London - Haynes and Boone CDG

Haynes and Boone, LLP entered the London market in 2016 by merging with Curtis Davis Garrard LLP (CDG) and is known as Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP in London. The merged firm possesses enhanced global capabilities in the energy, maritime, financial services, corporate and project finance sectors.

Founded in 1996, CDG built a significant reputation serving the shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas sectors globally. Ship building clients consist of shipowners, charterers and shipyards covering the entire spectrum of commercial shipping, including the international superyacht sector. On the offshore side, clients include major oil and gas companies with worldwide development interests, smaller independents, offshore contractors providing a range of exploration and production services, and specialist suppliers of oilfield services and equipment, including shipyards.  For LNG projects, the office brings together project development, construction, transportation and gas supply experience on behalf of developers, suppliers and shippers.

The office provides clients with substantially enhanced English law capabilities, including an experienced litigation and international arbitration team that has handled numerous claims in the English High Court and before major arbitral bodies.

The office also includes partners with decades of experience handling international business and projects transactions, providing clients with an important and unique bridge between the interconnected energy and energy finance related markets of London, New York, Houston, Shanghai, and Mexico City. The firm’s deep relationships and capabilities in this sector provide our clients with an unprecedented ability to make direct connections and access resources in some of the world’s largest energy markets.

London’s finance practice is one of the firm’s signature strengths and draws on our experience in the U.S., Asia, Mexico, and other jurisdictions to provide a global platform. We have extensive experience in fund finance, acquisition finance, refinancings, corporate facilities, real estate finance, and insurance financing. We regularly advise financial sponsors, lenders, borrowers, investors, fund managers, and central banks in relation to those core areas.

Our highly-skilled corporate lawyers in London possess extensive experience in public and private M&A, IPOs, capital markets and securities work, and joint venture and shareholder structures and arrangements across a broad range of industries. In addition, the London office expands the international reach of our  private equity and venture capital capabilities, which include representing management, entrepreneurs, start-ups, early-stage companies, and emerging growth companies in structuring, negotiating, and closing all forms of private equity and venture capital transactions. We regularly provide our clients with advice on entity formation, funding strategies and  general corporate matters.

Our project finance work includes representation of lenders, borrowers, risk insurers, investors, sponsors and contract parties in projects utilising a broad spectrum of financing arrangements, including commercial bank and institutional lender construction and term loan facilities; so-called “term loan B” financings, letter of credit facilities; mezzanine and high-yield financings; capital markets issuances of debt and equity; securitization and structured finance techniques; and utilisation of products and services from multilateral institutions, export credit agencies and national/regional development and aid agencies.

Our London office is on Ludgate Hill, between St Paul’s Cathedral and Fleet Street, in the heart of the city.

The nearest Underground station is St Paul’s, on the Central line and a five-minute walk to the Haynes and Boone CDG office. Other nearby Underground stations are Farringdon, Bank and Blackfriars. City Thameslink and Blackfriars mainline rail stations are within easy walking distance.