Akin Gump Energy Deals Featured Prominently in Houston Business Journal Dealmakers Issue

(Houston) – Three recent energy deals in which Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP served as legal advisor are featured in the Houston Business Journal’s first “top legal dealmakers” issue. The Business Journal surveyed the largest firms in Houston with the aim of “[honoring] the legal masterminds behind some of the most notable — and largest — deals led by Houston partners of the past year.”

The Akin Gump deals noted by the Business Journal are listed below in descending order of their estimated value, along with the names of the Akin Gump lawyers who served as the dealmakers:

  • Crestwood Midstream Partners LP’s announced merger agreement with Inergy, L.P., valued at $7 billion. Energy partner John Goodgame advised Crestwood Midstream Partners. For more information, please click here.
  • GAIL Global (USA) LNG LLC’s new terminal service agreement with Dominion for 2.3 mmtpa liquefaction capacity in the Cove Point LNG liquefaction terminal project in Lusby, Maryland, a project with an expected cost of $3.4 billion to $3.8 billion. Energy partner Stephen Davis advised GAIL. For more information, please click here.
  • EP Energy LLC’s three separate deals involving the sale of some of its natural gas assets: an agreement with WildHorse Resources II, LLC, relating to the company’s Arklatex conventional gas assets located in East Texas and North Louisiana; an agreement with another purchaser for its legacy South Texas conventional gas assets; and an agreement with Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. relating to the company’s coal bed methane properties primarily located in the Raton, Black Warrior and Arkoma basins. These deals have a combined aggregate value of $1.5 to $2 billion. Energy partner Steven Otillar advised EP Energy. For more information, please click here.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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