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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

609 MAIN STREET, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
Tel:
Work +1 713 835 3600
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Fax +1 713 835 3601
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www.kirkland.com

William Benitez

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Work +1 713-835-3665
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Bill Benitez is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice concentrates on complex business transactions in the energy industry, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and related general corporate counseling. Bill has worked on transactions in a variety of energy industry segments, including upstream, transportation and midstream, coal and other mining, chemicals and industrials, energy and industrial services, renewables and clean energy and power generation.

Education

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2009 cum laude, Public Service Star Award winner; Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, M.B.A., Finance, 2009, Co-President of the JD-MBA Association, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009; Louisiana State University, B.S., Marketing, 1998 cum laude, Athletic Department Scholarship.


United States: Industry focus

Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Within: Next generation lawyers

William Benitez - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Within: Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is instructed by public and private companies, investment banks, private equity firms and hedge funds in transactions in the power, renewables and infrastructure sectors, and has experience across the spectrum of upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas matters. Andrew Calder and Anthony Speier jointly head the practice from the Houston office, which also includes David Castro, William Benitez and John Pitts, who specialize in energy-sector corporate transactions. Douglas Bacon and Sean Wheeler, the latter of whom joined the team from Latham & Watkins LLP, advised Rowan Companies on its $12bn all-stock merger with Ensco. The team was considerably strengthened by a number of additional new arrivals in 2018: Kevin Crews, Ryan Gorsche and Benjamin Adelson joined from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Michael Considine and Alex Rose joined from Jones Day; Dilen Kumar was hired from Winston & Strawn LLP; David Wheat joined from KPMG; Thomas Laughlin, Lanchi Huynh and Houston-based Julian Seiguer were brought on from Vinson & Elkins LLP; also in Houston, Chad Smith joined from Latham & Watkins LLP and Brooks Antweil joined from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. All new arrivals are based in Dallas unless stated otherwise.

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