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2016 M&A Lawyer Leaderboard: Houstonians and a Lotta White Guys

2016 M&A Lawyer Leaderboard: Houstonians and a Lotta White Guys

The scoreboard for the top Texas M&A deal-makers in 2016 is final. From Akin Gump, Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Baker Botts to Latham, V&E and Weil, all the usual suspects…

Corp. Deal Tracker: M&A Firm Leaderboard Played Musical Chairs in 2016

Corp. Deal Tracker: M&A Firm Leaderboard Played Musical Chairs in 2016

For most Texas-based M&A lawyers, 2016 was not in line with one of Charles Dickens’ most famous lines: it was neither the best of times nor the worst of times…

Locke Lord and Kelly Hart Help Launch New Austin Minerals Company

Locke Lord and Kelly Hart Help Launch New Austin Minerals Company

A group of lawyers from Locke Lord and Kelly Hart & Hallman said Thursday that they worked on a deal that facilitated the formation of Luxe Minerals, a new private…

Latham Advises in Prevailing Bankruptcy Bid for Appalachia Properties

Latham Advises in Prevailing Bankruptcy Bid for Appalachia Properties

Louisiana-based Stone Energy said Monday that it has closed its previously announced $527 million sale of its 86,000 acres in the Appalachian regions to Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp.…

After Slow 2016, Optimism for Equity Offerings in 2017

After Slow 2016, Optimism for Equity Offerings in 2017

Huge gains in the stock market since the election and an expectation of some form of tax reform and relaxation of regulations has many market professionals bullish on prospects for…

Mergermarket: Elite National Firms Get Fattest Slice of TX Megadeals

<em>Mergermarket:</em> Elite National Firms Get Fattest Slice of TX Megadeals

The battle to represent Texas corporations in their largest mergers, acquisitions and divestitures is being won by a half-dozen law firms with offices in Texas and more than a dozen…

V&E Advises in $3.6B Earth Imagery Acquisition

V&E Advises in $3.6B Earth Imagery Acquisition

A group of Texas Vinson & Elkins lawyers advised Canada-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates on a $3.6 billion acquisition of DigitalGlobe, a Colorado-based global provider of high-resolution Earth imagery products…

Texas Law Lets Attorney-Client Privilege Transfer to the Buyer of a Business

Texas Law Lets Attorney-Client Privilege Transfer to the Buyer of a Business

This article discussed Texas law regarding the pre- and post-M&A ownership/treatment of attorney-client privilege and provides practical advice for how to preserve the privilege throughout the transaction due diligence and…

Latham, V&E Advise on Gastar’s $425M Capital Financing

Latham, V&E Advise on Gastar’s $425M Capital Financing

Houston E&P company Gastar Exploration said Friday that it has secured $425 million in new financing from funds managed by affiliates of Ares Management, a Los Angeles-based investment firm. …

Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts Handle FBM’s $179M IPO

Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts Handle FBM’s $179M IPO

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Feb. 14) – A group of Dallas lawyers from Baker Botts and Gibson Dunn are working on an initial public offering expected…

Latham, V&E Work on Offerings Tied to Parsley’s Midland Basin Acquisition

Latham, V&E Work on Offerings Tied to Parsley’s Midland Basin Acquisition

Latham & Watkins and Vinson & Elkins are involved in the $1.6 billion worth of stock that Parsley Energy is issuing in order to fund its $2.8 billion acquisition of…

Updated: Baker Botts and Latham Close First MLP IPO of 2017

Updated: Baker Botts and Latham Close First MLP IPO of 2017

Lawyers from Baker Botts and Latham & Watkins are expected today to close a $103.5 million initial public offering for Kimbell Royalty Partners, the first master limited partnership to announce…

Bracewell and V&E Advise in $2.8B Midland Basin Asset Deal

Bracewell and V&E Advise in $2.8B Midland Basin Asset Deal

(Feb. 8) – Austin-based Parsley Energy and Fort Worth-based Double Eagle Energy Permian have entered a deal that will expand Parsley's net acreage in the Permian Basin to 227,000 acres.…

Trump’s Freeze on New Regs Ices MLP Income Guidance

Trump’s Freeze on New Regs Ices MLP Income Guidance

On Inauguration Day, the Trump administration froze the issuance of new regulations, including those defining master limited partnership qualifying income. While the final MLP qualifying income regulations by the Obama…

Skadden and Andrews Kurth Kenyon Advise on $9.3B ONEOK Deal

Skadden and Andrews Kurth Kenyon Advise on $9.3B ONEOK Deal

Tulsa-based natural gas pipeline company ONEOK said Wednesday that it will purchase all outstanding common units of its master limited partnership, ONEOK Partners, for $9.3 billion in common stock. The…

Corporate Deal Tracker: 2016 = More M&A Action for TX Lawyers

Corporate Deal Tracker: 2016 = More M&A Action for TX Lawyers

Texas-based M&A lawyers worked on 24 percent more deals last year than they did in 2015, new data from The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker shows. This article highlights everything…

Kirkland and V&E Handle $6.4B Utilities Deal

Kirkland and V&E Handle $6.4B Utilities Deal

Vinson & Elkins and Kirkland & Ellis lawyers from Houston and Dallas were involved in the big $6.4 billion utilities merger between Canada-based AltaGas and Washington, D.C. based WGL Holdings.…

Norton Rose Fulbright, V&E Advise in $1.2B Delaware Basin Pipeline Deal

Norton Rose Fulbright, V&E Advise in $1.2B Delaware Basin Pipeline Deal

Lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins said they advised on a $1.2 billion deal involving the Alpha Crude Connector System, which is the first large-scale crude oil…

Updated: Locke Lord, V&E and DLA Piper Advise in $565M Permian Basin Deal

Updated: Locke Lord, V&E and DLA Piper Advise in $565M Permian Basin Deal

Houston-based Targa Resources Corp. said Monday that its subsidiary, Targa Resources Partners, will acquire assets in the Delaware and Midland regions of the Permian Basin for $565 million in cash.…

Updated: Skadden, Latham and Bracewell Advise on $2.7B Noble-Clayton Williams Deal

Updated: Skadden, Latham and Bracewell Advise on $2.7B Noble-Clayton Williams Deal

Houston-based Noble Energy said Monday that it will acquire all the outstanding stock of Clayton Williams Energy, a Midland-based independent E&P company, in a deal that is anticipated to create…