Niki Roberts | Houston | Hogan Lovells

Niki Roberts

Partner Corporate & Finance


Niki Roberts
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Niki Roberts guides companies through complex and commercially strategic transactions, with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors. Her experience spans the traditional energy sector and includes upstream and midstream transactions relating to natural resources, services, infrastructure, and corporate transactions. She also advises clients on energy transition matters, including renewable fuels and carbon capture and sequestration.

Niki represents strategic and financial buyers, sellers, and investors in public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, minority investments, joint ventures, and commercial agreements, including with respect to U.S. and international project developers, sponsors, and other investors in energy infrastructure and markets, private equity funds, independent power and gas producers, and multinational companies.

Prior to entering private practice, Niki worked for a strategic offshore company and a private-equity advisor focused on energy investments.

Representative experience

Telyon, a renewable energy developer, in a strategic partnership with Greenbacker Capital Management.

A global manufacturing company in securing battery metals for the energy transition, including offtake arrangement, financing of mining project, and investment in project development.

Advised major automotive manufacturer on a multitude of international and domestic transactions relating to acquisition of lithium and other battery metals.

A major, international energy company in connection with a deepwater production handling and processing agreement.*

A publicly-traded energy company in connection with multiple cost-of-service gathering and processing agreements, construction and operating agreements, and related agreements.*

Gulfport Energy Corporation in connection with its US$1.85bn acquisition of SCOOP exploration and production assets from Vitruvian Exploration.*

Official committee of unsecured creditors of Vanguard Natural Resources in connection with its 363 auction sale of Permian Basin assets to Occidental.*

EP Energy in its US$245m acquisition of Eagle Ford Shale assets from Carrizo Oil & Gas.*

Stone Energy Corporation in its US$2.5bn merger with Talos Energy.*

A oil and gas company in connection with multiple oil and gas drillco transactions.*

Newfield Exploration Company in connection with its US$470m acquisition of Stack Play assets from Chesapeake Exploration Company.*

Sanchez Energy Corporation in a joint development agreement with Blackstone Group LP in connection with a US$2.3bn acquisition of Eagle Ford Shale assets from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.*

A leading public exploration and production company in a combination of mergers and asset purchases to acquire assets in the Delaware Basin and Powder River Basin for US$2.3bn.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2013
  • B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 2006
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Texas
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Women’s Energy Network
  • Institute for Energy Law, Leadership Class 2021-2022
  • The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law