Sports organizations today have a global reach and affect the behavior of hundreds of millions of people and how they spent billions of dollars worldwide. Additionally, these entities and the myriad of stars involved with them create and control massive amounts of sensitive information. All of these factors make the industry a prime target for hackers – whether they are seeking financial gain, notoriety, commercial or competitive advantage, or simply to create chaos.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said today that it has closed a $2.45 billion loan to the national rail operator, Amtrak.
Blackstone recently helped form Dallas-based Guidon Energy and Fort Worth-based Jetta Permian. Houston attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis worked for Blackstone on both formations. One deal also involved Houston attorneys from Norton Rose Fulbright.
How Brexit will impact businesses having a presence in or trading with the UK and the EU is still largely unknown and will remain so for some time. This article outlines the likely timeline of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, how these will affect the regulatory landscape and the steps that Texas businesses may consider to deal with regulatory change.
San Antonio-based Valero Energy said this week that it is dropping down its Meraux and Three Rivers terminal services business to the company’s master limited partnership, Valero Energy Partners, for $325 million.
A team of Locke Lord attorneys said Tuesday that they secured a $35.9 million judgment for a Houston company that claimed losing out on millions for a construction project it worked on for a year and half longer than originally contracted but the general contractor refused to pay.
New York private equity firm Kimmeridge Energy used Houston lawyers with Sidley Austin in its sale of West Texas assets for $1.5 billion. Denver law firm Davis Graham & Stubbs advised the buyers, The buyer, PDC Energy. Financial adviser Evercore turned to the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis for its legal representation.
Earlier this summer, an ABA committee recommended that the ABA not grant UNT provisional accreditation after determining that the school admits too many students with weak grades and low LSAT scores and that the program has a questionable financial plan, among other factors.
Texas’s highest ranking judge said he supports UNT Dallas College of Law’s first class of graduating students taking the Texas bar exam next July – even if the American Bar Association refuses to give its stamp of approval.
Sidley Austin and Vinson & Elkins lawyers said Monday that they advised Concho Resources and Reliance Energy in their agreement for Concho to purchase 40,000 acres in the Midland Basin from Reliance for $1.6 billion.