Joseph Castelli

Associate, Houston

Biography

Overview

Joseph Castelli is an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group in the Firm's Houston office. He represents private equity and strategic clients in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and corporate governance matters. Joseph’s representation focuses on the energy industry, including transactions in the upstream, midstream and downstream energy sectors.

Prior to joining the Houston office, Joseph was resident in the Firm's New York office.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
New York University School of Law
BA
Political Science
Arizona State University
Languages
English
Licensed only in the State of New York

Experience

Representation of Delek Group in its acquisition of a 22.45% working interest in the Caesar Tonga field in the Gulf of Mexico from Shell for US$965 million, and a long-term purchase agreement with Shell Trading (US) Company for the produced oil.

Representation of Ara Partners Group in its majority investment in Priority Power Management, LLC, an independent energy management services and consulting firm.

Representation of Ara Partners Group in its majority investment in Centric Gas Services, an owner and operator of local gas distribution companies and gas transmission pipeline companies.

Representation of Junction Energy Capital in connection with its majority investment in Puralube, Inc.

Representation of Saudi Refining, Inc. (SRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company, in the separation and distribution of the assets and liabilities of Motiva Enterprises LLC between SRI and affiliates of its joint venture partner, Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Representation of The Unsecured Noteholders of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company, an Energy Future Holdings Corp. subsidiary, in a complex merger agreement as part of the largest US restructuring in 2015 and the US$12.5 billion acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery Company.

Representation of Hovensa L.L.C., a US Virgin Islands company and a joint venture formed by Hess Corp. and Petróleos de Venezuela, in the sale of substantially all of its petroleum terminalling assets pursuant to Sections 363 and 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, to a subsidiary of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC.

Representation of Harvest Partners in its acquisitions of VetCor Group Holdings Corp., Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery and Athletico Physical Therapy.

Representation of Dominus Capital, L.P., in connection with its sale of On Campus Marketing, LLC.

Representation of JANUS et Cie, a premium contemporary outdoor and interior furniture company, in its acquisition by Haworth, Inc.

Representation of Anthem, Inc., one of the nation's largest health benefits companies, in its recently terminated US$54.2 billion agreement to acquire Cigna Corporation, a combination that garnered front-page coverage for over 2 years and involved extensive coordination of a White & Case team of cross-practice lawyers in M&A, antitrust, litigation and bank finance.