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Latham & Watkins LLP
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HOUSTON, TX 77002
United States
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Joel H. Mack, a partner in the Houston office and global Chair of the Environmental Transactional Support Practice, provides over 25 years of experience advising on the transactional, environmental and regulatory issues associated with all sectors of the oil and gas industry, power (including both fossil and renewable energy), mining and chemical industries in the United States and abroad, in addition to the development, financing and entitlements for telecommunications and other industrial and public infrastructure facilities in the United States and offshore.  

Position

Environmental, Land & Resources Partner

Career

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

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Focusing on private equity, energy, chemicals and manufacturing, and working closely with the firm’s international network, Latham & Watkins LLP is involved in high-end transactions, which recently included advising the Carlyle Group on the environmental aspects of its €10.1bn acquisition of Akzo Nobel’s specialty chemicals business. In addition, the team advised US-based power plant operator ContourGlobal on negotiations with the Government of Kosovo regarding a €1.4bn project to develop, finance, construct, own and operate a state-of-the-art lignite-fired generation facility to replace current generation. The key figure in the team is James Barrett, who co-chairs the environmental regulation and transactions practice, and acts as chair of the Washington DC environment, land and resources department. Barrett is ‘professional to a T’; he is ’diligent, commercial, and easy to get along with’. New York’s Jean-Philippe Brisson advised Leonard Green & Partners on its $2.2bn acquisition of Pro Mach, a designer, manufacturer, and seller of packaging and processing products. Also recommended is Houston-based Joel Mack, who advised Silver Run Acquisition Corporation (an energy-focused SPV of Riverstone Holdings) on its $3.8bn acquisition of Kingfisher Midstream, a private provider of midstream services, and Alta Mesa, an independent exploration and production company.