Rising Star: Mayer Brown's Jeff Dobbs

By Sindhu Sundar (May 2, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT) -- At 32, Mayer Brown LLP's Jeff Dobbs has earned a place among eight young energy attorneys recognized by Law360 by playing the lead role in negotiating the terms of major deals, and representing a Sinochem Group unit in its $1.7 billion purchase of Texas shale play interests from Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

The 2014 Rising Star advised Sinochem Petroleum USA LLC, a U.S. unit of China's state-run oil giant Sinochem Group, in its purchase of a 40 percent interest in roughly 207,000 net oil and natural gas leasehold acres owned by Texas-based Pioneer.

Mayer Brown's work on the deal began in...

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