Haynes and Boone Hires Costa Rican Foreign Associate

May 31, 2006

Douglas Bedell
Haynes and Boone, LLP
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DALLAS -- Haynes and Boone, LLP continues expansion of its Latin American practice with the hiring of Ernesto Hütt Crespo, a senior associate with the Costa Rican law firm Facio & Cañas.

Mr. Hütt Crespo holds both an MBA and a law degree from Costa Rican institutions, is fluent in Spanish and English, and has advised numerous multinationals with their investments in Cost Rica.

Haynes and Boone has one of the leading Latin American practices in the country.  The firm has been especially active in Costa Rica, having advised clients with investments in excess of US$70 million in the last year, particularly in the fast-growing tourism sector in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Mr. Hütt Crespo will join the firm in October 2006, working in the Dallas office with Americas Practice Group chair Larry Pascal.  He joins one of the largest teams of Latin American legal talent in the US, consisting of attorneys from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia.

The Haynes and Boone Latin American practice has been recognized as one of the leaders in Latin America by numerous business organizations and publications, including Latin Lawyer.  As part of its Latin American practice, Haynes and Boone maintains one of the largest Mexico City practices of any US law firm. Its fifteen Mexico City-based attorneys have a wide range of experience in handling the legal aspects of international business, foreign investment, trade regulation, public bidding and finance. 

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

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