Litian Chen

Associate, Houston



Litian is an associate in the Debt Finance practice in the Firm's Houston office.

His practice focuses primarily on corporate finance transactions, including debt restructurings, reserve-based lending, direct lending and cross-border financings where he advises clients from a broad range of industries, including energy and infrastructure, high-tech and telecommunication, on all aspects of the transactions and financing life cycle.

Prior to joining White & Case, Litian was an associate in the Houston office of another leading global law firm. Prior to private practice, Litian worked in international commodity trading.

Litian graduated cum laude from University of Texas Law School where he served as the president of the Asian Law Student Association.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
University of Texas School of Law
University of Texas at Austin


Representative matters before joining White & Case include:

Representation of a public telecommunication company in its US$275 million Priming Term Loan Credit Facility.*

Representation of an informal committee of unaffiliated holders of senior notes of a public oilfield services company as purchasers of the company's US$500 million Senior Secured First Lien Notes.*

Representation of an informal committee of unaffiliated holders in relation to the restructuring of Weatherford International Plc's US$7.4 billion senior unsecured notes and approximate US$1 billion of funded debt in connection with the US$1.5 billion Debtor-in-Possession financing and the US$645 million Exit Financing.*

Representation of holdco facility lenders of a private natural gas gatherer and processor in a series of comprehensive recapitalization transactions.*

Representation of Noble Energy, Inc. in its cash tender offer of its US$1 billion 4.150% Notes due 2021 and offering of US$500 million 3.250% Notes due 2029 and US$500 million 4.200% Notes due 2049.*

Representation of a privately held E&P company in connection with its US$225 million Senior Secured Term Loan Credit Facility and related Secured Hedging Facility, and later the financing of such facility with a US$1 billion Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility and US$600 million Senior Secured Notes.*

Representation of a developer in its US$252 million construction financing, US$190 million tax equity financing and power hedge of a 200 MW wind project located in Texas.*

Representation of ENGIE North America Inc. in its US$147 million construction financing, US$155 million tax equity financing and power hedge for a 200 MW wind project located in Texas.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case.