Kirkland Advises GeoSouthern in its Joint Venture with GSO to Acquire $850M of Haynesville Shale Assets from Encana

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised GEP Haynesville, LLC in its $850 million acquisition of Haynesville Shale assets from indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Canada-based Encana Corporation (TSX: ECA, NYSE: ECA). The properties, which are located primarily in DeSoto and Red River Parishes, Louisiana, contain approximately 112,000 net acres and 300 operated wells in the most prolific area of the Haynesville Shale.

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Corporate and M&A Lawyer Joins O’Melveny’s Newport Beach Office

O’Melveny & Myers LLP welcomes Tony Wang as a partner in the Newport Beach office. Wang’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on private equity, venture capital, merger and acquisition, and Asia-related media and entertainment transactions. Having spent his legal career in Silicon Valley and Shanghai, Wang is experienced in transactions with US and Chinese companies, an invaluable asset in today’s global economy.

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Milbank Acts on Two Philippine Perpetual Capital Securities Offerings

The international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP recently advised on two significant international capital markets transactions in the Philippines involving International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMC Global Power). The two transactions, both completed in August, raised a total of US$750 million, signifying the country’s continuing strong position in the global capital markets despite recent challenging market conditions.

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James Mackler Joins Frost Brown Todd

Frost Brown Todd is pleased to announce the addition of member James E. Mackler. Mackler joins the firm’s growing Nashville office and regulated business practice, where he will specialize in advising businesses on the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly known as “drones.” He will work with clients on various regulatory and compliance elements of drone usage across a spectrum of industries, including agriculture, real estate, construction, video production, entertainment and surveying.

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Goodwin Procter Advises Medical Properties Trust on Combined $1.5 Billion Financing Transactions

A cross-practice team of Goodwin attorneys recently advised Medical Properties Trust (MPT), a public healthcare REIT, on a series of financings in connection with MPT’s €700 million acquisition of a portfolio of 35 healthcare facilities from MEDIAN Kliniken, a leading provider of post-acute and acute rehabilitation services in Germany, and MPT’s pending $900 million acquisition of Capella Healthcare, a private owner of 13 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in U.S. states.

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