Haynes and Boone Advises Commercial Metals Company in Purchase of Mexican Steel Facility

August 16, 2005

DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP announced today that it has advised Dallas-based Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC), a long-time client, in the successful purchase of a steel fabrication facility located in Juarez, Mexico.  Commercial Metals Company purchased the modern steel joist plant from the Canadian group Canam Group, Inc. (TSX: CAM.SV.A) for an undisclosed price.

The integrated cross-border Haynes and Boone team was led by Larry Pascal, a Dallas-based partner and the head of the Americas Practice Group, and Alberto de la Pena, a Dallas-based senior Mexican attorney.  Assistance was provided by the Haynes and Boone, SC Mexico City office.

Haynes and Boone has one of the largest international practices in the country and the second largest Mexican office among US-based law firms.  Its Latin American practice is recognized as one of the leading practices in the region by Latin Lawyer, a London-based organization.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international law firm with 10 offices throughout Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Moscow and New York, providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients around the world.   With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal and American Lawyer.  The firm has been recognized as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2004), one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2004) and recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2002 Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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