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Baker Botts Advises in $4.3 Billion Acquisition

Baker Botts Advises in $4.3 Billion Acquisition

Tucson, Ariz.-based UNS Energy Corporation has approved a $4.3 billion merger agreement with Fortis, Inc., Canada’s largest investor-owned gas and electric distribution utility.…

Dallas Urban Debate Alliance Opens Doors for At-Risk Youth

Dallas Urban Debate Alliance Opens Doors for At-Risk Youth

DUDA works with about 40 high schools and middle schools in the Dallas Independent School District to make competitive debate an academic option for low-income and minority students. …

HayBoo & Weil Lead $600 Million Food Company Acquisition

HayBoo & Weil Lead $600 Million Food Company Acquisition

Dallas' Kainos Capital is selling Earthbound Farm to WhiteWave, a spinoff from Dean Foods in Dallas. …

V&E Advises in Two Deals, One with Mayer Brown

V&E Advises in Two Deals, One with Mayer Brown

One deal is worth $950 million and the other is worth $435 million.…

SCOTUS Hands Locke Lord’s Hastings Win in Major Forum-Selection Dispute

SCOTUS Hands Locke Lord’s Hastings Win in Major Forum-Selection Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a Texas case Tuesday that companies can use contractual agreements with other businesses to dictate the courts in specific states where disputes between the…

V&E Represents Wayzata in $625 Million Power Plant Sale

V&E Represents Wayzata in $625 Million Power Plant Sale

Houston-based Calpine Corporation is purchasing a power plant from Wayzata that is located in Guadalupe County, Texas, 30 miles northeast of San Antonio.…

The Inside Story of American Airlines Settlement with DOJ

The Inside Story of American Airlines Settlement with DOJ

Next Monday, before the financial markets open, lawyers for American Airlines and US Airways will gather in the Dallas offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges on the second floor of…

Jones Day and V&E Advise in $2.6 Billion Joint Venture — Updated

Jones Day and V&E Advise in $2.6 Billion Joint Venture — Updated

Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Enbridge Energy Partners have entered a joint venture agreement that involves a $2.6 billion pipeline project in the Bakken Shale region.…

SEC: Texans Rank Fourth in Snitching on Business Fraud

SEC: Texans Rank Fourth in Snitching on Business Fraud

The SEC received 135 tips in 2013 from Texans blowing the whistle on bosses or business partners for possible fraud. …

Andrews, Sidley and V&E Advise in $560 Million Transaction

Andrews, Sidley and V&E Advise in $560 Million Transaction

CAMAC Energy will acquire remaining interests in offshore Nigeria from Allied Energy for more than $560 million.…

GCs Call for Reforms to Limit Patent Trolls

GCs Call for Reforms to Limit Patent Trolls

The chief legal officers of Whataburger, Rackspace Hosting Inc., the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association and the Internet Association trade group said patent lawsuits have an $80 billion drag on…

EXCLUSIVE: Texas GCs Honored for Leadership in Litigation, M&A, Pro Bono and Leadership with Magna Stella Awards

EXCLUSIVE: Texas GCs Honored for Leadership in Litigation, M&A, Pro Bono and Leadership with Magna Stella Awards

The General Counsel Forum paid tribute this week to the professional successes of Texas' chief legal officers. The 700 corporate GCs who make up the organization gave Frost National Bank…

Weil and V&E Close $3 Billion Egyptian Oil Deal, Joint Venture

Weil and V&E Close $3 Billion Egyptian Oil Deal, Joint Venture

Houston-based Apache Corporation sold one-third of its Egyptian oil and gas business to Sinopec, Asia's largest oil refining and petrochemical enterprise.…

V&E Advises in $775 Million General Partner Sale

V&E Advises in $775 Million General Partner Sale

ACON and TPG, Northern Tier Energy's private equity sponsors, sold all of their interests in the Connecticut downstream energy company on Tuesday.…

American Airlines Settles with DOJ

American Airlines Settles with DOJ

The settlement clears the way for American to merge with US Airways. …

Highland Capital Management Sues Looper Reed for Extortion

Highland Capital Management Sues Looper Reed for Extortion

Accused of holding on to internal documents to extort Highland, Looper Reed contends the lawsuit is factually baseless and a trial tactic for a related case.…

Looper Reed Reaffirms a $900,000 Jury Verdict

Looper Reed Reaffirms a $900,000 Jury Verdict

The case involves an ex-school district police officer in Houston who claimed his whistleblower, due process and freedom of speech rights were violated by his former employer and the two…

LINN Energy and Berry Raise Merger Agreement to $4.9 Billion

LINN Energy and Berry Raise Merger Agreement to $4.9 Billion

Mounds of Texas lawyers are involved in the deal and come from Latham & Watkins, Locke Lord, Akin Gump and Vinson & Elkins.…

First Neighbors, Then Business Partners: The Short Story of Stewart Strong

First Neighbors, Then Business Partners: The Short Story of Stewart Strong

First neighbors, then friends, now business partners. Stewart Strong is a product of the idea that friends can successfully become business partners. But the union of the two groups did…

The Big Year: Starring Jeff Floyd

The Big Year: Starring Jeff Floyd

The Houston M&A lawyer has led three billion-dollar-plus energy deals in five weeks. …