Haynes and Boone News

Albert Tan in PERE: Japanese Pensions Adopt Overseas Caution

Tokyo Marine, ASIN Employees Pension Fund and DIC Pension Fund are among a limited group of Japanese pension funds to have invested in overseas real estate. But the number will grow, delegates heard at the PERE Tokyo Forum, last week. >>

Laura Prather in Right to Report: Texas Journalists Battle for Media Access

A year ago, the Texas Legislature amended the state’s Public Information Act to give citizens and journalists greater access to public records and the discussions of public officials. >>

Recent Publications

Recent Developments in Clean Air Act Enforcement Tactics May Spell Increased Risk for Many Companies

Despite diminishing enforcement budgets for state and federal agencies, a combination of technological and regulatory developments could significantly increase risk of enforcement activity in coming months and years. >>

Weathering the Storm: Momentive Performance Court Rejects Market-Based Cramdown Interest Rate, Casts Doubt on Make-Whole Claims

On August 26, 2014, Judge Robert D. Drain of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued a bench ruling in In re MPM Silicones, LLC, Case No. 14-22503 (RDD), on several aspects of the plan of reorganization filed by debtor Momentive Performance Materials, Inc., a specialty chemicals manufacturing company, and its affiliated debtors. >>

The SEC Continues its “Broken Windows” Initiative with Charges of Late Filings of Ownership Reporting and Rule 105 Violations

In the last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission has announced charges in two separate investigations related to its “Broken Windows” initiative, signaling that the Commission’s focus on what some may characterize as “minor violations” will continue. >>

Haynes and Boone Washington, D.C. Welcomes Former FTC Attorney Thomas Lang

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Senior Litigation Counsel Thomas Lang has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.

“It is rare to find a lawyer with as much hands-on litigation experience as Tom,” said Phil Hampton, the office’s administrative partner. “His talents will enhance our already strong firm capabilities handling government regulatory matters for our clients from coast to coast.”

Sam Lichtman in the New York Times Dealbook: New Rules Make Inversions Less Lucrative, Experts Say

Inversions, the hottest deal structure on Wall Street, appear to be safe for now. But they just became less profitable and more difficult to pull off.

Late Monday, the Treasury Department announced a series of measures intended to crack down on the deals, in which United States companies reincorporate abroad to lower their taxes.

Texas Supreme Court Adopts Changes to International Law Practice

AUSTIN – The Texas Supreme Court has recently issued its final approval for a set of reforms to the state’s international law practice rules that had been recommended by a task force chaired by Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Larry Pascal.

The order issued effective Oct. 1 incorporates various revisions made after a public comment period and contains the final version of the rules.

Haynes and Boone in Opportunity Houston: The Houston-Mexico Connection

Houston and Mexico have always had a great relationship when it comes to trade, but now that relationship stands to get even stronger, especially for the energy industry...

Currently, more than 3,700 energy-related establishments are located within the Houston metropolitan area, according to the Greater Houston Partnership. That includes more than 500 exploration and production firms and more than 150 pipeline transportation firms.