William S. Lamb

Senior Counsel

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Houston

P: +1.713.229.1382 F: +1.713.229.7882

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Counsel to Vectren Corporation in its $8.1 billion merger with CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
  • Counsel to a global independent power producer in the sale of 973MW of peaking generation plants to Rockland Capital
  • Counsel to Southern Company Gas in its $1.7 billion sale of Elizabethtown Gas to South Jersey Industries, Inc.
  • Counsel to Westar Energy, Inc. in its $12.2 billion combination with Great Plains Energy Incorporated (initially announced as an acquisition; restructured as a merger of equals)
  • Counsel to Verde Energy in its sale to Spark Energy, Inc.
  • Counsel to a global independent power producer in the sale of DPL Energy Resources to IGS Energy
  • Counsel to a global independent power producer in the sale of its retail electric subsidiary, MC Squared Energy Services, LLC to Wolverine Trading, LLC
  • Counsel to Vectren Corporation in the $296 million sale of its coal mining operations to Sunrise Coal Company
  • Counsel to a global independent power producer in the divestiture of its 50% interest in Silver Ridge Power, a solar generation company with operations in the United States, Europe and India
  • Counsel to UNS Energy in its $4.3 billion merger with Fortis Inc.
  • ProLiance Energy, in the restructuring and sale of its natural gas marketing business to an affiliate of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
  • Counsel to a global independent power producer in the sale of two gas-fired generating plants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • Counsel to Public Service Enterprise Group in the sale of two 1000 megawatt gas-fired combined cycle generating plants for a total of $687 million
  • Counsel to a major Mexican financial services company in a bid for a Mexican asset management company
  • Counsel to AGL Resources Inc. in its $3.1 billion acquisition of Nicor Inc.
  • Advised a major Canadian property and casualty insurance company in the acquisition of a U.S. property and casualty insurer
  • Advised RWE AG in the development of a 750,000t per annum wood pellet facility in Georgia (€120 million aggregate investment)
  • Advised a state-owned oil company in its bid to acquire a publicly traded global fuel supply company
  • Advised a state-owned oil company in its bid to acquire a 235,000 bbl/d oil refinery
  • Counsel to Puget Energy in its $7.4 billion acquisition by a consortium of long-term infrastructure investors
  • Counsel to Energy East Corporation in its $8.1 billion merger with Iberdrola S.A.
  • Counsel to Public Service Enterprise Group in the $1.2 billion sale of its Chilean subsidiaries, the SAESA Group
  • Counsel on regulatory matters to MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company in its terminated acquisition of Constellation Energy Group
  • Counsel to RWE AG in its $500 million acquisition of a 50 percent interest in the LNG business of Excelerate
  • Counsel to Peoples Energy in its $1.5 billion merger with WPS Resources
  • Special regulatory counsel to MidAmerican Energy Holdings in its $9.1 billion acquisition of PacifiCorp from Scottish Power plc
  • Counsel to AGL Resources Inc. in its $690 million acquisition of NUI Corporation
  • Counsel to a group of private investment funds in the acquisition of an interest in Michigan Electric Transmission Company
  • Counsel to the Constellation Energy Group in Connection with the restructuring of its joint venture with Goldman Sachs & Co. and the separation of its generation from its retail operations
  • Counsel to Potomac Electric Power Company in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Conectiv
  • Counsel to PacifiCorp in its $14.6 billion merger with Scottish Power Limited

Counsel to Financial Advisors

  • Counsel to Morgan Stanley & Co. as financial advisor to UIL Holdings in its $4.8 billion combination with Iberdrola USA
  • Counsel to Lazard Frères as financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of TerraForm Power, Inc. in the $2.3 billion acquisition of Vivint Solar, Inc. by TerraForm and SunEdison Inc.
  • Counsel to Lazard Frères as financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of TerraForm Power, Inc. in the $2.4 billion acquisition of First Wind Holdings by TerraForm and SunEdison Inc.
  • Counsel to a major global financial institution as financial advisor to Wisconsin Energy in its $9.1 billion acquisition of Integrys Energy
  • Counsel to a major global financial institution as financial advisor in Exelon in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Pepco Holdings
  • Counsel to J.P. Morgan Securities as financial advisor to Duke Energy Corporation in its $26.6 billion merger with Progress Energy, Inc.
  • Counsel to Lehman Brothers Inc. as financial advisor to Exelon Corporation in its $13 billion proposed merger with Public Service Enterprise Group