Press Release

Haynes Boone Lawyers Featured in Chambers Global 2023 Directory

February 22, 2023

Seven Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers are ranked in the 2023 edition of the Chambers Global Legal Guide of the leading international lawyers.

Additionally, Chambers Global ranked Haynes Boone in the top 25 firms for Derivatives in the U.S. Chambers said Haynes Boone “receives market-wide praise for the breadth of its practice.” One client added: “I have been pleased with the experience. Haynes Boone handled cross-border matters really seamlessly. They've really been excellent.”

Chambers is one of the world's leading legal research companies, developing rankings and offering insight about law firms across 200 jurisdictions. Chambers researchers praised Haynes Boone and the ranked lawyers, who were recognized as industry leaders globally and in the U.S., U.K. and Mexico markets.

Global Rankings

Chambers ranks Partner Rob Lauer, co-chair of the firm’s Franchise and Distribution Practice Group, among the Top 20 lawyers globally in Franchising. This is Lauer’s 13th year to be ranked in Chambers Global.

U.S. Rankings

Partner and Firm Co-Founder Michael Boone is ranked in the Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border) Practice, drawing praise as “highly experienced across the full spectrum of transactional work.”

In the Intellectual Property - Patent Practice, Partner David McCombs ranks among the nation’s top lawyers with Chambers Global noting that he “counts global technology giants among his client roster, regularly representing corporations in IPRs, patent litigation and appeals.”

Chambers Global 2023 also ranks Partner Matthew Frankle as a U.S. leader in Derivatives, saying he “comes particularly recommended for his in-depth knowledge of margin loans.” A client was quoted saying: "He is responsive, practical, and understands what clients want and what's important."

Partner Hugh Tucker ranks in both Energy: Oil and Gas (Transactional) and Projects in the 2023 Chambers Global directory. Multiple clients were quoted praising Tucker: "Hugh is a really great lawyer. He is easy to work with and focuses on trying to get deals done for his clients." "He is a very commercially minded lawyer." "Hugh is a talented lawyer who has deep experience."

UK Rankings

Partner Melanie Willems, chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s London office, is ranked as a top UK lawyer in International Arbitration. Willems has “significant experience in handling commercial arbitration [and] is particularly adept at tackling complex claims for clients in the energy and hospitality sector,” Chambers said.

“Melanie is always very clear and direct in her advice,” one client said, while another added: “Her dedication and commitment is applaudable.”

Mexico Rankings

In the Tax: Non-Contentious practice category, Edgar Klee, partner and administrative partner of Haynes Boone's Mexico City office, is recognized in Chambers Global 2023 for “assisting clients with non-contentious tax mandates in Mexico.” Market sources praised, Edgar as “an excellent lawyer" who “always has good support to give us an answer."