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Hoang Quan Vu

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 713-276-5174

Hoang “Quan” Vu has represented lenders, borrowers, issuers, sponsors, purchasers, and public and private companies in corporate and finance transactions totaling over $20 billion, with a focus on syndicated or project finance transactions in the oil, gas and energy (including alternative energy) sectors. Quan handles complex corporate and finance transactions throughout North America and abroad, including:

  • Syndicated and secured Lending
  • Oil, gas and energy lending
  • Project finance
  • Asset-based lending
  • First/second lien financing
  • Acquisition finance
  • Real estate lending
  • Structured finance
  • Reorganizations, workouts, bankruptcy collateral analysis and sales
  • Leasing transactions
  • Uniform Commercial Code, opinion and collateral transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions

His practice also includes intellectual property, distributorships and litigation, particularly with an emphasis on Asian-owned businesses seeking investment opportunities in North America. Quan anticipates having a greater role in serving businesses looking to invest in Asian markets. Because of stricter standards and permitting requirements from the EPA, he also expects an uptick in helping obtain financing for clean energy projects, including natural gas plants and alternative sources of energy.

Clients appreciate Quan’s extremely responsive, creative and practical approach, where he identifies risks and provides workable ways to move deals forward. He understands that clients have one primary question when working with lawyers - “Can you help me close this deal with the least amount of risk?” – and he works constantly to fulfill that mission for clients.

Quan has represented banks (typically as lead agent) and borrowers in all types of syndicated loan and club transactions. He is knowledgeable on the market for sophisticated loan transactions and in some cases, developed the loan forms for the banks directly. Quan has experience in traditional upstream (i.e., borrowing base E&P deals), midstream and downstream financings. He has worked on power transactions (including gas, wind and solar), oilfield service and alternative energy financings, in addition to non-energy transactions large and small.

Additional Information

Experience
  • Represented pipeline company in negotiation of three precedent agreements for construction of natural gas pipelines
  • Represented agent bank as administrative agent, letter-of-credit issuing bank and swing line lender to lead a syndicate of other lenders in closing a $50 million revolving and term loan credit facility for an oil field services company
  • Representing developer in project development and financing for the construction of two 747 MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle electric generation facilities (total project cost of $1+ billion) in West Texas
  • Representation of Ricoh Americas Holding, Inc., a Japanese-based imaging and electronics company in its acquisition of mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. a U.S. IT outsourcing and cloud computing company
  • Represented GMAC LLC in a $3.5 billion revolving and term loan facility made to Residential Funding Company LLC and GMAC Mortgage LLC in connection with a public exchange offer of existing notes by Residential Capital LLC
  • Represented agent bank for a $1.3 billion revolving and term loan facility to W&T Offshore, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of offshore oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Represented ConocoPhillips Company in connection with refinancing and ongoing development of a $1+ billion LNG facility project in Texas
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    Harvard CollegeAB 1992Harvard Law School J.D. 1995
    National Asian Pacific American Bar Association National Conference of Vietnamese American AttorneysTexas Dragon Boat Association Houston Area Women's Shelter

    Office Location

    Wells Fargo Plaza, Suite 2000
    1000 Louisiana Street
    Houston, TX 77002
    United States


    Practice Areas

    Banking and Finance Law