Shubi Arora is a partner in the Houston and Dallas offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on private equity investments and M&A transactions, with a particular focus on the energy sector. He has served in critical roles for private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and other public and private energy companies. He also often advises hedge funds in connection with their investments in the energy space.

In addition to his law firm experience, Shubi has spent time in-house in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, advising a sovereign wealth fund on structuring, executing and managing various investments and joint ventures.


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


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


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

Memberships & Affiliations

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.2005
  • Vanderbilt UniversityB.A.cum laude2001