About Our Firm

Serving Clients Globally

In September 2016 U.S.-based Haynes and Boone, LLP and London-based Curtis Davis Garrard (CDG) joined together, and are known as Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP in London.

Founded in 1996, CDG built a significant reputation serving the shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas sectors and Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP will continue to serve the same sectors whilst expanding into new areas.

Haynes and Boone CDG's shipping clients comprise shipowners, charterers and shipyards covering the entire spectrum of commercial shipping and including the international superyacht sector. In many cases we are engaged by, and work with, professional advisors, overseas lawyers or other intermediaries to represent their clients.

We are experienced providers of legal advice in relation to shipbuilding and ship conversion projects of all kinds. Our senior partner, Simon Curtis is author of the leading textbook on shipbuilding contract law, The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts published by Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business, and the firm is continuously involved in a wide range of international newbuilding and ship conversion projects and disputes.

Haynes and Boone CDG's 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.

Our extensive capability extends from upstream licensing arrangements, through the exploration, production and transportation of oil and gas. We advise our clients on the operational issues involved in the extraction, processing and transportation of these products, and on the procurement, construction and installation of offshore drilling and production facilities and transportation pipelines.

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.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is one of the American Lawyer top 100 law firms, with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C. , London, Mexico City, and Shanghai. The firm provides a full spectrum of legal services in technology, financial services, energy and private equity and is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal. The 2016 American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard rated the firm as one of the top two handling equities work for non-U.S. companies. The merged firm has 600 lawyers in 15 offices and 40 major legal practices.

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