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Analysis: How New Bankruptcy Rules Will Impact Financial Institutions

Analysis: How New Bankruptcy Rules Will Impact Financial Institutions

Significant changes to federal rules governing the administration of consumer bankruptcy cases – and Chapter 13 cases in particular – are set to take effect Dec. 1. In the meantime,…

IPOs pick up steam with $454 million Venator Materials NYSE offering

IPOs pick up steam with $454 million Venator Materials NYSE offering

Vinson & Elkins lawyers were behind an IPO involving one of the nation's key producers of paint pigments. The $454 million deal placed shares of Venator Materials on the New…

Oncor GC: ‘There is only one deal on the table’

Oncor GC: ‘There is only one deal on the table’

Oncor General Counsel Allen Nye will become the utility’s CEO. In an exclusive interview, Nye discusses negotiations with Warren Buffett, the Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy and how the Texas Public…

Houston Lawyers Advise in $1.3 Billion Genesis Energy-Tronox Deal

Houston Lawyers Advise in $1.3 Billion Genesis Energy-Tronox Deal

Genesis Energy has agreed to a $1.3 billion purchase of the world’s largest producer of natural soda ash—used to make glass and other industrial products. Houston-based lawyers were all over…

DBJ: Dallas’ Jacobs to buy Denver-based Rival in $3.27B Deal

<em>DBJ:</em> Dallas’ Jacobs to buy Denver-based Rival in $3.27B Deal

Global engineering firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has decided to buy one of its rivals — Denver-based CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. — in a deal valued at $3.27 billion, which…

Kelly Hart, Gibson Dunn Work on $150M Sony Anime Deal

Kelly Hart, Gibson Dunn Work on $150M Sony Anime Deal

Anime enthusiasts would be jealous of the lawyers at Kelly Hart & Hallman and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who just handled Sony Pictures’ majority stake purchase of Flower Mound-based Funimation,…

Willkie Farr & Gallagher advises on $525 million sale of Samson Resources II energy assets

Willkie Farr & Gallagher advises on $525 million sale of Samson Resources II energy assets

By Claire Poole (Aug. 1) Samson Resources II announced Tuesday the sale of $525 million in East Texas and Louisiana oil and gas assets to Houston-based Rockcliff Energy II. Willkie…

Andrews Kurth Kenyon and V&E Work on $1.1B MLP Exchange Transaction

Andrews Kurth Kenyon and V&E Work on $1.1B MLP Exchange Transaction

A group of Houston lawyers on Monday handled a complex transaction for the coal industry’s first publicly-traded master limited partnership and its general partner that is worth around $1.1 billion.…

DBJ: Energy Transfer Sells Troubled Pipeline Stake to Blackstone for $1.5 Billion

<em>DBJ:</em> Energy Transfer Sells Troubled Pipeline Stake to Blackstone for $1.5 Billion

Lawyers from Vinson & Elkins and Latham & Watkins advised on Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners' $1.57 billion sale of its stake in the Rover Pipeline to funds managed by Blackstone…

Jury: Dallas Wedding Photog Defamed, Gets $1M

Jury: Dallas Wedding Photog Defamed, Gets $1M

A jury has ordered a Dallas couple to pay $1 million to prominent portrait photographer Andrea Polito for conducting a public campaign that defamed the photographer and basically destroyed her…

Judge Slams Rowdy Girl Farm Owners for Frivolous Lawsuit

Judge Slams Rowdy Girl Farm Owners for Frivolous Lawsuit

A Houston judge has ruled that a $1 million defamation lawsuit filed by the self-proclaimed Queen of Honky Tonk and her husband against a former supporter of their Angleton pro-animal…

Gibson Dunn Advises in $205M Eagle Ford Deal

Gibson Dunn Advises in $205M Eagle Ford Deal

Houston-based Penn Virginia Corp. said Monday that it will acquire Eagle Ford Shale assets from Devon Energy Corp. for $205 million in cash. The deal is part of a $1…

Boutique Investment Banks Making Inroads Among the Top Dealmakers in Texas

Boutique Investment Banks Making Inroads Among the Top Dealmakers in Texas

The bulge-bracket banks that normally rank at the top of the financial adviser league tables nationally are getting some new and fierce competition in the Lone Star State. The Texas…

Reata Pharmaceuticals Taps V&E for Public Offering

Reata Pharmaceuticals Taps V&E for Public Offering

Reata Pharmaceuticals CLO Mike Wortley has turned to his old law firm, Vinson & Elkins, as its legal adviser handling its underwritten public offering of 3.25 million shares, which is…

Baker Botts, Vinson & Elkins Advise on QEP Transaction That Was in Doubt

Baker Botts, Vinson & Elkins Advise on QEP Transaction That Was in Doubt

Some thought QEP’s $740 million divestiture deal might not happen. But lawyers in Dallas, Houston and Austin saw it through. Details are in The Texas Lawbook. …

Mergermarket Law Firm H1 2017 M&A Rankings: V&E, Kirkland, Latham – and a lot of Non-Texas Firms

<em>Mergermarket</em> Law Firm H1 2017 M&A Rankings: V&E, Kirkland, Latham – and a lot of Non-Texas Firms

The Texas Lawbook has exclusive new Mergermarket M&A data on the law firms doing the most deals for Texas companies during the first half of 2017. Twenty-three of the top…

Gibson Dunn, Jones Day Advise on $170M Propane Deal

Gibson Dunn, Jones Day Advise on $170M Propane Deal

Houston-based American Midstream Partners said Monday that it will sell its propane marketing and services business to Netherlands-based SHV Energy NV for $170 million in cash. …

Baker Botts, Locke Lord Advise on $450M Quanta-Stronghold Deal

Baker Botts, Locke Lord Advise on $450M Quanta-Stronghold Deal

A cluster of Houston-based lawyers from Baker Botts and Locke Lord said Friday that they closed Quanta Services’ $450 million acquisition of Stronghold Specialty, a La Porte-based services provider for…

Houston attorneys from Kirkland, Bracewell Counsel on $5.3B Hydro One-Avista Combo

Houston attorneys from Kirkland, Bracewell Counsel on $5.3B Hydro One-Avista Combo

Several Texas attorneys were involved in the big utility merger announced late Wednesday in which Canada’s Hydro One Ltd. is acquiring Avista Corp. of Spokane, Wash., for $5.3 billion. The…

V&E Works on TPG Affiliate’s $220M IPO

V&E Works on TPG Affiliate’s $220M IPO

New York-based TPG RE Finance Trust, a REIT (real estate investment trust), said Monday evening that it priced its IPO at $220 million. The company is offering 11 million shares…

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