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Haynes and Boone, SC

TORRE ESMERALDA 1, BLVD, MANUEL ÁVILA CAMACHO #40, DESPACHO 1601, COL LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, 11000, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO
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Work +52 55 5249 1800
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Fax +52 55 5596 7798
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www.haynesboone.com
Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Irvine, Mexico City and 5 more

Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

Counsels Eduardo Corzo and Rafael Carmona co-head a banking and finance team of four associates at Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.’s Mexico City office. The group advises on project, shipping and real estate finance, among other matters, with recent work highlights including serving as lender’s counsel to key client Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior on a $33m financing to Naviera Petrolera Integral to refinance the debt for the construction and operation of two offshore support vessels in the Gulf of Mexico; and in a $50m financing to Grupo Kuo. The practice is supported by Jorge Sanchez, who focuses on commodity finance and also covers mining-related matters, and chair of the Americas practice Larry Pascal in Dallas. However, the practice endured the loss of key partner Jorge Labastida who moved to Thompson & Knight LLP in early 2018. Other clients include Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, BBVA Bancomer, Inmobiliaria y Fraccionadora Cadena, Nacional Financiera, and North American Development Bank.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. has an excellent pedigree, with its lawyers ‘distinguished by their professionalism and solid knowledge in energy and oil and gas, including upstream and downstream’. The team is led by Nicolas Borda, who is a leading figure in the market, while senior counsel William H. Buckley and the up-and-coming Eduardo Corzo add another layer of industry knowledge. The firm recently advised Chevron on the opening of its first branded service station in Mexico, and also advised Cotemar on an oil sale and purchase contract with Pemex related to the client’s production in the Paso de Oro oil field.

Leading lawyers

Nicolas Borda - Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. is active in corrective and preventative environmental matters, particularly for clients in the energy, mining and automotive sectors. Its work has included a considerable amount of administrative litigation, as well as advice on social impact and indigenous issues. Counsel Hector Herrera heads the four-lawyer team, whose clients include Cotemar, Grupo México and Minera Peñasquito.

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Legal market overview

Greenberg Traurig, S.C. has been one of the beneficiaries of such movement, absorbing Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.’s former real estate team; the Texan firm also lost a partner to a Thompson & Knight LLP office that is gradually regaining market position. Leading international firm White & Case S.C. is another that has suffered departures, while DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano strengthened its offering markedly with the absorption of the highly-regarded tax boutique González Luna, Moreno y Armida. Other movements have seen Woodhouse Llorente Ludlow cement its relation with international firm CMS in line with the latter's further expansion into Latin America (which saw it develop associations in Chile, Colombia and Peru in one swoop).

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.’s main focus is on the energy sector, where it is praised for its ‘industry knowledge’ particularly when it comes to hydrocarbons and renewables projects. The firm has been active in the solar power sector, advising on the financing, development and acquisition of several significant projects. Nicolas Borda and Jorge Sanchez are key contacts.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. suffered a blow in April 2018 with the departure of its real estate team, a five-lawyer group led by Antonio Diez de Bonilla moving to Greenberg Traurig, S.C.; and Luis Moreno Treviño and Roxana Burciaga Contreras to Thompson & Knight LLP. The practice is now led by Alberto de la Peña, who heads the Mexico Practice Group and divides his time between the firm’s Dallas and Mexico City offices. Nevertheless, the practice continues to boast an impressive list of clients, including Accor Hotels, Bancomext, Toyota Motors, Prudential Real Estate Investors Latin America, North American Development Bank, Desarrolladora del Parque, Greystar, Grupo Lar, Hasta Capital, ICM Immobilien, Medica Sur, and Melia Hotels (The Sol Group Corporation). Working in conjunction with some of the firm’s other offices, the team recently advised Hyatt Hotels on its $50m investment in Oasis Luxury Rentals.

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