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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. Bracewell is the only firm that has been ranked Band 1 in Texas Banking and Finance in Chambers USA for 15 years in a row.

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

Band 1

Electricity Finance
Chambers Global

2021

Successful Restructurings
Turnaround & Workouts

2021

Project Finance Deal of the Year
IFLR Middle East Awards

$4.65 B

Credit Agricole Senior Secured Facility
in Favor of McDermott International

2021

Restructuring Deal of the Year
IFLR Americas Awards

$20.6 B

Aggregate Value of Bank
Financings Closed in 2021

$11.6 B

Aggregate Value of Capital Markets
Transactions Closed in 2021

Tier 1

Texas Banking
IFLR1000

$375 B

The Williams Companies
Revolving Credit Facility

7.5 MW

Holes Battery Energy Storage Project

Tier 1

Texas Capital Markets
IFLR1000

Tier 1

Texas Restructuring and Insolvency
IFLR1000

#12

Energy & Utilities Offerings by Number of Deals
S&P Global (2021)

#20

Energy & Utilities Offerings by Volume
S&P Global (2021)

$1.64 B

Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC
Debut Senior Notes Offering

#20

Syndicated Loan Lender by Volume
Refinitiv (2021)

#24

Syndicated Loan Lender by Number of Deals
Refinitiv (2021)

#24

Syndicated Loan Borrower by Volume
Refinitiv (2021)

#26

Syndicated Loan Borrower by Number of Deals
Refinitiv (2021)

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

10X

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

#2

Texas Bond Counsel (2021)

#6

Nationwide Disclosure Counsel
Refinitiv (2021)

$848 M

North Texas Tollway Authority Bond Issue

#5

Nationwide Special Tax Counsel
Refinitiv (2021)

$1.6 B

Evergy Inc. Notes Offering

$950 M

Revolving Credit Facility to
Diamond Offshore Drilling

#28

Law Firm by Total Issuance of
Syndicated Loans by Volume Refinitiv (2021)

#29

Law Firm by Total Issuance of
Syndicated Loans by Number of Deals Refinitiv (2021)

$1.3 B

South Field Energy Project Financing
and Equity Arrangements

#11

Nationwide Bond Counsel
Refinitiv (2021)

#10

Nationwide Underwriter’s Counsel
Refinitiv (2021)

$1.2 B

General Obligation Bonds of the City of New York, NY