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), oil and gas, and other domestic and international energy projects, and securities offerings.

Related Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • BHP Billiton – $10.5 billion sale of Petrohawk Energy Corporation to BP America Production Company (pending)
  • BHP Billiton – sale of Fayetteville oil and gas assets to a subsidiary of Merit Energy Company (pending)
  • McDermott International, Inc. – $6 billion combination with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
  • QVC – $2.1 billion acquisition of HSN
  • 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
  • EQT Corporation – $575 million sale of upstream and midstream assets to Diversified Oil & Gas 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
  • Golar LNG Partners – multiple equity offerings
  • Höegh LNG Partners – multiple equity offerings
  • MLP Underwriters – multiple public offerings by Teekay LNG Partners


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