• Biography

    Ricardo Garcia-Moreno is the managing partner of the Houston office of Haynes and Boone and practices corporate law representing clients with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, energy, securities law compliance and corporate governance in the energy, oil and gas, midstream, downstream, sports, food and beverage, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare, financial and technology industries. He has more than 25 years of experience representing U.S., European and Latin American clients in domestic and international transactions involving mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; investments; joint ventures; corporate governance; capital markets transactions, including public, Rule 144A and private placements of equity and debt securities; and acting as "outside general counsel" to public and private companies. His legal work has been recognized by Latinvex, which named him one of the top 100 Latin American lawyers in 2019 and 2020. Mr. Garcia-Moreno’s representation of Royal Dutch Shell plc in connection with the sale of Shell’s downstream business in Argentina was named a finalist for the 2018 Latin Lawyer Transaction of the Year award in the Private Mergers and Acquisitions category, and the firm was recognized by The Global M&A Network as the winner of the Global Divestiture & Carve-Out Deal for 2018 for such transaction.

    His legal work has been recognized by Latinvex, which named him one of the top 100 Latin American lawyers in 2019 and 2020. Mr. Garcia-Moreno’s representation of Royal Dutch Shell plc in connection with the sale of Shell’s downstream business in Argentina was named a finalist for the 2018 Latin Lawyer Transaction of the Year award in the Private Mergers and Acquisitions category, and the firm was recognized by The Global M&A Network as the winner of the Global Divestiture & Carve-Out Deal for 2018 for such transaction This transaction was also honored by The M&A Advisor at the 11th Annual International M&A Awards as the “2018 Cross Border Deal of the Year (over $1.0 billion).”

    Ricardo also has a broad-based sports practice representing sports teams, owners of public assembly, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities, and companies that provide various goods and services to sports teams and facilities involving preparation and negotiation of various agreements relating to the development, use, marketing and operation of public assembly, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities.

    Ricardo is a committed civic servant to the Houston community through his pro bono legal work and service to Texas charter schools. Also, he has been ranked as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law from 2008-2011 and Sports Law from 2012-2021, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, from 2010-2013 and he received a Martindale Hubbell client review rating of 5.0 out of 5 Preeminent in 2010.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1994
    • B.B.A., Marketing and International Business, University of Texas at Austin, 1991
      • Law Clerk to the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, September 1994 to September 1995
  • Admissions

    • Texas
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Languages

    • Spanish