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Lui Chambers

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Location(s)

San Antonio

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D. cum laude, 2008
  • University of Chicago, MBA, 2000
  • London School of Economics, M.Sc. (Econs), 1993
  • Leeds University, B.A. with Joint Honors, 1989
  • Fudan University, Diploma in Mandarin, 1986

Bar Admission

State Bar of Texas


About Lui Chambers

Ms. Chambers advises clients on a broad spectrum of general corporate, commercial, cross-border (U.S.-Mexico) and oil, gas and power issues.

Prior to joining Langley & Banack, Inc., Ms. Chambers served as General Counsel for the western hemisphere operations of the international upstream division of the second largest Russian oil company, where she was responsible for the legal aspects of all oil and gas operations in the Americas, offshore West Africa and offshore Europe. While in-house, Ms. Chambers advised on, and drafted, merger, acquisition and divestiture agreements, joint bidding agreements, well services contracts, drilling services contracts, rig share agreements, procurement and other commercial contracts (including master service agreements), project management contracts, hydrocarbon marketing agreements, gas balancing agreements, NAESBs, BIMCOs and other vessel charter contracts, aviation agreements, seismic licenses and other intellectual property matters, sovereign petroleum sharing agreements, joint operating agreements, and farm-out agreements. In addition, Ms. Chambers counseled on FCPA and general anti-corruption/anti-bribery compliance, implemented compliance as well as export/trade regulations and trade sanctions training programs and conducted internal investigations. Ms. Chambers also led all legal aspects of crisis management and associated investigations, and provided counsel on litigation and dispute resolution, general corporate law, U.S. employment law as well as U.S. immigration law.

Before going in-house, Ms. Chambers practiced corporate and energy law at the Houston offices of two major global law firms, where her representations included merger and acquisition, finance, securities, private equity and derivatives (including ISDA and prime brokerage agreements) and associated Dodd-Frank work. In addition, Ms. Chambers has conducted extensive due diligence not only in English, but also in Spanish and German. Ms. Chambers started her career in the energy business over 20 years ago as an energy commodities derivatives trader at Phibro Salomon and Goldman Sachs. She subsequently was a Managing Director at Reliant Energy, Inc. and Director, Head of Structuring, Valuation and Risk Management at Enron Global Assets and Services. During and immediately following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Chambers worked as an advisor to the Economic Planning Board in Seoul, Korea.


Accolades

  • Order of the Coif
  • Houston Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Order of the Barons
  • Tax Executives Institute Scholarship, 2008

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • IMPACT San Antonio
    • Grant Review Committee, Member
    • Financial Reviewer
  • Texas Wall Street Women
  • San Antonio Torch Club, Member

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Cases & Publications

  • Co-author, CFTC Publishes Final Rules on Position Limits: Limited Comment Period Closes on January 17, 2012 (Fulbright Briefing, December 8, 2011)
  • Co-author, CFTC Issues Final Order Granting Temporary Relief from Dodd-Frank Swaps Regulation (Fulbright Briefing, July 19, 2011)
  • Co-author, CFTC Adopts Final Anti-Manipulation and Anti-Fraud Rules & Begins Final Rulemaking Phase Implementing Dodd-Frank (Fulbright Briefing, July 11, 2011)
  • Author, A New Supreme Court Securities Jurisprudence? 44 HOU. L. REV. 1131 (2008)

Personal Information

Ms. Chambers is fluent in Spanish and German.  She is also familiar with Russian and Mandarin Chinese.