Locke Lord represented Achieve Prosper Capital Limited in its acquisition of 52.94 percent of the shares and subscription for HK$75 million bonds convertible into shares of Starlight International Holdings Limited.
Locke Lord represented Quam Capital Limited as sponsor and underwriting syndicates led by Quam Securities Company Limited on the global offering and listing of Hanbo Enterprises Holdings Limited.
Locke Lord represented Manureen Holdings Limited in its acquisition of the controlling interests of Cheong Ming Investments Limited, a Hong Kong listed company, for the total consideration of HK$236.83 million.
Locke Lord represented Memorial Production Partners LP in the acquisition of certain oil-producing properties in Wyoming for approximately $915 million.
Locke Lord served as legal counsel to Spencer Savings Bank SLA in its definitive agreement to purchase the assets and liabilities of the West Trenton, NJ-based NJM Bank FSB.
Locke Lord provided legal counsel to NGP Natural Resources X, L.P. and NGP Energy Technology Partners II, L.P. in its equity sponsorship of Oilfield Water Logistics, LLC (OWL).
Locke Lord represented Houston-based National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV), a worldwide leader in the oilfield services industry, in the spin-off of its distribution business from the remainder of the company, creating two stand-alone, publicly traded corporations.
Locke Lord represented Navitas Midstream Partners, an oil and natural gas pipeline company based in The Woodlands, TX, in a deal with private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC, in which $500 million in equity was committed to Navitas.
Locke Lord represented the Houston-based In-Line Plastics, L.C., a manufacturer of polyethylene geomembrane covers and liners, in the sale of its business to Brawler Manufacturing, LLC.
Locke Lord represented Telecom Digital Holdings Limited in its HK$100 million listing on the GEM Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong by way of placing.
The Texas Supreme Court issued a decision in favor of Locke Lord client Illinova Generating Company – a subsidiary of Dynegy – in Tenaska Energy Inc. v. Ponderosa Pine Energy LLC. The underlying case concerned a $125 million arbitration award in Ponderosa Pine Energy’s favor over the sale of a Cleburne power plant, which was later vacated by a trial court when it was found the arbitrator had failed to fully disclose the nature and extent of his relationship with Ponderosa’s counsel.
The London office of Locke Lord LLP advised GB Credit Partners, LLC, in its €6 million ($8.3 million) financing transaction with Ideal Standard International SA, a leading provider of bathroom solutions, based in Brussels, Belgium.
Locke Lord represented Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, in its sale of TGI Fridays® Restaurants to Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners. The transaction is expected to close by July 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
The London office of Locke Lord LLP advised Zouk Capital which led a €40 million Series C funding round to iZettle, Europe’s No. 1 provider of mobile payment services and apps.
Locke Lord represented Memorial Production Partners LP in its acquisition of certain oil producing properties in Wyoming for a purchase price of approximately $935 million.
OFS Energy Fund has closed the sale of Vision Oil Tools, a Fund II portfolio company, to BEA Logistics Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of B/E Aerospace, Inc.
The London office of Locke Lord advised client The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (Butterfield) in its recently completed acquisition of Legis Group’s Guernsey-based trust and corporate services business.
Locke Lord recently acted as counsel to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and several other financial institutions in connection with four construction loans to affiliates of real estate developer KDC Holdings, LLC for the building of several high-profile commercial projects in the Dallas area.
The Supreme Court of Texas recently ruled in favor of Locke Lord client The Long Trusts in the case The Long Trusts v. Castle Texas Production LP.
Locke Lord represented Memorial Production Partners LP in the acquisition of producing oil and gas properties in the Eagle Ford Shale area of South Texas from Alta Mesa Holdings, LP for $173 million.
Locke Lord client LovelySkin successfully appealed an adverse result in a trademark case to the 8th Circuit. LovelySkin is one of the world's largest internet retailers of cosmeceuticals, which are high-end cosmetics with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients.
Locke Lord represented a Chinese investment company in the acquisition of a 65-story, "Class A" office tower located at 311 S. Wacker Drive in Chicago for more than $300 million.
Locke Lord client International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) won a major decision in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, which granted summary judgment, dismissing all claims against the company stemming from a 2009 airline crash.
Locke Lord represented Huisheng International Holdings Limited, the issuer, in its HK$283 million initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Locke Lord secured a ruling for clients Priceline.com and Booking.com in a multi-district class action price-fixing case against all of the major online travel reservation companies and most of the major hotel chains.
Locke Lord LLP served as local counsel for skobbler GmbH in its sale to Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) for $24 million. Skobbler is a European-based company that created OpenStreetMap (OSM)-based GPS navigation apps.
Locke Lord represented CRS Proppants LLC in the sale of a Shreveport, LA manufacturing facility to Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
Locke Lord represented Peace Map Holding Limited in its disposal of the entire issued share capital of Rich Path Holdings Limited.
Locke Lord advised Van Shung Chong Holdings Limited, listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
Locke Lord represented the City of Atlanta, Georgia, at the Initial Closing for the land acquisition and construction of a new retractable roof NFL/MLS/World Cup/SEC Championship stadium and demolition of the existing Georgia Dome.
Locke Lord represented Comstock Resources, Inc. in its agreement with Ursa Resources Group II LLC to acquire 70 percent of Ursa's interests in oil and gas properties in Burleson and Washington Counties, Texas for $66.5 million.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Locke Lord LLP client Atlantic Marine Construction Co. in a highly watched case regarding the enforcement forum-selection clauses in business contracts.
Locke Lord advised Halcyon Capital Limited as the sponsor in the HK$80 million initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong of shares by Mega Expo Holdings Limited.
Locke Lord advised Juda International Holdings Limited in the HK$351.12 million acquisition of approximately 66 per cent of its issued share capital by Beijing Capital Land Limited and Beijing Capital Group.
Locke Lord advised China Public Procurement (Hong Kong) Technology Company Limited in respect of a secured loan granted to its subsidiary, Top Blast Limited, by Equities First Holdings, LLC.
Locke Lord advised Rialto Energy Limited – an oil and gas exploration and production company – on a transaction in which Vitol acquired 65 percent of the shares in Rialto Energy Limited in exchange for providing $50 million of loan capital to be invested in a to-be-agreed Block CI-202 work program in the Ivory Coast.
Locke Lord represented First American Financial Corporation in its role as a minority-selling shareholder in the sale of VINtek, Inc.
Cheung & Lee in association with Locke Lord (HK) LLP has advised the Mongolia Investment Group Limited in its acquisition of the relevant interests involving a group of companies known as the Peace Map Group.
Locke Lord Austin Partner Skip Watson and counsel Mike Hatchell won a Supreme Court of Texas decision for client XTO Energy clarifying the landowner's burden of proof under the accommodation doctrine.
Locke Lord represented Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings Limited, as guarantor in a US$50 million term loan facility granted to its subsidiary.
Locke Lord represented Felix Energy, LLC in a $400 million capital commitment in a financing led by EnCap Energy Capital Fund IX, L.P.
Locke Lord advised Hong Kong Jewellery Holding Limited on its HK$58.95 million placing of shares on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.