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Bracewell LLP

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Troy Harder

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Bracewell LLP

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Corporate and Securities


Troy Harder advises clients in all aspects of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance transactions. He has experience representing both issuers and investment banks in a wide range of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, tender offers, consent solicitations and exchange offers. He also counsels clients in connection with SEC reporting and corporate governance and compliance matters, including insider reporting and compliance with the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2002; B.B.A., Baylor University, 1995

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

Houston-headquartered Bracewell LLP leverages its signature oil and gas practice to shine in energy-related offerings ¬¬¬- mainly for issuers, such as Apache, Energy & Exploration Partners and Kinder Morgan. William Anderson co-heads the practice and acted with key partner Troy Harder to advise Phillips 66 on a $600m private notes offering. Outside of the energy sector, group co-chair Charles Still assisted the food giant Sysco with its $750m offering of senior notes. In 2017, the group was bolstered by the arrival of energy capital markets specialist Timothy Langenkamp from Sidley Austin LLP.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Bracewell LLP’s issuer-focused practice is well known for its expertise in the energy sphere but it also frequently assists its extensive roster of financial services clients with equity offerings. William Anderson co-chairs the Houston-based department and advised Holly Energy Partners on its issuance of common units in exchange for incentive distribution rights held by HEP Logistics Holdings in a deal worth $1.2bn. Timothy Langenkamp recently joined the team from Sidley Austin LLP and assisted Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Fund with a $250m equity investment in Caprock Midstream. Other key names include Troy Harder and group co-chair Charles Still. Emily Leitch left to join Jones Day.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: oil and gas

Within: Energy transactions: oil and gas

Bracewell LLP is well known in the market for its oil and gas specialism, and in the last 12 months the team handled a number of multibillion-dollar midstream deals, including Washington DC-based Mark Lewis and Troy Harder acting for Pembina Pipeline on its $9.7bn acquisition of Veresen. In other highlights, highly rated practice head Alan Rafte and James McAnelly advised Castleton Commodities International on Tokyo Gas America’s investment in Castleton Resources. All named partners are based in Houston save where stated otherwise.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

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

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

Bracewell LLP impresses in energy M&A, most notably in relation to master limited partnerships (MLPs). The firm has a hugely impressive record in upstream and midstream oil and gas deals. In 2017, it continued to advise Great Plains Energy on its $14bn stock-for-stock merger of equals with Midwest utility company Westar Energy. It also represented DCP Midstream LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Phillips 66 and Spectra Energy, in the combination of all its assets and debt with DCP Midstream Partners LP, creating the largest gathering and processing MLP in the US. Other clients include Apache, Chevron, Evercore, HPS Investment Partners, Kinder Morgan and Pembina Pipeline. Managing partner Gregory Bopp, William Anderson, Cleland Dade, Jason Jean, Troy Harder, Gary Orloff, Alan Rafte and Charles Still are all key members of the M&A practice and all are based in Houston.

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