Myles Mantle, a project development and finance lawyer who has handled significant matters across the globe, has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP’s London office as a partner in the Energy Practice Group.
Myles has spent his career advising clients on the development, financing, and acquisition of complex energy, offshore, petrochemical, manufacturing and infrastructure projects. His clients include sponsors and developers, lenders, multilateral financial institutions, export credit agencies, fund managers, and financial investors. He also advises on structured commodities trade and trade finance transactions, ship and offshore vessel finance, export finance, real estate finance and has advised on several different restructurings, in particular for ship owning and natural resource companies.
“Myles has worked on high-profile project development and finance projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and many other markets,” said Buddy Clark, co-chair of the firm’s Energy Practice Group. “He brings a wealth of experience to our international Energy Practice and greatly enhances the services we can offer to clients worldwide.”
Myles joins the firm from Jones Day, where he was a partner in the Projects & Infrastructure Practice. He previously was a partner at Ashurst LLP, where he worked for more than a decade. He has extensive global experience, having worked in Tokyo for 12 years, as well as in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South America.
“I am very excited to join Haynes and Boone, which has such a well-deserved reputation in energy, particularly offshore energy, and project finance and perfectly complements my experience and practice,” he said. “I am also drawn to the firm’s collaborative culture and look forward to teaming with my colleagues across the firm to help build our practice in the U.K., the U.S., Japan and other locations.”
Myles is the latest lawyer to join the growing London office of Haynes and Boone, which entered the market in 2016 by merging with Curtis Davis Garrard LLP. The firm has more than doubled its partner headcount in London since the merger, hiring lawyers with experience in arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, finance, energy, and shipping.
Haynes and Boone’s Energy Practice Group handles high-stakes transactions and litigation, as well as financings and regulatory advice, for a diverse array of clients in the U.K., U.S. and other markets. The firm’s Project Finance and Development Practice Group has successfully represented clients in hundreds of projects throughout the U.S., Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Russia/CIS, Latin America and the Caribbean. The group’s experience over the past four decades spans a variety of technologies, industries and economic cycles.
Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, 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 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.
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