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“Rising transactional star John Connally ‘continues to do impressive things’ in the energy space … He has won plaudits for his ‘great legal skills,’ which include his ‘pragmatic negotiating style, excellent drafting skills and ability to get the deal done.’” - Chambers USA 2012
 
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John B. Connally IV

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Connally, John B.

Biography
John B.'s practice involves the representation of clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance transactions, private equity investments, joint ventures, and a variety of energy matters. He has worked on transactions in more than 20 states in the United States and more than 25 countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.  John B. is currently V&E's co-head of the Energy Transactions and Projects Practice Group and serves on the Management Committee.


Representative Experience
Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Represented a U.S. oil company in the $7 billion divestiture of oil and gas properties in Brazil, Azerbaijan, and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Represented a U.S. oil company in the $1.65 billion acquisition of oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin
  • Represented an international energy company in the acquisition of $1.7 billion of oil and gas properties offshore Brazil and in the Gulf of Mexico
Project Development, Finance and Joint Venture
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  • Represented a U.S. public company in its area-wide Gulf of Mexico joint venture with an international energy company
  • Represented a Brazilian energy company in its $1+ billion joint venture for Brazilian onshore oil and gas development with a Russian energy company
  • Represented a U.S. energy company in a $1.15 billion sale and joint venture drilling program in the Eagle Ford Shale
Private Equity
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  • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a U.S. wind energy portfolio
  • Represented a private equity/hedge fund in connection with its secured financing of a jack-up drilling rig under construction
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with its over $100 million investment in U.S. domestic oil and gas properties
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. high honors, 1997 (Chancellors; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review)
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1994 (Phi Beta Kappa; Founder's Medal)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 1997; New York, 2008
Professional Recognition
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  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in energy: oil & gas (transactional), 2011 - 2014
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as an "Up and Comer" in energy: electricity (transactional), 2010 - 2011; energy: oil & gas (transactional), 2010; energy: transactional law (NY), 2009
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as an "Up and Comer" in energy: electricity, 2012
Activities and Affiliations
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  • Board of Directors, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Member, Advance Team, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Advisory Board, Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law, The University of Texas School of Law


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Finance

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“Rising transactional star John Connally ‘continues to do impressive things’ in the energy space … He has won plaudits for his ‘great legal skills,’ which include his ‘pragmatic negotiating style, excellent drafting skills and ability to get the deal done.’” - Chambers USA 2012