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

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

Position

Chris Heasley is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on acquisitions, divestitures and formation of joint ventures involving energy assets, with a particular emphasis on unconventional resources. Chris represents clients in connection with the purchase and sale of a broad range of assets, including in both the upstream and midstream 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 oil and gas properties, oil and gas transportation and gathering agreements, natural gas processing and fractionation agreements and other commercial transactions concerning the development of oil and gas properties.

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with Honors, 2013, Transactional Law Fellow, Joseph E. Green Scholarship, Edmund A. Spencer Scholarship, Corporate Lab Clinic, Director; The George Washington University, B.A., International Affairs & Political Science, magna cum laude, 2008.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a broad transactional practice, acting as lead counsel in public M&A, large-scale and cross-border joint ventures, and contested transactions. Clients of note include Bristol Myers-Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and General Motors. Bristol Myers-Squibb in particular provided a key mandate for the practice in the form of its $90bn acquisition of Celgene, a significant transaction within the pharmaceuticals sector led by established ‘outstanding practitionersDaniel Wolf, David Fox, and Jonathan Davis. The team is also active in transactions in the logistics, healthcare, shipping, and manufacturing industries. The firm’s US-wide platform is aided further by strong global connectivity with offices in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia, enabling it to access ‘great expertise’ from a variety of sources in complex cross-border transactions. The ‘exceptionalEric Schiele is also highly recommended by clients, while Houston-based David Castro and Christopher Heasley are noted for their work in energy sector transactions. All lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.