Devon Yamauchi

Associate, Houston



Devon is an associate in the Firm's Tax Group and is resident in the Firm's Houston office. She provides tax advice to clients on a broad range of domestic and international matters including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, corporate and general business matters (including business formation, reorganization, and joint venture and limited liability company structuring), as well as cross-border structured finance and other transactions.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
University of Virginia School of Law

Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Tax Review

University of Colorado Boulder

summa cum laude



Representative matters prior to joining White & Case include:

Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity

Representation of a private equity backed midstream client in sale of substantially all oil and gas assets valued at US$3.6 billion.

Representation of Oaktree on its preferred equity investment of US$450 million in Watco Companies.

Representation of Ecopetrol on its joint venture with Occidental Petroleum Corporation to develop 97,000 net acres in the Permian Basin in west Texas.

Representation of a private equity sponsor in connection with formation of joint venture with US$600 million of equity to acquire, develop and operate crude oil midstream assets.

Representation of a private equity backed midstream client regarding formation of joint venture to construct own and operate crude oil gathering and transportation pipeline system.

Representation of investment firm in portfolio company’s acquisition of solar project assets qualifying for investment tax credit for more than US$200 million.

Capital Markets

Representation of Anglo American on its US$1.3 billion senior notes offering consisting of US$650 million 3.625% senior notes due 2024 and US$650 million 4% senior notes due 2027. 

Representation of international investment bank on US federal income tax characterization of credit linked notes program.

Representation of joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, led by Carnegie, Morgan Stanley, and SEB, on €876 million initial public offering and Nasdaq Helsinki listing of Terveystalo Oyj.