Press Release

Haynes and Boone Receives Recognition in Chambers UK 2020 Directory

October 15, 2019

Haynes and Boone, LLP has again been recognized in the 2020 edition of the Chambers UK legal directory, published by Chambers and Partners. Chambers UK also recognized Partners William Cecil and Melanie Willems and Senior Counsel Simon Curtis.

The firm was ranked in the Shipping, UK-wide category for its skills in the shipbuilding and offshore energy sectors. The Shipping Practice Group was lauded as being “very strategic” and having “formidable expertise in contentious matters.”

The directory recognized William Cecil and Simon Curtis as notable practitioners in the Shipping Practice. William Cecil was noted as being “very knowledgeable” in the industry. Clients said Simon Curtis is a “renowned practitioner in the shipbuilding sphere.”

Partner and Head of the International Arbitration Practice in London, Melanie Willems was ranked in the International Arbitration category. Chambers researchers say she “demonstrates particular skill in the energy and construction sectors.”

Chambers UK is carefully researched and widely considered to be the most reputable law firm directory in the world. Its rankings are based on thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients from coast to coast. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 575 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It also ranks among the nation’s most recommended law firms by general counsel, according to BTI Consulting Group’s “Most Recommended Law Firms 2019” report.