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We are a full spectrum global finance firm that advises on billions of dollars in financings each year. We represent some of the world’s leading banks — including 15 on the Global Finance 20 — on a diverse range of sophisticated financings. We also help state and local governments throughout the United States raise revenue for diverse economic development projects.

Year over year, Bracewell ranks among the top firms in the financial league tables published by IJ Global, Refinitiv and S&P Global. Our finance practices in the United States and United Kingdom are also consistently ranked in the top bands in Chambers, IFLR1000 and Legal 500. For the last 14 years, Bracewell has been the only firm ranked Band 1 in Texas Banking and Finance in Chambers USA.

Our industry focus gives us a deep understanding of global financial and energy markets, which allows us to help clients identify investment opportunities and develop creative financing structures that support their business objectives. We represent a broad cross section of banks, financial institutions and investment funds in highly sophisticated and complex transactions, including Citibank, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Macquarie, MUFG, Société Générale and Wells Fargo.

Our Track Record

14X

Texas Banking & Finance
Chambers USA

$4.65 B

Crédit Agricole Senior Secured Facility in Favor of McDermott International

2021

Restructuring Deal of the Year
IFLR Americas Awards

$14.3 B

Aggregate Value of Bank Financings Closed in 2020

$21.9 B

Aggregate Value of Capital Markets Transactions Closed in 2020

#6

Underwriter’s Counsel by Number of Energy & Utilities Offerings
(S&P Global) 2020

#12

Underwriter’s Counsel by Volume of Energy & Utilities Offerings
S&P Global 2020

$1.64 B

Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC Debut Senior Notes Offering

#19

Syndicated Loan Lender by Volume
Refinitiv (2020)

2020

Restructuring Deal of the Year
IFLR Sub-Saharan Africa Awards

$321.7 M

Rangers Ballpark Complex Admissions and Parking Taxes Revenue Bonds Taxable, Series 2020

9X

Tier 1 National Public Finance Law Firm
U.S. News–Best Lawyers

$1 B

City of Houston Airport System Subordinate Lien Revenue Bonds and Senior Lien Commercial Paper

#3

Texas Bond Counsel
Refinitiv (2020)

#4

Disclosure Counsel
Refinitiv 2020

$1.6 B

Evergy, Inc. Notes Offering

$950 M

Revolving Credit Facility to Diamond Offshore Drilling

#26

Law Firm by Total Issuance of Syndicated Loans by Number of Deals
Refinitiv (2020)

#12

Underwriter’s Counsel by Volume
S&P Global (2020)

#18

Power Infrastructure Finance Legal Adviser by Value
IJ Global (2020)

$1.3 B

South Field Energy Project Financing and Equity Arrangements

#9

Nationwide Bond Counsel (Negotiated Offerings)
Refinitiv (2020)

#11

Nationwide Bond Counsel
Refinitiv (2020)

#11

Nationwide Underwriter’s Counsel
Refinitiv (2020)

$1.2 B

General Obligation Bonds of the City of New York, NY