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About Daniel

Daniel Hemli regularly advises clients on complex antitrust issues relating to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and advocacy before federal, state and foreign antitrust authorities. He has experience representing both buyers and sellers in connection with investigations of numerous national and multinational acquisitions and joint venture transactions across a broad range of industries, including oil and gas, electric power, chemicals, commercial and industrial equipment, waste services, construction materials, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, technology and financial services. He has advised on transactions in a variety of contexts, including negotiated deals, hostile takeovers and distressed situations. Dan also counsels clients on a broad range of antitrust matters arising out of their day-to-day operations and assists clients in designing and implementing antitrust compliance programs. He prides himself on having a thorough understanding of his clients' business operations and objectives and providing very practical and business-focused advice.

Before joining Bracewell, Dan practiced with the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.


Recent Notable Matters

Holly Energy Partners, L.P. — $250 million acquisition from Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. of the 50 percent and 75 percent interest in Frontier Aspen LLC and SLC Pipeline LLC, respectively, that Holly Energy Partners does not already own

Great Plains Energy Incorporated — revised stock-for-stock merger of equals transaction with Westar Energy, Inc., creating a company with a combined equity value of approximately $14 billion, and with nearly 13,000 MW of generation capacity and more than 51,000 miles of distribution lines

Chevron Corporation — sale to ONEOK Partners, LP. of the Mesquite Pipeline and its 80 percent interest in the West Texas LPG Pipeline Limited Partnership for approximately $800 million

Southern Waste Systems/Sun Recycling — sale of residential, commercial, and industrial solid waste collection, processing/recycling and transfer operations and assets to Waste Management Inc. of Florida

Alinda Capital Partners and GE Energy Financial Services — sale of SourceGas Holdings LLC to Black Hills Corp. for $1.89 billion

Duke Energy Corporation — $2.8 billion sale of its Midwest merchant generation business to a subsidiary of Dynegy Inc., which includes ownership interests in 11 power plants with a total capacity of approximately 6,100 MW, as well as Duke’s competitive retail electric and gas business; Platts Global Energy Awards, 2015 Strategic Deal of the Year

Lufkin Industries, Inc. — $3.3 billion acquisition by a global conglomerate of a manufacturer of oilfield equipment and industrial gearboxes

Phillips 66 — exchange of Phillips Specialty Products Inc. to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. for shares of Phillips 66 stock held by Berkshire Hathaway affiliates, valued at approximately $1.4 billion

Dexter Axle Company — a designer and manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and related components, in the acquisition of AL-KO Vehicle Technology from AL-KO Kober SE for €370 million to form DexKo Global Inc.

Apache Corporation — $3.75 billion sale of its Gulf of Mexico Shelf operations and assets to Fieldwood Energy LLC, an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings

Old World Industries, LLC and Old World Management, Inc. — sale of its chemicals business to Indorama Ventures PCL for $795 million

FTS International, Inc. — sale of substantially all of the assets of its proppant mining and processing business and related logistics assets to Fairmount Minerals

Rockland Power Partners II, LP — acquisition of a portfolio of three gas-fired generation facilities from Ameren Corporation

The Sterling Group — sale of Universal Fiber Systems, a manufacturer of high-performance, specialty synthetic fibers, to funds managed by HIG

Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC — purchase of northeast Pennsylvania gathering assets from Southwestern Energy Company for $500 million

One of the largest energy companies in North America — sale of interests in two natural gas pipeline systems for over $6 billion

Apache Corporation — $2.85 billion acquisition of Cordillera Energy Partners III, LLC, which holds oil and gas assets in the Anadarko/Granite Wash Basin

Cinergy Corp — $9.1 billion acquisition by Duke Energy

Arrow Group — a manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals, in its $1.75 billion sale to Watson Pharmaceuticals

Respironics, Inc. — a provider of medical devices for the sleep therapy and respiratory markets, in its $5.1 billion sale to Royal Philips Electronics

Longs Drug Stores Corporation — $2.9 billion sale to CVS Caremark

Vulcan Materials Company — the largest U.S. producer of construction aggregates, in its $4.6 billion acquisition of Florida Rock Industries Inc.

PNC Financial Services Group — $5.6 billion acquisition of National City Corporation

Maytag Corporation — acquisition by Whirlpool Corporation for $2.7 billion

Rohm & Haas — $15 billion sale to Dow Chemical

Publications and Speeches

"Reassessing and Optimizing the Value of an Effective Compliance Program", 2016 Oil & Gas Regulatory Symposium, Bracewell LLP, October 6, 2016.

“Beating the Competition: Antitrust Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions,” Recycling Today, May 2016.

“Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Aggressive Antitrust Merger Enforcement,” Association of Corporate Counsel Greater New York Chapter, July 23, 2014.

"FTC Broadens Notification Requirements for Transfers of Pharmaceutical Patent Rights," IP Today, January 2014.

"Deal Makers Take Note: Recent Trends in Merger Enforcement at the U.S. Antitrust Agencies," Ethics & Compliance Officers Association Annual Conference, Sept. 25-27, 2013.

"Shining a Light on the Middle Market," AM&AA Summer Conference, July 9-11, 2013.

"The United States," The Design of Competition Law Institutions: Global Norms, Local Choices, 329-383 (Oxford University Press, 2013).

"Agencies Approach Merger Enforcement More Aggressively," New York Law Journal, August 2012.

"Implications of Recent Antitrust Developments and Trends for M&A," The Antitrust Counselor, July 2012.



New York University School of Law,
Master of Law
University of New South Wales, Australia,
Bachelor of Laws
University of New South Wales, Australia,

Bar Admissions

New York
New South Wales, Australia


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Law Society of New South Wales



Deal of the Week: $235 Million Energy Deal

October 9, 2014
Texas Lawyer - Houston Bureau

Special Feature -- Clash Of Titans over Biosimilars at FTC Workshop

February 6, 2014
Intellectual Property Today Online

Texas Trio Take Lead on Xmas Energy M&A Deals

December 24, 2013
American Lawyer - Online

Busted by the EU?

December 9, 2013
Journal of Commerce

Deal of the Week: Lots of Energy

May 3, 2013
Texas Lawyer - Houston Bureau



Upcoming Events

Hemli to Speak at ACI Annual Summit

New York
December 6, 2017

Past Events

ECOA 21st Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference

September 24, 2013
September 27, 2013

AM&AA 2013 Summer Conference

July 9, 2013
July 11, 2013