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Haynes and Boone, LLP

James L. Waters

James L. Waters


Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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James Waters concentrates his practice in representing financial institutions, multinational corporations and private equity funds in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting domestic and international transactions and in providing general business advice to domestic and international enterprises. He has also served as a guest lecturer at SMU Dedman School of Law on NAFTA and related financial services regulations and at the University of Texas at Dallas Executive MBA Program, on international business law. Previously, Mr. Waters practiced law with a leading New York law firm, and held an executive position with a national financial institution where he managed a portfolio of debt and equity financings. He is the Administrative Partner of the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone.


J.D. Harvard University, 1996, Executive Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
B.A. International Affairs and Comparative Politics, Columbia University, 1989
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Structuring and negotiating, on behalf of individual lenders and multi-jurisdictional bank syndicates, credit facilities to private equity funds, real estate development companies, and real estate investment trusts (REITs), and advising on related issues

Advising a market-leading Mexican railroad and freight operator in the negotiation and documentation of multiple commercial paper and term loan credit facilities, and in cross-border governance and operational issues relating to U.S. affiliates

Representing private equity funds, venture capital funds, hospitals, banks and commercial enterprises in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting derivatives products and transactions

Advising a French financial institution in the provision (via its U.S. branch) of a credit facility to a Mexican petroleum enterprise, and negotiation and drafting of related documentation

Participation in advising a syndicate of domestic and foreign lenders in the enforcement of their rights with regard to an Argentine cable system operator under a note purchase agreement

Representing a major U.S. air carrier in the formation of its foreign operating branches in Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Canada and advising the air carrier on registration, licensing and regulatory requirements in such jurisdictions

Providing legal counsel to investment management companies on a range of matters, including forming affiliated venture capital funds and advising on corporate governance and general business matters

Representing U.S. and foreign lenders as lead agents and arrangers in more than $25 billion of loans to opportunity funds focused on real estate, oil and gas, lodging and hospitality, leveraged buyouts, energy and mining, and secured by the capital commitments of investors in the funds

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