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Bracewell LLP

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William Anderson

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Bracewell LLP

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Corporate and Securities


Will Anderson focuses on capital markets transactions, SEC compliance and disclosure matters and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented issuers and underwriters in well over 100 securities offerings that have collectively raised more than $30 billion. His experience includes initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings and high yield and investment grade debt offerings. He also has successful experience in defending companies facing threats from activist investors, including proxy contests, and responding to unsolicited offers.


J.D., summa cum laude, South Texas College of Law, 1994; B.B.A., Accounting, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1986

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

Bracewell LLP houses a robust issuer-side practice, which leverages its top-tier oil and gas expertise to specialize in advising energy companies on debt offerings; it also has strong experience in offerings for financial services companies. Troy Harder is a key contact in the Houston-based team and recently advised Kinder Morgan on its $2bn offering of senior notes. He also advised Apache on a $1bn debt offering. William Anderson, who co-chairs the corporate and securities department, assisted Phillips 66 with its recent public offering of $1.5bn of senior notes. Charles Still, who co-chairs the corporate and securities group, is also recommended.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Bracewell LLP remains a big name in energy sector transactions, particularly midstream and upstream oil and gas deals. It has extensive experience in transactions involving master limited partnerships (MLPs), a business venture structure often used in the oil and gas sector. Notable recent deals include advising Great Plains Energy on its amended merger agreement with Westar Energy for a $15bn stock-for-stock merger of equals. It also advised HPS Investment Partners and Kingfisher Midstream on a merger agreement between Kingfisher, Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Alta Mesa Holdings, with the combined company being renamed Alta Mesa Resources. In another headline oil and gas transaction, it represented Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline in the joint venture and transportation agreements with DCP Midstream for the $1.7bn Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project. Managing partner Gregory Bopp is a prominent practitioner, particularly in deals involving MLPs. Cleland Dade, Charles Still, William Anderson, Jason Jean, Troy Harder, Gary Orloff,  Alan Rafte and New York-based John Klauberg are also key members of the team. All named partners are based in Houston unless stated otherwise.

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