Energy & Infrastructure

Related Lawyers


The top-echelon and pre-eminent law firm is the crème de la crème and is commended for its oil and gas expertise thanks to its unmatched knowledge and transaction expertise. - The Legal 500 U.S., 2018

Kirkland is dedicated to client service and is recognized for our ability to leverage renowned industry leaders in each of the core practice areas essential to complex transactions, including antitrust, tax, finance, intellectual property and executive compensation (and ancillary due diligence areas such as FCPA, export controls, environmental and real estate law). We combine preeminent legal talent in all these areas and focus on practical, common sense problem-solving. We pride ourselves on having lawyers across all practice areas work together as integrated multidisciplinary teams to provide seamless service.

Deep Energy Experience

The nearly 220 lawyers in Kirkland’s Energy Practice Group have a strong presence in Texas, New York and Washington, D.C., and handle an array of sophisticated energy transactions and advisory engagements. These attorneys span all of our practice groups, including corporate M&A, private equity, capital markets and debt and project finance, oil and gas transactions as well as specialists in tax and environmental regulation. We regularly represent public and private companies, investment banks and sophisticated private equity firms and hedge funds in cutting edge transactions in the upstream, midstream, downstream, power, renewables, infrastructure and services sectors. As a result, we are at the forefront of trends in transactions across the energy industry and can offer the best market intelligence to our clients.

We handle a wide array of energy matters, such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Debt and project finance
  • Capital markets
  • Joint ventures
  • Recapitalizations
  • Minority investments
  • Commercial arrangements
  • IPOs and exits
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Divestitures
  • Equityholder arrangements
  • Management incentive arrangements

Energy Practice Group of the Year

Law360, 2017

Leading Energy Oil & Gas Firms/Leading Energy Conventional Power Firms

Legal 500 U.S., 2018

Leading Energy: Oil & Gas Firms/Leading Energy: Electricity Firms

Chambers USA, 2018