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Experience Highlights

  • (Tex.); (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi) – Obtained affirmance of unanimous intermediate appeals court ruling that Texas Central is classified as an interurban electric railway company with eminent-domain authority to build the high-speed train between Houston and Dallas—a ruling that reversed the trial court’s judgment, which had held that Texas Central did not qualify as such

  • A joint venture among Korean Gas Corp (KOGAS), Lotte Chemical, STX Energy, and Uzbekneftegas, on the development of the approximately $3.9 billion Surgil gas to petrochemicals project and the Asian Development Bank, KEXIM, and KSure-led financing thereof; Project Finance International’s “Petrochemical Deal of the Year 2012”, Infrastructure Journal’s “Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2013”, The American Lawyer’s “Global Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance (Asia) 2014”, and the largest project financing in Central Asia

  • An African telecom infrastructure company on the acquisition and leaseback of telecom towers in various African countries (e.g. Chad, Congo B, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Gabon, Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), together with related equity investment and build-to-suit arrangements

  • A privately owned hedge fund sponsor on the acquisition of telecom tower asset infrastructure in Latin America

  • Acting on a number of ICC arbitrations in connection with the design and construction of a major maritime project in Central America

  • BP in the $2.4 billion sale of its Texas City refinery and a portion of its retail and logistics network in the Southeast United States to Marathon Petroleum

  • Enbridge Energy Partners in a $2.6 billion joint venture with Marathon Petroleum Corporation to construct the Sandpiper pipeline project, an approximately 610-mile interstate crude oil pipeline originating in North Dakota

  • Highstar Capital in the formation of, and equity commitment to, NorthStar Midstream, a joint venture with NorthStar Transloading focused on energy transportation infrastructure in the Bakken Shale