Haynes and Boone, LLP and lawyers in its Mexican affiliate, Haynes and Boone, SC, have been featured in the 2019 edition of the Chambers Latin America legal directory, published by Chambers and Partners.
Chambers ranks lawyers and practices based on thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients.
Chambers Latin America recognized the firm for the Mexico categories of Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources and, in the Latin America-wide ranking, for Real Estate and for Corporate/M&A.
The 2019 legal directory includes the following observations about the firm’s practices:
- The Corporate/M&A group “has fantastic depth in bilingual and multicultural lawyers and get good results for the client."
- Real Estate “assists international and local companies with the sale and acquisition of real estate assets, as well as lease agreements. [The] team also advises clients on due diligence procedures and regulatory matters, with particular expertise in dealing with hospitality, retail and residential projects.”
- Energy & Natural Resources: Clients say "Haynes and Boone has exceeded our expectations and really understand how our operations work."
The guide also highlights four Haynes and Boone partners for individual recognition: In Mexico, Nicolás Borda in Energy & Natural Resources; Héctor Herrera in Environment; and Edgar Klee in Tax. Larry Pascal was recognized Latin America-wide in Corporate/M&A.
The directory offers the following praise about the lawyers:
Larry Pascal is known for his "terrific experience and knowledge of the aviation sector." He has advised noteworthy corporate clients on business ventures in Brazil, Mexico and Cuba.
Leading practitioner Nicolás Borda "really knows what he is talking about when it comes to oil and gas matters," enthuses one market commentator. His experience encompasses matters pertaining to the upstream, midstream and downstream. He is experienced in assisting clients with presenting bids during public tender processes for the Pemex farmouts.
Partner Héctor Herrera is endorsed by market sources for his in-depth knowledge of water rights. Peers report: "He is very well versed in environmental matters and remains very solid in the field. He brings a lot of drive to the team." He garners further recognition from market commentators for his knowledge of environmental health and safety regulations.
Edgar Klee “is active across both tax and customs mandates. He is highlighted for his strong technical knowledge, with clients reporting: ‘"He has great technical skills, and is an empathetic lawyer."’