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


Partner focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance, with a focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors. Represents many of the largest private equity sponsors, such as Blackstone, KKR, EIG and GSO and many of the leading energy companies. Has worked on many of the largest transactions in the sector.


Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 2014-Present. Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, 2004-2014


University of Edinburgh 2000 (LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers)

Andrew CalderKirkland & Ellis LLP

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.

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

(Leading lawyers)

Andrew CalderKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s multidisciplinary practice covers the full array of conventional power matters, notably the acquisition and sale of energy and infrastructure assets and the financing of private and public companies, as well as acquisitions, going-private transactions, spin-off transactions and the acquisition of minority interests. Andrew Calder leads the team from Houston and focuses on M&A, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance with a particular orientation towards the energy sector. Additional key names in the practice include Kristin Mendoza, in New York, who advises public and private companies (including private equity firms and strategic investors) on conventional power issues; and Rohit Chaudhry, in Washington DC, who focuses on energy and project-finance transactions, sales and acquisitions, and project restructurings across the energy spectrum.

United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is recurrently sought out by major investors in some of their most significant renewable energy transactions, including the acquisition and sale of renewable assets, and financing of alternative projects. Benefitting from a strong network of domestic offices with energy expertise across Texas, New York, California, and Washington D.C., the firm has advised on deals, especially M&A, involving cutting-edge technology in the energy transition segment. Andrew Calder in Houston jointly oversees the department with Rohit Chaudhry in Washington DC, the latter of whom is noted for representing private equity funds, developers, lenders and institutional investors in a plethora of transactions, including project finance, M&A and project restructurings. Roald Nashi is another contact in DC especially for private equity and infrastructure funds. Based in Houston, John Pitts concentrates in M&A, private equity and divestitures in the energy sector, which are also among Kristin Mendoza‘s areas of expertise. She is located in New York.