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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Houston, Tx 77002
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Rhett Van Syoc is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors, with a particular emphasis on private equity and complex joint ventures. Rhett’s experience covers a broad spectrum of matters in the energy and natural resources industries, including power generation, coal and other mining, oil and gas exploration and production, renewables and clean energy, energy services, transportation and midstream, and refining. He also has significant experience in the acquisition and development of infrastructure projects in the U.S., Africa and Latin America.


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2005; Williams College, B.A., History, 2000 cum laude.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

(Next Generation Partners)

Rhett Van SyocKirkland & Ellis LLP

Combining market-leading private equity, capital markets, project finance and restructuring practice area strength with a heightened focus on mandates within the energy sector (precipitated by the opening of the firm’s office in Houston in 2014), Kirkland & Ellis LLP has successfully positioned itself as one of the leaders within the conventional power space. On the M&A front, the team is best-known for its work on behalf of private equity sponsors and infrastructure funds on buy and sell-side mandates throughout the value chain, including as it relates to the power and transmission, infrastructure and utilities sectors. The ‘excellent’ Houston-based partner Andrew Calder excels in handling corporate transactional and corporate governance mandates within the conventional power space. Calder heads up a team that also includes Rhett Van Syoc – whose wide-ranging energy and natural resources corporate practice includes a significant amount of private equity-driven domestic and international M&A within the power generation space. On the finance side, the ‘fantastic‘ Washington DC-based partner Rohit Chaudhry regularly advises lenders on power-related project development and acquisition finance mandates.