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Thompson & Knight LLP


Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas
  • One Arts Plaza
  • 1722 Routh Street
  • Suite 1500
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Managing Partner: Emily A Parker
  • Number of partners: 160 approx.
  • Number of lawyers: 330 approx.
  • Languages: Albanian, Arabic, English, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
  • International Offices: Algiers, Algeria; Paris, France; Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico; London, UK

Firm Overview:
Since 1887, Thompson & Knight attorneys have been anticipating clients’ needs and striving to exceed expectations. With an emphasis on global energy, litigation, tax and insolvency matters, the firm’s attorneys provide clients with innovative, cost-effective legal and business solutions to their issues. Thompson & Knight’s experience in these areas establishes it as a leading global energy law firm, with more than two-thirds of its practice relating to the energy industry.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate & Securities:
• Represented EnCap Investments LP in formation of a private equity fund with total commitments of $5b
• Represented majority holder of Frac Tech Services in its $3.7b sale of equity to a Singaporean fund
• Represented NGP Energy Capital Management in formation of private equity fund with commitments of $5.3b

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
• Serving as counsel to the official unsecured creditors committee in the Endeavour Operating Corporation et al. Chapter 11 case involving offshore UK producer with greater than $1b debt
• Representation of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V., the debtor in a heavily litigated Chapter 15 case with restructured debt in excess of $3.7b
• Obtained plan confirmation in Baseline Oil & Gas Corp.’s ‘pre-pack’ Chapter 11 case in 33 days

Oil, Gas & Energy:
• Represented privately-held institutional affiliates of EnerVest, Ltd. in the $1.95b acquisition of oil and gas assets in Texas and Western Oklahoma from Linn Energy LLC
• Represented Pertamina in the $1.75b acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Algerian Business Unit, COPAL
• Represented Caelus Energy in its JV with Apollo Global Management, LLC to invest in oil and gas properties in Alaska, with the equity commitment of up to $1b, as well as Caelus’ acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources’ Alaskan oil and gas business for $300m

Government & Regulatory:
• Represent energy companies on environmental issues with E&P, midstream and downstream operations
• Represent Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, a trade association representing the 40 largest commercial energy users in the state
• Represented the Texas Oil & Gas Association in preparing and submitting testimony and written comments in response to EPA’s proposed refinery rules

• Represented agent bank in $4b syndicated revolving credit facility with large E&P company
• Represented Apache Corp. in $3.95b financing raised in part to facilitate acquisition of BP assets
• Represented agent bank in $3.5b syndicated revolving credit facility for large energy partnership

• Represent a national medical device manufacturer regarding healthcare antitrust and marketing issues
• Represent hospital systems and healthcare providers in investigations, litigation and compliance
• Represent a nationwide medical device manufacturer in qui tam action where relator seeks $100m in damages on behalf of multiple states

Intellectual Property & Technology:
• Represented semiconductor manufacturer in ITC patent infringement case involving imported chips
• Represent US air carrier in patent litigation in E. Dist. of Texas involving technology related to conversion of loyalty points
• Prepared/prosecuted patent applications related to hydrogen hybrid locomotive for national railroad company

Employment & Labor:
• Assisted transportation employer in defeating EEOC nationwide investigatory subpoenas
• Assisted international transportation company with withdrawal of OSHA citation based on agency’s multi-employer workplace doctrine
• Handled FLSA matters for food distributor, energy services, electronics and other employers

Real Estate:
• Advised United Overseas Bank Limited in an $860m construction loan for a residential tower in Manhattan
• Represented Olympic Property Partners in a $170m acquisition of a historic, vacant skyscraper in Dallas for renovation to mixed-use property
• Represented Granite Properties in the disposition of its entire $165m industrial property portfolio

• Represented EnCap Investments LP in tax issues involving formation of private equity funds focused on upstream and midstream sectors in North America
• Represented TEAK Midstream, LLC in tax issues related to its sale of 100% of the equity interests to Atlas Pipeline Partners, LP for $1b
• Assist international upstream oil and gas company with tax, executive compensation, and employee benefits issues for its US workforce and US expatriates

Trial & Appellate:
• Represented Boots & Coots, Inc. in merger transaction with Halliburton and associated shareholder class action lawsuits and Delaware Chancery court suits
• Represented two major automotive manufacturers in wrongful death cases in Texas Supreme Court
• Represented nationwide natural gas company in royalty underpayment case with over $1m in damages

BNSF Railway Company, Blue Bell Creameries, The Dow Chemical Company, EnCap Investments L.P., Fisher Controls International / Emerson Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Lafarge, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Natural Gas Partners, Petrobras, Royal Bank of Canada, Statoil, Tempur Sealy International, Inc, T-Mobile USA, Inc, Wells Fargo Bank, Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.


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