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Daniel E. Hemli
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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.

Before joining Bracewell, Dan practiced with the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He began his career in the Sydney office of Baker & McKenzie.

Representative Matters

Great Plains Energy Incorporated in its pending acquisition of Westar Energy, Inc. in a combined cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $12.2 billion

Chevron Corporation in the sale to ONEOK Partners, L.P. of natural gas liquids pipelines and related assets for $800 million, as well as several other oil and gas midstream asset divestitures

Duke Energy Corporation in the $2.8 billion sale of its Midwest merchant generation business comprised of 11 power plants and a competitive retail business to Dynegy Inc.

Southern Waste Systems/Sun Recycling in the 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 its co-seller in the sale of SourceGas Holdings LLC, which owns a local gas distribution company with operations across four states, to Black Hills Corp. for $1.89 billion

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

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.

The Sterling Group, a private equity firm, in the sale of Universal Fiber Systems, a manufacturer of high-performance, specialty synthetic fibers, to funds managed by HIG

Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC in its acquisition of northeast Pennsylvania gas gathering assets from Southwestern Energy Company for $500 million

The Sterling Group in the sale of B&G Crane Service to NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation

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

Phillips 66 in the sale of Phillips Specialty Products Inc., a flow improver business, to Berkshire Hathaway in a deal valued at approximately $1.4 billion

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

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

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

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

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

Atlas Energy, Inc. in its $4.3 billion acquisition by Chevron Corporation

Cinergy Corp. in its $9.1 billion acquisition by Duke Energy

One of North America's largest independent petroleum refining and marketing companies in its $8 billion acquisition of a large U.S. refiner

One of the largest petroleum transportation and terminaling companies in the U.S. in its $2.8 billion acquisition of a competing petroleum transportation and terminaling business

ChoicePoint Inc., a data aggregation and risk management company, in its $4.1 billion acquisition by Reed Elsevier PLC

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 in its $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 in its $5.6 billion acquisition of National City Corporation

Maytag Corporation in its acquisition by Whirlpool Corporation for $2.7 billion

Rohm & Haas in its $15 billion sale to Dow Chemical

Publications and Speeches

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

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

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

Speaker, "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

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

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

Co-author, "Agencies Approach Merger Enforcement More Aggressively," New York Law Journal, August 2012

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

"Recent Antitrust Guidelines and Their Effect on M&A," Executive Counsel, August/ September 2011

"Baby Steps or Giant Leaps: The Growing Role of Innovation Competition in Merger Enforcement," XI(1) The Threshold, Fall 2010

Contributor, "Key Provisions of the New Merger Guidelines," Presentation at Strafford Webinar, Oct. 14, 2010

Co-author, "Taking Control of the Airwaves: U.S. Antitrust Enforcement in the Communications Sector - The Past Year," Paper for 21st Annual International Bar Association Communications and Competition Law Conference, May 17-18, 2010

Co-author, "U.S. Antitrust Agencies Unveil Proposed New Horizontal Merger Guidelines," 44(5) Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, July 2010

Contributor, "What Next For US Merger Policy?" Presentation at LECG Seminar, December 1, 2009

Co-author, "Just the Facts: The Role of Customer and Economic Evidence in M&A Analysis," 13(6) George Mason Law Review 1217 (2006) (also published in Corporate Counsel (Russian) No. 5, 2007)

Co-author, "Nature vs. Nurture and Reaching the Age of Reason: The U.S./E.U. Treatment of Transatlantic Mergers," 61(3) NYU Annual Survey of American Law 453 (2005)


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2004
LL.B., University of New South Wales, Australia, 2000
B.Sc., University of New South Wales, Australia, 2000

Bar Admissions

New South Wales, Australia
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


American Bar Association, Antitrust and International Law Sections
New York State Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Law Society of New South Wales


Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Antitrust, 2016
Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Antitrust - Merger Control, 2016; Energy: Transactions, 2014
Thomson Reuters, New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015