Skip to content
Gillian A. Hobson
Gillian A. Hobson
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Gillian A. Hobson

Gillian A. Hobson

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Gillian A. Hobson

Gillian’s primary area of practice is corporate finance and securities. She has represented both issuers and underwriters in public and private debt and equity securities offerings, including offerings of limited partner interests of publicly traded partnerships, also known as MLPs.

In addition to representing both public and private companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock dispositions, and venture capital financings, Gillian regularly counsels clients on general corporate matters, including compliance with periodic reporting requirements. She also has significant experience with proxy disclosure issues, corporate governance, executive compensation, and Section 16 reporting obligations.

Gillian is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Experience Highlights

  • Alon USA in the $464 million acquisition by Delek US Holdings of the outstanding shares of Alon common stock 

  • TransCanada Corporation in the $915 million merger of Columbia Pipeline Partners and Columbia Pipeline Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransCanada

  • TC PipeLines in its $765 million acquisition of a 49.3% interest in Iroquois Gas Transmission System and the remaining 11.8% interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System from TransCanada 

  • Columbia Pipeline Partners LP in its $1.2 billion initial public offering of common units

  • Underwriters to Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common units

  • Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Midstream, L.P. in an $8 billion multistep combination transaction with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and Crestwood Holdings LLC

  • Crestwood Midstream Partners in its $750 million acquisition of Arrow Midstream Holdings, a privately-held midstream company in the Bakken shale play

  • Alon USA Partners, LP in its $184 million initial public offering of common units

  • Inergy Midstream, L.P. in its $313 million initial public offering of common units

  • Oiltanking Partners, L.P. in its $247 million initial public offering of common units

  • Spectra Energy Corp. in its $11+ billion agreement with Spectra Energy Partners to drop down Spectra Energy’s remaining U.S. transmission, storage, and liquids assets to Spectra Energy Partners

  • Continental Airlines in its $3.2 billion all-stock merger with United Airlines

  • Energy Transfer Equity in its $900 million acquisition of the general partner of Regency Energy Partners and the sale of its interests in the Midcontinent Express Pipeline to Regency Energy Partners

  • Penn Virginia Corporation in the $400 million acquisition and related financing of producing properties and undeveloped leasehold interests in the Eagle Ford Shale play from Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation


  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1998
  • Harvard University, B.A., 1993
  • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2017
  • Selected to the Who’s Who in Energy list, Houston Business Journal, 2015
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013−2018
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2007−2011
  • MCAA Rainmakers Award, D&B Magazine, 2018
  • Selected to the BTI Client Service All-Stars list, BH Media Group, Inc., 2014
  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member: Houston Ballet
  • Board of Directors and Governance Committee Member: The Houston Zoo
  • Texas
  • “The Millennial Majority and the Triple Bottom Line,” 2019 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, October 15, 2019 (moderator)
  • “2018 Governance Outlook,” The National Association of Corporate Directors: The Strategic-Asset GC, February 12, 2018 (moderator)
  • “Tenth SEC Division of Corporation Finance Staff Legal Bulletin on Rule 14a-8 Creates New Paths to Omit Shareholder Proposals,” V&E SEC Update E-communication, November 6, 2017 (co-author)
  • “Public Company Perspectives on Governance and Communication,” 2017 Kayo Women’s Energy Investment Conference, June 12, 2017 (moderator)
  • “Making Sense of Governance Standards,” The National Association of Corporate Directors’ Summit: The Strategic-Asset GC, June 1, 2017 (panelist)
  • “Alternative Sources of Capital Raising in a Distressed Market,” V&E Houston’s Office, January 13, 2016 (speaker)