Paul B. Landen


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For over 35 years, Paul Landen's practice has covered a wide-range of transactional experience, ranging from commercial real estate to domestic and international joint ventures across a variety of industries, downstream energy, petrochemical and other industrial project development and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. The breadth of his experience has helped Mr. Landen develop to be a seasoned, business-oriented, pragmatic commercial lawyer.

Mr. Landen's practice currently focuses primarily on all aspects of commercial real estate, with deep experience in real estate joint ventures, development and financings.

Paul Landen became a partner with Baker Botts in 1991, relocating to the London office in 1998 and returning to the Houston office in 2007. His practice focuses on commercial real estate, domestic and international joint ventures, industrial projects, and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Landen's clients include an internationally renowned real estate developer, other real estate development companies, a Turkish steel pipe manufacturer, petrochemical and other energy companies, and private equity funds. His wide-ranging transactional experience has helped Mr. Landen develop to be a seasoned, business-oriented, pragmatic commercial lawyer.

Related Experience

  • Hines - numerous significant office building, mixed-use, retail, multifamily and industrial development, redevelopment, acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing transactions across the United States and Europe, including:
    • South Station, a multi-use, multi-phase, private-public, air rights development above the South Station transportation center, the first Phase of which is more than 1.4 billion
    • The Parks at Walter Reed, a multi-use, multi-phase, private-public-private combined horizontal and vertical development project for over  8 Million square feet of development involving multiple venture partners and debt sources
    • CityCenterDC, a more than $1 billion multi-phase mixed-use,private-public development project in Washington D.C.
    • Acquisition and predevelopment bridge financing for the Atlas Fund’s acquisition of the former PG&E headquarters in San Francisco
    • Venture work and exercise of equity put for Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.
    • Venture formation for the multi-billion dollar One Vanderbilt and One Madison office projects in NYC
    • Acquisition and predevelopment bridge financing for the Atlas Fund’s acquisition of the former PG&E headquarters in San Francisco
    • Office development projects in Houston, Denver, Phoenix and NYC
    • Multiple high-rise and mid-rise multifamily projects in Chicago, Houston, Austin, Denver, Washington Metro Area, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Phoenix
    • Numerous construction loan and permanent loan financings for a wide-range of asset types
    • Programmatic, multi-asset ventures for industrial development and for multi-family development
    • Fund formation and investments for the Hines European Development Fund I and Hines European Development Fund II and multi-asset secured loan restructurings for the Hines U.S. Value Added Fund and Value Added Fund II
  • Borusan Mannesmann - general coordination and responsibility of legal work for the investment by this Turkish steel pipe manufacturer in a steel pipe manufacturing plant in the Texas gulf coast, including site acquisition, governmental incentives, construction, and corporate governance.
  • Lyondell Chemical Company - sale to Bayer AG of its worldwide polyols business and joint venture with Bayer of a portion of its propylene oxide business, in a transaction for a total sale price of US$2.45 billion, and joint venture with Bayer for the development of a €700 million greenfield propylene oxide and styrene monomer plant in the Netherlands
  • Liberty Global, Inc.
    • Sale of its French cable business, UPC France SA, to two private equity firms, Altice and Cinven, for approximately €1.25 billion
    • A series of acquisitions leading to a controlling stake in Telenet N.V., the largest Belgian cable operator
  • Liberty Media Corporation - proposed acquisition from Deutsche Telekom of six German regional broadband cable companies and other related businesses in a transaction with an enterprise value in excess of €5.5 billion (transaction blocked by the German cartel authority)
  • ExxonMobil - formation of the Infineum global joint venture with Shell of their respective fuels and lubricants additives businesses, having a combined business value of more than US$2 billion
  • Halliburton - sale to Candover of its Wellstream flexible offshore pipe business, comprising manufacturing facilities in both England and the U.S. and operations in Brazil

Awards & Community

Recommended in The Legal 500 U.S., 2013


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