Valisa Berber-Thayer

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Education and Clerkships

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2013, Moot Court Board; En Banc Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review

B.A., International Studies and Economics, Rhodes College, 2009, cum laude

  • Intern to Judge Anne Gardner, Second Court of Appeals of Texas, July 2011-August 2011

Admissions

Texas, 2013

Profile

Valisa Berber-Thayer’s practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters, such as corporate formation and governance and commercial contracts. She has advised public and private clients on both the purchaser and seller side in transactions ranging from complex cross-border transactions, acquisitions and sales of private companies, corporate reorganizations, to the corporate aspects of bankruptcy reorganizations and acquisitions. Valisa has assisted clients in a range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, commodities, logistics, entertainment and technology and works with many of the firm’s international clients, particularly those with operations in Latin America and Europe. 

Valisa also serves on the board of the Houston area chapter of the Rhodes College Alumni Association, on the Trade Services Committee of the Alliance Française and as a Vanderbilt University Law School alumni interviewer. Additionally, she assists the board of the Spain-Texas Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Latina Mentorship Network and United Way Young Leaders.

Corporate

Oil and Gas

Haynes and Boone Advises Affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell plc in Sale of Argentinian Downstream Business

A Haynes and Boone team represented affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell plc in an agreement to sell its downstream business in Argentina to Raízen for US$950 million in cash proceeds at completion, subject to customary closing conditions.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Board Member, Rhodes College Alumni Association, Houston area chapter
  • Spain-Texas Chamber of Commerce
  • Vanderbilt University Law School alumni interviewer 
  • Trade Services Committee, Alliance Française 
  • Latina Mentorship Network 
  • United Way

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented a worldwide metals and natural resources trader in its purchase of a global industrial raw materials division with operations in the United States, Europe, China and Russia.
  • Represented a public oil and gas services company in the sale of its offshore services business.
  • Represented a global provider of specialty chemicals in its acquisition of a privately-held industrial lubricants provider with operations in the United States, Canada and the Middle East.
  • Represented a global automotive, home and healthcare risk and asset management services provider in its acquisition of mobile application software utilized by individual end users residing in Mexico to manage their vehicles.
  • Represented a public oil and gas services company in its acquisition of a private company engaged in the business of providing water management and water solutions to oil and gas operators in the Permian Basin market.
  • Represented a private equity backed portfolio company in its acquisition of vessels and related offshore service assets from a company in bankruptcy.
  • Represented a global automotive, home and healthcare risk and asset management services provider in its acquisition of a software suite providing healthcare service management and health information exchange services.
  • Represented a private consulting firm focusing on application security in the sale of its business assets.
  • Represented a sports broadcasting network in the negotiation of a plan of reorganization following the network’s involuntary bankruptcy. 
  • Represented a large electric utility in the sale of its commercial barge operations subsidiary.
  • Internal corporate reorganizations for both domestic and multinational companies looking to streamline operations, update their corporate structure and/or prepare for acquisition activities.
  • Review of commercial contracts for the provision of services, equipment and/or commercial products.

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