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Latham & Watkins LLP

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James R. Barrett

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Work +1.202.637.2200
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Latham & Watkins LLP

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James Barrett is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and serves as Co-chair of the firm’s Environmental Regulation & Transactions Practice and Chair of the Washington, D.C. Environment, Land & Resources Department. His practice includes litigation, compliance counseling and transactional work concerning a broad range of environmental laws. Mr. Barrett has also provided services to private equity and strategic company clients in hundreds of transactions covering a broad spectrum of industries, with a particular focus on the energy and oil and gas sectors, including with respect to the acquisition or divestiture of coal, gas, hydro, wind, solar and nuclear power generation assets.

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Environmental, Land & Resources Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/james-barrett


United States: Industry focus

Environment: transactional

Within: Leading lawyers

James R. Barrett - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Environment: transactional

Focusing on private equity, energy, chemicals and manufacturing, and working closely with the firm’s international network, Latham & Watkins LLP is involved in high-end transactions, which recently included advising the Carlyle Group on the environmental aspects of its €10.1bn acquisition of Akzo Nobel’s specialty chemicals business. In addition, the team advised US-based power plant operator ContourGlobal on negotiations with the Government of Kosovo regarding a €1.4bn project to develop, finance, construct, own and operate a state-of-the-art lignite-fired generation facility to replace current generation. The key figure in the team is James Barrett, who co-chairs the environmental regulation and transactions practice, and acts as chair of the Washington DC environment, land and resources department. Barrett is ‘professional to a T’; he is ’diligent, commercial, and easy to get along with’. New York’s Jean-Philippe Brisson advised Leonard Green & Partners on its $2.2bn acquisition of Pro Mach, a designer, manufacturer, and seller of packaging and processing products. Also recommended is Houston-based Joel Mack, who advised Silver Run Acquisition Corporation (an energy-focused SPV of Riverstone Holdings) on its $3.8bn acquisition of Kingfisher Midstream, a private provider of midstream services, and Alta Mesa, an independent exploration and production company.

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