Three Haynes and Boone Lawyers Selected for Latinvex Top 100


A trio of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers specializing in Latin American transactions and cross-border work has been named Latinvex Top 100 lawyers, an honor reserved for the leading attorneys from international law firms doing legal business in the region.

Mexico City finance Partners Jorge Labastida and Ariel Ramos join Dallas Partner Larry Pascal, chair of the firm’s Americas Practice Group, on this year’s list. It is the second consecutive year for all three to be featured in the Latinvex Top 100.

Selection of the annual list is made by the editorial staff of Latinvex, the Miami-based publisher of daily news and weekly analysis on Latin America business. The publication compiles about 50 rankings that benchmark the region’s companies, countries and people. In particular, it offers extensive and unique coverage of Latin America's legal, technology and energy sectors.

Pascal, also co-chair of the Haynes and Boone International Practice Group, was singled out for leading teams in outstanding service of major airlines. One U.S.-based client told Latinvex researchers that Pascal and his fellow firm lawyers are “relentless.”“We can count on them around the clock,” the client told the publication. “Larry Pascal rocks!”

Pascal’s recent work includes advising YPF, SA on its international joint venture with Chevron in the Vaca Muerta area in Argentina for the development of non-conventional hydrocarbons. He is also advising a large transportation company in its international integration in over 50 countries throughout the world. 

Labastida was praised for his “ample experience in structured cross-border finance, project finance and real estate finance, including securitizations, multi-jurisdictional tax-advantaged finance and structured leasing.” Latinvex cited his “recent and noticeable work” that includes being on the Haynes and Boone team that represented Rabobank in the successful first and second stages of restructuring of $55 million trade receivables securitization notes held by Rabobank as majority holder, and the direct $10 million mortgage loan of Rabobank to two Mexican entities.

He also represented a Mexican company that specializes in the design, procurement, construction, installation, maintenance and services for the oil industry, both onshore and offshore, in connection with a $100 million vessel acquisition and financing for offshore support/supply vessels servicing Pemex rigs, Latinvex said.

Ramos, the editors said, is expected to play a key role in the growing energy sector in Mexico, which just opened up to foreign investment for the first time since 1938.

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