Haynes and Boone, LLP and London-based Curtis Davis Garrard (CDG) are pleased to announce that they have completed their previously-announced merger, which before today was pending approval by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The merged firm is called Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP in the U.K. and Haynes and Boone, LLP in the U.S. and other markets.
The combined firm, with nearly 600 lawyers and offices in twelve U.S. cities, London, Mexico City and Shanghai, plans to grow its London office by hiring lawyers in the key practice areas of energy, private equity and financial services.
The merger is one of the few in recent years between an American Lawyer “Top 100” firm and a U.K. firm and underscores the firms’ belief that London’s preeminence as a commercial and financial center will not be impacted by the U.K. vote to exit the European Union.
“We are excited to have finalized this trans-Atlantic merger between two, well-established law firms,” said Haynes and Boone Managing Partner Tim Powers. “We are confident that Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP will quickly achieve a very significant reputation in the London market and in the provision of English law advice to our growing global client base.”
The combination marks the latest expansion for Haynes and Boone, which last year opened offices in Chicago and Denver.
Founded in 1996, CDG has built a reputation as one of the leading London firms serving the shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas industries.
The merger positions the combined firm to continue to expand internationally and to offer clients enhanced services in global transactions and dispute resolution.