LineStar Integrity Services’ Acquisition of Remote Operations Center LLC And The Compliance Group Inc.

Simpson Thacher represented LineStar Integrity Services, a First Reserve portfolio company, in connection with its acquisition of Remote Operations Center LLC and The Compliance Group Inc. DLA Piper represented Remote Operations Center and The Compliance Group.

LineStar Integrity Services provides a comprehensive suite of solutions which includes integrity maintenance, corrosion and cathodic protection, coatings, GIS, control room operations, measurement and automation, and O&M compliance throughout the midstream value chain.

Remote Operations Center is a provider of control room operations for pipeline and facility operators and The Compliance Group is an oil and gas regulatory and environmental compliance consulting company.

The Simpson Thacher team included Michael T. Holick (Picture) and Justine Chiu (Corporate); Alden Millard, Michael Vernace and Remy Denner (Credit); Alisa Tschorke and Caitlin Grimes (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); and Jennie Getsin (Blue Sky). Summer Associate Matthew Elkwood provided valuable assistance.

The DLA Piper team representing Remote Operations Center was led by partner Jason Whiteley (New York) and associate Shaked Hoter (Washington, DC) and included partners Nathaniel McKitterick (Silicon Valley), Drew Young (New York) and Cathryn Le Regulski (Northern Virginia); associates Witold Jurewicz, Joy Cheng (both of New York), Taylor Randazzo (Austin) and Clayton Culler (Washington, DC); and foreign legal consultant Rube Uthayakumar (New York).

The DLA Piper team representing The Compliance Group was led by partner Jason Whiteley (New York) and associate Shaked Hoter (Washington, DC) and included partners Nathaniel McKitterick (Silicon Valley) and Drew Young (New York); of counsel Ryan Compton (Washington, DC); associates Witold Jurewicz, Joy Cheng, Chad Morin (all of New York), Taylor Randazzo (Austin) and Clayton Culler (Washington, DC); and foreign legal consultant Rube Uthayakumar (New York).

Involved fees earner: Joy Cheng – DLA Piper; Ryan Compton – DLA Piper; Clayton Culler – DLA Piper; Shaked Hoter – DLA Piper; Witold Jurewicz – DLA Piper; Nathaniel McKitterick – DLA Piper; Chad Morin – DLA Piper; Taylor Randazzo – DLA Piper; Cathryn Le Regulski – DLA Piper; Rube Uthayakumar – DLA Piper; Jason Whiteley – DLA Piper; Drew Young – DLA Piper; Justine Chiu – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Remy Denner – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Matthew Elkwood – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Caitlin Grimes – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Holick – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alden Millard – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alisa Tschorke – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Vernace – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: DLA Piper; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: LineStar Integrity Services; Remote Operations Center; The Compliance Group Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti