Rahul Vashi is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic joint ventures involving upstream and midstream energy assets. Rahul’s practice includes advising clients with the formation of drilling partnerships, joint development arrangements, farmout and participation agreements, and other joint venture arrangements, the acquisition and divestiture of upstream and midstream oil and gas assets and companies, and oil and gas financing transactions.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Acquiring Upstream Assets Via Joint Ventures: An In-Depth Study of Deal Structures, Key Negotiating Points, Drafting Tips and Relevant Law,” The Energy Law Advisor, Volume 9, No. 3, August, 2015


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


Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas, 2020

Recognized in Chambers USA for Energy: Oil & Gas — Transactional (Nationwide), 2019–2020

Memberships & Affiliations

Houston Bar Association — Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Texas


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2010
  • The University of Texas at AustinB.A., Plan II Honors; B.B.A., Business Honorsmagna cum laude2007