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Jimmy Vallee

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Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions


Jimmy Vallee is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Energy practices at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Vallee has extensive experience representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, and corporate governance matters, primarily focused on energy companies and investors involved in the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P), midstream, and oil field services industries. His clients include public and private corporations, master limited partnerships (MLPs), investment banking firms, sovereign wealth funds and private equity funds. Mr. Vallee has experience in the design of tax advantaged, oil and gas investment vehicles for sovereign wealth fund and institutional clients. Through the use of complex, state-of-the-art structuring technology for oil and gas ownership, Mr. Vallee implements bespoke yield-based, tax efficient solutions and conversion of equity returns into non-taxable interest and return of principal for sovereigns. Mr. Vallee also assists clients with the calibration of commodity price and interest rate risk management techniques across their oil and gas portfolios. Mr. Vallee has represented numerous clients in substantial energy M&A and corporate finance transactions, including American Electric Power, Atlas Energy, Atlas Pipeline Partners, Atlas Resource Partners, BP, CenterPoint Energy, Chevron, Eagle Rock Energy Partners, Electricité de France, Enogex, Fidelity Investments, Halliburton, Jefferies & Company, M-I Swaco, OGE Energy Corp., PennEnergy Resources, Quicksilver Resources, Rangeland Energy, Reliant Energy, SHD Oil & Gas, Smith International, Tall Oak Midstream, Tesoro, Wells Fargo Energy Capital, and The Williams Companies


Vice Chairman of the board of trustees of St. Francis Episcopal Day School – Houston, Texas Treasurer of the advisory board of the Spring Branch ISD Academy of Finance – Houston, Texas Member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section) Member of the Association for Corporate Growth (Houston Chapter) Member of the Energy Bar Association Member of the State Bar of Texas Member of the Houston Bar Association


Texas Tech University, J.D. (cum laude, Managing Editor, Law Review), 2000 Lamar University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 1997

United States: Industry focus

Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Within: Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Acting for energy companies, lenders and investors, Paul Hastings LLP has experience of M&A and asset disposals, corporate and tax structuring, and capital markets transactions particularly in the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors. Greg Nelson chairs the Houston office, which also includes Paris Theofanidis and Jimmy Vallee.

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