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© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (May 23) – The Woodlands-based Huntsman Corp. hired no Texas-based lawyers in its mega-merger it announced Monday with fellow chemicals giant Clariant…

V&E Advises Noble in Marcellus Exit

V&E Advises Noble in Marcellus Exit

Houston-based Noble Energy said Thursday that it will exit the Marcellus Shale by divesting its midstream assets in the Marcellus Shale to a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners for…

Porter Hedges Advises Houston Company in $512M Acquisition by Lowe’s

Porter Hedges Advises Houston Company in $512M Acquisition by Lowe’s

Retail home improvement giant Lowe’s Companies said Thursday that it will purchase Houston-based Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products to the multifamily housing industry, for…

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…

V&E and Latham Take Lion’s Share of 2016 Offering Work

V&E and Latham Take Lion’s Share of 2016 Offering Work

Though the type of securities offerings that companies issued differed from 2015 to 2016, the Texas law firms and lawyers behind the offerings stayed pretty close to the same, according…

The Death of a Lion: Henry Gilchrist Dies at 92 – Updated

The Death of a Lion: Henry Gilchrist Dies at 92 – Updated

Henry Gilchrist, a legendary transactional lawyer who represented Clint Murchison and the Dallas Cowboys and helped raise the profile of the legal market in Dallas, passed away over the weekend.…

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…

Corp. Deal Tracker: TX Capital Markets Lawyers Got off the Sidelines in 2016

Corp. Deal Tracker: TX Capital Markets Lawyers Got off the Sidelines in 2016

Capital markets lawyers mostly sat on the sidelines through the better part of the recent energy slump, watching their M&A partners at least get some deals done. New data from…

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. …

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…

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…

Sidley Advises in California Oil & Gas JV

Sidley Advises in California Oil & Gas JV

A group of primarily Houston-based lawyers led by Cliff Vrielink and Jim Rice said Thursday that they represented Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) in a joint venture formation that…

Orrick and Gibson Dunn Advise on $2B NOVA Chemicals-Williams Deal

Orrick and Gibson Dunn Advise on $2B NOVA Chemicals-Williams Deal

Calgary-based NOVA Chemicals Corp. said Monday that it will purchase Tulsa-based Williams Partners’ 88.5 percent ownership interest in a Gulf Coast petrochemical facility for $2.1 billion. …

Frost Brown Todd, Latham, Thompson & Knight and V&E Advise in $2B Permian Deal

Frost Brown Todd, Latham, Thompson & Knight and V&E Advise in $2B Permian Deal

A slew of Texas-based attorneys from four law firms worked on Blackstone Energy Partners’ $2 billion purchase of EagleClaw, the largest privately-held midstream operator in the Permian’s Delaware Basin in…

Dallas AT&T Lawyers and Weil Work on $1.6B Straight Path Acquisition

Dallas AT&T Lawyers and Weil Work on $1.6B Straight Path Acquisition

A group of AT&T lawyers spearheaded the telecom giant’s $1.6 billion acquisition of Straight Path Communications that was announced earlier this week. …