Haynes and Boone, LLP had yet another strong year in the recently released Chambers Global legal directory, with nine lawyers across eight practices recommended as leading providers of legal services in the international marketplace.
Haynes and Boone was praised by researchers and clients on a number of fronts from the United States to Mexico and Latin America.
“We are honored to by the ongoing recognition and strong showing of our firm in the Chambers rankings,” said firm Managing Partner Tim Powers. “Our partners continue to distinguish themselves within the US and around globe by consistently putting our clients’ needs first no matter where they do business.”
In the global-wide region, the firm’s Franchise and Distribution Practice Group keeps its solid banding and is noted for its considerable profile in franchise-related litigation and arbitration proceedings. Partner Rob Lauer also maintains his individual global-wide franchise banding.
Latin America-wide, the firm’s Corporate/M&A and Energy & Natural Resources Practice Groups are again recognized. An interviewee noted of the Energy & Natural Resources group: “In terms of the capability to support projects, infrastructure finance, power generation aspects and corporate finance - the lawyers are strong in all of these.” Meanwhile, the Corporate/M&A Practice Group is noted for its special focus on the aviation sector and consistent activity in the energy and real estate sectors. Clients praise the group for being “attentive, knowledgeable and professional."
The Corporate/M&A and Energy & Natural Resources Practice Groups are also recognized in Mexico, along with the Banking & Finance and Projects Practice Groups. The firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Restructuring Practice Group also maintains its banding in the USA.
In regards to individual listings, eight lawyers are ranked across seven practices and three regions. In the USA, Partner Robert Albergotti earns his band in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring category, and is noted for his national reputation for work on creditor and company engagements, as well as frequent cross-border work. Partner Charlie Beckham is ranked in the same category, and is complimented “as a "good strategist" with a "solid reputation as an oil and gas-focused bankruptcy lawyer."
Partner Jeff Becker maintains a band 2 ranking in the Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets category, with researchers noting his “extensive experience providing strategic advice on the long-term management of portfolios and commercial opportunities” and his “adept handling of copyright disputes.”
In the Latin American region, Partner Larry Pascal, head of the firm’s Latin America Practice Group, maintains a solid ranking in the Corporate/M&A category and is joined by Partner George Gonzalez, who makes his banded debut in the category. Sources remarked that Pascal is "knowledgeable and flexible when attending to clients' needs,” and Gonzalez "works at a high level, understands business and legal issues and gives practical advice.”
In Mexico, Partner Nicolas Borda adds to the ranks with his top-tier banding in Energy & Natural Resources category. Researchers noted that Borda received “ample praise from market sources,” calling him "one of the top energy practitioners." Clients added: "He really understands the changes to the Mexican energy market, and brings a good business perspective to the country's legislative and regulatory environment." Partner Jorge Labastida, deemed “a terrific lawyer” and “a good negotiator” that “delivers very good work,” is ranked in both Banking & Finance and Capital Markets. Rounding out Mexico, Partner Jorge Sanchez maintains a solid ranking in Corporate/M&A.
Chambers Global, published by London-based Chambers and Partners, is a legal directory that ranks business lawyers from around the world. Chambers publications stand out from others because of the depth of supporting research. Chambers staff researchers review a firm’s recent deals and interview a firm’s clients, then then rank firms in “bands” that reflect the firm’s reputation and expertise in a specific practice area or jurisdiction.