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Matthew T. Galbraith

Associate
+1.713.815.7352
Fax +1.713.815.7301
Mr. Galbraith is an associate in the firm’s Houston office. His principal areas of practice include domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate and contract matters, primarily related to the energy industry. He has represented domestic and international companies with acquisitions and divestitures of upstream and midstream oil and gas assets, joint ventures and project development involving upstream and midstream oil and gas assets and petrochemical facilities.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Galbraith worked in several Houston law firms where his primary focus was on energy transactions.

  • Representation of a partially state-owned Singapore company in its acquisition of the jackup drilling rig and rig kit design, engineering, manufacturing and aftermarket services business from a major US oilfield products and services company.
  • Representation of a U.S. independent oil and gas exploration and production company in a $450 million transaction with a consortium of European and Asian private equity investors involving the sale of its interest in exploration, development and production rights in two unitized development areas and additional exploration rights in the North Slope of Alaska and a long-term drilling services and field maintenance agreement with a third party drilling contractor.
  • Representation of four U.S. institutional investment funds in the sale of over 13,000 net mineral acres in East Texas and associated production from the Woodbine formation to an energy financial services subsidiary of a Fortune 10 company and its U.S. operating affiliate.
  • Representation of a global marine and subsea construction and oil and gas services contractor in (a) the acquisition of a European multinational service contractor’s deep-water diving assets; (b) the structuring and negotiation of a multi-year preferred subcontractor agreement for the purchaser to furnish diving services to the seller; and (c) the negotiation and closing of asset-based financing for the transaction.
  • Representation of a supermajor in the acquisition of an interest in an oil shale technology company.  
  • Representation of a private equity company on behalf of a portfolio company in the acquisition of oil and gas assets from a supermajor.
  • Representation of a supermajor in the disposition of its $1.15B interest in a domestic pipeline company.
  • Representation of a U.S. company in the development of a liquefaction project in Louisiana.
  • Representation of a Canada-based company in the relocation of a petrochemical plant from Chile to Louisiana.
  • Representation of NYSE-listed company in an oil and gas asset swap in the Marcellus shale formation.
  • Representation of NYSE-listed company in the disposition of Eagle Ford oil and gas assets.
  • Numerous agreements related to the spin-off of the refining, marketing, chemicals, and transportation businesses of a major exploration and production company.
  • Numerous throughput, offtake or product sales and services agreements in connection with petrochemical facilities and oil and gas assets.
  • Power purchase agreements and management services agreements related to the development and acquisitions and dispositions of renewable energy projects.
  • Representation of a US company in the formation of real estate partnerships in Colombia and Uruguay for the construction and management of luxury residential and commercial property.