Locke Lord served as underwriter’s counsel to Citi in connection with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ MassDirect Notes program, which won The Bond Buyer’s “2014 National Deal of the Year."
Locke Lord served as counsel to QBE North America in the sale of its US Agency Business, including Community Association Underwriters, Deep South and SIU, to Alliant Insurance Services.
Locke Lord represented Time 2U International Holding Limited in its HK$286 million initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Locke Lord represented TruAmerica Multifamily in the $482 million purchase of a 14-property portfolio of multifamily properties in Southern California.
Locke Lord represented PRC-based investor Deng Yi in its HK$40 million acquisition of two restaurant chains of the New Star Catering Group and Kuen Fat Catering Group in Hong Kong.
Locke Lord advised Tewoo (H.K.) Limited in secured revolving credit facilities totalling US$100 million granted by a syndicate of banks.
Locke Lord acted as the legal adviser to Investec Capital Asia Limited and the underwriters in the HK$135 million share offer and listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong of shares by Global International Credit Group Limited.
Locke Lord served as counsel to State National for the initial public offering of its common stock and listing on NASDAQ.
Locke Lord served as counsel to National General Holdings Corp. for the initial public offering of its common stock and listing on NASDAQ.
Locke Lord represented Centron Telecom International Holding Limited in a US$60 million club loan facility with Bank of China (HK) Limited and CITIC Bank International Limited as lenders.
Locke Lord advised a group of investors in connection with the transfer of 7 percent senior guaranteed convertible notes for the aggregate principal of HK$64 million and warrants carrying a maximum amount of HK$94,900,439 issued by Hong Kong-listed Baofeng Modern International Holdings Company Limited.
Locke Lord acted as company counsel in Old Republic International’s $400 million debt offering, for which Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC served as representatives of the underwriters.
Locke Lord is representing Cobalt Capital Partners and certain of its affiliates in a transaction whereby ColFin Industrial Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Colony Financial, Inc., has agreed to acquire a portfolio of light industrial real estate assets and the operating platform of Cobalt Capital Partners for $1.6 billion.
Locke Lord represented First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Bucks County, a federally-chartered mutual savings and loan association, in its combination with First Savings Bank of Perkasie, a Pennsylvania-chartered stock savings bank.
Locke Lord represented Independence Oilfield Chemicals, LLC in a transaction wherein Innospec Inc. (IOSP) acquired the company’s outstanding equity.
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 acted for Pelham Group and its shareholders in relation to an equity investment from Pentland Group PLC.
Locke Lord represented the majority owners of frac sand supplier CRS Proppants LLC in its $225 million equity sale to Eagle Materials, Inc.
Locke Lord represented Hong Kong-listed Realord Group Holdings Limited (formerly known as Cheong Ming Investments Limited) in connection with its HK$158.8 million rights issue.
Locke Lord represented affiliates of SunnyBrook Senior Living in the sale of a senior housing portfolio to American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II for $164 million.
Locke Lord represented Hong Kong-listed Realord Group Holdings Limited (formerly known as Cheong Ming Investments Limited) (stock code: 1196) in connection with the establishment of a joint venture engaging in the distribution and sale of motor vehicle parts in Hong Kong and China.
Locke Lord represented TruAmerica Multifamily LLC in the purchase of three multifamily properties from Berkshire Property Advisors for a total purchase price of $229 million. The properties are located in Renton, Wash., Denver and Aurora, Colo. Freddie Mac made three loans to facilitate the purchase.
Locke Lord represented Houston International Insurance Group, Ltd. (HIIG) in connection with its issuance of $85 million in new securities to a Canadian investment partnership consisting of The Westaim Corporation, Everest Re Group, Ltd., Catlin Group Ltd., HIIG CEO Stephen L. Way and other investors.
Locke Lord represented Regency Energy Partners LP in a joint venture agreement with American Energy – Midstream, LLC for the construction and operation of Regency’s previously announced Utica Ohio River Project.
Locke Lord represented Remedy Asia Limited, a Hong Kong-based litigation funder, in connection with proceedings in the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong in relation to a construction dispute against Yick Shing Contractors Limited.
Locke Lord represented Rio Oil and Gas, LLC and Bluestem Energy Partners, LP, each a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, and certain other sellers in the sale of approximately 13,000 acres in Midland and western Glasscock Counties, Texas.
Locke Lord served as legal counsel in the restructuring of Cherry Creek Radio, LLC, owner and operator of 60 leading radio stations in small and mid-sized markets in the western United States. Sankaty Advisors, LLC has purchased all of Cherry Creek’s existing senior indebtedness and will recapitalize the company with a new term loan and preferred equity investment.
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 Memorial Production Partners LP in the acquisition of certain oil producing properties in Wyoming for approximately $935 million.
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 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.
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 PRC-controlled 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 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 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 Masterflex SE (Xetra: MZX) in connection with the refinancing of its syndicated loan and other financing facilities in the total amount of up to €40 million.
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.