Simin Sun

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011, Asian Pacific American Law School Students Association; East Asia Law Review, Associate Editor; Constitutional Law Review, Associate Editor

B.B.A., Corporate Finance and Business Honors Program, University of Texas at Austin, 2008

Judicial Intern, The Honorable Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Summer 2009

Admissions

Texas, 2011

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)

Profile

Simin Sun is an innovative problem solver with a reputation for providing high quality legal services and finding creative solutions to resolving difficult problems.

Simin’s practice is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, cross border transactions, technology-based transactions, corporate securities and general corporate matters. He assists clients in connection with complex mergers and acquisitions (both on the buyer and seller side), especially those that contain a technology or international component and corporate securities matters, especially those that involve capital raises through public or private equity or debt. He has represented clients in transactions in a number of jurisdictions, including, US, China, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Turkey, Oman, Gabon, Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and many more. Whether the client is a public or private company focused on energy, biotechnology, software, chemical manufacturing, or distribution, Simin is able to provide insightful legal advice to help a transaction reach a satisfactory conclusion for his clients.

Simin is also an Ambassador for the Houston Bar Association. He is a member of the Houston Association for Corporate Growth and volunteers at The Center Houston, a non-profit that specializes in improving the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Selected Publications

  • "Sign & Consent: A Review of Customary Deal Terms in an Openlane Transaction" HBA Seminars Series, October 20, 2017
  • "Damages Limitations in NDAs and Confidentiality Agreements," co-author with Debra Hatter, January 2012.

Honors

Haynes and Boone Handles Merger Named Top 2017 Deal by Texas Lawyer

Haynes and Boone represented Alta Mesa Holdings, LP in a merger that Texas Lawyer has selected as one of the state’s top deals in 2017.

ALM Media Properties, LLC - June 2018

Corporate

Oil and Gas

Haynes and Boone Represents Callon Petroleum Company in Senior Notes Offering and Common Stock Offering

Haynes and Boone represented Callon Petroleum Company as issuer’s counsel in its private offering of $400 million of 6.375 percent senior unsecured notes due 2026.

Selected Client Representations

  • WuXi Pharmatech in its $65 million acquisition from NextCode Health named Best US Technology Deal of 2015 by Acquisition International.
  • Nabors Industries in its acquisition of Robotic Drilling Services AS.
  • A large independent energy retailer in a private merger to form one of the largest independent energy retailers in Canada.
  • Investment by a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned entity in an osmosis technology company.
  • Roll-over of a U.S. minority-owned business in camera distribution to a private equity buyer.
  • NYSE-listed company in establishing a manufacturing business in Japan. 

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