Highly regarded as a practitioner who advises lenders and borrowers on an array of commercial lending transactions. She is particularly expert in matters involving companies in the oil and gas exploration and production, midstream and energy services sectors.Chambers USA 2019

M. Catherine Ozdogan

Houston
  • 811 Main Street
  • Suite 3700
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • USA
 
 

Catherine Ozdogan, a partner in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins, represents financial institutions and corporate borrowers in connection with a wide variety of commercial lending transactions in the oil and gas exploration and production, midstream, and service-related sectors. 

Ms. Ozdogan has particular knowledge in:

  • Structuring, negotiating, and documenting of all types of syndicated lending transactions
  • Reserve-based lending transactions
  • Leveraged finance, acquisition, bridge, and working capital facilities
  • Term B loans
  • Various hedging arrangements
  • Bond credit enhancement facilities

Ms. Ozdogan has been recognized:

  • As one of the leading Banking and Finance lawyers in Texas in Chambers USA Guide America's Leading Business Lawyers 2008 2019
  • For her work in Banking & Finance in Best Lawyers in America 2012 2015 (Best Lawyers is by BL Rankings)
  • For her work in Finance & Bank Lending by The Legal 500 US 2009 2013
  • For her work in Project Finance in The Legal 500 US 2010 and 2011

 

Ms. Ozdogan's representative finance transactions include advising:

  • Superior Energy Services, Inc. in a US$470 million senior secured revolving credit facility agented by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Benchmark Electronics, Inc. in a US$430 million senior secured underwritten revolving credit and term loan facilities in connection with its acquisition of SCS Secure Holdings LLC
  • Royal Bank of Canada, as lead arranger and administrative agent, in a US$200 million senior secured first lien revolving credit facility for international offshore drilling company Vantage Drilling Company in connection with a prepackaged plan of reorganization
  • Southwestern Energy Company in a US$750 million senior unsecured term loan facility agented by Bank of America, N.A.
  • Joint lead arrangers and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, in a US$4.5 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility for Halliburton Company in connection with its acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated
  • NRP Operating LLC in a US$300 million senior secured revolving credit facility secured by coal reserves and coal infrastructure-related assets
  • Sunoco LP, as borrower, in a US$1.5 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility agented by Bank of America, N.A.
  • Royal Bank of Canada in a US$725 million senior secured multicurrency revolving credit and term loan credit facilities for Civeo Corporation in connection with its redomicile to Canada
  • Royal Bank of Canada in a US$575 million senior secured term loan facility, a C$75 million senior secured revolving credit facility, and a C$1.275 million senior secured delayed draw term loan facility for Veresen Midstream Limited Partnership
  • Southwestern Energy Company in a US$4.5 billion underwritten senior unsecured bridge financing agented by Bank of America, N.A. in connection with its acquisition of Utica Shale oil and gas properties from Chesapeake
  • Susser Petroleum Partners LP in a US$1.25 billion senior secured revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
  • A major bank as lead arranger and administrative agent, respectively, in a US$800 million senior secured revolving credit and term loan facilities for CST Brands, Inc. in connection with its spinoff from Valero Energy Corporation
 
 
 
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