U.S. Haynes and Boone, LLP and London-based Curtis Davis Garrard (CDG) law firms have completed their previously-announced merger, which was pending approval by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The merged firm is called Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP in the U.K. and Haynes and Boone, LLP in the U.S. and other markets.
Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP, together with Haynes and Boone, LLP, is an international commercial law firm providing legal services to the maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors in the UK and US, including in Houston and other energy hubs.
Haynes and Boone CDG says its offshore clients include major oil and gas companies with worldwide development interests, smaller independent oil and gas companies, offshore contractors providing a range of exploration and production services and specialist suppliers of oilfield services and equipment, including shipyards.
The combined firm, with nearly 600 lawyers and offices in twelve U.S. cities, London, Mexico City and Shanghai, plans to grow its London office by hiring lawyers in the key practice areas of energy, private equity and financial services.
“We are excited to have finalized this trans-Atlantic merger between two well-established law firms,” said Haynes and Boone Managing Partner Tim Powers. “We are confident that Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP will quickly achieve a very significant reputation in the London market and in the provision of English law advice to our growing global client base.”
The combination marks the latest expansion for Haynes and Boone, which last year opened offices in Chicago and Denver.
The merger positions the combined firm to continue to expand internationally and to offer clients enhanced services in global transactions and dispute resolution, the company said.