Peter Farrell

Special Counsel

Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.7738
F: +1.202.585.1018
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Peter Farrell focuses on federal income tax matters. His practice focuses on tax-efficient structures for domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, separations, restructurings and other reorganizations. In addition, he advises clients on tax matters related to internal planning (both domestic and cross-border), capital markets, debt financings and renewable energy projects. Prior to joining Baker Botts, Peter served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Robert A. Wherry, Jr. on the United States Tax Court.

Related Experience

Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructurings & Separations

  • Internal spin-off within a U.S. consolidated group
  • Internal spin-off within a U.S. based multinational group
  • AT&T Inc. – $1.1 billion sale of data center colocation operations and assets to Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation – $4 billion acquisition of WildHorse Resource Development Corporation
  • WorleyParsons Ltd. – $3.3 billion pending acquisition of the energy, chemicals and resources division of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • NRG Energy, Inc. – $175 million sale of electricity generating facility under construction
  • NRG Energy, Inc. – pre-negotiated in-court restructuring of $4 billion of debt of wholly owned subsidiary
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation – acquisition of General Communication, Inc. and subsequent split-off of certain assets and liabilities in a transaction valued at approximately $8.7 billion
  • CommerceHub – acquisition by GTCR and Sycamore Partners
  • Westar Energy, Inc. – $12.2 billion merger with Great Plains Energy Incorporated
  • Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. – $1.3 billion merger with Select Energy Services, Inc.
  • Liberty Media Corporation – $8 billion acquisition of Formula One
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation – $2.6 billion acquisition of HSN, Inc.
  • Halliburton Company – Acquisition of Summit ESP, LLC
  • American Industrial Partners – various acquisitions and dispositions
  • Liberty Media Corporation – acquisition of a 27.3% equity interest in Charter Communications
  • Starz – $4.4 billion acquisition by Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation – acquisition of zulily, inc.
  • Civeo Corporation – redomiciliation to British Columbia, Canada
  • Halliburton Company – proposed $38 billion acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated
  • Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. – acquisition of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Seventy Seven Energy – prepackaged in-court restructuring of $1.1 billion of debt to equity

Capital Markets

  • Clearway Energy, Inc. – $75 million public equity offering
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation – public offering of $1.25 billion aggregate principal senior notes
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. – $218.5 million public equity offering
  • Underwriters to Teekay Corporation in debt offerings
  • Underwriters to Cactus, Inc. – $503 million Up-C initial public offering
  • Transocean Ltd. – offerings of $600 million secured notes and $750 million senior secured notes issued by subsidiaries of Transocean Ltd.
  • Oceaneering International, Inc. – $300 million public offering of senior notes
  • LGI Homes, Inc. – offering of $300 million senior unsecured notes


  • Representation of Administrative Agent in connection with amendment, extension and increase agreement with $1.8 billion in revolving credit commitments
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation – $4 billion unsecured revolving credit facility
  • Tellurian Inc. – $60 million term loan agreement for a subsidiary of Tellurian Inc.
  • Cactus Wellhead – $75 million asset based credit facility


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