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About Sidney

Sidney Nuñez counsels clients on complex business transactions involving upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas assets, merchant electric generation facilities and electric utilities. He represents private equity sponsors, strategic investors and financial institutions in the structuring and negotiation of joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and portfolio company matters.


Recent Notable Matters

Phillips 66 — investment in a minority ownership stake in Shell Rock Soy Processing LLC, which is developing a soybean oil processing facility in Shell Rock, Iowa

TC Energy Corporation — US counsel in connection with the Government of Alberta’s $1.1 billion equity investment and $4.2 billion loan guarantee to support construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline

Phillips 66 — formation of Bluewater Texas Terminal LLC, a joint venture with Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd., to develop an offshore deepwater port project in the Port of Corpus Christi

Pioneer Natural Resources Company — agreement with undisclosed buyer to sell all of its assets in the West Panhandle field in Texas for $201 million (2018)

Apache Corporation — strategic partnership with EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP and Noble Energy Inc. to develop the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, including transportation service agreements, tariffs and related regulatory matters

Apache Corporation — formation of SCM Alpine, LLC, which will own and operate a greenfield NGL y-grade pipeline, including transportation service agreements, tariffs and related regulatory matters

Phillips 66 Partners LP — joint venture construction and operating agreements with Andeavor and an equity option with Canadian midstream company Enbridge Inc. in relation to the Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC joint venture, and in a joint venture with Buckeye Partners LP to develop the new South Texas Gateway Terminal at the mouth of Corpus Christi Bay

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests in Michigan Power LP, LLC, which owns a 125 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration facility located in Ludington, Michigan, from affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC

Pioneer Natural Resources Company — sale of its assets in the Raton Basin in southeastern Colorado to Evergreen Natural Resources LLC

The Blackstone Group — equity commitment to Clarion Offshore Partners, LLC, a new platform to provide strategic solutions to the offshore oil and gas drilling and services sector*

The Blackstone Group — $1 billion capital commitment to Jetta Permian, LP, a Delaware basin-focused oil and gas exploration and production company*

The Blackstone Group — in connection with its investment in Huntley & Huntley*

Samson Resources Corporation — in connection with its Chapter 11 restructuring*

Bernhard Capital Partners — formation of the EPIC Piping and Brown & Root Industrial Services platforms and various related transactions, including the joint venture transactions with KBR*

Pritzker Group Private Capital — acquisition of ENTACT LLC*

Magnetar Capital Partners — preferred equity investment in a midstream energy company*

Private equity fund — preferred equity investment in an exploration and production company operating in the Permian Basin*

Private equity fund — sponsor-backed investment platform focused on energy investment opportunities*

Management team — sponsor-backed investment platforms focused on energy investment opportunities*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



Stanford Law School,
The University of Texas at Austin,
magna cum laude

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Phi Beta Kappa
Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, Articles Editor