IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Bracewell got its start in Houston, Texas in 1945. Since then, it has become a market leader in Texas in financial and corporate law. The firm has also opened an additional nine offices in three countries. In the United States, the firm has locations in Austin, Hartford, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington D.C. Bracewell has expanded its reach internationally with offices in Dubai and London. 



The firm is best known in Texas, where it has the most offices and a reputation as a top tier financial and corporate practice, in addition to a notable projects practice. However, it also has a notable New York practice. Oil and gas is a big industry for the firm across all practice areas. 

The banking practice firm wide represents borrowers and lenders in DIP loans, credit facility agreements, term loan agreements, rescue financing, refinancing, trade receivable securitization facilities and project finance. In project finance, the team represents borrowers in financings within the renewable energy, infrastructure and oil and gas industries. 

The capital markets team represents issuers and underwriters in corporate bond issuances, mortgage bond issuances, green bond issuances, private share placements and public share offerings. 

In M&A, the firm advised strategic acquirers and sellers in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. It also represents private equity firms in acquisition and investment matters. 

The project development team works on private, public procurement and P3 projects, representing developers and concessionaries. It is very active in the energy and infrastructure industries. 

The restructuring and insolvency team advises administrative agents and debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and restructuring cases. It also advises clients in out of court restructuring settlements.  


Key clients  

Key clients for the firm include Kinder Morgan, Wells Fargo, MUFG Union Bank, Apache, Altus Midstream, Evercore, Prosperity Bancshares, Western Gas Partners, Global Infrastructure Partners, Crédit Agricole, Energy & Exploration Partners and ENI Petroleum.