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Wylys Appeal Billion-dollar Judgment to Fifth Circuit

Wylys Appeal Billion-dollar Judgment to Fifth Circuit

Dallas entrepreneur and philanthropist Sam Wyly and his sister-in-law Dee Wyly have asked the federal appeals court to reverse a ruling by a bankruptcy judge that found that the Wylys…

V&E Handles New Warburg Pincus Portfolio’s First Asset Acquisition

V&E Handles New Warburg Pincus Portfolio’s First Asset Acquisition

Fort Worth-based Chisolm, which formed this month, on Monday acquired a substantial amount of undeveloped acreage in the New Mexico region of the Delaware Basin from an undisclosed seller. More…

Andrews Kurth Helps Austin’s Owlchemy Labs Meet Google ‘IRL’

Andrews Kurth Helps Austin’s Owlchemy Labs Meet Google ‘IRL’

Austin-based video game developer Owlchemy Labs this week scored the gold mine that any tech startup looking for an exit would hope to score: an acquisition by Google, the mother…

Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Bracewell Work on Haynesville Shale Deal

Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Bracewell Work on Haynesville Shale Deal

A group of lawyers from Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Bracewell said Wednesday that they handled Tokyo Gas America’s first investment in a U.S. upstream company. …

Latham and V&E Close Latest Midstream IPO

Latham and V&E Close Latest Midstream IPO

A group of Houston-based lawyers from Latham and V&E this week closed an $875 million initial public offering for Denver-based Antero Midstream GP LP, which owns the general partner of…

Updated: Bracewell, Baker Botts and Latham and Andrews Kurth Work on VTTI Merger

Updated: Bracewell, Baker Botts and Latham and Andrews Kurth Work on VTTI Merger

Houston lawyers at Bracewell, Baker Botts and Latham & Watkins worked on The Netherlands-based VTTI B.V.’s $481 million all-cash acquisition of its limited partnership, VTTI Energy Partners LP. The transaction…

‘Runaway Swiss Businessman’ Pleads Guilty to Perjury in Court Filings

‘Runaway Swiss Businessman’ Pleads Guilty to Perjury in Court Filings

A Swiss businessman and former Dallas resident who was a fugitive abroad for nine months last year will plead guilty to one count of perjury in a federal bankruptcy proceeding,…

Bracewell Advises on $7B Canadian Pipeline Mega-Merger

Bracewell Advises on $7B Canadian Pipeline Mega-Merger

A group of Bracewell lawyers based in Houston said Wednesday that they were involved in the merger agreement between two Calgary-based energy companies that entails Pembina Pipeline Corp. purchasing Veresen…

ACC-DFW & Texas Lawbook Form New Partnership

The Texas Lawbook is pleased to announce an exciting new editorial partnership with the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. The ACC-DFW chapter, which has more than…

Porter Hedges Handles Mega Oil Deal, Publishing Deal in Same Week

Porter Hedges Handles Mega Oil Deal, Publishing Deal in Same Week

Porter Hedges represented Noble Energy in its $1.2 billion Marcellus Shale divestiture as well as Oildom Publishing Company in its sale to Gulf Publishing Company. …

GE Trial Turns on a ‘Perry Mason’ Moment

GE Trial Turns on a ‘Perry Mason’ Moment

Sam Baxter of McKool Smith led a trial team in East Texas to a $43 million antitrust verdict over industrial giant GE. Fundamentally, the trial played out in the usual…

White-Collar Bar Blasts Federal Prosecutors, FBI in Price Acquittal

White-Collar Bar Blasts Federal Prosecutors, FBI in Price Acquittal

The "not guilty" verdicts Friday in the John Wiley Price trial means that the U.S. Attorneys Office and the FBI need to completely re-evaluate whether it has the appropriate personnel…

McKool Smith Wins $43M Antitrust Verdict in East TX

McKool Smith Wins $43M Antitrust Verdict in East TX

A federal jury in Marshall ruled Wednesday that General Electric Company violated antitrust laws in the marketing of anesthesia machines and the market for GE anesthesia machine servicing. After hearing…

Six Baker Botts Partners Jump to Gibson Dunn in Houston

Six Baker Botts Partners Jump to Gibson Dunn in Houston

Hillary Holmes and five other Houston energy law partners – James Chenoweth, Gerry Spedale, Doug Rayburn, Tull Florey and Shalla Prichard – moved their law practices across downtown Houston…

Chris Hamilton ’Follows the Money Trail’ in Bankruptcy Litigation

Chris Hamilton ’Follows the Money Trail’ in Bankruptcy Litigation

Recouping losses in bankruptcy cases resulting from failed mergers or acquisitions is never easy, especially when negligence and reckless fraudulent inducement are alleged. But Chris Hamilton's representation of the trustee…

CMBS Trusts Maintain Access to Federal Courts After Americold

CMBS Trusts Maintain Access to Federal Courts After <em>Americold</em>

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in a February ruling brought clarity to subject matter jurisdiction in the formation of commercial mortgage-backed securities trusts.…

Eversheds Sutherland Advises on Birdsboro Plant Purchase

Eversheds Sutherland Advises on Birdsboro Plant Purchase

Tokyo Gas America purchased a 33 percent stake in the Birdsboro power generation facility near the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. Ares EIF and Sojitz hold the remaining two-thirds of the…

Baker Botts Secures $615M in Funding for Sunnova

Baker Botts Secures $615M in Funding for Sunnova

A group of Houston, Dallas and Austin-based lawyers from Baker Botts advised Sunnova Energy Corp. in a record-setting funding round that marked the Houston rooftop solar energy provider’s first asset-backed…

Desk Maker Files IP Lawsuits Against Foreign-based Companies

Desk Maker Files IP Lawsuits Against Foreign-based Companies

Coppell-based standing desk manufacturer VARIDESK is suing a handful of companies for copyright and patent infringement.…

SEC Files – and Settles – Fraud Charges Against Wayne Energy & CEO

SEC Files – and Settles – Fraud Charges Against Wayne Energy & CEO

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (April 21) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Plano-based Wayne Energy and its owner with multiple counts of securities…