Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld advised the conflicts committee of Valero Energy Partners in its pending acquisition of energy assets from Valero Energy Corp. for $154 million in cash. San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp. turned to Baker Botts.
Locke Lord represented National Oilwell Varco in the spinoff of its energy and industrial distribution business into a new company called NOW.
Locke Lord represented Navitas Midstream Partners, based in The Woodlands, in a deal with Warburg Pincus calling for the private equity firm to lead an investment of up to $500 million in equity in the oil and gas pipeline company.
In-house lawyers represented LINN Energy of Houston and Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. in an asset trade.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Sanchez Energy Corp. of Houston in its pending acquisition of Eagle Ford Shale assets in South Texas from wholly owned subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell for about $639 million in cash.
Latham & Watkins partner Jeffrey Munoz said the two deals for Freeport-McMoRan were interrelated, with proceeds from the $3.1 billion sale of Eagle Ford Shale assets paying for the $1.4 billion purchase of Deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets.
Dallas-based Lone Star Funds, a private equity firm, turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for its pending acquisition of financial services company DFC Global Corp. in a transaction valued at about $1.3 billion.
Texas lawyers at Vinson & Elkins, Andrews Kurth and Norton Rose Fulbright represent three of the four participants in a joint venture formed to develop gas-to-liquids plants.
Nicolas Evanoff, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of CAMAC Energy Inc. of Houston, used lawyers from Sidley Austin for assistance with financing and the acquisition of the remaining interest in a production sharing contract in Nigeria.
P. Anthony Lannie, executive vice president and general counsel of Apache Corp., is using Bracewell & Giuliani in the Houston oil and gas exploration and production company's pending sale of its Argentina operations to YPF Sociedad Anonima for $852 million.
Vinson & Elkins and Latham & Watkins are working on a deal for Phillips 66 Partners of Houston to make its first acquisition: the purchase of a pipeline system and storage spheres from Phillips 66 for $700 million.
William Lemmer, senior vice president and general counsel of Cameron International Corp., turned to lawyers from Winston & Strawn and Baker Botts for the Houston company's pending sale of its reciprocating compression division to GE Oil & Gas for about $550 million in cash.
Frederick Anderson, vice president, general counsel and secretary of Texas Industries, turned to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for the Dallas company's pending acquisition by Martin Marietta Materials in a deal valued at about $2.7 billion.