Mr Rhett Van Syoc > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Corporate

Position

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.

Education

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

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Rhett Van Syoc



Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Primarily based in the firm’s Houston office, Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s highly skilled‘ energy team is ‘knowledgeable and very commercial‘. The practice group had a very successful 2018, with over 15 lawyers joining from competitor firms and Christopher Heasley and Kyle Watson being internally promoted to partners. Among the new joiners are New York-based Kristin Mendoza and Houston-based Sean T. Wheeler, who joined from Latham & Watkins LLPThomas Laughlin and Lanchi Huynh, who joined the Dallas office from Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Houston-based Brooks Antweil, who focuses on capital markets work and joined the team from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Practice head Andrew Calder, who focuses on M&A and securities law, advised Energy Future Holdings on its $18.8bn sale to Sempra Energy, an operator of regulated utilities and developer of smart energy infrastructure. Other recommended lawyers include John Pitts and Rhett Van Syoc. Credit Suisse, Energy Future Holdings and Goldman Sachs are also among the team’s clients.