Shubi Arora is a partner in the Houston and Austin offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on M&A transactions, private equity investments and special situations strategies, with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors. His experience spans the traditional energy sector and includes upstream, midstream and power transactions. He also frequently advises clients on energy technology and transition matters, including renewables, energy storage and carbon capture and sequestration. In addition to his transactional experience, Shubi is a trusted advisor to a number of senior fund principals and management team members. His representative clients include Angelo Gordon, Bluescape Energy Partners, Centerbridge Partners, Fortress Investment Group, Greenbelt Capital Partners, JDH Capital, Kimmeridge Energy Management, King Street Capital, Orion Infrastructure Capital and Trilantic Capital Partners.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, “Paring Risk in Private Equity,” Oil and Gas Investor, 2016

Co-author, “Energy Private Equity and the Specter of Clawbacks,” Law360, 2016

Co-author, “Getting Energy M&A Done: Deal Terms Become as Dynamic as Markets,” Rigzone, 2016

Co-author, “Profiting from the Fall,” Private Equity International’s Perspectives, 2016

Co-author, “Structuring Private Funds to Profit from the Oil Price Decline: Due Diligence, Liquidity Management and Investment Options,” The Hedge Fund Law Report, 2015


Presenter, Market Dislocation: Challenges & Opportunities for the Oil & Gas Industry, Webinar, 2020

Presenter, Energy Transition and the Changing Private Equity Landscape, Webinar, 2020

Panelist, Weathering the Oil Price Decline: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities in the Energy Market, October 2015

Presenter, Profiting from the Oil Decline: A Financial and Legal Analysis of Opportunities in Today’s Energy Market, May 2015


Adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law School

Recognized in The Legal 500 United States — Energy Transactions: Conventional Power, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Texas Board Member, American India Foundation

Past President, Houston Chapter of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association

Past Council Member, International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas


  • English
  • Hindi


  • Vanderbilt Law SchoolJ.D.
  • Vanderbilt UniversityB.A.cum laude