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Christopher M. Dawe
Christopher M. Dawe
Partner — Finance
Partner — Finance

Christopher M. Dawe

Christopher M. Dawe
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Christopher M. Dawe

Experience Highlights

  • An international private equity fund in connection with a $1.2 billion structured repurchase agreement transaction designed to finance the acquisition of a dynamic portfolio of loans

  • The administrative agent in a $200 million revolving credit facility and a $450 million term loan to a public midstream company

  • Pioneer Natural Resources in its $1.7 billion joint venture with Sinochem to develop 207,000 acres in the Permian Basin

  • The administrative agent in a multi-tiered $455 million financing to a company and its affiliates developing and constructing midstream energy assets

  • Royal Bank of Canada in a $900 million revolving credit facility to Martin Midstream Partners L.P.

  • A private equity fund in the financing of a large portfolio of distressed secured loans acquired from a mortgage center bank

  • The administrative agent in a $200 million revolving credit facility to a midstream energy company

  • An oil exploration and production company in the financing of its Alaska tax credits to fund its development operations

  • BI-LO, LLC, a regional grocery store chain, in a $125 million debtor-in-possession revolving credit facility

  • A private equity fund in connection with two multicurrency facilities on behalf of a private equity client to finance the purchase of loan portfolios and mortgage securities backed by European real estate with a value of over $3 billion

  • The agent and lead lender in connection with debtor-in-possession financing provided to TXCO Resources, Inc.

  • An international private equity fund in two tokutei mokuteki kaisha financings involving a mixed portfolio of nonperforming loans and commercial real estate raising over ¥75 billion

  • An international private equity fund in a ¥52 billion financing of 24 hotel properties

  • An international private equity fund in connection with a ¥100 billion securitized financing of 75 golf course properties in Japan

  • Riverstone Holdings, LLC in the intercreditor and security arrangements in connection with the acquisition by its portfolio company, Fieldwood Energy, LLC of assets from Apache Corporation for $3.75 billion 

  • A major international gas company in the development and financing of a $1.1 billion LNG project in the Caribbean

  • A Japanese energy company in connection with documenting and negotiating LNG master spot purchase and sales agreements

Credentials

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Carleton College, B.A. magna cum laude, 1985
  • Legislative Assistant: U.S. Congressman Vin Weber, 1987–1989
  • Legislative Director: U.S. Congressman Bill Paxon, 1989–1990
  • Special Assistant to the President: Legal Services Corporation, 1990–1991
  • Law clerk to Judge Diane G. Weinstein of the United States Court of Federal Claims, 1994–1995
  • The International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.), 2010 and 2011
  • Maine
  • District of Columbia
  • Japan (as a foreign law specialist, gaikokuho jimu bengoshi)
  • Texas