Law firm Haynes and Boone has appointed Myles Mantle as a partner, as it seeks to grow its project development and finance offering.

Based in London, Mantle will join the firm’s energy practice group, and will handle high-stakes transactions and litigation, as well as financings and regulatory advice, for a diverse array of clients in the UK, US and other markets.

Commenting on the appointment, Buddy Clark, co-chair of the firm’s energy practice group, says: “Myles has worked on high-profile project development and finance projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and many other markets. He brings a wealth of experience to our international energy practice and greatly enhances the services we can offer to clients worldwide.”

Mantle joins the firm from Jones Day, where he was a partner in the projects and infrastructure practice. Prior to that, he was a partner at Ashurst, where he worked for more than a decade. He has extensive global experience, having worked in Tokyo for 12 years, as well as in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South America, where he advised clients on the development, financing, and acquisition of complex energy, offshore, petrochemical, manufacturing and infrastructure projects.

His clients include sponsors and developers, lenders, multilateral financial institutions, export credit agencies, fund managers and financial investors. He also advises on structured commodities trade and trade finance transactions, ship and offshore vessel finance, export finance, real estate finance and has advised on several different restructurings, in particular for ship owning and natural resource companies.

“I am very excited to join Haynes and Boone, which has such a well-deserved reputation in energy, particularly offshore energy, and project finance and perfectly complements my experience and practice,” says Mantle.