(kk) Intellectual Property. The Partnership and each of the Subsidiaries own or possess adequate rights to use all patents, patent applications, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trademark registrations, service mark registrations, copyrights, licenses and know-how (including trade secrets and other unpatented and/or unpatentable proprietary or confidential information, systems or procedures) necessary for the conduct of their respective businesses, and none of the Issuers nor, to the knowledge of the Issuers, any Subsidiary has reason to believe that the conduct of their respective businesses will conflict with any such rights of others or are aware of any claim or any challenge by any other person to the rights of the Partnership or any of the Subsidiaries with respect to the foregoing.
(ll) Adequate Disclosure and Descriptions. All legal or governmental proceedings, affiliate transactions, off-balance sheet transactions (including, without limitation, transactions related to, and the existence of, variable interest entities within the meaning of Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 46), contracts, licenses, agreements, properties, leases or documents of a character required to be described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus or to be filed as an exhibit to the Registration Statement have been so described or filed as required; and the statements (i) set forth or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Base Prospectus, the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus under the captions Description of Debt Securities, Description of the Notes and Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations, and (ii) in the Partnerships Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, under the captions BusinessRegulation of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines, BusinessRegulation of Intrastate Natural Gas and NGL Pipelines, BusinessRegulation of Sales of Natural Gas and NGLs, BusinessRegulation of Gathering Pipelines, BusinessRegulation of Interstate Crude Oil, NGL and Products Pipelines, BusinessRegulation of Intrastate Crude Oil, NGL and Products Pipelines, BusinessRegulation of Pipeline Safety and BusinessEnvironmental Matters, in each case, as such matters have been updated by any subsequent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, or Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Partnership with the Commission, insofar as such statements summarize agreements, documents or proceedings discussed therein, are accurate in all material respects.
(mm) Related Party Transactions. No relationship, direct or indirect, exists between or among (i) any of the Partnership and the Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and (ii) the securityholders, customers, suppliers, directors or officers of ETP LLC or any of its affiliates, including ET, on the other hand, which is required to be described in the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus and is not so described; there are no outstanding loans, advances (except normal advances for business expenses in the ordinary course of business) or guarantees of indebtedness by the Partnership or the Subsidiaries to or for the benefit of any of the officers or directors of any Partnership Entity or any Material Subsidiary or their respective family members, except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; and neither the Partnership nor any Subsidiary has, in violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, directly or indirectly, extended or maintained credit, arranged for the extension of credit, or renewed an extension of credit, in the form of a personal loan to or for any director or executive officer of any Partnership Entity or any Material Subsidiary.
(nn) No Labor Dispute. No labor disturbance by the employees of the Partnership or any Subsidiary (and to the extent they perform services on behalf of the Partnership or any Subsidiary, employees of ETP LLC or of any affiliate of ETP LLC), exists or, to the knowledge of any of the Issuers, is imminent or threatened, that is reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(oo) Employee Benefit Matters. There has been no violation of any federal, state, local or foreign law relating to discrimination in the hiring, promotion or pay of employees, any applicable wage or hour laws or any provision of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder concerning the employees providing services to the Partnership or any Subsidiary, that is reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect.