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About Leslie

Leslie Hansen focuses on energy commodity and other hedging transactions. Since 1999, she has handled all aspects of structuring, documenting and negotiating various financial derivative and physically settled products, with an emphasis on energy commodities. Leslie advises corporate clients and financial institutions in secured hedging transactions, structured commodity transactions, energy trading, operational matters, acquisitions and divestitures. She also has experience in developing and negotiating industry standard and bespoke trading documentation, as well as related transaction documents for financial and physical commodity transactions.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Leslie worked at JPMorgan Chase providing legal support for its global commodities business with respect to derivatives transactions and spot and forward purchases of a wide range of commodities, including coal, electric energy, natural gas, natural gas liquids, oil and renewable energy credits. Leslie also worked in-house for a start-up energy commodity hedge fund business and supported the energy commodity trading business at UBS Warburg and Enron.

Leslie Hansen is a very strong subject matter expert on commodity derivative financing transactions and other structured financings. She has represented us on a number of negotiations, and we have been very happy with her work product and representation.
The Legal 500 United States, 2023


Recent Notable Matters

DNB Bank ASA, London Branch — lenders’ hedge counsel for Serica Energy’s new $525 million reserve-based lending facility

Targa Resources Partners LP — $1.6 billion secured revolving credit facility, which included provisions for collateral and covenant fall-away upon achieving investment grade rating

Bison Oil & Gas Partners II, LLC — $300 million total cash divestiture DJ Basin operator to Civitas Resources, Inc., which was restructured from stock and cash consideration prior to closing

Carlyle International Energy Partners — finance counsel in The Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Occidental’s entire onshore portfolio in Colombia for a total consideration of $825 million

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy  

Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders

Entity affiliated with GeoSouthern Energy Corp. — upstream joint venture with a subsidiary of The Williams Companies, Inc. for the acquisition of an interest in and development of Williams’ South Mansfield Assets in the Haynesville Shale



The University of Texas School of Law,
with honors
Southern Methodist University,
magna cum laude

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The Legal 500 United States
Finance: Commercial Lending, 2023
The University of Texas School of Law
Order of the Coif
The University of Texas School of Law
Texas Law Review
Executive Editor
Texas Court of Appeals, Third District
Briefing Attorney