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Porter Hedges LLP

1000 MAIN STREET, 36TH FLOOR, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
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Houston, Oklahoma City

United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas
Energy litigation: oil and gas - ranked: tier 4

Porter Hedges LLP

Key areas of work for Porter Hedges LLP's litigation department include royalty disputes, title disputes, tort and insurance defense and commercial litigation. Houston-based Eugene Nettles is the head of the team. In an ongoing highlight, a group led by Nettles is acting for an oil exploration and production company operating in the Permian Basin in a royalty dispute in which the plaintiffs are seeking to recover alleged deductions for post-production costs exceeding $3m; the case raises novel questions about pricing differentials and adjustments at the point of sale. Apache Corporation and Shell Oil Company are some other noteworthy clients. International litigation and arbitration specialist Tom Bayko (Houston) is also highly recommended.

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Energy: transactions: oil and gas
Energy: transactions: oil and gas - ranked: tier 3

Porter Hedges LLP

Porter Hedges LLP is instructed by independent exploration and production companies, oil field services and pipeline companies, and private equity investors in various transactions across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. The team is jointly headed in the Houston office by Robert H Thomas and Randy King, who, alongside Jeremy Mouton, acted for Noble Energy in the $1.1bn sale of its remaining Marcellus upstream assets to HG Energy II. Another key figure is Oklahoma-based Ray Lees, who has particular expertise in commercial energy transactions. Jacqueline Moy joined the team from Apache Corporation and Benjamin Rajabi joined from Eversheds Sutherland.

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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)
Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 4

Porter Hedges LLP

Porter Hedges LLP handles construction matters in the commercial, industrial, energy and infrastructure sectors in the state of Texas. David Peden achieved a significant victory for Bilfinger in an international arbitration case centering on the construction of an iron ore processing facility; the client, as contractor, had its contract unlawfully terminated for alleged delays, and subsequently successfully awarded $30m after a two-week hearing. John Hawkins supported on this matter, and also represented HOK, the designers behind the University of Texas' facilities, in litigation with the university over alleged design flaws. Heather Hatfield was active on this matter. Amy Wolfshohl and Nick Simms are other notable names.

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