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Haynes and Boone, LLP

William (Hunt) Buckley

William (Hunt) Buckley

Partner

Expertise

  • Energy Finance
  • Energy Power and Natural Resources
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Finance

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Profile
Hunt Buckley has more than 30 years of experience in international and domestic transactions, focused primarily on the energy industry, along with others. He has represented international and domestic energy and telecommunications companies and service providers, project developers, financial institutions, and domestic and foreign investors in various projects in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, China, Southeast Asia, West Africa, and the Former Soviet Union. He is currently located in the firm’s Mexico City office, and is intimately involved with the Mexican energy reform. He has handled a variety of oil and gas exploration and production transactions, agreements, and bids, as well as pipeline transactions, bids, and contracts.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1983

Education

J.D., University of South Carolina, 1981
B.A., University of the South (Sewanee), 1976
Areas of Practice

Energy Finance | Energy Power and Natural Resources | Europe, Middle East and Africa | Finance | International | Latin America and the Caribbean | Media and Entertainment Litigation | Mexico | Mexico Energy Reform | Oil and Gas | Oilfield Services | Power and Renewables | Project Finance and Development | Spain | U.S. Inbound Investment

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Representation of various clients relating to the Mexican energy reform and bid rounds issued under the reform.

Direct negotiation with a national oil company for its first ever incremental production agreement in Colombia.

Acquisition and disposition of interests in various production-sharing contracts in China and Angola; acquisition of the geophysical, world-wide assets of a major oil-field service company; sale of facilities for a major oil-field service company; creation of joint ventures and strategic alliances in Latin America and Canada for a major oil field service company; creation of joint venture for consolidated oil field services in the Former Soviet Union; structuring the construction, financing, and acquisition of geophysical vessels, drilling rigs, and commercial aircraft; structuring, negotiation, and financing of exploration and drilling programs and of an exploration company in Argentina; sale of drilling rig business in Argentina; financing and creation of various joint ventures to participate in various risk service projects in Mexico and Venezuela.

Representation of a South American national oil company in connection with international exploration and joint operating agreements.

Structuring and negotiation of various contracts and strategic alliance agreements for a major telecommunications company's web portal system; negotiation of acquisitions in the telecommunications industry.

Financing and securitizing transactions involving the acquisition and sale of oil and gas properties; acquisitions of oil and gas properties out of bankruptcies.

Representation of a South American national oil company in connection with international exploration and joint operating agreements, and in the acquisition of one of the largest plastics companies in Colombia.

Creation and financing of a textile joint venture in Colombia and a power plant in Honduras.

Representation of a foreign client in an ethanol project in the USA.

Representation of clients for their participation in, and implementation of, Mexican bids for incentivized exploration and production agreements, the post-reform production sharing contracts and licenses, and the migration of existing incentivized exploration and production agreement to production sharing contracts.
Articles

Mexico: Extension of the Term of the Extraordinary Measures of the Health Emergency Declaration (COVID-19)
Haynes and Boone, LLP, April 2020

We have previously reported on the order that adopted the extraordinary measures under the COVID-19 health emergency declaration, published on March 31, 2020 (the “Order”), and the Technical Guidelines regarding certain essential activities described in Order, published on April 6, 2020. (These alerts may be found here and here, respectively)...

Definition of Essential Activities by the Secretary of Communications and Transport under the Extraordinary Measures of the Health Emergency Declaration (COVID-19)
Haynes and Boone, LLP, April 2020

We have previously reported on the Order that adopted the extraordinary measures under the COVID-19 health emergency declaration, published on March 31, 2020 (the “Order”), and the subsequent Technical Guidelines regarding certain essential activities described in the Order published on April 6, 2020. (These alerts may be found here and here, respectively...

Extraordinary Measures of the Declaration of Health Emergency (COVID-19): New Technical Guidelines
Haynes and Boone, LLP, April 2020

Effective on April 6, 2020, an Order was published to establish the technical guidelines (the “Technical Guidelines”) for the activities described in Article 1, Section II, sub-sections (c) and (e) of the order that adopted extraordinary measures to deal with the health emergency caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus” (the “Order”). (We published an article on the Order, which may be foundhere...

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