Jon Lobb



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Jon Lobb focuses on U.S. federal income tax matters. His practice includes cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other domestic and international energy projects, securities offerings, and tax controversy/litigation.

Related Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Schlumberger Limited – $14.8 billion acquisition of Cameron International Corporation
  • Liberty Media Corporation – $8 billion acquisition of Formula One
  • Starz – $4.4 billion acquisition by Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation
  • Transocean – $250 million acquisition of Transocean Partners LLC
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation – $840 million sale of upstream oil and gas assets to a private equity company
  • Schlumberger Limited – formation of multi-billion dollar OneSubsea joint venture with Cameron International Corporation
  • Schlumberger Limited – sale of Wilson distribution business to National Oilwell Varco
  • Schlumberger Limited – $11 billion acquisition of Smith International, Inc.
  • Neftegaz Holding America Limited (an indirect subsidiary of OAO Rosneft) – acquisition of oil and gas assets from ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Liberty Global, Inc. – sale of its 54%-owned subsidiary AUSTAR United Communications Limited to FOXTEL for $1 billion

LNG Projects

  • Cheniere Energy, Inc. – development of Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi LNG liquefaction and export facilities, including negotiation of LNG sale and purchase agreements (SPAs)
  • Cheniere Energy, Inc. – master sale and purchase agreements (MSAs) for spot trades of LNG
  • Jordan Cove Energy Project LLP – development of LNG liquefaction and receiving facility
  • Petrobras – MSAs for spot trades of LNG
  • Major energy company – investment in LNG import terminal in South America

Master Limited Partnerships

  • Transocean Partners LLC – initial public offering
  • MLP Underwriters – initial public offering of Höegh LNG Partners
  • MLP Underwriters – multiple public offerings by Teekay LNG Partners

Tax Controversy

  • Major energy company – resolution of foreign tax credit issues before IRS Exam
  • Major international mining company – fast track mediation proceeding regarding foreign tax creditability issue
  • Services company – handled grantor trust issues before IRS Exam


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