case across a broad range of industry sectors. It regularly advises financial sponsors, lenders, borrowers, investors, fund managers, and central banks in relation to those core areas.
Our experience includes all major disciplines that affect a client’s investment in a project throughout the project’s life – from early-stage development and regulatory issues through financing, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and public offerings. Our work includes representation of lenders, borrowers, risk insurers, investors, sponsors and contract parties in projects utilising a broad spectrum of financing arrangements.
International Dispute Resolution
The firm has a substantial team of English law-qualified, disputes lawyers with a long and distinguished record of representing clients in court and arbitral proceedings, and in other forms of dispute resolution (for example, adjudication, expert determination and mediation). Although our clients are derived from a wide range of industries, we have built a formidable reputation acting for clients in the offshore oil and gas, shipping and infrastructure sectors.
Our London office is on 1 New Fetter Lane, close to Chancery Lane and The Royal Courts of Justice, in the heart of the legal district. The nearest underground station is Chancery Lane on the Central line, and a five-minute walk to the Haynes and Boone office. Other nearby stations include Farringdon, Blackfriars and City Thameslink which are also within easy walking distance. To plan your journey please click here.
Haynes and Boone CDG LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England & Wales under Partnership No. OC317056 with its registered office and principal place of business at 1 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AN, UK. Haynes and Boone CDG is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) with VAT Registration Number: GB 882645686.