David Emmons

Department Chair - Corporate (Dallas) Partner

david.emmons@bakerbotts.com

Dallas

P: +1.214.953.6414 F: +1.214.661.4414
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David Emmons has extensive experience representing clients in the upstream oil and gas, technology, and outsourcing industries. Mr. Emmons’ principal practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, corporate strategy and governance, and internal investigations. Mr. Emmons represents publicly traded and privately held companies in connection with acquisition and divestiture transactions. He also advises issuers and investment banking firms in corporate finance transactions of all kinds, including initial public offerings and follow-on offerings of equity securities, public offerings of debt securities, private placements and Regulation S offerings, and financings with commercial banks and other institutional lenders.

Mr. Emmons served as partner in charge of the firm's Middle East offices for three years, during which time he resided in Dubai. He has devoted a substantial portion of his career to representing clients in international and cross-border transactions, including structuring transactions to comply with various embargoes and restrictions on trade.

Related Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

  • Advising U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company in connection with sale of U.S. properties and restructuring of indebtedness
  • Restructuring of U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company emerging from Chapter 11
  • Advising special committee of Board of Directors of international oil and gas exploration and production company in related party transactions
  • Spin-off of standard specification offshore drilling business by publicly traded energy services company
  • Various migrations of U.S. publicly traded companies from one jurisdiction to another jurisdiction
  • Multiple transactions involving construction, purchase and disposition of offshore vessels, including ships, drillships, semisubmersible and jackup drilling units
  • Acquisition by publicly traded energy services company of shares of private equity funded energy services company
  • Acquisition of salt water disposal wells by U.S. private energy services firm
  • Sale of trucking and transportation assets by U.S. transportation firm
  • Sale by publicly traded outsourcing company of federal defense business and concurrent acquisition of unrelated assets from buyer
  • Acquisition by publicly traded energy services company of shares of publicly traded Norwegian energy services company
  • Acquisition by privately held U.S. energy services company of assets from publicly traded Danish seller
  • Acquisition by publicly traded outsourcing company of shares of subsidiary of publicly traded defense contractor
  • Acquisition by publicly traded outsourcing company of subsidiary of U.S. bank
  • Acquisition by publicly traded outsourcing company of technology assets from publicly traded technology company focused on the travel industry
  • Acquisition by publicly traded outsourcing company of transportation industry assets of division of publicly traded Swiss company
  • Acquisition by publicly traded energy services company of offshore drilling assets of publicly traded Dutch company
  • Proxy fight by insurgent shareholder against publicly traded technology company
  • Joint venture relating to the acquisition and operation of offshore drilling unit
  • Joint Venture relating to the construction and operation of petrochemical facility in the Middle East
  • Joint Venture relating to the production and sale of consumer products in southeast Asia
  • Joint Venture relating to the pursuit of public infrastructure contracts in the Middle East

Corporate Finance

  • Representation of issuers in multiple offerings of bonds of various maturities by issuers in various industries
  • Representation of issuers in tender offers for corporate bonds
  • Representation of investment banks and issuers in multiple offerings of equity securities of issuers in various industries
  • Representation of borrowers in multiple credit facilities, including acquisition bridge financings

Investigations

  • Representation of publicly traded company in investigation of activities in West Africa under FCPA
  • Representation of Audit Committee in investigation of alleged fraud by management of corporate subsidiary
  • Representation of publicly traded company in investigation of activities in Middle East under FCPA
  • Representation of publicly traded company in investigation and defending alleged violations of competition laws in Middle East

Awards & Community

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2006-2007

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc.), 2007-2008 & 2014-2017

News

Publications, Speeches & Presentations

SEC Issues Guidance on Resource Extraction Issuer and Conflict Minerals Rules—Impact on Energy Industry Companies

Firm Thought Leadership