Mr Chris Heasley > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
609 Main Street
Houston, Tx 77002
United States


Chris’ practice focuses on the development, acquisitions, divestitures of energy and infrastructure related projects and assets. Chris represents clients in connection with a broad range of assets, including in the upstream, midstream, downstream and renewable sectors. Chris’ transactional experience also includes advising clients in connection with the formation of joint ventures and complex energy projects, DrillCo arrangements, farmout and participation agreements to develop real property assets, transportation, supply, offtake and gathering agreements and other commercial transactions concerning the development of real assets.


Admitted to Texas Bar


University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with Honors, 2013; The George Washington University, B.A., International Affairs & Political Science, magna cum laude, 2008

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas

The Kirkland & Ellis LLP energy transactions team is ‘one of, if not the, best in the industry. They are exceptional practitioners, business oriented and completely understand the ins-and-outs of the key legal points’. The practice specializes in large acquisitions and the multidisciplinary team covers the spectrum of oil and gas matters, not least asset-backed securities and transactions involving assets located in all of the significant domestic shale and conventional plays, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Andrew Calder focuses on complex M&A, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance. He co-leads the practice with Anthony Speier, who handles acquisitions, divestitures and the formation of joint ventures involving assets across the energy value-chain. Their Houston-based team includes ‘top energy transactional attorneyDavid Castro, as well as experienced practitioners Sean Wheeler, Kyle Watson, Chris Heasley, Lindsey Jaquillard, William Benitez and Rahul Vashi.