Haynes and Boone was prominently ranked in the 2021 edition of the Chambers UK legal directory published by Chambers and Partners, including a new Band 1 rating for its Finance Practice. Chambers UK featured two of the firm’s practice areas and recognized Partner William Cecil and Senior Counsel Simon Curtis as notable practitioners.
Haynes and Boone’s Banking & Finance: Lenders: Lower Mid-Market Practice was ranked Band 1, the highest tier, in London. Chambers UK commended the “well-regarded” practice for its work advising “across the full spectrum of financings, with noteworthy strength in fund finance and structured finance transactions.” Clients describe the team as "proactive and ahead of the curve," while also being “client-focused, professional and [responding] quickly." Emma Russell, partner and head of the Finance Practice Group in London, was listed as a “key contact” and a notable practitioner.
Chambers UK also ranked the firm in the Shipping, UK-wide category for its skills in the shipbuilding and offshore energy sectors. The Shipping Practice Group was noted as being “very responsive and knowledgeable” and that “their advice is commercially sensible, and they really listen to instructions." A client commented that the “seamless” team offers “well-rounded service” and “understand the industry well.”
William and Simon were both listed as notable practitioners in the Shipping category. William was recognized for his experience in “oil and gas-related mandates” and for his work representing clients with litigation and arbitration. Recognized as a “renowned practitioner in the shipbuilding sphere,” Simon is noted by Chambers for his “big reputation in shipbuilding.”
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 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. The firm has also been recognized across the board for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2020 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.